My daughter Sophie is very busy. Every morning she opens her computer, impatient to begin work.
“What are you doing?” I ask.
“I’m coding. I’m modifying the template on my ‘test’ blog.”
Sophie shows me what she’s doing. “Are you writing the code from scratch?” I ask.
“Sometimes. Other times I’m making changes to other people’s code.”
I don’t mind Sophie spending hours coding. I can see she’s learning a lot while enjoying herself. But I do have a problem: I haven’t got many notes in my records book for this week, and I can’t make any unless Sophie keeps me updated on exactly what she’s doing.
And then I have an idea which will save me from having to ask over and over again: “What did you do today?” Why not let Sophie add her own notes to our shared Evernote notebooks?
Sophie likes this idea, and soon our notebook is bulging with annotated screenshots of Sophie’s ‘test’ blog. Circles, arrows and words highlight exactly what she’s learning.
So what’s all this got to do with an awesome teacher? Well, this latest Evernote homeschool records tip is part of the ‘Other Stuff’ of this week’s podcast!
In episode 53, I talk about:
- Preparing our house for the bushfire season
- Why it’s good to ask for forgiveness even if you’re not sure it’s all your fault
- How to strew suggestions and what to do when they seem to be rejected
- How to use Evernote to share the responsibility of record keeping with children who are working on their own
- How we can thank and encourage people who help us
And, of course, I tell you about the awesome teacher!
I also share:
- A blog and podcast that might help you improve your blogs
- A book, some videos and an updated Pinterest board!
Real Life Maths
Image: Me and the awesome teacher!Thank you for listening to my podcast!