Friday, April 28, 2017

Is Genesis History? DVD Review and Giveaway

Hey neighbors!!

I was given the opportunity to view the film, "Is Genesis History?".  The film runs approx. 118 minute, which includes a 17 minute Q and A with credits at the end.  This is recommended for ages 12 and older.  Some younger children may find this interesting, but it is because of the science and complexity of some material covered may be above their understanding.

Dr. Del Tackett who was the creator of "The Truth Project" is the guide through this DVD.  He takes the time to explore two competing views, while exploring canyons, mountains, under sea and a natural history museum.  Of course his conclusion is that there is only one TRUTH and that Genesis is truly history.  He takes time to speak to and interview a Geologist, Paleontologist Taphonomist, Microbiologist and others.  They discuss different factors that allow us to see the Lord's hand in creation and where the world is today.

Watch the trailer below.


By visiting the "Is Genesis History?" website, you will have access to videos, photos, downloads and other helpful information.  One neighbor will have the opportunity to own the "Is Genesis History?" DVD by entering the giveaway below.  I am sure many of you will enjoy this informative DVD.

Thanks for visiting with me today.  See you soon!

Drive Thru History - The Gospels Review


Drive Thru History

Hey neighbors!

Here is something that I am so excited to share with you.  We received the Drive Thru History® - "The Gospels" (special edition, $89.95), for review purposes recently.  We LOVE Drive Thru History®, and have a small collection of them that my family truly enjoys watching.

Drive Thru History The Gospels

We were introduced to Drive Thru History® several years ago, and all 6 of my children like Dave Stott's teaching style.  He is informative, without going so far above your head.  He also makes learning fun.  Yes, he is a little goofy at times, but by using this he holds your child's attention as they learn.  Before you ask, yes, he teaches history thru a biblical perspective.  These DVDs are perfect for homeschooling families, although I recommend them to everyone.  Recommended for 5th grade to adult, they are probably many slightly younger children who would still enjoy these DVDs.

Drive Thru History The Gospels

You could easily use The Gospels from Drive Thru History® as homeschool curriculum, as Sunday School material, even for family devotions.  There is study guide built right inside the DVD case to use with the DVD lessons.  In the guide there is a short summary of the lesson, followed by about 5 questions for discussion.  These questions do not have an answer page, as they are to encourage discussion and to think and study more about what you have learned.  There is also a passage or two of scripture to be read on your own or together as a family or group, to encourage learning about the life of Christ.  There are 18 segments, each 30 minutes long.  Below is a list of the different lessons.

Episode 1: The Historical Landscape
Episode 2: The Announcements
Episode 3: Jesus is Born
Episode 4: Jesus Grows Up
Episode 5: Jesus Starts His Ministry
Episode 6: Jesus Returns to Galilee
Episode 7: Jesus Begins His Miracles
Episode 8: Jesus Teaches with Authority
Episode 9: The Sermon on the Mount
Episode 10: Jesus Travels the Sea of Galilee
Episode 11: Jesus Travels North
Episode 12: A Final Trip to Jerusalem
Episode 13: Jesus Arrives in Jerusalem
Episode 14: The Last Supper
Episode 15: The Trial of Jesus
Episode 16: The Crucifixion of Jesus
Episode 17: The Resurrection of Jesus
Episode 18: Who is Jesus?

Drive Thru History The Gospels

Dave Stotts enjoys teaching history and does a great job of teaching in a manner that holds the listener's attention.  This set is approx. nine hours long and contains some truly beautiful scenery as you learn more about the archaeology, geography, ancient art and see some of the actually sites where Jesus traveled and taught.

Drive Thru History The Gospels


Drive Thru History The Gospels

Somehow my children never tire of watching these programs.  They have watched several of our previous purchases over and over again, and I am pretty sure they will do the same with these.

