Our brand-new Not In The Curriculum box will be present near the bottom of most pages. The box is being rolled out across most of our pages over the next few weeks and months. They will look something like this:
Not In The Curriculum box (What is this?)
Some content that is not in the curriculum.
What will be inside the box?
It depends on the topic covered on the page, but it will be one of the following:
- How the topic is relevant to real-life.
- Fact(s) about the particular topic not covered in the curriculum.
What is the aim of the boxes?
The aim of the Not In The Curriculum box is to inform our users more than what is required of the subject. Whatever is in the box will be interesting – the box on the Queen Elizabeth I page is a great example.
When will we see them on all of the pages?
We won’t have them on every single page on this website, but we’ll have them on those pages on which we can include either a fact or five or how the topic is relevant to real-life. We’ve currently added it on the Queen Elizabeth I page, and we’ll roll it out to most of the other pages soon.
Will the boxes be in the app too?
Yes, they will be, just not for some time yet. (We’ll add them to the next update!)
Hello there. At the moment, we’re working on an eBook that explains how women fought for the right to vote in the UK. As with everything we do, it’s free. We’ve come to a stage now where we are ready to release some sneek peeks of the book for you to download so you can see what it looks like. Remember, these are sneek peeks of the book as of 7th July and we could change these at any time.
To download these sneek peeks, go to the links below:
Sneek Peek 1
Sneek Peek 2
The Internet as we know it is under threat. Net neutrality rules are going to be scrapped in the USA on the 11th June unless Congress vote against it. But exactly what is net neutrality and how does it affect you?
What is net neutrality?
Net neutrality means that ISPs (Internet Service Providers) can’t block, slow down or charge for access to any website. In other words: all websites are equal (in terms of speed and access.) It also means that websites don’t need to pay ISPs in order to be accessed on the Internet.
How does it affect me?
Thanks to net neutrality, you have the right to access every website on the Internet, including this one, without me or you having to pay anything extra on top of what you pay to your ISP to get access to the Internet anyway.
What’s happened to change this?
The FCC (the people in charge of regulating communications) have scrapped the rules. This means that ISPs can now block, slow down or charge for access to any website. This means that the Internet would look a lot like cable TV, where you have to pay to watch some channels.
But don’t worry, because there is a vote in Congress on the 11th June. If more than 50% of the senators vote against scrapping net neutrality rules, then the Internet is saved! So, here’s what you can do about it:
What you can do about it
Go to battleforthenet.com and find your local senator (if you live in the USA) and see where they stand on the issue. If they are red, then tell them why you think net neutrality rules shouldn’t be scrapped. Sign petitions, spread the word on email, Facebook, Twitter, wherever.
To find out more about net neutrality and how you can stop the rules from being scrapped, go to battleforthenet.com
UPDATE: We’ve found a few major problems with the theme and we have now temporarily reverted back to the old one.
We have been working on this new look for months and months, and (as you can see) it is finally ready! If you have a problem with the site at any time, just go to homeworkhelpforkids.co.uk/reportaproblem and fill out the form. If there is a substantial problem with the new look, then we will temporarily revert back to the old one whilst we fix any problems.
Our new look loads faster than the old one and we believe it looks a lot better. We hope you enjoy it and if you have any problems, go to the “Report a problem” page.
We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy 2018. We’ve got a tonne of stuff planned for next year, including:
- New look for website & app
- More content (obviously)
Ah, Black Friday, one of the most busy shopping days of the year. It’s where everything is discounted big-time.
Many supermarkets are slashing their prices — and there are bargains to be made.
Here at Homework Help For Kids, we’re having a facelift. Why? Because we feel that the current theme takes too long to load on slow broadband connections. And also, it’s not the theme for us.
Also, you’ve been saying that the Homework Help For Kids app doesn’t have enough content on it. Well, that is all about to change.
We’re working on a new design for this site. One that will fit it more than the current one. You can see it in action as we work on it at mrredblob.com/wordpress. Try to find the page “atomic structure” and give us some feedback by dropping us a line either in the comments box or at mail (at) homeworkhelpforkids(dot)co(dot)uk
The design of the Amazon app will also change and we will remove the advertising (we don’t make a penny out of the adverts) so you can finally get on with your homework.
Going back to school after a long summer break is the hardest thing anyone could do. It can be especially scary if you’re starting secondary school.
It will be hard for the Autumn term is the longest term of the year. But you will get there.