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Three Computer Games I Almost Always Allow

I’m over at the Curriculum Choice today writing about three computer games I almost always allow: I disapprove of screen time and, perhaps foolishly, long for the ‘good old days’ when we had no screens except the bug screens in our windows.  Of course, too much screen time is good for no one, but I’ve […]

Review: Growing Up Social by Chapman and Pellicane

All parents sometimes wonder about the amount of time their children spend interacting with screens.   Most of us question, at least occasionally, if it is a good thing.  But, since we are the first generation of parents to deal with these issues, we often do not even know exactly what the issues are, let alone […]

Review: Surfing the Net: Science

These days it is important to know how to search the internet effectively. Surfing the Net: Science is designed to teach this skill early enough to benefit a student’s whole school career. Aimed at grades 3-6, Surfing the Net: Science teaches science based on standards in most US states, but its primary focus is to teach students […]

MathScore, EduFighter, and our Family

We have used MathScore off and on for years, and now we have also tried out its new game EduFighter.  As I wrote in an earlier review, MathScore is a drill program that’s all about math, instead of being mathematical entertainment.  Entertainment is fine in its place, but a good, solid math drill program that goes […]

Review: Windows Programming

For years Mr. 18 has devoted much of his spare time to computers—hardware, web design, technology news, and the Microsoft Answer forums—so we thought he might want to pursue a career related to computers. However, to be certain of that choice he would need to try programming, and at first I had no idea where […]

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