One of Eliana's teachers just clued us in to a really great website. At http://www.freerice.com/ you can test your vocabulary, practice identifying countries of the world, quiz your math skills and more. And it's better than free! For each answer you get right, sponsors will buy 10 grains of rice for undernourished families through the UN World Food Program. Harvard developed the website and it's slick. The computer quickly figures out your knowledge level and works to increase it, recycling questions you get wrong so you can answer correctly the next time.
Eliana and I are both addicted to it. As we play the grains of rice pile up before our eyes! It's a better-than-free way to get ready for the GRE and the EOG (End-of-grade test for 3rd graders). And it accomplishes the unlikely task of uniting all 3 of my passions: my kids, academics, and missions!
Check it out!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Dr. Carmen Imes is the Associate Professor of Old Testament at Prairie College in Three Hills, Alberta, and serves the broader church through teaching, speaking, and writing. She earned a PhD in Biblical Theology (Old Testament) from Wheaton College under Dr. Daniel Block, an MA in Biblical Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), and a BA in Bible and Theology from Multnomah University. She and her husband, Danny, served as missionaries with SIM 15 years. They have three children: Ana, Emma, and Easton.