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Chomp Chomp! Grammar Bytes
Possibly the greatest, easiest to use grammar site out there! Chomp Chomp! is fun, easy to navigate, and easy to understand. We refer to it when we encounter grammar questions that aren’t clearly explained in our curriculum. Chomp Chomp! also offers exercises, handouts, presentations, and more.
Easy Bib provides bibliography formatting from the MLA handbook for free. Fifty-nine source formatting options, including books, journals, magazine and newspaper articles, online databases, websites, and more are provided, giving users the ability to include virtually any source, with no formatting headaches! Simply fill in the information about your source, click “Create Citation,” and Easy Bib formats your source. Copy and paste it into the bibliography. Wonderful, time- and frustration-saving tool for kids writing research reports.
Indispensible website offers instructional videos on virtually every subject. Totally free! We use this a lot in our homeschool. You might be able to design an entire, free curriculum using the Khan Academy!
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. From films, games, and music to art, design, and technology, Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.
Choices for Learning
Wow, Nancy Winans has compiled an amazing collection of educational resources! Visit her Home-based Learning page for abundant links, including on-line homeschool study programs; car, road, and world schooling; homeschool paths to college; and legal information. There’s also an Online Learning page with links to on-line courses; support for homeschoolers of special needs children; and so much more!
Free programming courses! My son is learning Python this way. It’s very well organized and easy to use.
Quick Study Labs
My son took several Quick Study Labs courses offered by distance teacher and college professor Joel Phillips – and loved them! Joel teaches electronics through several classes, including a green te3chnology class that walks kids through building a real, working solar power system! The classes are designed for homeschoolers, and include reviews, test, and a certificate of completion. They’re reasonably priced, too. Don’t be put off by the rather dated website; Quick Study Labs is still going strong.
Hundreds of educational games, activities, quizzes, articles, and more for kids and everyone to use online. Free! My kids learned the geography of the entire planet this way! It’s really fun!