Posts Tagged ‘ educational ’

Free Online Photography Classes

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Craftsy is offering 36 different free online classes right now!  One of those classes is a free photography course about Professional Family Portraits.  The class is 1 ½ hrs. long and is broken up into 4 sessions.  You can watch classes on your own schedule and once you sign up, your access never expires!

Here’s an overview of the class:

Bring out the best in your subjects with professional photographer Kirk Tuck’s advanced strategies for family portraiture. Transform any room into a portrait studio with Kirk’s quick tips on improving your setting, and easily create ideal lighting indoors and out with the use of bounce flash, umbrellas and affordable materials like foam core. Discover the key to engaging your subject as Kirk reveals how to capture shots of energetic and oftentimes impatient toddlers. Shoot flattering portraits of mature subjects with professional exposure and composition techniques. Learn how to direct and pose a large group, and then move into post-processing to erase blemishes, soften wrinkles and modify color cast for polished images that families will be proud to display in their homes for years to come.

Not interested in photography but would love to learn other skills?  Check out the other 35 free classes that Craftsy offers.  There is everything from cake decorating to figure drawing to cabinetry tips and techniques to making perfect pizza at home!

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Free Museum Entrance Day (Sept. 27, 2014)

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Hundreds of museums across the country will be offering free admission as part of Museum Day Live! on September 27, 2014.

To see what museums are participating and to get your free tickets, visit the Museum Day Live! website.  There is a limit of one free ticket per household and each ticket is valid for 2 free museum passes.

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Educents: $5 Account Credit (new customers only)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, a site dedicated to bargains on educational products, is currently offering new customers a $5 account credit that can be used towards any purchase on their site.  To get the free account credit, simply sign up here.

The account credit is good on any product and the only restriction is that it cannot be used on the shipping costs.

Thanks, Cathy, for the heads up!

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Free: 3 Months of Interactive Math Lessons- access to all grade levels!

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

FREE Summer Math!

I am so excited to bring you this deal!  A+ Interactive Math is offering 3 months of Interactive Math for FREE(grades K1 to Algebra 1) to my readers!  What an easy way to help your child keep their math skill sharp this summer!A+ Interactive Math is a complete math program that offers a lot of flexibility for your child.  It includes colorful, interactive video lessons, lesson plans, online or printable worksheets for practice, templates to create your own worksheets/exams, printable progress reports/certificates and more!

To get started, use their Free Placement Test to give you a comprehensive report and show any weak areas or learning gaps that your child might have. You can then move your student to lessons that will fill in learning gaps and attain mastery.  Or you can easily review past lessons and concepts as well.
For instance, if your child is struggling to understand fractions and they are 4th grade, you can back them up to grade 2′s beginning fractions chapter for a couple of weeks or days, then to the 3rd grade fractions chapter, then up to the 4th grade where they NOW have a solid understanding of how fractions work & can begin working at their own grade level or beyond!  No one else offers this kind of flexibility!

While the 3 months free offer is good for one child per family, A+ Interactive Math is generously allowing my readers to add any additional students at a discount of up to 90% off when you sign up here!

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Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program (earn a free book!)

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Want to help motivate your children to read this summer?  Check out Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program for children in grades 1-6.

By simply reading 8 books of their choice, your child can earn a free book from Barnes & Noble.  Simply record the books read on the provided reading journal, then take the completed journal to a Barnes and Noble store between May 20 and September 2, 2014.

The free book can be chosen from a pre-selected Barnes & Noble list.

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