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Subject: If you live in Ga or Al and homeschool !
Date Posted: 2/27/2008 4:57 PM ET
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You might want to look into this. Margaret told me about this and I did.

 Georgia and Alabama are considered "Free States" for the unitedstreaming™ Homeschool subscription. This means that if you are a homeschool parent in any of the these states and you want to purchase unitedstreaming™, your local PBS station has already paid for the subscription. Contact your local PBS station for details.

This sells for over $200 it is well worth it.  Go to PBS.org and put in your zip code and you will find your local station. Then look up the station and  Call them. What they will ask for is your full name, a copy of your intent letter for proof that you homeschool and your address, phone number and email address. They will give you a email address to email it or a fax number or a address you can mail the information to.

Just wanted to share this and Thank Margaret for sharing it with me.

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 6:38 PM ET
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This is good to know.  We currently live in TN, but are moving to AL this summer so I will have to take note of that.

 

Thanks!

 

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 8:55 PM ET
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Thanks for Posting this to the Boards. I have been meaning to. Time I need more time.....lol

ladystyx

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 9:30 AM ET
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Thanks for sharing!

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 2:30 PM ET
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That's true - i think a few other states are also free too.
We've used it for 4 years and we LOVE it.

I've got the info to contact them.  I will post it in just a minute.  My copy and paster is full.  lol

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 2:32 PM ET
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IF YOU ARE in GEORGIA

To process the request, I will need the following information:

1. A statement that you would like a passcode to access the GPB video streaming content 2. A copy of your declaration of intent to homeschool 3. Your name, address, phone number and email address

Please fax this information to my attention at 404-685-2556/7; by e-mail or by regular mail to:

Jascenda Pasley

Georgia Public Broadcasting

260 14th St NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 4:26 PM ET
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What exactly is this?  What can or do you do with it?

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 4:52 PM ET
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Hi can anyone tell me about this or give me any details???

Subject: United/Discovery Streaming & Cosmeo
Date Posted: 3/4/2008 6:37 PM ET
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United Streaming (now called "Discovery Streaming) is a program from Discovery Learning (Discovery Channel).  It costs a LOT per year for a subscription.  Those who get it free in their states are very blessed.

It's on-demand streaming media for teachers/educators.  It's awesome.  It also has quizzes, etc.  You can get a free trial for 30 days.

streaming.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm

There is a "student" version also, called Cosmeo (Used to be Discovery Learning Connection).  I prefer to subcribe to it rather than US b/c it's cheaper and I use it for independent, supplemental learning, so my son is "free" to explore the site.  It also includes Nutshell Math, Webmath, games, clip art, and more.  They also have a free, 30-day trial.  It's $9.95/mo or $99/year.

www.cosmeo.com

Here is the link to the group by for Discovery Streaming on the Homeschool Buyers Co-op:

www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/index.php (click on the link at left)

Through HSBC, you can get DS for $129/year instead of $265.

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 9:29 PM ET
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I got by user name and pass word today. OMG it is wonderful. If you don't live in Ga. or Al. and have to pay for it. It would be well worth the money.