Leann is a homeschooling mama of an over-active 6 year old, proud wife of a cop, and pet lover of their two dogs, frogs, turtles – and cricket. Her blog, The Hands-On Homeschooler, chronicles their homeschooling journey, while throwing in tidbits about life, reviews, and recipes. Prior to being a stay-at-home mom, Leann taught math at a public high school for high achieving students. She and her family currently reside in the middle Tennessee area.
TeenCoder: Game Programming is the second semester course in the TeenCoder C# series (preceded by the TeenCoder Windows Programming) and introduces 9th-12th grade students to the C# programming language, the Visual C# 2010 Express development environment, and Microsoft’s XNA Game Studio 4.0 development kit.
Students will learn the basic of game programming, including game design and logic, displaying graphics, animating images, handling sprites, playing sounds, game physics, maze solutions, multi-player viewports, and even AI. Each chapter explains a programming concept in detail with corresponding sample code. Activities at the end of each chapter prompt the student to write their own program based on the material learned in the chapter.
One Semester. Grades 9-12. 233 pages, softcover. Course CD included, which provides a Solution Guide PDF and fully coded solutions for all activities.
Have you ever wished you could read the New Testament in the original Greek?
In this New Testament Greek online class, you will learn the common (or koine) Greek used in the days of Jesus and the Apostles. Slightly different from the classical or ancient Greek of Plato, Aristotle, and the Greek playwrights, New Testament Greek is an easier way to learn Greek and students end up with the same benefits, if not more (since they will be able to read the New Testament in the original).
The most important writings in the world were first written in Greek (i.e., the New Testament). Greek is the foundation for countless English words used everyday (such as photograph, telescope, microchip, etc.). And this particular Greek class is a whole new opportunity to laugh and learn with Dwane Thomas
Home Art Studio homeschool art curriculum DVDs are designed to increase students’ love and appreciation for the visual arts while providing an opportunity to improve their abilities to problem-solve, think creatively, and express themselves artistically. Art history lessons are also integrated throughout, as well as cross-curricular suggestions for math and social studies. Students are introduced to drawing, painting, and sculpting, while lessons emphasize how art is everywhere.
Just one lesson per week will allow you to complete the program in less than a year. You simply need to provide the supplies! Lesson plan PDF documents are included on the DVD-ROM to help teachers make the most of each lesson-time. Easy-to-follow lessons are age-appropriate and concepts are reinforced in later grades; students may work at their own pace without any fear of falling behind. This program is perfect for parents who don’t have a lot of art experience, but who want to ensure that their children receive a well-rounded arts education.
For grades K-5.
Excelerate SPANISH is a dynamic, multi-sensory foreign language program designed specifically for homeschools and co-ops. Students will love the humorous skits, action sequences, and stories. Ideal for all learning styles (kinesthetic, visual, and auditory learners) and multiple ages. Fun for the whole family! Imagine learning Spanish almost effortlessly as you dramatize an engaging variety of scenarios: attending a concert, playing soccer, riding a motorcycle, painting a mural, or going horseback riding… Say goodbye to stale lessons, monotonous drills, lame dialogues, and forgettable lists forever. Welcome to Spanish you’ll love, use, and remember! Because “what we learn with pleasure we never forget.” (Alfred Mercier)