Homeschool Resources:

Education Philosophy

There are many different perspectives on learning and education. Here are some we find the most compelling:

Organizations

  • The Alliance for Self Directed Education: An non-profit informing people about the benefits of, and methods for, allowing children and adolescents to direct their own education.
  • PBLWorks: A non-profit supporting Project Based Learning methodologies.

Essays:

Online Resources for Parents

  • Kinedu: An app that helps parents discover creative and age-appropriate activities that support baby’s development from pregnancy to 4 years old.
  • Outschool: A marketplace of live online learning classes for K-12 learners.
  • Unschool.school: A marketplace of homeschooling and out-of-school learning experiences, connecting educators, parents, and learners. During the Coronavirus epidemic, many instructors are offering free webinars about homeschooling for the first time. Create a free account to enroll.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home: Offering free, daily projects for parents for K-6 learners.

Learning Tools

Multidisciplinary

  • ABC Mouse: An app with educational games in Reading, Math, Science & Art for children ages 2-8.
  • Academic Earth: Free, online college courses from the world's top universities in a wide range of subjects
  • Alison.com: Free, online courses in Technology, Science, Business, and the Humanities.
  • Beanstalk: Free, online interactive classes for children ages 1.5-6.
  • Breakout EDC: A selection of free, online games for children grades K-12.
  • EdX: Free, online college courses from the world's top universities in a wide range of subjects.
  • Khan Academy Kids (Free): A app for children ages 2 to 5 with immersive learning experiences in core subjects like early literacy, reading, writing, language, and math.
  • Khan Academy: Instructional videos in a wide range of subjects, including Math, Science, History and more.
  • Lynda / LinkedIn Learning: Online videos in Business, Design, Marketing, Web & Photography.
  • Marginal Revolution University: Online videos and courses about economics.
  • Open Culture: Free cultural and educational videos grouped by topic and by famous lecturers.
  • Smithsonian Kids Online: Free, videos about Animals, Space, History and more.
  • TedEd: Online videos in the TED style about Science, History, and many other topics.

Coding

  • Code.org: Online classes and activities for K-12 learners.
  • Codecademy: An app to learn advanced coding and web development.
  • Create and Learn: Live, online classes teaching introductory coding.
  • Tynker: Online coding lessons for children ages 5+.

Communication

  • Flipgrid: An app to share short videos with parents and families to discuss any topic.

Foreign Language

  • Canticos: Online activities and apps for younger children in Spanish and English.
  • Duolingo: Learn many languages, including Spanish, German, and Chinese.

Math

  • Mangahigh: Online games in coding and math.
  • Prodigy: Math lessons and games for children in 1st to 8th grade.

Reading

  • Caribu: An app that pairs video calls with family or friends, and early reader books and activities.
  • Homer: An app to help children ages 2 to 8 learn to read.
  • Epic: A digital library of 35,000 books for children 12 and under.
  • Newsela: Short-form newsletters in Science, Social Studies, and other subjects.
  • Novel Effect: An app that adds sound effects and character voices as you read certain books.

Writing

  • Book Creator: An app to enable children to create digital books.
  • No Red Ink: Online writing games and instruction using interest-based curriculum and adaptive exercises.

Educational Toys & Products:

  • Fruit Punch: A family-focused music streaming service where every song is individually programmed by experts for young families.
  • Kids Listen: An app designed to help you find podcasts for children, with curated playlists in categories based on kids’ interests.
  • Osmo: Games that integrate with an iPad to teach children Math, Puzzles, Coding, Business, Spelling, and Drawing.