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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 […]

Review: Math On DVD Pre-Calculus by Steven Gottlieb

There’s always a lot to learning math.  New ideas.  Funny symbols. Last year’s concepts, almost forgotten, but suddenly important again. And, above all, radically new ways of thinking, especially for high school math.  Because it takes many exposures to these new ideas to really understand them, your teens will benefit from supplementary math resources no […]

Of New Computers and Windows 8 Secrets

After writing his SAT, Mr. 17 was allowed to buy himself a Microsoft Surface.   For those of you who haven’t been hearing about it for months, that’s an amazing, incredible new computer. It arrived two days ago.  It’s tiny, slim, beautiful, and apparently indestructible.  And, when you turn it on, the screen does not look an […]

Review: Seterra

As soon as Miss 12 finished the school year, she dove into a new project. She now spends hours with a globe every day, playing Seterra, a geography fact game. Her self-imposed goal is to get 100% on every single Seterra challenge…. So, what is Seterra? Honestly, it is the best geography fact resource I’ve […]

Review: MathBlaster

MathBlaster, an award-winning 3D virtual world by Knowledge Adventure, aims to blend learning and entertainment by inspiring minds through immersed play. This is how MathBlaster describes their program for ages 6-12:  “…as new recruits at the prestigious Blaster Academy, kids will play arcade-style math games and race through high-speed missions with the help of a […]

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