Saturday, May 28, 2011

Clever idea: Using your blog as part of homeschooling

Many homeschool bloggers post tips and ideas for improving homeschooling.  Homeschooling and blogging go together for many.  For example some of our posts are reports our daughters do on TED talks.

Using your blog as part of your curriculum... suggests using your blog in a way I had not heard of before:

Are we the only ones that use the stats and analytics...and have discussions with the kids about where our international readers are from? It is turning into an active part of our homeschool Geography! I really never anticipated the kids looking forward to seeing what countries turned up today! Then we go on an Internet treasure hunt to see what nuggets of info we can turn up about that culture. Have the kids find it on the map. Predominant religion? Climate? Capital city? How different do you think your life is from theirs?

This summer I think we'll have a unit study on Sitemeter and see what happens with our children.


Jen said...

Brilliant idea! I blog...why not the kids jump on board!? Great way to practice typing, grammar, English etc. Thanks for sharing!
A new follower,

Henry Cate said...

Our second and third daughters do write with their cousins on a private blog for just the cousins. It has been a fun way for them to stay in touch.

And welcome to our blog!

Henry Cate said...

Oh, Jen I hope you submit something to the Carnival of Homeschooling some time.

Kimberly said...

This was a pleasant surprise!

(Not exactly sure what blog etiquette is here... but at least a THANK YOU seems in order!)

Happy Memorial Day!


Henry Cate said...

You are welcome!

jugglingpaynes said...

Oh yes. We love doing that too. In fact, when my youngest started writing her own blog, she enjoyed checking the site meter and telling us what countries had visited. It's a great tool!

Peace and Laughter!

Henry Cate said...

We've been doing the Sitemeter/Geography thing and the girls have been enjoying it.