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Online Tutoring

“Is mobile learning right for every student? Perhaps not. But for those students who are comfortable with technology and prefer the convenience factor of mobile learning, there is no reason to doubt the efficacy of the experience . . .” This guest post shares information regarding virtual tutoring, as opposed to face-to-face tutoring. [This is…

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Math, Science, and More

A colleague recently introduced me to CK-12, a website devoted to providing students and teachers with free textbooks, flashcards, educational games, videos, simulations, and more. E-learning can be a great addition to your homeschool, national school, or private school education. Ck-12 includes a student feature as well as a teacher/parent feature. The site is fairly…

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Recommended Dyslexia Curriculum

Which curriculum do parents and educators recommend for schooling children with dyslexia? What about remediation programs? Many parents homeschooling children with dyslexia (as well as parents of children with ADHD) ask these questions regarding curriculum that works well for the right-brained, out-of-the-box learner. After spending hours researching parent and teacher forums and review sites, I…

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7 Secrets to Finding the Best Homeschool Curriculum

—Delana H. Stewart A colleague sent me this little e-booklet last year, and I finally got around to reading it. Carletta Sanders of Successful Homeschooling does a good job of helping families think through a variety of concerns when searching for a good homeschool curriculum for their children.   Carletta breaks down the different methods…

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Types of Curriculum: Technological Learning

by: Delana H. Stewart (See also: Five Types of Curriculum) One type of home school curriculum is Technological Learning which includes internet and software based programs. Some popular online high school programs include: NorthStar Academy Sevenstar Academy The Potter’s School Veritas Press   What questions should I ask when considering various online high schools? Here…

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Comparing Math Curricula

By: MM These are home-school math curricula my family has had experience with:  The Teaching Text Books – Comes with a book, tests, and video instruction. I like their Precalculus course. I have not seen any of their other curriculum. Singapore Math, This a good challenging program sold by Sonlight, but it can be very “hard”…

Home Preschool and Beyond

—Delana H Stewart Many parents frequently ask me what curriculum I recommend for the pre-school years. If you have read my article Strategies for Teaching Preschool, then you already know that I promote enjoying the preschool years and not focusing on academics. You may also know that I do not promote pre-packaged curriculum for the…

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears

Does your student need reading practice? Do you have a student who loves to read about science and social studies? Here is a site I’d like to recommend to you. Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears is a website presented by Ohio State University. They offer stories about polar exploration, glaciers, whales, Inuit, and more. All…