Learning Year Round

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School Vacations for In-School versus Homeschooled

School vacations for those in the public school system is a much-loved, complete and utter break from learning and education. Many in public schools do not view learning as necessarily desirable—sometimes children see their vacations as a way to avoid learning altogether and instead sit in front of a television or play video games.

Isn’t this an unfortunate side effect of a school system that is ineffective? Children should love learning about things and shouldn’t see it as a chore. As a homeschooler, you have an opportunity to develop in your child a love of learning that extends beyond school hours.

How do Vacations Work for Homeschoolers?

Many times, the vacation for homeschoolers can involve traveling to a place that the parents thought about recently. Learning about the nation’s capital could involve traveling there for a school break, where the children can view in real time the monuments and history that they’ve learned about. These holidays can serve as a leisurely exploration of the things your children have been taught and become interested in.

If you learned about architecture, you could travel and discover together the styles of buildings you see around you. The world can become truly magical when what you learn can be applied in your observations.

How to Use Vacations as Learning Opportunities?

Online homeschoolers have a great chance of developing in their children love of discovering new and interesting things through their vacations. It is not every day that a child can learn about the Native Americans in school and then be able to attend a pow-wow, or for them to learn about sea creatures and then visit the beach to see them in real time. School vacations can the perfect way for your children to apply what they learn and realize educating yourself is a lifelong hobby.

For the best services in online education, visit www.FutureSchool.com for more.

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Play Biscuit Run and Win Prizes from Robinsons Supermarket!

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Robinsons Supermarket just made shopping even more fun! From January 15- February 26 anytime you shop at Robinsons Supermarket and purchase Mondelez, Universal Robina, or Monde Nissin products worth Php60.00 you get a special game code to play Biscuit Run.

What’s Biscuit Run? Well, it’s an online game where 3 biscuits Peter Pretzel, Chloe Cookie, and Bobby Biscuit are trying to travel back to supermarket shelves on Earth. On their way they’re sharing their biscuit goodness.

The game is quite simple only requiring the space bar BUT let me tell you now it is a bit tricky. It requires precision, patience and loads of energy which you can of course get from any of those Mondelez, Universal Robina, or Monde Nissin products you bought!

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Which Mondelez and Universal Robina products? Any of these you see here. Our favorites are Oreo, Dewberry and Cream O. Just Php60.00 worth of these products and you get a special game code. Remember though that it’s Php60.00 per reciept for a game code.

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No chance to drop by a Robinsons Supermarket but want to play the game? You can, just visit Biscuit Run to register and play. The catch is if your biscuit runs out of luck and dies you have to wait 15 minutes to play again.

Game codes will give you another life and a chance of winning Php3,000 Robinsons Supermarket GC’s weekly. Weekly scores can be found on the website, just click High Score. There’s also a GRAND Raffle Draw on February 29.

Full game mechanics can also be found on the site.

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Registration is simple just requiring basic information.

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Upon signing in you’ll be asked to choose a character, Chloe Cookie, Bobby Biscuit, or Peter Pretzel.

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If you a have game code you should get a receipt similar to this.

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Just enter the code in the screen below to play another game without waiting for 15 minutes.

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It’s a fun game to play especially for kids but guess what even adults can play and believe me it can be challenging. It’s reminiscent of Super Mario Bros and as you accelerate to the next level the game speeds up.

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Don’t forget to purchase any of these products on your next visit to Robinsons Supermarket!

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Microsoft WeSpeakCode Minecraft Event

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My 2 boys are into Minecraft. I’ve seen plenty of homeschool activities for this game as well and I believe there is a learning benefit from playing this particular game.

I was excited to bring Jael to the Microsoft #WeSpeakCode Minecraft event because he loves the characters. Although, I knew he would be a bit young for the coding discussion it’s never too early to start introducing children to concepts.

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Microsoft is promoting the clear benefits of teaching coding in school as a core subject. Since our children are wholly exposed to the technology today it only seems fitting to provide them an educational way to learn the process of coding.

The #WeSpeakCode campaign derived from  survey poll conducted in 8 countries across the Asia Pacific which expressed the desire towards including coding and programming into the current curriculum. According to the survey over 97% of students in the Philippines want to learn more about coding.

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Clearly, there’s a beneficial reward to integrating this as a subject as today’s youth can be even more adept with the digital world we live in. This line of work is fast becoming one of the top careers.

With the start of Microsoft’s #WeSpeakCode campaign schools and educators will hopefully put ore attention to this and we’ll see it in our schools soon.

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Coding seems to be a bit of a challenge to learn but for the kids of today it’ll be easy as pie. Already Jael knows how to work the computer and functions of a website. Kids seem more attentive and quick to learn because of this.

Although, I am all for kids enjoying their youth by playing outside like the “olden” days we have to use this current state of thinking to our advantage and get our kids learning. That would be the better alternative than them just playing unsupervised video games and the like.

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At the #WeSpeakCode event kids were taught how to play a Minecraft based game which included constructing of bases or fortresses.

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Children who attended were even given certificates for joining and got top take home a prize.

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Jael was so happy with the event especially since he got to take home an action figure, Steve from Minecraft.

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We were also taught how to build an app using the free Windows App Studio. You can easily create your own app and in this discussion they showed us how to make an app for our blog. It only takes 4 steps to do this. You can customize your content and choose themes.

I have yet to make an app for my blog but it’s definitely on my to do list.

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Learn more about Microsoft WeSpeakCode here.

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