The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: A First Hand Experience

I, Mark, first heard about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from my Air Cadet Squadron I was in. After hearing about it I came home and told my sister, Jacqueline, she loved the idea of it too! So we decided to work on it together to be able to motivate and help each other along …

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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to help young people ranging in age from 14 to 25 develop a sense of responsibility to themselves and to their communities. “The Award Programme is about challenge. It is also about providing the opportunity to …

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Homeschooling High School in Alberta

Homeschooling High School in Alberta

There are a few times that people panic when they homeschool: 1) When they first start, 2) Sometime during their homeschool journey when they worry if they are “doing enough” and, 3) High school!! High School sends even the most confident veterans of homeschooling to their knees and why is that? We all still “think” …

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Sal Khan - the founder of Khan Academy

Khan Academy

You can learn anything. For free. That’s the premise behind Khan Academy – a free learning platform that originally started as tutoring videos intended for Sal Khan’s cousin in math and has grown to a global enterprise to bring learning to anyone who wants to learn. Since the beginning, homeschoolers all excitedly got behind this project …

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BC Math: Homework Depot

Trigonometry. Quadratic Equations. Radicals. Oh my. Once you get to math in the higher elementary and high school ranges, it can get complex and sometimes even challenging to teach and understand. Having a way to visually show and explain concepts is very helpful. BC Math is a website for students (and teachers) in Grades 8 …

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Learning Bird

Learning Bird

Learning Bird is a web-based education tool that provides students with lessons presented by teachers on subjects covered in the curriculum through videos, slideshows, printables, and more. Designed for kids in grades 6 to 12, the thing that appeals to me is that it’s not just one person doing the teaching, but includes lessons from …

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solaro study guides


Based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Castle Rock Research, has created Solaro – a learning tool that is available in both a print and digital format. I’m excited to be able to share with you a great new partnership with this company to offer you an amazing discount on either option! The Print Books These books are …

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Canadian Unsolved Mysteries

Everyone loves a good mystery, and the lure to be the next Sherlock Holmes is hard to resist. What if you could help solve a Canadian mystery from long ago? Check out Great Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian History – a website dedicated to getting research together to solve some “cold” case mysteries like: Where is Vinland? …

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Let’s Talk Science: The Energy4Travel Project

Have you ever thought about the amount of energy you consume in your daily travels? Starting in February, Let’s Talk Science‘s high school site (Gr.8-12) – CurioCity – will be starting a new research project called Energy4Travel.  Information about this project: “CurioCity is a free, web-based program developed by Let’s Talk Science for Grades 8-12 …

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