"Transforming the way people learn through innovative technology and practice"
This is the credo of the FutureLab,an extraordinary non-profit organization based in Great Britain.You will find in their web site many projects,links and ideas regarding a new approach in children education.
WARNING! This site creates addiction! I just could not stop reading the information provided there and trying different programs form their PROJECTS page.Get a large cup of coffee and take your time to explore this amazing resource.I guarantee you won't regretted!
Science Toy Maker
This is a web site I highly recommend for any student,parent or teacher passionate about science.This a teacher-created site for people who like to roll up their sleeves and make science toys and projects.All projects have step-by-step instructions and are suitable for kids of all ages.
Math Problem Solving
This is another interesting site that will help your child at math.I have enjoyed especially its glossary of math terms where difficult mathematical notions are explained in a very original and funny way.
Helping Your Child Learn Math
This website includes activities for families with elementary school-aged children. These activities use materials found inside your home and also make learning experiences out of everyday routines, such as grocery shopping and cooking. The activities are designed for you to have fun with your child while reinforcing mathematical skills.
Helping Your Child Learn Math is for parents of children in kindergarten through fifth grade. It has been revised to include a variety of activities that will help children learn and apply mathematical concepts such as geometry, algebra, measurement, statistics, and probability in a useful and fun way. All of the activities relate math to everyday life and complement many of the math lessons that children are learning in school. These fun activities use materials that are easy to find. They can be done in the home, at the grocery store, while traveling, or just for the fun of it.
This is a link to a site I found while searching for Project Based Education and interdisciplinary Learning. The web site author’s achievements are amazing and inspiring. He is a living proof of the power of self education, discipline and dedication. His web site rich content is a good source of ideas that you can use in the non formal education of your child.
Bob Web started at the age of nineteen, during the Korean War, as a machinist in the Marine Corps. Later, he worked to the Panama Canal Zone where he learned five computer languages and became supervisor of the computer department.
Here is one excerpt from his My Story web page: “Unknowingly, I was learning the art of learning how-to-learn — self-education — a technique that would follow me the rest of my life, a technique that would bring me success and make my wildest dreams come true.”
RC Airplanes Simplified - Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional in the world of RC airplanes, this site is what you are looking for!
R/C Airplane world
This is link to a good web site for beginners interested in radio controlled planes.Written by a very knowledgeable person (see his biography) ,R/C-Airplane World will offer you a lot of information about this hobby as well as many links to other useful resources.
Learning games for kids
This is an example of how a mother inspired her kids to learn through different games and activities.
Smart-Kid-Educational-Games-for-Kids is another site that offers ideas on smart toys and educational games for kids!
Links to other useful aviation sites.
This is an excellent source of information about Homeschooling with a chapter dedicated to aviation.You will find here how to make paper airplanes, model planes, rubber band powered planes, and build homemade blimps as well as some other useful links.
Moore Homeschooling - Preparing Parents for Successful Children Practical homeschooling books and informative articles that cover every aspect of raising happy, healthy children. These books prepare both parent's and teacher's for successful children.
As the title of this web site says, this is a "view from the trenches".A mother of three girls shares with you her experience in homeschooling:how to get started,curriculum info and socialization aspects in this form of education.
Essentials of Homeschool-living
Essentials of Homeschool-living is dedicated to your homeschooling family. Find encouragement, free worksheets and practical knowledge gleaned from 21 years of home education. Topics include the four temperaments, discipline, order, electives, holiday and support group activities.
50 science quizzes especially for 11 to 14 year olds. Subjects include Acids and Alkalis, Adaptation of Animals and Plants, Atoms and Elements and many more. All questions have multiple choice answers and are accompanied by helpful comments.
360 Online Education Solutions
This is an interesting site where you can browse thousands of degrees and professional development courses for teachers, public employees, business and health care professionals.
Sites for parents : this is a rich collection of links to sites dedicated to any parent who want to get involved in his children education.