News and Views of the Week

Homeschooling News & Views - April 21, 2017

Ah, Friday seemed to come on winged feet this week! Seriously, where did the week go?

If this week’s news seems a little video game and app heavy, it’s not your imagination. There really seems to be a massive explosion in the tech world to provide educational apps and games. Consider Lindsey Tropf who is building an educational online role playing game comparable to War of Warcraft.

Tennis legend Andre Agassi has invested in an app aimed at preschoolers to teach them to phonics and reading. You can buy Square Panda here. It works with an iPad.

And then there are the apps that help you do math. Where have these been all my life?

In other news, polls found that only 40% of teachers agreed with Common Core and approved of its implementation. It’s not just parents that hate don’t like it, no matter what gets reported. Maybe the strongest supporters are the loudest?

Here’s a good opinion piece reacting to the call for all homeschooling families to be registered and checked on every four months to prevent child abuse in Iowa. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.

And have you seen this cool map of how the world changed through written history? It’s fun, interactive and free!

Have a good weekend, classical unschoolers! Stay amazing.

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Author: Purva Brown

Writer / blogger at http://TheClassicalUnschooler.com - unapologetically blending two seeming opposites.

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