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Can we use SmartTutor.com on a mobile device? Many of you have asked, and now we’ve got the answer!!!

If you have an iPad, Nook or Android, we can now tell you, “It works, it works!” Yes, SmartTutor.com works on these mobile devices. Nook & Android (3.2 or older) both work just beautifully using their own default browsers. And, it even works on an iPad despite the battle between Adobe (Flash) and Apple.

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Put Down the Smart Phone

Nowadays it’s so easy to capture every little special moment.  Most of us have our smart phone on our person at all times, providing video, photography, audio and other types of ways to capture those moments. It is easy to do this so we do, but looking around a playground it’s easy to see how this can be detrimental to our kids, our families

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Must Have Gadgets for the Homeschooling Family

Homeschooling used to be paper and pencil, maybe a blackboard for the ‘teacher’, and perhaps a couple of textbooks.  Nowadays, homeschoolers are usually on the cutting edge of technology and gadgetry. Many homeschooling moms have expressed some concerns about technology however, I think technology does not hinder homeschooling. It enhances it. I’m not a techie however I really want to make sure my children

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Fun Cool Sites for Kids

Sometimes you can hit a rut. It happens.  Activities you do regularly can become boring.  Homeschooling is entrenched in routine for us and so sometimes it’s good to shake things up. I like to do that sometimes by bringing up a fun cool site we have never explored before on the laptop. It helps if I know a little about the site first so

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Apps for Homeschooling

We love applications and are constantly on the lookout for some great ones to introduce to our children- a year old and 10 years old.  There are so many apps available that trying to figure out which ones are the best for us has been near to impossible.  Fortunately, I just got tuned into this homeschooling mom who started a website where she reviews

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Loving Math

These past few months, I have found some great resources to help my son in gaining more strength and confidence in math. For years, it felt like I was pushing math concepts at a wall. It was very frustrating and discouraging for both of us. I’m beginning to see, as I read more and look at all the paths that are available to us,

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Bring It On Home With These Homeshooling Resources

A few years back, I was annoyed by social media. I found it unnecessary.  Now that my son is almost a decade old, I realize I need to embrace media and technology so that I can keep up and to ensure he is exposed to all that’s available. The multitude and variety of online information is priceless for a homeschooling family. You feel lonely,

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Xbox Live…Are You Ready?

I can hear my son talking up a storm in our ‘game’ room.  His very animated words and laughter break into the silence. Though I cannot hear the person he is talking to, indeed he is interacting with a friend. We recently purchased an Xbox Live account which is the online gaming service for the Xbox 360 that allows you to interact with other

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New Free Technology

I am always on the lookout for exciting new freeware (free technology) to enhance our homeschool experience. Recently, I came across two that have become indispensable not only in our learning environment, but in social networking with family and friends. The first one, Jing, allows you to share basic screen captures and screen recordings. It’s fun, easy and simple to use. After downloading, you

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