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New Members, Welcome! Check in here! December 18, 2006 8:17 AM

Free Education over the internet is a benefit to us all! Please tell us about you, and why you think Free education sites are important.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
HEY! December 18, 2006 9:32 AM

great idea for a group - thanks for the invite Jacida!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 December 18, 2006 9:54 AM

Hi all, I am glad I stumbled upon this group, and as soon as I have a bit of time, I hope to be both a contributor and one that can take advantage of the posts of others here. 

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anonymous  December 18, 2006 12:35 PM

thanks for the invite.my granddaughter has a learning disability.the free tutoring on the web is a great help to her.really glad you started thid group.glad to be here.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
Great Idea... December 18, 2006 3:54 PM

Maybe we can even eventually rise to the level for academic certification and credits for participation, above and beyond the knowledge and wisdom gained. Blessed Holidays and a superior New Year with Love,  Spencer  Peace!!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous  December 18, 2006 7:01 PM

Thanks for the invite ! Wonderful idea for a group , and Im delighted to be here !

Love
Carol
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 December 19, 2006 2:51 AM

Great group.  My friend Jacida, thank you so much for invitation.

 

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 January 07, 2007 1:23 AM

Hi Sue invited me and since I am a computer tech in software and do graphics, I might even pick up some new tips here...or help someone who needs some. Looks like it will be fun

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 January 07, 2007 12:26 PM

I am a novice and can use all the help I can get. Sue sent me an invite, God bless her. I am happy to be here. Hugs to all  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Hello all January 07, 2007 2:56 PM

Hi, and thanks to Sue A for the invitation. I don't know much about computers so hope to be able to learn a lot here. Great idea! lhr(Maine)

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THANKS January 08, 2007 9:42 AM

I just want to thank Sue for the invite. This is a real opportunity

and I'm very grateful. I look forward to learning more about

computers!

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thanks for the info I love you folks January 08, 2007 9:45 AM

thanks for sharing this information. totally positive.

Jon

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Thanks for the invite SUE January 08, 2007 10:21 AM

Hi

thanks for the invite, looking forward to learning more!
Blessing Ingrid  

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Hello, I'm a new member. January 08, 2007 8:13 PM

Hi.  I'm a new member.  I have only recently (this week) discovered Care 2.  My kids, who are very active on the internet led me here.  I am a home schooling mom.  I taught all 5 of my kids from preschool through high school.  I just have one left who has not yet graduated, my youngest, Jonathan. 

My kids were reading at ages 1, 2, and 3.  I had a looong conversation with the local school official and he convinced me of what my heart was telling me, that what public education offered in that area (where we lived for 16 subsequent years) would NOT meet the needs of my highly gifted kids. 

Since my kids are fast readers, they read through their textbooks (both understanding and enjoying them) in about 2 months, each year.  I tried letting them go ahead.  My oldest did grades 1-4 all in one year, before turning 7.  I tried using multiple curriculums per subject per grade, but that cost too much. 

We didn't have internet until the kids were past grade school, so we turned to the public library.  Every 3 weeks, when not doing text book studies, we checked out 350 to 500 books (non-fiction, all learning books) and my kids read them all. 

Now, though, we all do our work (earning income at different levels) on computers.  Even my 4 graduates still have an endless appetite for learning new things, each in his own subject areas, so my adult kids are still learning all the time using the internet (which is much more convenient than the library, though I have a hankering to go back to the library with my youngest soon). 

My kids are an inspiration to me.  They have forged the way with internet learning.  It has been they who have taught me how to learn new things on the internet, as well as join new groups like Care 2.  (I'm on here thanks to my teenage son, Jonathan.) 

My kids are into a wide range of internet learning: computer applications, historic research, home steading, classical music composition, alternative energy, growing fruit trees, and I could go on and on. 

So what learning am I interested in?  I am a writer.  I've written about home schooling, parenting, and how to be a healthy family (ie great relationships) for about 15 years.  In the last 5 years I have expanded my writing to include kids story books, following the lead of my daughter, who signed her first book contract at age 15.  She is encouraging me along and showing me how to use the internet for learning. 

I create childrens' curriculum (such as penmanship and writing starters), am writing chapter books for kids ages 8-14, and recently started a chapter book for ages 4-7 about a little girl living on a property like our acre, who learns all about the earth and nature through her grandmother. 

So you could say I'm here to learn things that I can teach kids.  But I also write for adults (parents) and love to learn new things in every way I can.  I am disabled, but determined not to let that get in the way of leading a very full life, including one that benefits other people, creatures and plants as well. 
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 January 09, 2007 11:30 AM

I'm glad i stumbled into this website.  Free education over the internet is important because it gives kids (and people of all ages) access to information that have no other way to get it.  There are thousands of people that can not afford to further their education and this provides a way  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous another newbie January 09, 2007 4:20 PM

Having a group to promote/provide free learning on the web is a great idea!  I hope I'll be able to contribute as well as learn.    

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thank you debs for the invite!!! August 19, 2007 5:11 PM

hello to all!!!!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
New member August 21, 2007 2:30 PM

I'm a strong believer of free Internet education. I teach ESL free of charge to adult immigrants using Skype and a virtual office. I have students from China and Colombia.

In a future post I'll explain my complete setup. I also blog about education and the Internet at The Digital Schoolhouse.

Sincerely,
Alan
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 August 29, 2007 6:18 PM

Hello, I am Carole and I am building a free Maths revision website at the moment. It is taking a lot longer than I thought it would and if anyone is interested, I would be glad of some help. I live in Aberdeen in the UK and I am pitching the examples at about 12 - 14 years. It would be impossible to cover every topic but I hope to cover the main ones which are universal. I hope to have a draft version online soon and will be delighted to get some feedback.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hello September 10, 2007 10:38 AM

I am interested in online sites and interactive opportunities that allow and encourage learning. I made a website to help my students practice their times tables, and I have links to many free educational sites on my site. It is at http://www.geocities.com/multiplicationfacts I also have some experience with "NovaNet" an interesting outgrowth based on the work of one of the 'founding fathers' of the internet. It allows ESL, high school credit, and GED students to work through a curriculum at home on the internet. The school district has to pay to be a part of NovaNet, but there is no charge to our students. Brett  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 19, 2007 10:35 PM

Just stumbled on to your new group by exploring Groups main. Looks informative.

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 September 20, 2007 3:31 AM

I also joined this group after stumbling upon it. Looks VERY interesting!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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