Best Websites for Online Learning
The Internet has transformed educational possibilities. Homeschoolers now have access to many online tools to aid their learning experience. Below are a few of the most popular websites.
Khan Academy (Khanacademy.org) - Free online learning is available in a variety of subjects, including math, biology, chemistry, physics, finance, and history. There are short video clips on each subject as well as interactive exercises that allow students to practice their new skills.
Starfall (Starfall.com) - On this site, started as a free interactive way to teach young children to read using phonics, kids can play games, watch short videos on letters and sounds, and flip through "books" of stories.
Clickschooling (Clickschooling.com) - Free, Web-based curriculum ideas can be emailed directly to you six days a week. Children can also take free virtual field trips to tour places such as the Museum of London and a Kentucky farm where monks make fruitcakes.
Time4Learning (time4learning.com) - If your kids enjoy computer games, this is a good resource. For a fee ($19.99/month for the first child), children can access learning games to improve reading, math, science, and social studies skills.
Reading Eggs (readingeggs.com) - Looking for a way to teach your young children to read? On this site, kids progress through a series of fun lessons on their road to reading and accumulate online rewards along the way.
Academic Earth (academicearth.org) - This site, chosen by Time magazine as one of the 50 top websites of 2009, provides advanced-level lectures in dozens of subjects at no cost.