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Educational Websites

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 As a parent, there are times when you want and feel the need for extra work for your child in order for them to keep up with their peers eduational levels. Many parents, resort to getting a tutor for their child, some usse Kumon, Kip MGgrath and we have used Explore Learning in the past.

However, sayign all of this, there are a huge array of resources on the world wide web, that needn’t cost huge monthly outgoings and can save you hundreds of pounds or dollars or lots of money. However, looking for all these resources can be very time cnsuming and I have undertaken this  task over a few months and have managed to obtain a lot of websites that I have personally checked out and now included in this blog.

These websites, I have checked out and I think they are very useful and full of free or small amount of fees for a large amount of educational resources. Here they are: Enjoy.

Primary Framework for all Subject
 http://www.teachfind.com/national-strategies/year-3-literacy-support-materials-teachers-working-partnership-teaching-assistan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhKxmt6clM0
Maths
Free www.khanacademy.org learn anything for free over 86,556,197 lessons delivered
http://nicholasacademy.com/printxtables.html
http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/decimals.html
http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/decimals/decimal-tenths-boxes.pdf
http://www.imaginativeteacher.com/Free_Downloads.html
Paid subscriptions
http://uk.ixl.com/membership/
www.adaptedmind.com   www.whizz.com
http://www.parentsintouch.co.uk  SATS papers and useful resources £9.95 per year
http://getworksheets.com/  50k worksheets $29.99
Teachers Resources
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=2983
http://teacher.scholastic.com/tools/
Google search “free maths english worksheets resources”
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=free+maths+english+worksheets+resources+
Free Worksheets
http://www.freemathworksheets.net/decimals.php?gclid=CJyYzov_56gCFUFC4QodyCdqBw
http://teachingimage.com/decimal-worksheets.php decimal numbers worksheets!!
http://www.theschoolrun.com/landing/free-maths-resources-parents-1536
http://www.freemathworksheets.net/general-math-worksheets.php
www.tut-world.com
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishB2.htm  http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/
http://www.freemathworksheets.net/general-math.php
http://free-worksheets.blogspot.com/
http://www.theschoolrun.com/user/register
http://www.rhlschool.com/
http://www.math-drills.com/decimal.shtml
http://www.theschoolrun.com/landing/free-maths-resources-parents-1536
Learning Mentors http://www.infed.org/learningmentors/lrn-ment.htm
https://nextstep.direct.gov.uk/PlanningYourCareer/JobProfiles/JobProfile0180/Pages/default.aspx TAs

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=24
http://www.communication4all.co.uk google ads
http://www.gogivers.org/kindness.cfm?cc=5

www.freemathworksheets.net/general-math-worksheet.php

• www.tes.co.uk/primary-worksheets
• TheSchoolRun.com
http://uk.ixl.com/membership/  $79 per year

http://www.communication4all.co.uk/HomePage.htm

http://www.forumbusinessmedia.co.uk/education/products/special-educational-needs?gclid=CJv__eGi8KkCFcRO4QodwFVaWA
http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/decimals.html

• www.gogivers.org
http://www.classroom-management.org/signs.html

• ForumBusinessMedia.co.uk
Proggress Monitoring
http://www.osepideasthatwork.org/toolkit/ta_science_based_research_a.asp
http://www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk/en-gb/resources/links.aspx
http://www.autismteachingtools.com/

PSHE development
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/pshe.shtml

http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/questions/questions.pdf
http://www.ageofautism.com/2011/08/how-do-you-measure-progress-in-autism.html

Keystage bitesize

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/spelling_grammar/spelling/play.shtml Trapped Spelling
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks2_activities/english/spelling.shtml
http://www.debohunprimary.co.uk/english.asp  http://www.debohunprimary.co.uk/kidszone.asp

Touch Typing

Get your kids to learn to touch type, this is soooo useful in everyday life, as kids these days use computers, keyboards and so it is sooo handy for theem to learn to touch type. Dancemat is FREE and teaches your kids in a really easy and friendly way to learn to type starting from the very beginner’s level of familiarising the keyboard to learning or mastering typing without looking at the keyboard and using all the digits of a hand!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

