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Smart Parents. Ready Kids.

What is ReadyRosie?

ReadyRosie is an early education tool that is currently helping schools and communities across the nation deepen and scale their parent engagement efforts by leveraging the power of video modeling and mobile technology to meet and equip parents where they are. ReadyRosie has hundreds of brief videos in English and Spanish that model everyday interactions in familiar environments with real parents.

All it takes is 2 minutes a day.

Here's How:

1. Watch a quick daily video.
2. Do the interactive activity.
3. Learn: both child and adult grow.
Quick & easy daily activities to do with your child. Every activity modeled on video in English & Spanish. Delivered to you via email and/or SMS text message.

Smart Parents. Ready Kids.

What is ReadyRosie?

ReadyRosie is an early education tool that is currently helping schools and communities across the nation deepen and scale their parent engagement efforts by leveraging the power of video modeling and mobile technology to meet and equip parents where they are. ReadyRosie has hundreds of brief videos in English and Spanish that model everyday interactions in familiar environments with real parents.

All it takes is 2 minutes a day.

Here's How:

Microsoft Office Training and Tutorials

microsoft office logoIf you need to brush up on your Microsoft Office skills, try these free training tips and tutorials from Microsoft and GCFLearnFree. Learn at your own pace and skip to the skills you need now.

Rainy Cafe Sounds for Studying

Rainy Cafe sceneIf you are anything like me then you love the thought of spending a rainy fall evening studying in a lively cafe! If you feel more productive amid the ambient sound of rain or a bustling cafe then try this website out the next time you need to get some work done. Rainycafe.com lets you personalize the level of noise to suit your study or relaxation needs...

Learn Computer Science at Home!

CPU InteriorAre you familiar with how to use computers but don't have any idea about how they actually work? If you think it's time for you to explore the "technical" side of computers then try your hand at these free helpful Basics of Computer Science learning modules from the University of Tennessee. Who knows, you may just learn a thing or two!

Early Voting: October 20-31, 2014

voting imageEarly voting for the November 4, 2014 General and Special Elections is open from October 20-31, 2014.

Where can you early vote?
"Any qualified voter may vote in person at the main early voting polling place or at any other designated early voting branch location during designated times." -- Harris Votes

Cool Sites for Kids and Parents too

 Navigating through the World Wide Web can be difficult; you can't always trust that the information provided is true or correct.  When working with children, you also want to ensure their safety.  I would like to encourage you to take a look Great Websites for Kids. [It provides] a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

 

iOS 8 is Here, Let the Downloading Begin

ios 8 screenshotApple's new iOS 8 software system for mobile devices is here and it's huge (around 5gb)! If you're like me and your mobile device is stuffed to the gills with miscellaneous apps that you've never quite gotten around to using, this requires a bit of housecleaning before downloading and installing the update.

Life & Learning with Hank & John Green

the fault in our starsI recently came across an article from a 2013 issue of School Library Journal, Hank and John Green: Using Their Powers for Good, and discovered some wonderful web resources created by the two brothers. Now, if by chance you don't have any teens at home, or never visit the library or a bookstore, or never go to the movies, then you may be unfamiliar with John Green. John is the author of several well received teen novels, including the wildly popular, "The Fault in Our Stars." 

Together, the brothers have three YouTube channels that present videos on a range of topics. Take a look and see if you (or your teen) might enjoy them.

CrashCourse: 8 classroom courses including history, psychology, and literature.
SciShow: Exploring science news, concepts, and history.
vlogbrothers: Random musings on a variety of topics.

Log Books for SRP 2014 until Saturday, August 9th

KIDS, there are only a couple of days left to finish reading books for this years Summer Reading Program. If you haven't registered, you still have time to register and log everything you read between June 4th and August 9th.

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