Science for All Grades the Easy Way (Supercharged e-Science Review)

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Science is a pretty big subject to teach. There are so many variables that it can be difficult to know where to begin. Supercharged Science was started by Aurora Lipper, a real rocket scientist, about 10 years ago. Aurora is committed to helping students become excited about learning Science instead of being bored with it. Crew Members were given 6 months of access to the e-Science Premium Membership. Supercharged Science is an online science curriculum for grades K-12 that allows parents access to 20 units of study which include video instruction presented by Aurora herself, along with step-by-step videos detailing Continue reading

Homeschool Online Learning (SchoolhouseTeachers Review)

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Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew were recently given a  full Yearly Membership Option to SchoolhouseTeachers.com for review. SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a homeschool online learning experience unlike any other, brought to the homeschool community by The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. SchoolhouseTeachers contains more than 50 subjects, with current or archived content written for Preschool through High School, and new teachers and subjects added each month.   You’ll also find daily printables for math, copywork, geography, spelling, Bible memorization and more, all ready at the click of a mouse for an incredible online learning experience. In addition to the daily, weekly, or monthly lesson Continue reading

Practice That Feels Like Play (IXL Review)

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  IXL is one of the first names in homeschooling excellence. Long known for its math practice drills, it has recently added language arts practice drills for grades 2-4 as well. IXL offers state standards and common core aligned math practice skills for grades K-12, including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Pre-Calculus is coming soon. Each grade level has a varying number of skills, with grades 2-12 all having over 200 skills included. Students work through skills systematically to achieve mastery, earning rewards and achievements along the way. Parents are emailed detailed reports containing their children’s progress every week. Continue reading

A Customized Program for Your Homeschool (Bridgeway Academy Review)

Bridgeway Academy offers homeschooling families a variety of services to make the homeschooling experience a little easier and hopefully enjoyable for everyone involved.  This includes the ability to have an entire curriculum plan customized for your child.  For this review, Crew members either received a seat in a Learning Lab course or the print curriculum Bridgeway English. Learning Labs by Bridgeway Academy offers homeschool students the opportunity to learn from a certified instructor as well as have occasion to interact with other homeschool students from around the globe.  Learning Labs are like an on-line co-op with the subjects offered varying Continue reading

Learning for Homeschool, Summer School and After School (Time4Learning Review)

  Time4Learning is an award-winning, automated online learning system that can be used by students in preschool – 12th grade for homeschool, after school, or summer school. Schoolhouse Review Crew members received a six-month membership to Time4Learning’s interactive curriculum for home use for PreK – 8th grades. Time4Learning integrates education with fun. The homeschool program provides a complete language arts and math curriculum which correlate to state standards, and it also includes science and social studies. Subjects are organized into chapters, and an automated system teaches lessons in a sequence created to develop skills. Short, animated lessons are followed by a variety of interactive activities, educational games, printable worksheets, online quizzes, Continue reading

Online Instrumental Music Lessons (MacPhail Center for Music Review)

MacPhail Center for Music offers students of all backgrounds and abilities access to exceptional music learning  through: • Live Online Lessons (for individuals) •  Online School Partnerships   Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew were given the opportunity to review the homeschool package, which includes four 30-minute weekly lessons via Skype. Lessons were available for Piano, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, or Percussion, at Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced levels. Special Introductory Pricing - Individual Instruction – Four Online Lessons for $111 Receive four 30-minute individual online lessons from an outstanding teaching artist, from the convenience of your home. Continue reading

Online Reading Program and Games for Kids (Reading Kingdom Review 2013)

Reading Kingdom is an online reading course available for use in schools or at home to help teach children to read and help them learn to read better.  It is designed for children ages 4-10 or grades preschool through third grade as well as struggling readers who would read at one of these levels. Members are our crew team were able to review a full subscription with up to 3 members of their family.  This program teaches reading and writing including working on sequencing, motor skills, sounds, meaning, grammar, and comprehension.  The thing that sets this program apart from other Continue reading

Learn About the Ancient Mayan Culture with Dig-It Games (Mayan Mysteries Review)

Sometimes playing video games is educational. Especially when you play the new game Mayan Mysteries from Dig-It! Games. With this new game your child will take an educational journey back in time through a mysterious Ancient Mayan civilization. Dig-It! Games was founded in 2005 by a professional archaeologist and former middle-school teacher, Suzi Wilczynski, who sought to develop educational games which promote independent learning, creative thinking  and cultural awareness. With the help of Robert J. Sharer, an archaeologist and professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania with more than 30 years of experience, Dig-It! Games released Mayan Mysteries in Continue reading

Looking for a computer-based math game for your elementary students? (Math Rider Review)

Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew have recently had the opportunity to review Math Rider.  This computer-based math game is designed for students ages 6-12 to allow practice in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts for numbers 1-12.  Rather than boring pencil and paper drills, the four operations are each practiced and mastered through four fun quests within a fantasy land. Mounted atop the trusty horse, Shadow, the rider moves through digitally matte-painted scenes and earns animated rewards.  Math Rider varies game speed and question difficulty in order to build confidence. The student simply keys in the correct number and presses ENTER. Since Continue reading

Teach Science the Easy Way! (Supercharged Science Review)

If you are looking to get your children riled up for science then head right over to Supercharged Science and check out their “Super” e-Science program! Supercharge Science was started by Al and Aurora Lipper 10 years ago with the mission of improving the way kids learn science. With over 1,000 videos on hundreds of science topics, the e-Science program guides kids step-by-step through hands-on activities, projects and experiments. The lessons in the e-Science program are formatted so that children actually DO the lesson and discover on their own, rather than watching someone else do them. The e-Science programs includes: Access Continue reading