Robert Kiyosaki’s and My View

As a young working person in the 1990s and early part of 2000, I was told to start a pension. My financial advisors, accountants, FSAs, etc kept telling me to put my money in a pension fund!
I never fell for this notion (I found it so absurd if not meaningless), even the fact that I was being told by my financial advisors that the Government will put some money towards my pension, if I put some money towards it. This NEVER EVER appealed to me and I always thought that the best way of creating a pension fund would be to invest in bricks and mortar.
Buying Property and getting income cash flow now and in future was going to be my pension.
Why would I take out a portion of my income to go into a Pension Fund that I could access when I was in my 60s and have aboslutely no control over its growth. I found this very foolish and I naturally felt, for some unknown reason (The Law of Attraction may be) to find a way of creating my own pension. I always, always had an interest in property and I thought this is my way!

Sorry to digress on the above. Now moving back to Robert Kiyosaki. I first read Robert Kiyosaki’s book 9 years ago and realised that this is what I was already doing on a small scale with a challenging life. At least I knew that this was the right thing to do, no one taught me to follow this path, I did it naturally (please do not think I am bragging, I am not) and reading a book such as this, only confirmed my beliefs.

At the same time. I really wanted to get out of the rat race especially the commuting, even though I enjoyed working and living in the City (London), I loved my job and I loved my work colleagues and I loved working in the Square Mile. This was a dream as a child and no doubt many young adults have the same dream and can relate to this.
I did become a very good high income earner but I still did not like the thought of trading so much of my time for money. Whilst working for 9 years in the City, I decided that the chance for me to stop was when I start my family. Before I stopped working in the City, I started thinking that when I stop working, I really want to be achieving a level of income where I can live comfortably while raising a young family.
As a woman, a mother, a carer, my life compared to Robert Kiyosaki’s was different in respect of the fact that I am a woman. Most men (not all) can detach themselves from their kids and family and focus on making money, achieving goals at a much faster rate than mothers of young kids or even older ones. Life does not get any easier, the older your children get (if you have them).
Anyway, what the sole objective of my Blog Post is that while you are working in your early years (if you so choose to) think about other ways of making money so that you find ways of thinking like me and Robert Kiyosaki’s thinking  and finding ways of “my money working hard for me and not me working hard for my money”
I really wanted to create a lasting wealth and increase my financial strength year after year, so that I had my money working hard for me and not the other way around if I so wanted. My financial strengh has been a slow one, but this is because of the challenges in my life. Anyone, without these challenges, will undoubtedly do much better than me and a a faster pace.
I would have personally carried on working by choice, but my cirmstances had changed in a way that it was better for me to not go back to the rat race and to focus on my special needs child. If I had not thought and planned ahead, I would not have been able to do this and would have been forced to go back to the rat race.

I would really like to quote the following email that was recently sent to me (20/05/10) and I will just quote all that was written:

Here we share the wisdom of Rich Dad from Robert Kiyosaki. Learn the first 5 Rich Dad secrets you never knew!
Step 1: Decide to Be Rich
Robert sat quietly that night and his lessons began all over again. He could hear his rich dad talking. “The only difference between the rich, poor and middle class,” he said, “is the kind of lifestyle they want. You don?t have to be psychic to tell a person?s future. If you listen to the words a person uses, they will tell you their future.”
Rich Dad believed that words were a person’s most important tool. He constantly reminded Robert to watch the words he spoke, simply because he believed that the words you speak and the words you think ultimately become the world you live in.
So that night, Robert remembered Rich Dad reminding me to listen to different people?s words. He noticed that poor people often said:
“I just want enough money to pay the bills.”
“I need a few dollars to get to the next pay day.”
People who used words such as these, often focused only on financial survival. Rich Dad often referred to these people as “poor” people, because they were poor managers of money.
So a person who thought or spoke words such as these was constantly fighting for financial survival, regardless of how much money they made.
The middle class used different words because they had different ideas about how to use their money:
“Our home is our most important asset and our largest single investment.”
“We’re setting a few dollars aside every month, so we can afford the down payment on our dream home.”
“We’re saving money for our children’s college education and our retirement.”
Robert noticed that the middle class focused on comfort. That is why so many of them say, “I don’t want to be rich. I just want to be comfortable.”
That night, Robert recalled the words his Rich Dad’s rich friends used:
“How did you finance your shopping center? Did you syndicate it with a joint venture partnership or did you go to a hard money lender for the interim money?”
“My underwriter has a new private placement, pre-IPO offering. Do you want a position in it?”
“I bought the shares through my corporation because the long-term tax consequences are better.”
The rich used the vocabulary found in the asset column. Rich Dad said, “The rich are rich because they are not focused on day-to-day short-term survival, or the expense column as the poor are. Nor are the rich focused on comfort and the acquisition of liabilities using credit, as the middle class is.
The rich are rich because they focus on the long-term acquisition of assets… assets such as stocks, bonds, businesses and income producing real estate. Many times the rich will forsake meals, a steady pay check, a vacation, or the comfort of a nice home, to build or acquire real assets.”
So decide to be rich, even if you are broke and penniless today. In Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert wrote of the difference between being poor and being broke.
Poor is a state of mind where thoughts such as “I can?t afford it” or “Live below your means” come from.
Being poor is eternal but being broke is temporary.
Step 2: Decide What Kind of Money Problems You Want
There are only two kinds of money problems: not enough money or too much money. Unfortunately, the kind of money problem most people know is not enough money.
Rich Dad stressed that his son Mike and Robert must not only know how to make money but what to do with the money they made.
Rich Dad said, “Most people know how to work for money, but they do not know how to have people and money work for them.” So he taught both of them how to plan on having too much money.
He said, “If you want to be rich, you must make sure your excess money creates more excess money. You must know what to do with your excess money before it gets to you. Most people, when they receive any excess money, spend it foolishly or just park it in the bank.”
So decide what kind of money problems you want.
Step 3: Write Your Plan and Follow It
After choosing between being rich, poor or middle class, and then choosing between too much money or too little money, it?s time to write your plan.
If you have chosen to be rich, even though you are broke today, and have decided to have the problem of too much money, read on. If you do not plan to be rich or to have too much money, then you need not read any further.
Rich Dad?s plan started with a few basic goals:
1. Change the characteristic of your income. Start a part-time business.
2. Change the characteristic of your expenses. Convert personal expenses into business expenses.
3. Place your business inside a legal entity.
4. Have your business buy your assets.
5. Harness the power of reinvesting.

Therefore, decide on what you want to do now and plan for your future and ensure that your excess money creates more excess money for you.
One pillar or way to making money is through property.

To Your Success

Sofina Khan

Dr Joanna Martin

Posted by sofina under Blogging, Self Development

Meeting and Listening to Dr Joanna Martin

 

I had the great pleasure to meet Dr Joanna Martin originally from Tasmania, Australia who now lives in London, UK. Some of you might know who she is. She is the acclaimed Speaker, Lifestyle Coach, Entrepreneur and co-author of the besteller “Our Internet Secrets”.

While I was waiting for her to do the presentation, I visited the Ladies WC. There she was, Dr Joanna Martin! I couldn’t believe that I bumped into her in the Ladies WC of the Millenium Hotel right before her presentation, Gloucester Road, London. Dr Joanna Martin was getting ready (cosmetically), for her presentation at Mark Anastasi’s Social Media event, 1st May 2010.

I introduced myself and I sensed a really warm genuine person behind the beautiful smile and pearly whites.  20 minutes later she was on stage introducing herself and I felt privileged to be listening to such a kind, generous person and an inspiration to especially women out there who want to succeed in life.

