February 22, 2013

Using the Internet wisely

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Using the Internet wisely: Why do we crave distraction? Many tools can help you guard your family from the ugly, immoral side of the Internet or to limit their time on the web. But even if all you read on the Internet is recipes and Bible stories, using the Internet affects how you think and […]

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February 22, 2013

Is Google making us stupid?

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If you don’t have time to read Nicholas Carr’s book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, here is the article that led to the book,“Is Google Making Us Stupid?” in The Atlantic magazine.

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January 09, 2013

The Big WHAT NOW Book of Learning Styles by Carol Barnier

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Different children learn differently. Many authors have described these differences and shown us how to figure out our children’s learning styles. But homeschoolers always want to know, “How do I apply this theory to my homeschool? What now?” In her latest book, The Big WHAT NOW Book of Learning Styles, Carol Barnier provides […]

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January 09, 2013

ADHD & Me: What I Learned From Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table by Blake E.S. Taylor

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New Harbinger, 2007. 176 pages. ISBN: 978-1-57224-522-8 Any parent of a teen with learning problems will be encouraged to see another teen with those problems is able to write a book. How much more encouraging when it’s a well-organized, helpful book. This book is not a “Here’s how I did it” success story, but a […]

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January 09, 2013

The Mislabeled Child by Brock Eide, M.D., M.A., and Fernette Eide, M.D.

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Looking Beyond Behavior to Find the True Sources—and Solutions—for Children’s Learning Challenges Hyperion, 2007. 510 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4013-0899-5 Review by Kathy Kuhl Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide have tackled a tough task: explaining many different kinds of learning problems in clear language with practical advice. The result is impressive. If the size—over 500 pages—puts you […]

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January 09, 2013

A Birds Eye View of Life with ADD and ADHD: Advice from Young Survivors by Alex Zeigler and Chris Zeigler Dendy

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The son-and-mother team of Alex Zeigler and Chris Zeigler Dendy, have teamed up to produce a new video, Real Life ADHD: A Survival Guide for Children and Teens. Alex is a young videographer, editor, college graduate, and web designer, who was diagnosed with ADHD at age twelve. His mom, Chris Zeigler Dendy, is an author, teacher, psychologist, […]

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January 09, 2013

The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources for Education, Intervention, and Rehabilitation by Joan L. Green

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Prufrock Press. ISBN: 978-1-59363-719-4 List price $39.95. On Amazon for much less. While technology can be a mixed blessing, it is clear we need it, we cannot escape it, and we should not want to. Technology can help our children improve their speaking, writing, reading, thinking, and memory. It can help people […]

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January 09, 2013

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains by Nicholas Carr

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Norton, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-393-33975-8. List price $15.95. On Amazon for less. I didn’t need a book to tell me that too much time on the internet was bad for me, so I didn’t think I needed to read The Shallows. I was wrong. This summer, I took The Shallows on several long plane flights. Those flights gave me […]

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