Drive Thru History The Gospels

Here is where you can locate them on their social media:
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/drivethruhistory/
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/drivethruhistory
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/drivethruhistory/

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The Gospels {Drive Thru History® Reviews}

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Americans Spring Shopping Tendencies

Hey neighbors!

I am still not sure spring is actually here.  I mean we keep going from pretty cold, to short sleeve weather, to severe thunderstorms, and then cold and wet.  It would be nice to even out just a little.  Anyway, I am wondering about your spring shopping habits.  Are you one of those who goes spring shopping for new shoes, clothes and/or accessories?  Or do you just pull out some clothes you had stored away for winter and then you are ready to go?

Recently I saw an article about a company selling a pair of jeans, spattered in artificial mud for $425. Now, I am pretty sure none of my neighbors has purchased a pair of mud spattered pants for $425, but what do you spend on your spring shopping.  It was estimated in a fashion survey, that percentage wise the average spent on a pair of shoes was $51-$100.  Do you fit in there?  Do you spend more, or are you more frugal?  And it the survey also stated that the average is for a woman to own 6-10 pairs of shoes.  Of course it shows that men generally own less shoes then women.  LOL!!



Here is a question for you.  Have you ever hid a clothing purchase from your spouse?  According to this survey women are more likely to hide a clothing purchase than their male counterparts.

I was surprised to find that most women pay under $50 for clothing additions each season.  I mean, I do, but I have a tendency to only shop sales, clearance and thrift store or resale shops.  The survey even broke it down into regions.  See if you are average for where you live.


Have any great spring, clothing, shopping tips?  Be sure to share them with us in the comments!  Thanks for visiting with us today.  See you soon!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

$5 GC Winner

Hey Neighbors!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Well, I am sure you all saw the post with photos and I said we would giveaway a GC to someone who gave us their opinion.  The number generator chose comment #1!  So Susan Quackenbush, if you could send me a quick email with your address, we will get that out right away.  Thanks so much to those who participated, and keep an eye out, because I am going to be throwing in a few $5 GC giveaways every so often to those who leave comments.

Below is the photo we will be using.  Stop by again soon!

Planet 316 Daily Bible Jigsaw


Planet 316

Hey neighbors!!

You all know how much I enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles with my daughters.  As a matter of fact we have almost completed another one.  Well, I was given the opportunity to review the online Daily Bible Jigsaw, by Planet 316.  Now, I have to tell you before I start my review, I really did not think doing a puzzle online could be fun but...guess what?  It is!!

The Daily Bible Jigsaw is basically a jigsaw puzzle app where you do one new puzzle everyday.  The only problem with this is once I started I wanted to do more.  You can pull up the calendar and work backwards, so that is what I have been doing.  It has been taking me between 3-6 minutes to finish a puzzle, depending on the difficulty and of course, how many times I get interrupted while working on one.

 Daily Bible Jigsaw by Planet 316


 Daily Bible Jigsaw by Planet 316


You can play the Daily Bible Jigsaw on Facebook, or it can be used on an Apple or Android Device.  I personally chose to play on Facebook.  The app itself is free, which allows you to do one puzzle a day.  You can purchase coins and work through the older puzzles.  You can also earn coins as you complete the puzzles, by placing a special piece in it's proper place.  There are also extra little tools you can purchase for one or two coins, that will clear the board of all but the edges, you can sweep the board of all single pieces, you can rotate all the pieces in the correct direction, and one allows you to see what the finished puzzle looks like.  I have not used any of the tools yet, because I enjoy working out where each piece goes.


 Daily Bible Jigsaw by Planet 316

For each puzzle you complete you are timed, and can earn awards.  You also receive a piece of puzzle added to your monthly puzzle, that is completed after you finish the entire month.  The pictures are beautiful.  Once you finish a puzzle a verse appears to go with the puzzle.  You can share your completed puzzle.  You can also compete with others, so invite your friends to play too!  This is great for varying ages, and such fun.  I am sure this will help your child/children through solving the puzzle.

