Great Homeschooling & Teaching Resources for You!
Being a homeschooling parent, I look to find as many valuable resources as I can to help me be the best teacher I can be for my children. And, some of these resources I turn to on a regular basis for information, print-outs, tests, and more. Since I received numerous emails from these resources today, I wanted to share them with you. They aren't just for homeschooling parents and children, either. Students from K-12 have a slew of information at their disposal on these sites that can help them with their studies regardless of where they attend school.
Let's start with Family Education:
I love this site for its great selection of information that is well organized for parents and teachers alike. If you have a child 12-18 years old, for instance, they have a "school" section that helps teens get homework tips, study for the SATs and search for a College. They also have a "Life" section that discusses Teens & Smoking, finding a job, and help for kids going thru puberty (like my Sarah).
This site has a section for every age group and every grade level and offers teachers and parents printables, activities, quizzes, blogs, advice, recall information, and more. They even have a Reading Readiness Screening tool. I love this place! And personally, I think it is one of the most important resources that I turn to on the net. Their articles and information have been well researched, so you can trust that they know what they are talking about.
Click on the image above to go to their site.
Next is Home Science Tools:
Here's another great site for those parents who need some hands-on goodies for science projects and lessons. Home Science Tools has everything your child could possibly ever need to take them into the 21st century learning science. I was never big on science growing up, but my son, Matthew, is a science whiz-kid. He loves everything science and space and can discuss these subjects in great detail. Part of the reason, I believe, is that I have used Home Science Tools to take him to that place in science that sparks his curiosity and will to learn. No more boring!
Home Science Tools is not just a place to get microscopes and chemistry kits either! You'll find science curriculum by grade, science books, science information, and sections on Chemistry, Life Science, Biology, Earth Science, Space Science, Physical Science, Physics, and Technology as well. Again, like Family Education, this site is a real doozy. Propel your child into wanting to learn more about science - you won't be sorry. I believe that the next generation will be taking science and exploration to incredible levels. Just like the computer age brought us a world of information and made all that you are enjoying this second - reading this post for instance - possible. I believe that "Science" is the future. It has always been here, of course, and it has always been on a steady rising growth and learning curve, but I think our children's future and our next "great thing" is going to be in nuclear energy and stem cell research. Miraculous things are happening all around us, let's prepare our children together for a possible career or understanding of what was once an impossibility.
Click on the image above to visit their site.
A wonderful resource for Teachers - TeacherVision:
Am I piling on the resources? Good. Better too many than not enough. Have you been to Teacher Vision? Wooo, supersite for teachers. And, be open-minded here, if you are a parent, then you are a teacher! We all must do our part to teach our children and help them to succeed, and this site is sure to make that job a little easier. You'll find a world of information covering your child's grade level, subjects, more printables, lesson plans, class management, professional development, and more. They also have seasonal activities that kids will love.
This site is very much like Family Education, only more directed towards teachers and lessons, and they charge a 39.95 annual fee to have access to all their information. I do pay the 39.95, and have found their resource of information to be well worth it.
Click on the image above to check out their site!
Need more information? Check out InfoPlease:
Need some info please? Just go to Infoplease and you may just find something you didn't expect. Wow, does this site ever cover some great information - World News, United States History and Government, Biographys, Sports, Arts & Entertainment, Health & Science, and get this - they even have a homework center and a Fact Monster! They also have a dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus, and atlas. They cover just about everything except Math. And that's a subject for another day.
They've even got slideshows and videos of historic events. Check it out! You and your child will be amazed.
Click on the image above to take a stroll back in history.
So there you go. That ought to keep you busy for a while. Bookmark these sites and put them in a special folder in your bookmarks under "Education." That's what I do and it makes it a lot easier to locate them when I need them.
Enjoy the time you spend with your children getting smarter. They'll love you for it.