Thursday, November 27, 2014

Homeschool Science Experiments!

Science Demonstrations

Whatever your Homeschool approach is...Science is always Science!

Projects and observations are what is all about! Here is a great way to observe Science at its finest. If your Co-op or Community Class is planning a Science Fair and you need to present something fun and new soon, or you simply want an awesome Science project to do...I recommend these demonstrations that guide you step by step through your experiment. Take notes as you watch and then after your experiment and compare your facts!

This is especially good for those that have dyslexia because it offers the visuals needed, time to learn, and reflection on what they have done prior to presentations. It is also good because they can go back and re-learn certain aspects of the videos. 

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Happy Learning!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New Dyslexic Font to help differentiate letters

Christian Boer's font called Dyslexie has broken new ground in creating a Font aimed for Dyslexic  thinkers. It makes the b and d slanted to help off-set reversals. It also gives distinction in certain letter's such as the u in the example above. 

They also follow the same tactic as Virgin Mobility's Creator, who made another font for Dyslexic's, where the base of the letter is heavier or thicker giving it gravity for the reader. 

I am so impressed with people that try and help Dyslexic's instead of pretending there is nothing wrong. 

I encourage you to also print it using different colours as this might help the words themselves stand out for the reader.

Happy Learning!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

NaNoWriMo and the Home Education!

NaNoWriMo is not just for is your kids too!!

So, what is NaNoWriMo anyway?


You don't have to write a huge novel and for some kids, especially those with Dyslexia, this could pose major challenges. However, this is a great opportunity to build a love of writing and inspiration. Many Dyslexic's are actually writers at heart. There just needs to be the right platform to let them see their potential as well.  I'll-be-it, they probably need great editors too. But, they're story teller's! 

So, let's let them tell their stories.

You may have to scribe for them or use a speech-to-text technology which will help ease them and just let their imaginations flow. Maybe you can scribe and then they can type it out later. Or type out some of it and they do the rest, etc. 

Let them have the freedom of telling their story, without the pain of writing it down, getting in the way. When they say the story's out loud they may still be processing place and timing in their minds. Make sure to read back what they have said and let them self-correct. They usually can pick up what needs to be changed this way.

Use this time to encourage your children together in Community class's, or siblings to be a part of the Great Novel Writing Month!