|Posted on July 13, 2012 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
Now that I officially have no more children in the elementary grades I have been selling, donating and bartering curriculum and books like mad. The very last three sets I have left are for sale over on the Secular Charlotte Mason Facebook page. Go check it out!
|Posted on January 17, 2011 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
Even though he is a reader, Drakon is finding that video based learning is working much better for him than textbook learning. Partly because it is faster to watch a video lecture than to read chapters in a textbook and partly because he is a visual learner. High Schoolers, I am finding, really do need to find ways to be more efficient with their time as they have so much more to do than they did in the earlier years. Thank goodness for technology at this educational level!
Drakon and I both love The Teaching Company lectures but they can be quite cost prohibitive. That is where Learner.org comes in. This website has a wide variety of lectures and videos organized into courses. I discovered it while looking for a geography course via Haogiesgifted.com . Several of their courses link to Learner.org. Some of them are "talking heads" type lectures as my 10 yo calls them. Most are a bit flashier with videos and interactive slide shows and so on. Many of these videos look like they were originally made for PBS. Like anything, some courses are better than others. Drakon and I are currently comparing the Learner.org lecture on Gilgamesh to the Teaching Company lecture on Gilgamesh. So, far it does seem that the Learner.org course is a bit lighter than TTC course. In a nutshell we recommend TTC if you want an indepth and detail oriented course or your child has a high tolerance for lecture based learning. We recommend Learner.org if you want something a bit lighter and faster to get through, your child does not like TTC "talking heads" or if you just plain old can't afford TTC. I have decided that I will use TTC History of World Lit. course for Drakon since he prefers indepth learning but will use the Invitation to World Lit. course from Learners.org for my girls who prefer less indepth learning.
|Posted on October 4, 2010 at 12:30 AM||comments (1)|
Cindy at Desert Ramblings wrote this great post on using technology in her homeschool. She has some clever suggestions for tech-narration and working parents. ~Cori