Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Online resources

Since my recent post on the effect of online eduction on public schools, I thought I would share a few of our online education sources.


This is a math program. You can use it as a stand alone program or as a supplement to a program you are already using.

With the family discount, it costs our family $239.88 for a six month membership. I will probably get the year membership next time. They have a free trial option.

2) Brainpop.com

This is a fun kids learning resource. With a extensive list of topics on science, social studies, English, math, arts and music, health and technology.

The family membership costs $99 per year. They have a free trial option.

They also offer Brain Pop Jr. and Brain Pop Espanol. The homeschool membership is more expensive, but it allows up to three students to log in a one time.

3) Starfall.com

This is a preschool to kindergarten phonics and reading website. Our youngest daughter taught herself to read by playing on this program.

It is free.

There are quite a few online options out there and I'm not sure how you choose except by trial and error.

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Anonymous said...

Study Island (www.studyisland.com) is a learning program with embedded games for reading, writing, math and social studies.

Christina S. said...

There are many great online resources for homeschoolers! When I first started homeschooling, I remember telling a friend, "You don't even need text books, just a ream of paper and some printer ink!"

I use Aleks.com for my 6th grader. We really love it, but I do think it's expensive, for what it is.

LearningPages.com is a good one for high-quality printable worksheets for younger grades (5th grade and below, I think). You can also check out the websites of text books, they offer a lot of supplemental material too.

There's also sites, like the one I've done work for (www.LessonPathways.com), that aggregates online resources for homeschooling. This is a good option for those with little time or patience to perform endless internet searches.