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Our Educational Resources: Web links

Posted by Sarah Pierzchala on January 20, 2015 at 6:20 PM

Welcome.

This first blog entry will be a listing of useful and fun web links that we use regularly at Heron's Gate. This list will be updated regularly, so check back from time to time:


Our students are involved with creating and maintaining these sites:


www.unabellacosa.weebly.com


www.derelictportfolio.weebly.com


www.fishbulb.weebly.com


These are outside resources that HG uses regularly:


www.impactvirtual.com (for high-school level courses in some subjects)

www.khanacademy.org (for math, coding, etc.)

www.magiscenter.com (for science, logic and apologetics)


Our favorite local destinations:


OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Portland Aquarium

Oregon Zoo

Hatfield Marine Science Center

Newport Aquarium


Our local resources for PE:

Parkour:

http://www.revolutionparkour.com/


Swordfighting:

http://www.academyofeuropeanarms.com/


Our home-base parish:

http://www.holyrosarypdx.org/church/


Our favorite service project:

http://blanchethouse.org/



Resources, videos and project ideas for grade-- and middle-schoolers. This is just the tip of the iceberg of what's available online for all ages and interests:

www.a2zhomeschooling.com

www.neok12.com


Free college courses offered through MIT and other affiliated institutions:

www.edx.org



Heron's Gate recommends membership in these organizations:

Homeschool Legal Defense Association:  www.hslda.org

Oregon Christian Home Education Network (assuming you are a Christian living in Oregon, of course!  If not---check what's available in your state or country!):  

www.oceanetwork.org

To keep abreast of the latest research:

National Home Education Research Institute: www.nheri.org


Here is Bruce Deitrick Price's site, which is a treasure trove of the history of education in America, as well as TONS of ideas on fun, creative and effective ways to teach different subjects:

http://www.improve-education.org/


This blog has many insightful and challenging takes on homeschooling:

http://education.penelopetrunk.com/


HeronsGate does not endorse all the viewpoints and opinions found on all outside links. Please use your descretion when visiting some of these.




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