Dr Joanna Martin’s presentation was on How to make money Using Social Media and webinars. It was about internet profits for “people people”. Dr Joanna Martin talked at great details on how creating webinars and learning how to create an “effective presentation” could be used to make large amounts of money and help others too.
It was a very very good presentation and I discovered yet another way of making money, in theory, using webinars!

To Your Prosperity
Sofina

Inspirational Videos To Watch

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Watch this inspirational Video by Napoleon Hill and Make NOTES!!

Napolean Hill’s Expression of Gratitude “.. I Ask For Not More Riches but MORE Wisdom with which to make Wiser Use of the Riches you gave me at Birth consisting in the Power To Control and Direct my Own Mind to Whatever Ends I Desire.” Napole0n Hill

Think And Grow Rich PDF

I would recommend reading “Think and Grow Rich“, by Napoleon Hill.

Click Here to Visit the Site Where You Can Download Your Very Own Copy of
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill 

Especially Don’t Forget to Be ALWAYS Grateful For What You HAVE!

Also I recently came across this great Video Clip from Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address Speech.
Steve Jobs, if you don’t know was the co-founder of Apple and is an ex-CEO of Pixar Animation Studios.

Strong Words
“You’ve Got To Find Your Love ….. Do What you do believe is great ….. So Keep Looking, Don’t settle!

“If you live your day as if it were your last, then someday you certainly will be right. Remembering you are going to die. …
Your Time is Limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
… Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Stay Hungry and Stay Foolish.
Taken From Steve Jobs’ Speech, which I personally found inspiring.

One of My Websites is Not Showing up in Google!

After discovering a few tips on improving SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) from a number of Internet Marketing Seminars I had attended in the past. I explored SEO and even managed to get most of my websites successfully and with not too much difficulty in the top 10 rankings of Google, searches, based on specific Keywords.

To my surprise, 2 weeks ago (1st April 2010) April Fool’s Day, one of my websites that was consistently number one or at least in the first page of Google just disappeared. I panicked, I read Google’s WebMaster Guidelines to give me an indication of anything I had done wrong. I couldn’t figure it out! I did remember there were a few things that I had amended on the website itself, which could have had an impact. One change was adding Google Adsense ads on the first page of the actual website. But surely, that couldn’t of got my website de-indexed or stopped my site from being shown! Could it?
Well, as my site isn’t appearing in Google search results or not showing in the first 20 pages or so, or it’s performing more poorly than it once did, I decided to check with Google’s website as to what I could have done that was wrong. I discovered and visited Google’s  webmaster guidelines website. I read most of the guidelines and was still baffled as to what could have happened, as I truly believed that I had not violated Google’s Webmaster Guidelines to the best of my knowledge and understanding.  
I then wrote an email to Google Help about this problem and have had no response or reply. I will just wait patiently. In the meantime, I have searched almost 200+ pages looking for my specific website but just can’t find it! It seems to me that it has just disappeared in Google’s Search Engine. Panic “my website is not showing on google”. I am very frustated!

After further investigating and getting slightly bored completing cumbersome searching through endless pages of Google Searches. I realised that my mysterious website must be somewhere in Google’s Cyberspace!
A Couple of Checks:
In Google.com or Google.co.uk Search Box type the following: site:www.mywebsite.com
where www.mywebsite.com should be the name of the website that is not showing up in google. Do not leave a space between the site: and www as it does not show anything related to the website you are searching for if you do this.
Once you have entered this information, hopefully your website should come up. Voila, if it does!  At least you know that you have not been deindexed or removed from Google Search. Yippee!! My website did come up! One hurdle.
Second check, enter any unique text from your website and since it is your own content you can easily cut and paste something from your website and put this string of text in quotes. For example “sofina khan was born “ and do a search. Your website should hopefully then be listed in Google. If it is, then at least you know that you have not been removed from Google.
In my case, my website has been pushed down in rankings by my search term, but how far has it been pushed, I still do no know? I don’t know why, but I’ll wait and see what happens in the next few weeks.
If however, your website still has not appeared when it did in the past. I would suggest that you get in touch with Google about Requesting Reconsideration of your site. Here is the link http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35843
Therefore, you can put a Request into Google to Reconsider your site.

