Category: Technology

 

High school planning starts early for success

We get dozens of emails every week asking the same question:  When is the best time to start planning for high school?
 
If I only had 20 seconds to tell you the most important thing about homeschooling through high school, it would be to tell you to plan early!  As a matter of fact, for the most optimum stress-free and beneficial experience – I would say Read More…

Medical Transcriptionist At Home

Work at Home or Fund College as a Medical Transcriptionist – 
If you want to choose your own hours, have a business at home, find clients easily and make great money, this class will get you started.  Discover a step-by-step guide to what medical transcription is, including the many options open such as working as a medical scribe; medical transcription versus medical billing & coding; learning medical transcription simply and cost-effectively, and avoiding expensive and common mistakes.  You will learn about marketing your business easily, operating capital and grants; and everything you wanted to know about working as an editor or scribe, earning potential, computers & software, transcription equipment, electronic files & internet transfers, business taxes, professional organizations, networking, employees vs. subcontractors, growing your business throughout the U.S., how to get hands-on work experience, work for services and much more.  This class is perfect for parents who want a home based business, or students looking to have flexible hours.  Whether you’re just exploring possibilities or are already experienced, this class is for you!  

Here is the replay of the September 22nd session with Deborah Burns –

NOTE:  HECOA does not promote network marketing types of businesses.  We only offer information on specific business or work opportunities which meet a specific criteria.  This opportunity presented by Deborah Burns is not network marketing.  She is teaching a lifelong skill in a specific industry.  If you are seeking information on network marketing or you want to promote a network marketing type of business, HECOA is not the place to do it.

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Deborah Burns

Deborah is President of Deborah’s Touch, Inc., has been a medical transcriptionist for more than 30 years, operates a national medical transcription service, and teaches business courses on a monthly basis for colleges and adult learning programs throughout the U.S. Her staff includes on-site office and clerical, as well as 35 home-based medical transcriptionists. She has helped design books and reference materials used in medical transcription programs, such as Louisiana State University, Edison College (FL), Union College (NJ), and Bucks Community College (PA), has participated in business panels and national forums, and is a consultant for business groups. You’ll enjoy her warmth, humor and practical advice! www.medtranscription.com

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Is the Internet a Resource Distraction or Both

Hands On Website Design For Kids

Workshop: Hands-On Website Design for Kids – 

Have your kids ever asked how they can create their own web pages? This is a great introductory Computer Science topic that can be offered by nearly all families, even if you consider yourself a computer novice.  Join Chris Yust from Homeschool Programming for a discussion on how your students can quickly learn the fundamentals of HTML.  We’ll conduct a live demonstration of the simple tools and techniques that everyone can use to make their own creative websites. Let's spark a love for computers in your student!

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Chris Yust

Chris Yust is a 17-year veteran of the software industry and a father of two homeschooled boys.  Chris and his wife Andrea are co-authors of eight computer programming textbooks for kids and teens.  They believe today’s students deserve fun, engaging opportunities to learn cutting-edge technical subjects – even if their parents aren’t comfortable teaching the material on their own!  Chris frequently speaks at homeschool conventions, motivating students to consider a Computer Science career.  You can learn more about computer programming courses at www.HomeschoolProgramming.com

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How to Homeschool Thru High School Seminar

Is the thought of homeschooling through high school causing you anxiety? 

Well don't despair – our host has been assisting hundreds of homeschoolers each year to successfully complete the task.  She graduated her own kids with honors and initially had all the doubts and jitters that most parents have, such as:

Will I hold my child back?  What about the high school "experience" (prom, sports, plays, etc)? How can I be sure the transcript is correct?  What do they need to get into college?  Am I smart enough to give them what they need?  What will this cost me?  

NOTE:  This webinar is completed, we are no longer taking registration for this webinar.  

You can register for the 12 week course here:  http://hecoa.com/3-things-to-hs-high-school

 

Words with Friends

Vocabulary Builder Tip:

This past month in the Facebook feeds, there's a photo circulating of a family Christmas postcard where all the members of the family are looking down and texting at their cell phones instead of smiling at the camera.  All you see is the top of their heads.  Of course, the photo is meant to "relate" and be humorous.

Are your kids hooked on technology? Rather than fight the battle for a glimpse of their eyes, why not implement lessons using the very technology they love?

I'm not someone who plays games on Facebook, I never have time nor do I want to get hooked.  But there is one app that I installed on my android phone that I absolutely love – it's called Words with Friends (by Zynga).  There's lots of Youtube videos explaining what an "app" is – so I'm not going to hit on that in this post.

I did not download Words with Friends from Facebook, something about clicking on Facebook games still scares me (hackers abound in that realm).  Instead, I downloaded it from the apps marketplace and then connected it to my Facebook account. 

Basically, Words with Friends is a scrabble game.  You can choose to play with your friends (connecting through a variety of social networks and email hosts) or you can play with random strangers (not my choice, but some people don't mind).  All the points are the same as Scrabble.  After you submit each word, there's an ad that pops up, but you can get away from it rather quickly. 

The fun thing about Words with Friends is that you can try different scenarios and if it's not a word, the app will let you know.  So many words I didn't even know existed!  One way to implement this into a vocabulary lesson is to have your child look up unfamiliar words in the dictionary and gain an understanding of the definition.  Words such as "Za" and "Qi" are actually worth a lot of points if played strategically!

If you have a hand held device that has the capability to download apps, Words with Friends is a great way to get your kids thinking about words all day.  Have fun and happy wording!