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Google Presentation and Google Maps

Google Presentation and Google Maps are excellent tools for kids to use on their computers and mobile devices. Google Presentation is used to create visual presentations that can be accessed for your children to provide a unique display for a speech that they do in school. Instead of using PowerPoint, this is a great, creative alternative. There are slide background templates, transitions, and fun

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Google Sheets and Google Form for kids

Google Sheets and Google Form are best used by upper-elementary children and older, but some of the basic concepts can be used for younger children.  Sheets allows users to create data tables and graphs.  This is great for math and science projects.  Children can enter data from a problem or information that they have collected and then put it in a table to then convert

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Google Document and Google Drawing

Google Document and Google Drawing are great tools for kids to use to learn how to create and edit documents.  Google Document is a simple version of Microsoft Word with basic word editing features, formatting, and tables.  The online access for creation and the ability to make it automatically save data makes it easy for children to learn and use. It is used for

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What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is a convenient and simple way for children to learn about online storage and to create various types of documents for school and fun. With access to a free Google Account that a parent creates, students can create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, maps, and more. Some schools even have school-friendly Google accounts that are setup and monitored by school technology staff.

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Math Live: Math Lessons with Cartoons

Math can be tricky for kids.  If we’re honest, it can be confusing for adults too.  Often parents that need to help their children with homework or teach math concepts when homeschooling struggle to understand the math work themselves.  Math Live is a website that teaches math concepts in a way that children can understand them.  There are several useful features found on this

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Inspiring TED Talks for Children

By now, you may have heard of the very popular TED talks.  Experts in an area are asked to present an inspiring speech on that topic.  The talks are so popular because the topics are presented in an interesting and easy to understand format.  But TED talks are not just for adults.  There are some amazing speeches given either by children or by adults

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Voice Dream Reader App

Who doesn’t have a smartphone these days?  Even many kids have access to tablets, iPods, and iPhones.  One amazing app that is available from iTunes is called Voice Dream Reader.  While the app is slightly pricy, it will be a valuable tool in encouraging reading in your children. What is Voice Dream Reader? Voice Dream Reader is an app that allows you to upload

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An Epic! Reading App

Almost every child these days either owns a tablet or has one available for them to use.  They use them to play games, watch shows, and sometimes do school work.  Kids have no problem downloading free games and movies to fill their tablets.  When it comes to buying books however, it can be challenging for children to find free books.  Constantly having to ask

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Typing: A Necessary Skill

We live in a world filled with technology.  Even children love using tablets, phones, and computers to find information, read books, and play games.  With all this technology, many middle school teachers are requiring students to type reports and papers before turning them in.  While this is a great goal, many schools are not teaching typing to elementary age children. If you are wanting

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Online Reading Games for Parents and Kids

I recently discovered a fun website for teaching and reviewing some important reading concepts.  Blue Ribbon Readers was designed by PBS and Penn State University to help parents teach literacy to their children.  The site uses games and lessons to cover 7 different reading strategies. Questioning Cube – This game has a short story for your child to read.  After reading the story, the

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