My daughter loves online learning, and she‘s always up willing to try out the latest and greatest new educational subscriptions. Headquartered in Australia, ZooWhiz is a relatively new offering that is open to users worldwide.
ZooWhiz has questions covering three content areas: math, reading and word skills. Word skills cover content and punctuation. Parents are able to adjust the difficult level individually for each child, and math and reading are designe dot enable it to be used as a reference material; up until age seven.
When students log in to ZooWhiz, they . . . → Read More: Be a whiz at learning at the zoo
It’s a good thing that Cheyenne loves doing school on the compute; we’ve been blessed with several interesting sites for her to try out this year. Her latest foray has been into the land of K5 Learning.
K5 Learning is a web subscription service comprised of four subject areas:
Reading – to create strong readers and foster a love of reading. It covers phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, vocabulary and reading comprehension. Spelling – an advanced vocabulary program designed to improve language skills one word at a time, it . . . → Read More: TOS K5 Learning
As the piles of library books can attest, there’s no question that we have avid readers in the household, but it’s taken a lot of hard work to get there. Cheyenne has recently been testing out an online subscription service, Reading Eggs, that would have made the learning-to-read process a lot less stressful for all of us.
The Reading Eggs service is actually composed of two separate parts: – Reading Eggs, aimed at 3 to 7-year-olds, for beginning and early readers, with 120 learn-to-read lessons . . . → Read More: Unscramble Reading
Whew! We finally got a review that seemed perfect for active Tiger. He’s ALWAYS on the move, and in this mom’s opinion, could use a bit more direction for all that energy!
GoTrybe was created to help motivate today’s sedentary kids into a more active, healthy lifestyle. Filled with videos to show them HOW to exercise, a plan for WHEN to exercise, and rewards for actually EXERCISING, GoTrybe seems to have all the parts it needs to get kids out of their seat and onto their . . . → Read More: GoTrybe: motivating daily fitness and health education
The Princess (age 8/grade 3) is rapidly becoming our online subscription expert. She’s recently been checking out Reading Kingdom, a colorful, interactive program for reading up to grade 3. Students learn typing, letter sounds, spelling, and reading through activities in an incremental program.
She quickly discovered that it’s easy to use – no help from Mom needed. A beginner computer user would need some help until they’ve gotten used to how the program works (a few days to a few weeks), but then they should be able to proceed through the levels . . . → Read More: Reading Kingdom
Virtual Nerd. It’s a catchy name, isn’t it? The kind of name that catches your curiosity, and makes you (or the kids) look it up when you get home.
It’s more then just a memorable name, though. Virtual Nerd has hundreds of videos on upper level math and science, and is working hard at increasing their offerings. Currently offering Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, and Intro to Physics, they expect to increase coverage of Physics, and add Chemistry, Pre-calculus and Calculus by the start of the Fall 2011 school year.
They aim higher then just . . . → Read More: 24-HR on call Math 911 with Virtual Nerd
I admit it – I was VERY skeptical going into the review that I’m sharing today. When you’ve been around online homeschooler circles for a while, you come to realize, there are some products that are polarizing. People either love them or hate them – there’s precious little lukewarm middle ground.
ALEKS math is definitely one of those.
My initial impression was not much better, after looking over the website and extra information we were sent. The website appears very public-school oriented, ultra-businesslike, full of all those catchphrases that educational administrators love to . . . → Read More: ALEKS Math – Flexible, low-prep, and anywhere