Online Resources for Homeschool Learning

There are many education related websites available online that can make a good complement to what is being covered in the homeschool class. Here are a few online resources that the homeschool teacher may like to use.

Tumblebooks

This curated collection of ebooks has all kinds of material suitable for homeschool students. There are a large number of audio books that may be downloaded as well. There is also a section for teenagers which has age appropriate reading material. Interestingly there is Tumble Math, a set of math related stories which combine animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages. There is a thirty day free trial available for the website and if you find it useful, you can purchase a yearly subscription which can be used to access the site all year round.

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has actors read out popular children’s books. The videos can be accessed for free from the website. YouTube or School Tube may be used to watch the videos. If you want your early reader to get interested in reading story books, these videos would make a good start. Children react well to seeing celebrities they know from movies and television, reading out the books to them. The connection with the actor they have seen in a movie reading out a book that they love, can prove a good motivational force to get them interesting in reading more books.

HippoCampus

This is a free, core academic website, that delivers rich multimedia content thanks to it’s partnership with a number of voluntary agencies. Material is available for general education subjects for teachers of middle school, high school and even some college level lessons. Your registration is free and you can access videos, animations, and simulations that may be used to augment the lesson plan for a homeschool teacher. You can create playlists for your homeschool students to go through and let them watch on their own pace. Quizzes can be added on by the teachers so that the students can be tested on what they have picked up.

 

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