201412期 框架外的教育月刊 Homeschooling Monthly Letter

Submitted by Jenny on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 09:51

在家自學的月刊出來囉!取名為【框架外的教育】的多語言月刊在今天出了第一期,在這裡收錄了需多自學孩子們的作品及家長、老師的話,還有自學教父對新法令的解析,請大家多多參考! 框架外的教育月刊 - Homeschooling Monthly Newsletter

Low tech or high tech? That's the question!

Submitted by Jenny on Sun, 11/23/2014 - 09:48

There is an article circulating around on Facebook about how Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent. It talked about how Steve Jobs limited how much technology gadgets his kids use at home. The idea is not foreign to me and with so many people who cannot put their gadgets and smartphones down (I believe the “official” term is phubbers”), I am not surprised a lot of people, especially parents, who would opt to limit or even to eliminate gadget use.

But, here is the catch, with advanced technology today, it also comes different forms of learning. Without these gadgets, learning computer programming would not be possible. My son loves to listen to audio books when he is in transit going places (even though he also loves reading actual books, I do not let him to do so since it is not good for his eyes), and having “Harry Potter” on his phone works great! Since we are a home school family, we use “Khan Academy” for Math learning and DuoLingo for Spanish review instead of buying textbooks (for expats, you would understand how hard it is to get American textbooks to other countries, not to mention the costly textbooks as well as the shipping cost). Moreover, since my husband and I both are computer science graduates, my son and daughter get to learn computer programming using Scratch and Lego Mindstorm. Also, they use their phone as his alarms for various activities that he needs to get to. In our spare time, besides many outdoor activities, we share funny posts and videos online with each other. You see, technology and gadgets are embedded in our families’ lives and as a family, we thoroughly enjoy it.

If there is one thing I have learned about parenting, it’s the more you tell your kids no, the more they want to do it and more likely they will go to the extreme. Why not give them the flexibility and freedom and show them when and how they can use the gadgets and devices the correct way? But, on the other hand, technology is not the answer to all learning either. When technology is not used properly, it can have harmful and adverse effects on children, ie., eye sight problems, un-filtered online content, and other health issues. Besides these health effects, I also believe that kids should not just learn from one media. They should learn from multiple sources; go out and enjoy physical activities and nature; travel and see things books talk about or they read about on internet. When the learning motivation is coming from within, kids can learn anything and anywhere.

I strongly believe technology is just a tool to aid and reinforce learning, to peak curiosity, and to spark creativity. There should not be a right or wrong answer to using technology and gadgets. The more prudent question is how you use it and how children are exposed to them. Every kid learns differently. And I would argue that what works in my family may not work for everyone. Every parent and teacher should find what “sticks” with every child. Every kid learns differently and only with differentiated instruction and individualized learning program can really help kids learn.

As an educator and a mother, I have learned from my students and my children that learning cannot be force fed. They must take it willingly.

創意科學課程-認識飛機飛行原理與飛機設計的科學及自己動手做好玩的大氣層高空偵察機創意科學模型/Introduction to the Design Science of Airplanes & DIY Model Reconnaissance Aircrafts

Submitted by Jenny on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 09:28

創意科學課程開課啦!下一課是12月19日星期四早上8:00-10:30. 歡迎自學的小學生跟我們一起來玩科學喔!
主題:認識飛機飛行原理與飛機設計的科學 & 自己動手做好玩的大氣層高空偵察機創意科學模型/Introduction to the Design Science of Airplanes & DIY Model Reconnaissance Aircrafts)
請每一位小朋友自己帶以下物品來上課喔:
普通的筆記本x1
普通的原子筆x1
普通的剪刀x1
細的透明膠帶(寬度約1公分的即可)x1
細的雙面膠帶(寬度約0.5公分至1公分的即可)x1
如果家裡剛好有奇異筆或油性筆(黑色的最好)的人請帶來唷!
費用: 360NT

Owen 超級接班人2

Submitted by Jenny on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 09:18

Owen(歐文)吳文瑄參加超級接班人2Owen參賽後的第一次組隊比賽,ˊ主題是學長姐合作賽,隊員有佑庭學長、蚊子和妍翎,雖然沒有得最高分,可是,以一個舞齡才幾個月的孩子來說,算不錯了,請大家一起為Owen加油打氣,相信他會越來越好!視頻
想跟Owen互動的話,請到Facebook臉書來喔!

八大偶像劇 《妹妹》開鏡

Submitted by Jenny on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 09:44

八大年度新戲《妹妹》開鏡儀式八大年度新戲《妹妹》開鏡了! 由徐譽庭老師帶領的團隊來主導,男女主角為藍正龍及安心亞。Ella這次很榮幸可以參加這次的演出,雖然是個小角色,可是,可以跟在台灣屬一屬二的強大陣容一起拍攝,相信她會學到很多。

開鏡照片已放在Facebook上,後續會有拍戲的側拍照及花絮喔!