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Best Features Of The New Google Pixelbook Chromebook a Best Buy

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Best Features Of The New Google Pixelbook Chromebook a Best Buy

Is it time to trade in your laptop for a Chromebook? Do you know what the main difference is? A Chromebook is a laptop in a bit of a different standard. Instead of Windows 10 or macOS, Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome OS. They are designed with most applications and documents living in the cloud. So in a sense when you are laptop shopping you are either looking for a laptop, Chromebook or Macbook. It will depend primarily on what operating system you want and the handling of apps.

For instance, if you are looking for a laptop style for your child or teen, Chromebooks are great because at that age they are so app happy and Chromebooks are great for that. But, there are many other reasons you may want to shop for a Chromebook and if you love the newest trends and models, the new Google Pixelbook may be the right choice for you.


What makes the new Google Pixelbook a standout?

  • The first laptop with Google Assistance built in
  • Ultra thin design – just 10.3mm. The 360° touchscreen and 4-in-1 design lets you sketch, edit, watch movies and more
  • The latest security and software features with its Chrome OS power
  • Updates are done automatically in the background
  • Starts up in under 10 seconds
  • Up to 10 hours on a single charge
  • Sold Separately: Pixelbook Pen1: a smart and responsive pen available to enhance your work and play

What about using Apps on the Google Pixelbook?

Let’s just name a few familiar apps easily worked on with your Google Pixelbook: Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail, Photos and more including YouTube Red and Google Play Movies to enjoy even without Wi-Fi.

Now You do need internet connection to always work on your Chromebook. However, any movies, etc you download can be watched without Wifi making travel handy as ever.

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Singing Machine’s Wise Ol’ Owl Blackboard Calculator – Video Review

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Singing Machine's Wise Ol' Owl Blackboard Calculator - Video Review

Math help! Do you need it? With homework to homeschool work we do our best to help our child, but many times we need that trusty old calculator just to make sure we guided them correctly. The Singing Machine’s Wise Ol’ Owl Blackboard Calculator makes learning and checking your work fun. It is an owl that speaks to you.

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When Anthony does his math homework I have one rule – no calculators. There will be a point in higher levels of math one day where the work is calculator driven, but for now I want him problem solving without the easy help. With his division and multiplication he needs to learn in the same way he will be tested. Because they cannot use a calculator on his tests in class he needs to know how to solve without one. His grades show me it is the right decision. However, he loves having a calculator handy to check his own work at after he solves the problems.

This calculator has many functions listed below:

  • Basic Multi-function: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Blackboard calculator sounds when buttons are pressed
  • Language function to learn math in three languages: English, French, and Spanish
  • Large LCD display for easy viewing
  • Colorful soft rubber keys make homework time fun
  • Auto shut off after about 4 minutes of inactivity
  • Battery operated

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Coping With The Cost of College

Coping With The Cost of College
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College is expensive.  Even if you put the tuition fees to one side, you then have rent, living expenses, travel costs and so on… indeed, the prospect of sending their kids to college can be a real uphill struggle for many families and whilst it’s nice to provide in the form of college care packages, tackling the almighty cost of college isn’t something most families can manage – which is why this article looks at a number of inventive ways to make an extra income whilst at college.

Before that, it should be mentioned that if you’re looking for a more frugal way to receive a decent college education, the majority of major universities are now offering distance learning opportunities; even internationally – as an example Aston University, a leading university in England offer a business management degree by distance learning that would save a huge amount of money in terms of travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.  

In any event, it’s always good for students to earn some extra income to help fund their studies and lifestyle, so here are five simple ideas to inspire you to take action.


A quite enjoyable way to make money is to treasure hunt around thrift stores and yard sales, looking for items that you know have a strong desire on eBay.  Often, people aren’t aware of the value that’s in amongst the vats of items in thrift stores and with a bit of careful research and rummaging around boxes, you can find some incredible high profit deals.


Lots of people have items that are “free to a good home”, presuming you have the means and manpower to come and pick them up.  You could simple use eBay, but If you match this with people putting requests in the ‘want to buy’ sections of newspapers and online listings, such as Craigslist this will be the most efficient and reliable way to ensure you are gathering items that you can sell on; after-all, you don’t want to have to rent out a storage unit just to put things nobody wants in storage.  The most expensive aspect of this set-up is having a vehicle large enough to transport the items, but this can pay for itself, if on top of the sale price for the item, you are able to charge a few dollars for delivery to the new customer.


There’s a limit to how much you can make doing this, as there is a restriction to how many times a week you can attend, but typically your time investment would be around three hours per week in order to make $250 to $350 per month.  Understandably, this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but it’s a rewarding way to make money on the basis your blood plasma is necessary to help fuel life saving operations.