 Daily Bible Jigsaw by Planet 316

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Planet316/
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/planet_316  @planet_316 

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Daily Bible Jigsaw {Planet 316 Reviews}

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Moving House: Pet Edition

So you are moving home? That can be pretty stressful right? But add in pets into the mix, and it can be downright overwhelming! Not only have you got all the stress of packing, cleaning, and moving to deal with, but you have to ensure that your four-legged friend is happy and calm through the process as well. Not an easy task! But there are some things that you can do to make the whole process a little less stressful. Read on to find out more.

Try and get a visit in before hand

Obviously, you can't explain to you pet what is happening, and for them, it can be an unsettling experience moving from one place to another.

So one of the best things that you can do for your pet is to let them have a bit of a nose around your new place before you move in. Especially, if they have lived all of their life there in the home that you are leaving. This will allow them to get used to the sights, and more importantly smell of your new home. Meaning it will be a lot less of a shock when you come to the final moving day.

Unfortunately, this won't be suitable for all type pets and work best for one that can be kept on a lead. Such as dogs, cats, and rabbits.

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The journey from house to house

Now, probably the most stressful part of moving when you have pets is the journey from the old place to the new place. Whereas a few type of pets like to ride in a car, most don't, and they find it difficult.

That means you have the added worry of checking that your fur babies are OK, as well as getting all of your items to the new place.

To help you with this why not use a professional furniture removalists service? Then they can worry about the heavy lifting, packing, and transportation. Leaving you and your car free for your furry friends. Which can make the whole journey a lot less stressful for everyone involved.

Keep them out of the house when cleaning it

The next issue that you may come across when you are in the process of moving home when you have pets is cleaning. Your fur babies can be a real pain when you are trying to clean the property that you are moving out of.

The best thing to do in this situation is to keep them out of the house, or at least the out of the room that you are working in at the moment. Then just before you hand the keys over, you can go around again with the vacuum cleaner, and pet attachment and clean up any addition dander that they might have created.

It can also be a great idea to spray any curtains or soft furnishing that you are leaving with a refreshing spray that removes as well as masks any odors. As sometimes we get used to the smell that our pets can create. This will then make it more pleasant for the next residents.

If you have any other ideas to make the move easier, please share them in the comments.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

How Can a Cow Save a Penguin??

Hey neighbors!!

What does a cow have to do with a penguin?  No, it is not the newest kids joke.  Stonyfield YoKids is sponsoring a program AZA SAFE.  SAFE stands for Saving Animals from Extinction.  So as part of this year long project Stonyfield is specifically committing funds to help reverse the decline of the African Penguin.  So, a cow can save a penguin!! The amount of African Penguins has decreased by 97% in the last 100 years.

What a great day to share this news, because today is World Penguin Day!!  In honor of today, Stonyfield and AZA will be hosting a Facebook Live for kids and their parents!!  The broadcast will be held at the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic CT at noon today, April 25th.  You and your child/children will have the opportunity to see these penguins and to learn about the conservation being done to help  save them.  Be sure to join the Facebook Live here: https://www.facebook.com/stonyfield/ at noon today.

Now, there are some other ways your child can learn more about the African Penguin and other AZA SAFE animals.  Stonyfield will be featuring them on their YoKids packaging.  Your child can collect them all, while eating and snacking, healthy!

Along with all this, Stonyfield YoKids is offering a free kids pass to the 131 participating zoos with the purchase of 2 specially marked YoKids multipacks and of course an adult admission.  You can see the participating zoos HERE.  This is available now through the end of September.

Neighbors, there is a special AZA page where your children can watch special videos that answer the humorous questions, like "Can a cow save a penguin?"  Just click here and allow your child/children enjoy these videos, while educating them about endangered species.

Last of all, but not the very least, Stonyfield has announced that they are reducing the sugar content in all their yogurts, including YoKids.  Always made with USDA organic, non-GMO ingredients, they now have 40% less sugar then the leading low-fat kids yogurt.  You can purchase Stonyfield YoKids in cups, squeezers and smoothies.

