Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Some Great Resources and Inspiration

I've recently learned about some great new resources and some newsletters you can sign up for...some are free others are not but either way they are wonderful.

I learned about this site from - According to their About section Alice is " innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. "

Sounds very cool! If you know a child interested in filmmaking, animation or gaming this is the place to get started. The site is a gift to us from the Carnegie Mellon University.

ALSO from GIVEAWAY - Don't Miss Out!
Lori always has great giveaways and this is no exception. She is giving away Beehive Reader 1, which is a phonics reader for your beginning reader. It contains charming, wonderfully illustrated stories. It correlates with the All About Spelling Level 1 book. So head on over to and good luck!

This site I learned about from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine newsletter The Homeschool Minute: Molly not only has this website but she has a free weekly newsletter you can sign up for. Her newsletter shares frugal tips, tutorials, recipes and more.

Monday night I went to an information night on Future Options for your Homeschooled Teen:

I heard speakers from 2 local colleges and 3 other ladies who offer different options for homeschooled children starting as young as age 10. The one lady who not only inspired me but my daughter Rose too. Rose will be turning 10 this summer. The speaker's name is Ruth Radney and she is a Learning Resources Consultant.

She has a monthly newsletter called "Inspire the Desire!" (copyright). As she describes it, "It is a great newsletter designed to inspire and nurture the love and joy of learning in everyone who reads it, and give them tools and resources to enrich their teaching or learning experiences." It is a monthly newsletter that averages 35-40 pages each month and a one year subscription is $12 per year. You can contact Ruth at for more information.

Please check out her blog too:

I hope you enjoy these resources and I'll be gathering some more for my next post.

1 comment:

Lori @ Freely Educate said...

You won the box of chocolates and Beehive Reader giveaway! Honestly! Yay!

I'll email you for your mailing address.