Monday, September 1, 2014

Some Amazing Free and Low Cost Homeschool Resources




Totally FREE Curriculum and lessons


1. Coursera
"Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

We envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education. We aim to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in."

2. Khan Academy
"We're on a mission to unlock the world's potential. Most people think their intelligence is fixed. The science says it’s not. It starts with knowing you can learn anything."

3. Easy Peasy
"This school is good for anyone who needs/wants to save money or time. As for money, the curriculum is free. The materials are online and free. You will need to purchase paper, etc., but it requires no books or major supplies. In this way it is also good for those living overseas who have limited means of access to English books, etc. As for time, this is a way for your children to work independently and to free you from planning. This is good if you have to work, have health issues, are in school yourself or are just busy with babies and toddlers. If you serve overseas, you don’t need to put your kids in school so that you can learn the language."

4. Ambleside
"Ambleside Online is a curriculum guide and booklist designed to follow Charlotte Mason's method of homeschooling. Each year/grade has a list of books to lay out what resources will need to be collected or purchased, and an optional weekly schedule based on a 36-week school year to break the resources into smaller increments to help with pacing the books throughout the year. There is no fee to use the curriculum or website. Parents may use as much or as little of the booklists and schedules as they like. Some families follow it exactly as laid out, most tweak it a little here and there to use books they already have, or because they prefer another resource over the one listed. And some use just the Picture Study, Composer Study, and other similar components."

5. Discovery K-12
http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/
Free online curriculum by grade levelDiscovery K12 makes it easy to homeschool. Learn more about our platform and curriculum below

6. OPENSTAX.ORG 
https://openstax.org/
Excellent, free online courses

7. Old Fashioned Education
http://oldfashionededucation.com/

8. Hippocampus
http://www.hippocampus.org/?user=jojo98

9. SASPathways
sascurriculumpathways.com

Worksheets and more printables:
1. Kid Zone
http://www.kidzone.ws/

2. Mr. Nussbaum
http://mrnussbaum.com/

MIT
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/


Free resources to use in making a curriculum


1. Fact Monster
"Fact Monster is a kids' reference website brought to you by the editors at Information Please"

2. Infoplease

3. Duolingo
"Learn a language free forever"

4. Xtramath
"XtraMath is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to math achievement for all. Our goal is to develop effective, efficient, adaptive and intrinsically rewarding supplemental math activities and make them available for free."

5. Teach your Monster to Read
http://teachyourmonstertoread.com/



Low Cost curriculum and curriculum resources


1. Time 4 Learning
"Homeschooling? Thousands of families have recommended Time4Learning because of its ease of use, quality lessons and automated reporting features that make record-keeping simple. Learn how to use it as a primary curriculum, a supplement or as part of an eclectic approach."

2. Enchanted Learning
Countless downloadable worksheets for very little cost

3. Teachervision
"TeacherVision® is dedicated to helping teachers save time. Find 22,000 pages of classroom-ready lesson plans, printables, and resources."

4.Goodwill
An online way to purchase from Goodwill stores across the county to find curriculum

5. Education
http://www.education.com/
Worksheets for free and offers a low subscription monthly plan for 3.99!

6. Penn Foster (9-12th)
http://www.pennfoster.edu/

MORE FREE IDEAS


Tons of Weekly free deals for Homeschoolers!



Testing Options for Free:


http://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/

http://www.edinformatics.com/testing/

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/assessment_assistance/state_standards_tests_to_print_7th_seventh_grade.htm

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/assessment_assistance/state_standards_tests_to_print_7th_seventh_grade.htm

http://www.abekatesting.org/StanfordOnline.aspx

http://www.brewertesting.com/Stanford.html

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LUCAS FARM

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27




"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington