Free Multiplication Practice Program

Free Multiplication Practice Program

This a great program for everyday practice of multiplication facts. You can set the timer on it (we do 3 minutes per day). It does facts 0-12. You can do speed drills, select specific values to work with, and several other various options. It provides audio feedback of correct and incorrect answers. At the end of your session you can … Continue Reading →
Cool Gadget – Livescribe Pen

Cool Gadget – Livescribe Pen

Have you all seen this? It sort of reminds me of the Fly Pen which my son wanted a couple of years ago (but I thought it was kind of expensive for something I was pretty sure he would lose at his age then), but this new Livescribe Pen seems more advanced. Maybe more worth the $149 – $199 price? … Continue Reading →
Free Cursive Font

Free Cursive Font

Even though my son is older, handwriting has always been an “issue” for him. So as part of our homeschool we do practice writing a bit each day during our “regular” school year. Dafont.com has a free cursive font, School Script Dashed, with lines for any of you who might need it for your own kids. Continue Reading →
Reading – Internet vs. Books

Reading – Internet vs. Books

Interesting article in the New York Times, Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading? I really do think you can get a lot out of reading online, but a good book is always nice as well. As a homeschooling parent, it is more of a challenge to get my teen son to read a book these days, but pretty easy … Continue Reading →
1 Trillion URLs

1 Trillion URLs

Wow – 1 trillion, that is 1,000,000,000,000 (12 zeros) unique URLs at once over at Google. Ah, I feel others are loving Google also. Read Google’s Blog about the 1 trillion mark. Continue Reading →
Good job Microsoft

Good job Microsoft

I’ve been using various models of Microsoft’s natural keyboards for many years now. You know, the funny looking ones with the keyboard split in half. For as much time as I am on the computer, I found that this keyboard style works best for me. I have to say I am very tough on keyboards. Apparently, I am a hard … Continue Reading →
Stupid Cables & Wires

Stupid Cables & Wires

I need a solution folks, surely there must be something out there for this problem. These stupid cables and wires for my computer stuff are driving me nuts. I’ve seen all sorts of suggestions for just keeping them bundled together, but a bigger problem is getting them where you want them to go to start with. They are thick cables … Continue Reading →
K9 Web Protection

K9 Web Protection

My son’s friend got his first computer recently and they called today to ask about putting parental controls on it. We have been using K9 Web Protection for quite some time and I really do like it a lot. It’s easy to set up and you can block by category, plus you can add specific sites to white and black … Continue Reading →
Free Computer Essentials

Free Computer Essentials

Lots of folks ask me about computer help. Here are a few free things to help keep your computer happy. There are pay versions of some of them, but if you need/want free it will all definitely work for you. I believe that all of these have a message board of some type that other users will help you with … Continue Reading →