In the meantime, I will just patiently wait for my website to push up again to the first page of Google, as I believe I haven’t violated any guidelines.
Possible Reasons as to why this happened?
When Google’s spiders web crawl the website, my host server may have been down! Server outage. Outrage on my part!
Possible devious individuals who have copied my content of my website and dupicated. Google bans this and could have banned your site as well as the others who have copied your content. Duplicate content is an absolute NO NO!
Something that you have put in your website that is of a spam nature.
There are other reasons to and these are not the only reasons ….

However, in my case, I think I will just be patient and just wait to see if my website moves up in the ranks again or ever, wherever it may be at the moment. Good Luck
Sofina

Thank You

Posted by sofina under Blogging

Many Thanks For Your Patience to All of My Readers.

Thank you for your patience and bearing with me to each and every one of my readers.
This website was moving hosts and there were a few problems in doing so but nothing too difficult.
As I mentioned that if things disappear or are moved around this is why. However, please do not panic.
I will endeavour to make the whole process of moving from one web host to another as safely and quicky as I possibly can. I DID!
Thank you in advance.

31st March 2010. My website and hosting have successfully been changed. A great website on How to Change Hosts, Check below.

Changing Web Hosts – Tips on Moving Your Website

I will be posting a series of vidoes on how to successfully
1) Change Domain Registrars (complicated and tricky)
2) Change Hosting Providers (Hosts)
3) Backing Up All Wesbites and Data
4) Restoring all websites to new host
5) Different Ways of Backing Up WordPress Sites and Databases
Basically the steps to do this will be posted to YouTube when I get the chance to help others to discover how to do the above.
Please watch out or subscribe to my RSS Feed to be updated.
To Your Success
Sofina

RSS Setting UP

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What is RSS?

Some of you who are already experts in Internet Marketing and building websites, may think that I am a bit foolish not having the RSS Feed on my wesbite. Well I do apologise, recent comments on my blog made be very helpful readers have asked me if I have a RSS feed. Well I do, I just have not put it as a link on my website.

Well, now I have and you can find it on the top of this website! Go ahead and feel free to subscribe to my RSS Feed to keep informed of all my posts.

For those of you, who are still new to this game. You may ask what on earth is RSS?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. RSS is the format for distributing news and other web content. When you put content into RSS and send that content to other people or websites, it’s called an RSS feed.

Feeds are very powerful. They attract the interest of the search engines and they reach new audiences. They also keep current interested readers or audience, such as the ones I have. The RSS Feeds keep the audience constantly udpated and it keeps you in communication with your audience. It is the ultimate permission content delivery vehicle. The readers or audience will be made aware of any updates or new posts if they have subscribed to the post and will be able to come to your site every time a new post is made or some page changed. Therefore, tp offer an RSS feed of your blog helps your audience and readers, as I found out!

Your RSS feeds could then get picked up on multiple sites and may even come to the attention of journalists when they do an initial search. If they are already feed savvy and they use a reader to do their online research, your news feed can be right on their desktop. So a person like me, who will be updating my site quite regularly,  a visitorcan come back to this site and see all those updates as they will know about them through RSS and automatically gets the content updates and come to your site.

Every blog has a feed. Most of the new social media sites are using RSS Feeds to distribute their content. Twitter runs on RSS feeds, Facebook and MySpace use feeds.

Web Content Syndication: RSS and SEO Strategy
Web content syndication with RSS is the next big thing in SEO. In the recently published Google SEO Starter Guide, Google acknowledges that tweaking your tags and on-page elements are not as important as having good content and a reputation in your community. RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, syndicates your web content to other sites and builds inbound links, making RSS one of the most effective SEO strategies today. RSS is fast becoming a mainstream application. Adoption is rocketing and sites using RSS report excellent results: an increase in search ranking, more qualified traffic on the site and even increased sales. Taken from Press-Feed Website.

