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Subject: What websites do you use to homeschool your kids?
Date Posted: 10/12/2009 9:55 AM ET
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I joined "Time4Learning" and was wondering what other ones are out there that I don't know about.

Subject: other sites
Date Posted: 10/12/2009 1:22 PM ET
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 First of all, check out the Homeschool Buyers Co-op, which is free to join:


They have all sorts of great sales & group buys on stuff.

We use:

http://www.abcteach.com (got it through HSBC for $20/year - it's priceless!)

http://www.explorelearning.com (HSBC for $52 off)

http://www.cosmeo.com (HSBC has the "sister" Discovery Streaming for a good deal)

http://www.brainpop.com (HSBC has a deal for it, but we get it through our online class provider)

http://www.thinkwell.com (math, and will use other courses)

http://www.virtualhomeschoolgroup.com (free online classes)

http://www.onlineg3.com (more online classes, but cost)

Last Edited on: 10/12/09 1:24 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 11/1/2009 7:31 PM ET
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There are lots that I like, but the ones that get the most use are




Date Posted: 11/5/2009 11:05 AM ET
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youtube! I realize it sounds crazy but there are loads of educational (free) video clips on youtube, not to mention funny stuff. Plus the kids love to spend a lot of time messing around on youtube anyway. I found lectures from university professors on there, plus guitar and ukelele lessons, and all the Schoolhouse Rock and Liberty's Kids episodes.

Date Posted: 11/10/2009 12:03 AM ET
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Hi Kajun friend,

I'm going to try  "iknowthat.com."  It looks like it has some good animation, a reward system, and is suited for pre-school, pre-k, Kindergarden as well as the elementary school levels.

I'm mostly interested in writing skills and language arts for my 2nd grader. Does anyone have any experience with this site. I would appreciate any feedback you have.





Subject: I Know That
Date Posted: 11/10/2009 9:10 AM ET
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We've used I Know That for years - probably 7 now.  We've never paid for it and just use the free version.  It's not a complete program, but works well for supplemental learning.  We also have non-ad links from Cosmeo to the site, so that helps, and one reason I don't have to directly subscribe.

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 8:48 PM ET
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Here are some of my favorites -

Mainlesson.com - We follow the Charlotte Mason method plus also kind of relaxed homeschoolers. My kids do a lot of reading for school. We use this site a lot to get some good stories for them. I will copy & paste the stories into Word then print it out.

http://www.starfall.com/ - My kids have used this for reading

http://donnayoung.org/index.htm - great stuff for mom, keeping records and stuff like that

http://oldfashionededucation.com/ - I use this too for planning our lessons, picking school books online & stuff like that. We have followed the curriculum in the past but we usually do a lot of adjusting for our family.

We have in the past paid for Readinga-z.com  it was worth it when did. My kids really enjoyed the books. I have them all saved now to our computer & still use the books & lessons with my kids learning to read.

Brainpop & Brainpopjr we've paid for this in the past too. My kids enjoyed the sites too.

Here in GA we are able to get this free if you are homeschooling. I dont know the process but my husband sets it up for each year. He had to fax over some papers & then got an email for our free account - http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/  We use this site all the time! Just today we watched a Veterans Day video.

There are a lot more sites too. But these are our top ones.


Date Posted: 12/14/2009 9:43 PM ET
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www.anoldfashionededucation.com is one my sister and I use with our children.  The kids love it and are doing very well.  It uses the old McGuffey Readers and stuff like that.  Also some great biblical stuff (which we personally love) 

Date Posted: 1/19/2010 5:50 PM ET
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Add to this list:

http://www.hippocampus.org  (free multimedia books on a variety of high school topics)

Free math videos/worksheets/quizzes (click on the topic of your choice - mostly midle school/high school) at


All the major school textbook publishers (Pearson, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and McGraw-Hill )have companion web sites. Check them out by googling their site and subjects for resources.

Date Posted: 3/1/2010 5:50 PM ET
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It's not specific to homeschooling, but Handipoints.com is a great site to keep them chore motivated. You can easily set school work as a chore, and use the site reward sustem.

Subject: Robinson's Curriculum!
Date Posted: 3/5/2010 6:17 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/14/2010 9:42 AM ET
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I just found superteacherworksheets.com

I also enjoy using clicknread.com to teach young ones to read

I use a lot of spellingcity.com for spelling which I love.