Babysitting can be easy money.  If you’re lucky, the kids will be asleep most the time, and you’ll get free time in someone’s home to study or earn even more income by, as an example, being paid to browse websites or answer online questionnaires.


Whilst this is clearly restricted to three seasons of the year, if you charge $25 per lawn, and mow ten lawns a week (basically a weekend’s work) you’ll make $250 per week – that’s a $1,000 per month… and the best part of this, is that once you get regular customers, you can build up a monthly ‘round’ of appointments that generates a reliable stream of income; and doesn’t require you constantly getting new customers.

Books Reviews, Children's Books, Education, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, STEM Learning

Rocket: A Journey Through the Pages Book

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Rocket: A Journey Through the Pages Book

By: Mike Vago

Need more ideas for the kids this season? How about a book that will take them on a journey through space. Follow the rocket with each turn of the page, around comets and planets and learn while they explore.

Rocket: A Journey Through the Pages Book

The book is for ages 4-8 and you can actually manipulate the rocket. It is 14 pages long and makes a great gift idea!

Education, Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Utopia 360° 4D+ Augmented and Virtual Reality bundles

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Utopia 360° 4D+ Augmented and Virtual Reality bundles

It is STEM and fun built into 1 box. For the space, dinosaur and animal lovers comes an augmented reality experience to enjoy on your tablet and phone. See images in 4-D from your tablet and then take a 360 virtual reality tour with the included VR glasses and your phone. This means that if the phone isn’t handy, you can still learn and explore with a tablet. Just download the app and have a space to set your cards down on a flat surface. Let’s explore our space set a bit….

The bundle includes the Utopia 360° VR glasses. We can even use the included glasses for other VR apps we have from watching 360° movies to playing games.

You also get a set of 26 interactive cards. These cards explore space, missions and vehicles related to exploring the planets. Use the tablet to get that 4D view and use the glasses to learn more including stats and facts as you choose a planet or product to view.

You can even take a 360° tour of the International Space Station. Use your camera button to snap screenshots too and see your real life objects in space photos.

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With the 4D+ Animal Zoo you can use food cards beside animal cards and watch the animals find the food and feed. There is an interactive spelling quiz and learn the alphabet and animal names & sounds. With the 4D+ Dinosaur Experience you can capture photos with dinosaurs, use the glasses to walk with the dinosaurs and learn facts and explore 3D archives. You can find all of the ReTrak sets at retailers and online at Amazon too.

Education, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Parenting

Q Wunder Helps Children With Social and Emotional Skills

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Q Wunder Helps Children With Social and Emotional Skills

Q Wunder is an entire system of products by EQtainment that is here to help parents and professionals make children happier by working on the social and emotional skills that every child truly needs help with at some point in life. Whether you have a special needs child or a child who experienced trauma or a life changing event has occurred these are great tools to help your child cope.

Edit: Right now you can find Q Wunder prizes will be featured in Chick-fil-A® Kid’s Meals. While supplies last.


The Q Wunder Tools

Q Wunder uses episodes to watch, music and games all along the same theme and continuing story and topics your child will relate to. Q is a monkey. Q is very intelligent but he can use some help at times learning the right way to talk to people and can let his feelings and emotions get away from him sometimes. The tools of the Q Wunder system allows us to go alongside Q and learn and grow.

  • Q-Time Buddy: He is the lovable monkey plush that when held and played with can offer children a simple way to develop focus and attention span with a simple breathing exercise they will learn about
  • Q’s Race to the Top (Board Game): help Q race to the top of his tree house by answering questions and performing fun actions. The questions are designed to promote feeling identification and verbalization, manners, social skills, creative thinking, balance, and coordination
  • Q’s On-The-Go Pack: 90 question and action cards in a convenient carrying case
  • Q’s Wild Ride CD & Book: Q races to the ballpark on his hovercraft but he will learn some lessons along the way and your child can follow along too
  • Q’s Coloring Book: Just some added fun about Q’s journeys
  • Q Wunder App: there is even more to do within the app as well as see your child’s progress through the shows and games

How to use Q Wunder

First, I would start by downloading the app and creating an account. A story at bedtime and some cuddling with the Q-Time Buddy then some game play and coloring make for a well-rounded lesson on those social and emotional skills.


The app has an interactive kids show, fun games, fun songs and bonus features including some celebrities you and your child will recognize. Parents will find podcasts with well-known guests, parenting resources. Start with a short quiz about your child so that their app world is set up right for them and start playing and growing. The books, board games and plush are the fun additions to complete this system.


More fun with Q Wunder

“The show episodes and app feature Sofia Dickens, Chief Creative Officer of EQtainment and former video correspondent for the Emmy Award–winning quiz show, Jeopardy!, and anchored the nation’s largest youth news source, Channel One News, along with her celebrity guests, such as Michael Strahan, Nick  & Vanessa Lachey, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, David  & Christina Arquette, Willie Robertson and many more!”