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Date Posted: 4/24/2008 6:57 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/24/2008 10:12 PM ET
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A few years back we used a couple of subjects of Switched On Schoolhouse. I don't know how much it has changed since then. We only used a couple of subjects of it at a time. I think using it for all of the subjects is too much work on the computer. My son liked the history but my daughter did not. It's like anything else. Some like it and some don't.

Date Posted: 4/25/2008 7:58 AM ET
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Date Posted: 4/25/2008 9:13 AM ET
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All SOS subjects are on the computer.  If you want the same content, but off the pc, you can use AOP's Lifepacs.

I've looked at SOS a few times over the past 6 years.  I feel their programming in SOS is "clunky" and not very professional.  That's something that *really* bugs me.  Their programs also have many bugs (no pun intended), which is why they have to keep coming up with new versions each year.

My DH used to install and fix our church's school computer network.  He was forever having to fix SOS.  The kids always found ways to cheat, too.

Each time I look at it, I always end up deciding against it.  It's just not something that will work for me or DS.  But I know other people who love it.

JC

Date Posted: 4/25/2008 6:54 PM ET
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It's been several years ago. The subjucts we used were history for my son - he loved all of the photos etc. - I think it was when he was about 6th grade. My dd used 9th grade history but she didn't like it. But then she doesn't like history much anyway. We also used the 6th grade math which had a few incorrect answers in it. But I don't think you are going to ever find a "perfect" curriculum. I think my son liked the independence of doing his lessons on the computer. He liked using the SOS but my dd did not. We used other things with him for the other subjects.

 

Sherry

Date Posted: 4/26/2008 3:58 PM ET
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My kids have started using it this year and my oldest really liked the spanish so much in fact that she finished it in a month. My kids really like working on the computer so they don't find that to be a bad thing. I like the fact that I can personalize the program so if I think the kids should get open book quizes I can set it up to work that way. My husband likes the fact we can see the progress. We were very eclectic homeschoolers previous to using SOS and it was hard to track progressfor each child. the kids have been frustrated with a few questions here and there but they have the option to skip and leave me a note so we can review the question later if needed. Like everyone else has stated it works for some families and not for others.

angel

Date Posted: 4/28/2008 2:37 PM ET
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