Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Virtual libraries

"Scrabble" for many many languages

Drawing and other art software

Music Software

For composition, making sheet music:

For making music:

For recording:

Software to teach computer programming

School Administration Software (for record keeping, planning, etc).

Many state homeschool laws require record-keeping. You can download and use the same software the schools use--for free:

There are administration (attendance, grades, etc), teaching, planning, and online learning software applications you can use. 

Worth looking at.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Programming, Science Labs, Math modeling--with Yenka

Yenka is free for home use.

Loaded with great science/math stuff.

Computer Programming with Robomind

Learn about computer programming by programming a virtual robot.

Free educational software

Preschool Computer Skills lessons

Lessons on using the computer, disguised as games.

Appropriate for age 8 months to 3 years.

Film Study Notes

Study notes for hundreds of films, in pdf format (include questions to consider before and after viewing a film, plus worksheets):

SEED--Great Science Interactives

Virtual experiments:

Toy Theater Educational Games

I especially like the art games. They're fun.

Science video and audio courses

Mostly college level


Flashcards GALORE (and online, but printable)

Tons of flashcards, or make your own.

Autism Games

These are games designed to help children on the Autism spectrum learn useful skills. The animation on these is absolutely gorgeous.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Foreign Language Study

Lots of games to help you study sixty different languages.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

FreeWorld U--a complete preK-12 curriculum online

This includes Pre-K through 12th grade, plus pre-med and medical courses. It is "flashcard-based learning"--in other words, online textbooks with a few (very few) multimedia elements inserted into the lessons.  The textbooks are solid.

This is a great resource. You could use it for all of your learning. Gifted kids will get bored with the same-ness of every lesson, but the information presented is actually more advanced than some curricula I've seen. I would use this in conjunction with other activities.