Author: Katie


BrainPOP Videos for The Good and the Beautiful Space Science Unit Study

BrainPOP has a wonderful selection of space science videos that cover almost all of the topics from The Good and the Beautiful’s Space Science Unit Study. Tim and Moby and fun to watch and video pages on the site have further information, some primary source materials, and fun games to reinforce the concepts. Keep this quick list handy for your space science studies!

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Kindle Unlimited Book List For Homeschoolers

Have you ever looked into the Kindle Unlimited book selection and felt like it was a little bit lacking? Me too! Until I dug a little bit deeper. To share some great books that Kindle Unlimited includes, I put together a short list below. There are some of our tried and true favorites (Green Ember, anyone?!) and books on our “Kindle Unlimited To-Read” list. The list is by no means all-inclusive. Do you have any “must-read” favorites that I missed? Share them with us in the comments!

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Using BrainPOP (and BrainPOP Jr!) With The Good and The Beautiful History 1

As homeschoolers, we all have our favorite resources. BrainPOP has to be my all time favorite online resource. BrainPOP covers a wide range of topics with short informative and often funny videos that my kids find engaging. Tim and Moby always have a fun take on events and topics and the extra sections with games, more information, and even primary source materials makes BrainPOP our first stop when we want to dig deeper on a topic.


Does Your Chromebook Run Android Apps?

In May of 2016, Google announced the ability to run Android apps on some Chromebooks. The ability to run Android apps really adds functionality, especially on touchscreen and convertible devices, like our Asus Chromebook Flip.

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Curriculum Review: Scratch

Scratch is a simple to learn drag and drop programming language. It is easy to start and learn but has the ability to get really complex. I like that my kids are learning basic programming structure – if/then, looping, etc, and they love that they are creating games.


Curriculum Review: Code Combat

Code Combat is a gamified online system that walks you and your students through learning to code in either Python or Javascript. You don’t need any previous programming experience to use or play Code Combat.