Thanks for stopping by today, and remember to visit the Facebook Live today at noon.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

New, At the Fence Writer

Hey neighbors!

We have a new writer coming on board here.  She is from Georgia and although her children are grown, she has several grandchildren, one of which lives with her.  That means you will be seeing some younger children's products soon.  Here name is Joyce, and here is a short bio she sent us.

I am retired mother of 4 and grandmother of 12. I have been a hairdresser in the past as well as working as a foster mom of 65 foster kids in a 20 year period. I worked in the medical field after my children were grown and enjoyed the experience of being an office manager. I have been an Insurance Agent in the past and worked up to the top 5 Agents in North Ga. I am a true people person.



Be sure to take a moment to welcome Joyce to the neighborhood.  I am sure you will enjoy getting to know her as she starts posting here, At the Fence.

See you soon!

Friday, April 21, 2017

SpeedyPrep for Homeschoolers


SpeedyPrep

Hey neighbors!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Here is a really helpful course for homeschoolers that we recently reviewed.  It is called SpeedyPrep, and is an online program to prepare your student to take the CLEP exam.  You can learn a little more about SpeedyPrep courses by visiting their actual website.  The CLEP college credits are accepted by nearly 2,900 colleges and universities.

SpeedyPrep was more for us about learning where my daughter is at in different courses.  We personally will not be taking the CLEP exams.  What we did was, I allowed my daughter to go through and work on different courses and see what she knew and what she would need improvement on.  She still has more to do, but unfortunately this turned into one of those months where she had to grab 15-20 minutes here and there to work on SpeedyPrep.  For the record though, I went in and started one just to see how it worked.  I was amazed at what I remembered.

SpeedyPrep

Here is a partial list of the different courses available, that are all included.
American Government
American Literature
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
Biology
College Algebra
College Composition
College Mathematics
English Literature
Human Growth and Development
Humanities
And many more.

Basically there is a written Intro to each subject.  There are also videos to help you along, but the main learning is done on the flash card questions.  When you start a session, there are questions to answer.  You can pause or stop a course at any time and then come back to it.  It will record the amount of time spent, so if you have to leave for several minutes, you may want to exit the course and then re-start when you return.  Finish the question and then you may choose to submit them, or go look them over again.  When you submit them, you are told how many you correctly answered, and how many were wrong.  You may then choose to take it again, or study a little before re-taking the session.  You may only attempt answering each session 3 times.  There is a bar, for each course that tracks your progression through the course by percentage finished or completed.  Watching the videos does not count toward your progress.  Be aware, that it is answering the questions that will prepare your student for the CLEP exams.

SpeedyPrep

The cost of the course does not include the CLEP exam price.  Your student must complete the course before taking the exam, for the guarantee to be valid.  The course is designed for one student, as the total on the progress bar is only for one, so their results would actually be combined if more than one student studied a particular subject.

Please follow SpeedyPrep on their social media:
Social Media Links:
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/speedyprep   @speedyprep
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/speedyprep

SpeedyPrep allows your student to take the CLEP exam for a course right from home.  They state that there are presently 33 courses that can be "clepped".

Be sure to take a moment to see what the other TOS Crew members have to say about their experiences with SpeedyPrep.

College Level Examination Program Preparation {SpeedyPrep Reviews}

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Five Ways To Save Money On Dental Costs Without Insurance


Can’t afford to visit the dentist? You’re not alone. According to the data, the price of dental care has been increasing at about twice the rate of inflation in the present decade meaning that, relative to income, costs have been going up and up. Studies show that access to dental work has fallen significantly since 2010, with around 5 percent fewer people with cover.


With prices going through the roof and with some patients unable to pay for dental work out-of-pocket, what can be done to make going to the dentist cheaper? Take a look at some of these money-saving ideas.