Want to Learn more about RSS, click here for more on RSS in simple terms.

It’s really easy to setup a feed in WordPress.

First Create Your Webfeed. Go to Google’s Feedburner http://feedburner.google.com  This will take you to Google’s FeedBurner. If you already have a FeedBurner account, then click on to the Claim My Feeds Now and log in to your Feedburner account. If not, you can use a Google email account to sign into your account. You will be taken to the Feedburner where you can follow the instructions. You will be eventually given an original feed looking something like this http://<Your Website>/feed/

If you are using WordPress. Just create a new widget (Dashboard, Appearance, Widgets, add a Text Box in your sidebar and cut and paste your HTML Feed link code (<a href=”http://<Your site name>/feed/” target=”_blank” title=”Subscribe To Your site name’s RSS”>Subscribe To My RSS </a>. That’s it. You have an RSS Feed! This is one was of putting an RSS feed in your WordPress website. There are many others, some WordPress themes already have a RSS wdiget preinstalled making it even easier.

To Your Success and Prosperity

Sofina

Internet Marketing Journal

Posted by sofina under Blogging

I am documenting as much as I can about my internet marketing journey and have created a blog as a journal to chart most of the things I am learning, things and thought I wish to share with my readers and any helpful tips and information that people should know.

I want 2010 to be the year when I succeed in my Internet Marketing Conquest and I do want others to be inspired to do the same thing. Just always, remember, that the internet marketing world is not a “get quick rich” and I will never say this. As I have mentioned before, I wanted to start my internet business empire in February 2008, spent lots of money on autoresponders, hosting, ecourses, pdfs, etc. I gave all of it up, as I suffered from “information overload” adn really didn’t know where to begin and got lost in the internet marketing world. You have to learn different ways you can make money online and choose the one way to make money that you will really enjoy. Work on this, make the money (even if it is a few dollars to begin with) and repeat and rinse.
I am no dismissing the fact that there really are a very small number of people who do succeed in the internet over a very short period of time. However, for an average person it wll take time.

To Your Success

Sofina Khan

Please check it out and leave any comments

Click here – Sofina’s Internet Marketing Journal



Social Media Marketing Websites

According to Wikipedia,  Social media marketing is a term that describes use of social networks, online communities, blogs, wikis or any other online collaborative media for marketing, sales, public relations and customer service. Common social media marketing tools include Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Flickr, Wikipedia, Orkut and YouTube.

In the context of internet marketing, social media refers to a collective group of web properties whose content is primarily published by users, not direct employees of the property (e.g., the vast majority of video on YouTube is published by non-YouTube employees). Read the rest of this entry »

Social Media Phenomenon

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Social Media

The Greatest communication Boom is here! Watch this video and see what’s coming!


How To WordPress

Learn  Everything you want to know about WordPress in one place.

What is WordPress? WordPress is an application that contains everything you need to create a web-site. Yes your own website, you can have as many web pages as you want and care to. It takes seconds to create and build your own website and it really is easy and costs nothing! There is no need to purchase website software, no need to pay your hard earned cash to website designers just to make your presence on the web. Best of all you can get a site started straight away and WordPress is useful in helping you getting search engine optimasation (SEO).

Definition of “WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.” http://wordpress.org

I am a truly a great advocate of using WordPress to blog, create websites and to aid in SEO – Search Engine Optimisation.

It is easier to use, create web pages, using WordPress and there are a huge amount of resources out there to help you on your way to start to use Word Press in your internet marketing journey and help you to make money online.

If you really want to get help in starting , there is a great WordPress Training website that can teach you how to use WordPress (if you are a total newbie)  and I recommend this thoroughly. The lessons are free!!

 The WordPress lessons are entirely free and if you truly want to join the WordPress Classroom to learn even more about WordPress’s enhancing capabilities you can join the WordPress Classroom, I would be for all that too. Read the rest of this entry »

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