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Subject: Know of any Freebies for High Schoolers?
Date Posted: 7/21/2008 7:19 AM ET
Member Since: 8/28/2006
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Looking for freebies for High Schoolers.  Thanks

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 10:33 AM ET
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Hi there!

Check out this site for free online stuff for high schoolers.  I plan on using some of the resources myself:  www.hoagiesgifted.org/online_hs.htm

You can also download a free graphing calculator to run on your PC at home here: malektips.com/xp_calculator_0008.html       My daughter has used this with her Algebra curriculum.  (Graphing calculators are really expensive!)

I haven't tried these, but another homeschool forum I'm on posted this link to free online literature courses: litlovers.com/course/

There are also lots of sites for SAT prep, writing helps, learning .html, and so on.  What sorts of freebies are you looking for?  (Did I mention that I finally got a high-speed connection last November, and I'm addicted to all the free resources I find on the internet?)  :)

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 5:33 PM ET
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Looking for sites!  Thanks for the ones you have listed I appreciate them! 

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 1:05 AM ET
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Thanks - these look great. 

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 10:20 AM ET
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I love these two free course sites:

ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm

and

free-ed.net/free-ed/

Also, many textbook providers have free courses to correlate with their books.  Many are duplicated on Free-Ed.net.  I rec'd one brand new, $125 value, text here on PBS and the publisher and Free-Ed have a free course posted - exams and all!

Another great site that isn't free, but very worth it, IMO, is Cosmeo.  It includes Nutshell Math, which is correlated to many math texts, and it works students through their problems step-by-step.

www.cosmeo.com

Here are some good math sites:

www.purplemath.com/

www.aaamath.com/

 

JC

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 10:40 AM ET
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JC - can you explain how the MIT classes work?  I played around a little bit, but just need a bit more information.  They look great and seem like a wonderful resource for my son. Thanks!

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 11:06 AM ET
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JC--

Thanks for posting free-ed.net!  I found an html course that contains links to the complete text of the book online for free along with the course.  Cool!

Date Posted: 7/23/2008 7:33 PM ET
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These sites look great! Thank you all!!

Date Posted: 7/24/2008 7:33 AM ET
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Thank you all so much!  Love the sites

Date Posted: 7/24/2008 8:39 AM ET
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Oooh!  Just found another one!

This site has all sorts of free forms to make your own homeschool planner--including good stuff for high school (transcript help, etc).

donnayoung.org/forms/index.htm

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 11:42 AM ET
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This is great! 

Thanks for sharing, everyone.

Cindy