Wednesday Review – Pocket

Distraction is everywhere, and is especially heightened on the internet.  I may jump on the computer to quickly check my bank balance and send and email, and before I know it I am scanning the latest articles on my Facebook feed and completely forgot the reason I powered up my computer in the first place. […]

Wednesday Review — Book Reviews

July was a gut wrenching and hilarious reading month.  Two books of each. Let’s go with the hilarious first. Phillip Done, Author of 32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny  provides a side-splitting account of one of his many years as a third grade teacher. His writing style is easy to read, and his sense […]

Wednesday Review – Move the Turtle

I am very fond of programming apps. I’ve mentioned before the benefits I see to learning the basic concepts of programming. There is a good chance that your child will work with a programmer in some capacity in the future; it is helpful to have a foundational understanding of that world. Programming forces you to […]

Wednesday Review – Quizlet

  In the process of my 4th grader preparing for the National Geography Bee, our local Bee coordinator told us about this great website/app called Quizlet. This lady is a university professor who uses Quizlet for her classes and was finding it tremendously helpful for Geo Bee prep. You head to their website:, and create […]

Wednesday Review – OverDrive

Last week I mentioned that one of the books I “read” in May was an audiobook via my library’s ebook/audiobook lending system. For those unaware, I thought it may be helpful to highlight that today. If you are a member of your local library, you have audiobooks and ebooks at your fingertips via an app […]

Wednesday Review – Coursera

Courses without the campus. We live in an incredible age.  So much information is at our fingertips.  I remember when floppy disks were all we had, and it took a stack of them to load a program onto the computer because each disk held a few megabytes of data.  During the days of AOL I […]

Wednesday Review – Programming Apps

Your child may or may not head into a field that involves computer programming, but it is very likely that having an understanding of programming will be helpful. Whether making a basic website, or designing a full-fledged system, programming is here to stay. I dabbled in coding; AP Computer Science in high school and some […]

Wednesday Review – Interactive History

Veritas Self-Paced Courses A good friend introduced me to Veritas Press self-paced courses about this time last year, and I am so glad she did.  All four of my kids (with an age span of 5 – 10) eagerly tackle history with these wonderfully interactive lessons.  The best way for you to see for yourself […]