Take Part In A Medical Study

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Universities and research laboratories are constantly looking for people to trial new experimental treatments and methods. As such, there might be a trial being held near you which requires people with your particular dental problem. Even though the treatments are experimental, they can often be very effective. What’s more, participation in most studies is usually free. You could be involved in a study trialing new dental implants or pioneering a new method to extract wisdom teeth. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research maintains a database on its website of all ongoing clinical trials.


Engage In Dental Tourism


Thanks to the rising costs of dental care in some countries, people are starting to turn their attention abroad. Traveling abroad for treatment usually isn’t worth it for small procedures, but it can make a lot of sense if you need to have extensive work done. Just be wary that treatment abroad, though cheaper, might not be performed to the same high standards you're used to at home so you could be at risk.


Find A Part-Time Job With Dental Benefits


Although most jobs will require you to work full time to get dental benefits, there are still some part time jobs that offer this perk. So long as you meet the minimum number of hours required to get the benefit, you should qualify for free dental care through your employer.


Offer To Barter


Dentists, like everybody else, need certain services. If you’re cash-poor but have a marketable skill, like accountancy, web design or marketing, you could offer your services in exchange for procedures at the dentist. This would lower your costs and leave you no worse off.

Bartering isn’t the most efficient way of trading. But there are now bartering websites out there that can make the process a lot easier.


Find Out If There Are Discounts


Most dentists understand that some people aren’t covered by dental insurance. Although the price that insurance companies pay for treatment is high, many dentists will accept lower payments if you are paying out-of-pocket. Sometimes this is out of genuine sympathy, but in other instances, they have formal discount programs set up. Talk to your dentist about your financial situation and ask whether they’d be willing to reduce their prices temporarily if you pay out-of-pocket. Offer to book an appointment with them during a slow period of business, like during the Christmas break or late on a Friday afternoon.

If you have another method, please share here with our neighbors!!

Friday, April 14, 2017

How To Spot Silent Building Killers

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Thanks to TDHCA

Your home is probably the single biggest investment that you will ever make and it’s only natural to want to keep that investment safe. With regular maintenance and good insurance policies you probably think you have everything covered.  But things can and do go horribly wrong and often you won’t know a thing about it until it’s too late.  Good news is, if you know enough about the tell-tale warning signs you can protect your home from unexpected disasters.  Here are three silent home invaders that if left untreated could shatter your investment dreams.

Dry Rot
Dry rot (Serpula lacrymans) eats away at wood compromising its strength and stiffness. What makes it a deadly and silent building killer is that it can spread through your home’s timbers without any obvious signs unless you know what you’re looking for.  
Typical signs that you might have a dry rot problem include:
  • Wood begins to darken in color, shrinks and cracks
  • If your home is relatively dry you might see a silky grey, lilac and even yellow ‘skin’ developing. This ‘skin’ can be peeled like a mushroom.
  • If you live in a humid climate you might see white, fluffy mycelium developing that can have strands that are brittle
  • You might also notice a musty, damp or mildew-like odour

If you suspect dry rot it’s best to get it looked at by a professional.  You can find your local specialist here.

Termites

Did you know that termite infestation affects approximately 6000,000 homes a year in the U.S., costing homeowners more than $1 billion!

Termites are known to destroy wall and roofing timbers of a home within three months so these bugs literally eat your house down around you.

  • Muddy termite tubes about the size of a pencil on the outside of your home
  • An increase in winged insects in your home, these could be flying termites returning to their colony
  • Damp-like patches springing up on the inside of your home that have a mouldy appearance and odour
  • Wood that is bulging or buckling
  • Unexplained sawdust like material on the floor (this is faeces!)

If you notice any of these tell-tale signs of termite infestation in your house, professional pest control treatments such as those offered by Terminix should be started immediately.

Subsidence
Subsidence is the movement of part of your house caused by the sinking or collapsing of the ground underneath its foundations. This puts strain on the structural integrity of your home leading to cracks in the walls and ceiling.
Natural cracks can appear in your home, particularly newly plastered homes without it being subsidence. The difference with subsidence is that cracks will be thicker, can be seen internally and externally and are usually found by doors and windows.  
Other signs of subsidence to look out for are:
  • Changes to the wallpaper, particularly where the wall and ceiling join
  • Door and window frames sticking as the frames are stretched or bowed
  • Diagonal cracks, particularly by windows and where an extension might join
If you have subsidence it is very costly to fix and will involve contacting your insurance company.  You can prevent it by keeping the soil around your house well drained and ensuring that any leaks from gutters and pipes are kept to a minimum.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  Meet you again soon, At the Fence!

International Veterinary Sciences Quick Bath Pet Wipes and Supplements


Hey neighbors!!

You may know, we had a litter of 5 Shelties puppies, 4 of which have already gone to their new homes, and one who is flying out Saturday.  We have also added to our menagerie recently, so we have had loads of little fur babies to keep clean.



Now, sometimes bathing is just not an option.  Step in IVS Quick Bath Pet Wipes.  I have cleaned more puppies the last 2 months, then I have in a long time.  Since little ones play in their food, I have used these wipes to clean paws, feet and heads.


The IVS Quick Bath Pet Wipes are in a handy package just like baby wipes.  You can keep them by the crate, throw them in a bag to take to the park, or leave a package in the vehicle to have handy. Keep them anywhere you might need to give your dog a "quick bath".  They are nice and thick, and do not shred or fall to pieces are you use them.  They are PH neutral and do not contain alcohol.  They are not harsh on your pets coat.  They contain vitamin A and E and Aloe Vera.  Smell good too!!

As far as a supplement goes, we received Lipiderm a Fish Oil Supplement for large dogs.  Fish Oil is great for your dog's skin and coat.  These ones from IVS are fortified with vitamins A and E.  You give them to your dog once a day based on their weight.  These are made in the USA.  This is a supplement, not a treat or food.  Read and follow directions for your dogs health.

Be sure to follow the IVS social pages:
Facebook: https://www.facebook .com/ivspet/
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Soif you own a dog, of any size, be sure to check out the Quick Bath Pet Wipes.  This is a product that is worth keeping on hand.

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you again soon, At the Fence!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

New Look, New Focus

Hey neighbors!!

Over the next few weeks I am looking at making a few changes.  I want to focus more on certain topics as well as possibly update the look.  I am posting some pictures here, that we might use as a button, or as a background.  Take a look, and leave a comment.  I am going to choose one comment randomly and giveaway a gift card.

So take a look at the pictures.  You can tell me which one you like best, and if you like the color/style of a different photo, let me know that too.

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This is not a Rafflecopter giveaway, I will just use a random number app and choose that comment.  Please leave an email to contact you if necessary.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

CompuScholar, Inc and Homeschooling


CompuScholar, Inc.

Hey neighbors!!

Here is our latest homeschool review product from CompuScholar, Inc.  We had the opportunity to try out their Web Design program.  This is an online program, that homeschoolers can really benefit from.  In this digital age, our children need to be able to use a computer, and the more they know the better.  If your child can learn web design now, just imagine what he/she will be able to do in the future.
CompuScholar, Inc. Web Design

My daughters do a lot of work on their computers.  Both of my oldest daughters make money this way, so I realize how important a knowledge of technology is.  This Web Design program is so easy to use and learn from.  I actually went through a few of the first couple of lessons myself.  It begins with the basics, explaining HTML or Hyper Text Mark-up Language and what it is used for.  Should your child already have this knowledge, they can easily breeze through and move on to the more technical lessons.

