Brenton O’Brien and the Edison Robot – WHS 184

Brenton O’Brien invented the Edison robot so that parents and schools could get started with robotics easily and for a low price.

If you’ve ever wanted to get started with robotics the Edison robot is a great resource. In this interview, Brenton O’Brien shares about the process of creating Edison, his philosophy behind the project and more.
Brenton O'Brien and Edison Robot


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FIRST LEGO League Season and Tournament Recap – WHS 183

My kids and I participated in our first FIRST LEGO League (FLL) season this year. We all learned a lot and I thought I share what I learned as a coach and interview my kids and get their impressions of FLL.

FIRST LEGO League Regional Competition 2016

Hudson Valley FIRST LEGO League Regional Competition 2016


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A Lesson for Homeschooling Parents: These are the 10 Apps to Use!

As a homeschooling parent, you’re certainly aware of all those apps that can help your child learn. Now, it’s time to go beyond that point: did you know there were tons of apps that homeschooling moms and dads can (and should) use?student_ipad_school - 030
You have the two most important and demanding roles in your child’s life: you’re both a parent and a teacher. Thus, it’s hard to preserve your sanity when you’re dealing with that much responsibility. The best apps for homeschooling parents will help you improve your teaching skills and gain the self-confidence that will make this journey more productive. Continue Reading →

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Lifestyle Choices

Homeschooling is a lifestyle.

It’s not something you “do” five days a week for 12 years.

You have to dedicate many hours to homeschooling.

You make financial decisions based upon homeschooling.

Sometimes you plan vacations around homeschooling.

When you choose to homeschool you also have to choose your children’s friends.

They homeschooling lifestyle often isn’t stylish, hip, or high-tech.

You need to be prepared to dedicate a lot of time, effort, thought, and tears to homeschooling.

Choose wisely.

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