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November Giveaway @ SecularHomeschool.com

Kiwi Web Filter was designed with the homeschooled child in mind. With Kiwi, parents are able to specify which websites their children can access during class time or during free time. It provides a quality online learning environment for your kids, minus the distractions and unwanted content you don’t want them exposed to.

Benefits of using Kiwi Web Filter:

  • Create subject-specific websites and quickly switch between whitelists for focused online learning
  • Share your whitelists with friends and review their contributions
  • Remotely manage Internet access using any web-enabled cellphone or computer
  • Set online curfews (for example: Facebook.com could be accessible to your kids only between 6pm and 7pm)
  • Password protected – quickly disable the filter with a password (perfect for families sharing a computer)

Kiwi Web Filter is brought to you by Kiwi Commons, a web safety blog and resource for parents.Try Kiwi Web Filter free of charge for 1 month or purchase Kiwi Web Filter for $29.95/year.

And this month, SecularHomeschool.com is offering TEN lucky members an opportunity to win a one-year license of Kiwi Web Filter for their home! To enter this month’s giveaway, all you have to do is share a comment below on how you think a web filter might make life easier or safer for your family. You may earn up to three additional entries for this giveaway by sharing this giveaway on Facebook and coming back and commenting to let us know, by sharing this giveaway on Twitter and coming back and commenting to let us know (with your Twitter ID), or by posting about this giveaway on your personal blog or website and coming back and leaving a comment with a link to your post. (Each additional entry must be entered via a separate comment)


Giveaway! Two Winners! Computer Programming Courses for Kids and Teens

Over at Freely Educate there is a FABULOUS giveaway!

Homeschool Programming, Inc want to give a full curriculum to two Freely Educate readers!

We teach Windows and Game Programming to students who like computers! You don’t need a big computer lab to provide quality computer science education for your student.

Don’t delay… head over to Freely Educate for your chance to win a full curriculum from Homeschool Programming, Inc!

Basic details of Kidcoder,  from their site:

  • Brief introduction to computer hardware, software, and programming history
  • Introduction to the Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express development environment
  • Managing different types of data such as numbers and text
  • Learning how to make decisions about program flow
  • Obtaining and validating user input
  • Working with numbers and math operations
  • Working with strings (text)
  • Learning how to debug (find errors in) your code
  • Learning how to write loops to execute sections of code many times
  • Working with arrays (sets of data)
  • Learning how to publish your programs to other computers
  • Putting it all together — write a simple graphical game!

Basic details of Teencoder, taken from their site:

  • Introduction to the C# programming language
  • Creating Windows Forms
  • Using dialog controls
  • C# data types and variables
  • User input and flow control
  • Math functions and string operations
  • C# debugging and exception handling
  • Object-oriented programming concepts
  • Classes, inheritance, and polymorphism
  • Collections, sorting, and recursion
  • File Input/Output
  • Final project is to make a graphical chess game!


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