Gone when the days where everyone needs to attend school for the whole week just to gain knowledge and information.
Though a lot of regular schools are still existing, and students still have the habits of spending the whole week in schools. But for those people who are highly hooked up with technology and already discover that spending most of the time on the internet is an advantage, they prefer online learning.
Just like us, my children are doing homeschooling for quite sometimes, 8 years to be exact and base on my evaluation it is an advantage more than a disadvantage.
As a librarian by profession, but a stay at home mom (SAHM) is overwhelmed with what the internet can offer in terms of information to my children nowadays. Just make sure to censor them and evaluate before you offer them to your kids. Because during my time as a student, libraries are all we had.
Rain or shine you have to go to the library when you need to know some information and need to finish your research. Below are some of the best sites being evaluated that base on our experience as a homeschooler helps us in so many ways.
Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from an extensive library of over 40,000 courses taught by expert instructors.
This website provides worksheets, study tools, interactive games, tutorials, easy to read stories, a year long spelling program, and much more. All materials are geared towards helping kids becoming more successful. Every week, the website is updated with new activities. I used this site when I am still starting our homeschool journey. Since I don’t know where to start I just tried to explore the internet and it leads me to this site.
The concept was to create an environment where children can have fun learning to read. The website was offered to the public completely free. Starfall expanded to become a fully developed kindergarten English and Language Arts curriculum and a comprehensive pre-K curriculum. Over the years the Starfall website’s offerings have grown in the number of songs, books, and mathematics activities extending to second grade. It is now a place where any child can learn reading and mathematics through exploration. You can use this website if your child is starting to learn how to read.
For those looking for kid friendly education, a large variety of games, puzzles, videos and photos keeps kids interested on this site. What you can find here was a selection of articles about Science that can inspire young adventurers to explore the world. It is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core.
Funbrain was created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site.
There you have it folk. Actually, these are just a few to mention, even Stanford, Harvard and Yale are offering a free online course to our advantage. But this five are the usual site that a homeschool mom just like me are using, for us to control the information overload that the internet is offering. Hope this article will help you teach your child in a better way. May God always be the source of our wisdom and knowledge. God bless.