The very first product that is available to our Crew is a 3-month membership to the Help Me To Teach website and a free (fall) issue of their e-newsletter. The 3-month membership is valued at $15.95 and includes full access to the website. Help me To Teach is a search engine specifically for homeschoolers, teachers, and students and contains TONS of free resources in almost every subject you could possibly think of.
I would encourage you to check out this website. Check back here to our blog often, as Crew members will be posting links to their reviews over the next several weeks (deadline for reviews is set for November 12, 2008).
Nicole says: "I enjoyed this professional site. It’s perfect for homeschoolers who are on a budget. I really found this site to be well organized. It’s easy to find what I was looking for. I was interested in History and Foreign Language. I went right to the table of contents to find what I wanted. I also did a search for "German" since this is the Foreign Language we want to learn. I explored my interests and visited some links. The websites linked to from Help Me To Teach looked professional."
Tricia says: "So, my initial negative impression has been changed. While it is not really necessary for me the teacher to use this site for my own research, it has been incredibly helpful to have a safe place on the Internet to let my kids loose to research on their own, without me hovering in the background."
Jenifer says: "Elaine at HelpMe2Teach.com, has 40 years teaching experience. She has turned that experience into this wonderful site. It has over 2000 prescreened websites. All of them are safe and relevant. Each entry has a code, letting you know what age the site is geared for. There are 4 possible categories. P= Primary ( Pre-K – Grade 2) , E = Elementary (Grades 2-5), S= Secondary ( Grades 6-12) and T= Teacher or Supervising Student. What a huge help! You are not wasting time on sites that are not appropriate for your kids. Also, since these sites are pre-screened, you can feel comfortable allowing your children to search on this site!"
*It seems there is some confusion over Mr. Linky. MR. LINKY IS FOR CREW MEMBERS ONLY – they are to post direct links to their reviews so that our readers can easily access them.
So, CREW MEMBERS ONLY, sign the Mr. Linky with a direct link to your review of Help Me To Teach below. If there are any questions, please e-mail me.