Topics Covered:
  • Basic web site layout
  • HTML5 symbols and elements
  • Text styles
  • Hyperlinks and navigation bars
  • CSS effects, spacing and positioning
  • Graphics and image editing
  • Tables
  • Page design principles
  • Dynamic menus
  • Embedded audio and video
  • JavaScript and jQuery

I love that it starts out describing HTML and the systems it will be used on and how it will appear on each system.  The lessons are taught at a child's level, but the information is what is needed to build an actual website, and your child will have the opportunity to do that as they continue through the course.  They make learning fun.  For example at the end of Chapter One, your child has the opportunity to find a hidden message in the HTML from a site.


CompuScholar, Inc.

Each segment of a lesson begins with a online video class, that shows, as well as describes what they are learning.  Then there is a Text Lesson, where your student will read through the lesson, which covers and reinforces the lesson they just watched.  Next you have the Quiz.  It is a multiple choice system, that can be taken up to 3 times.  During the lessons, there are also activities.  As I mentioned above, one was finding a hidden message in HTML code.

The course is set up for a year, but you can basically move along at your own pace.  As the parent you can pay for the year in advance, or they are now offering monthly payments.  This is a GREAT investment in your child's education.

CompuScholar, Inc, originally called Homeschool Programing offers other courses too.  They have a Digital Savvy course, that basically explains some of today's technology and how it is used.  Another course is Java Programming, which of course as the title says, will cover Java skills.  Any one of these courses should benefit your child and help prepare them for their future, as many jobs require some form of computer skills.

You can find them on their social media here:
Homeschool Programming
Facebook – www.facebook.com/HomeschoolProgramming
Twitter – https://twitter.com/HSProgramming   @hsprogramming

CompuScholar, Inc
https://www.facebook.com/CompuScholar
https://twitter.com/CompuScholar   @compuscholar

Several other Crew Members were able to review some of the other courses as well, so please take a moment to click on the banner below to see what they have to say.

Digital Savvy, Web Design & Java Programming {CompuScholar,Inc Reviews}


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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Keep It Local

As a new homeowner it’s important to get to know the area that you’ve moved to and the people in it. It’s important to  learn your surroundings and make friends with your neighbours.  However, getting in touch with the locals and the area in order to feel comfortable in your surroundings isn’t the only reason why you should give precedence to “keeping it local”, there are whole host of practical reasons why you should too.


First of all, you should seek to hire tradespeople in your local area when you need work done on your home that is best left to professionals.   Even if you have a ‘trusted’ worker already in place in your old area consider hiring local. Sourcing your tradesman locally offers them a shorter commute which then means that your needs are tended to quicker. If you need an emergency electrician, for instance, you aren’t going to want to wait hours for them to arrive, you’re going to want them in your home as soon as possible in order to reduce the risk of your electrical problem getting worse.  Hiring locally, in comparison to hiring at a distance, allows for this. Regardless of the problem, or the size of it, having it dealt with punctually means that the prospect of paying more for repairs is diminished; and in regards to the costs of hiring locally: doing so means that the tradesmen will charge you less money due to the fact that they haven’t got far to go. You need not cut ties with your trusted tradesman if the relationship means that much to you, but you need to cut ties in a professional sense if you are going to give living in your new home a real shot. For more reasons as to why you should hire an electrician, and any other tradesperson, in the area that you are currently living in click here.


And the local trend doesn’t stop there, you should also shop locally too. Even with the technological online advances of the digital age, there is still a great benefit in seeking and purchasing your produce in the local area. One of these benefits includes the fact that your spending will only help to boost the local economy; according to studies: thriving businesses help boost the prices of houses in the nearby area. so every time you have the choice between spending money online or spending it at a store on your local main street just think about how nice it would be if the price of your home rocketed. Also, ditching ecommerce, or even big chain supermarket or eateries and instead taking your business to locally run business is a great way to find quirky gifts that you’d have no chance finding anywhere else. However, that’s not to say that you shouldn’t use the Internet to find said local businesses if you have no idea where they are!


So, wherever ‘local’ is for you, make sure you keep it there!