Posts Tagged ‘online’

Online Course Sale – Ends Tomorrow 1/11/16


10 Jan

Well, I just found out about this, otherwise I would have posted it sooner for everyone. There is a great deal on online courses on this site, where most of them cost just $10 a course, and if you have older kids you might find one, or two, or many courses of value.

http://www.udemy.com

You can read reviews, and even do a preview and check out various videos throughout the course within a given time frame (I think you have 4 minutes or so to go through whatever sections you want.)

They have courses on languages, writing, computer stuff, and more. I haven’t had a whole lot of time to check it out yet, but I definitely will later today.

Anyway, I thought it might help some of you out there. Happy searching. Let us know if you find something you like!

 

*Edited: Sorry, I got the date wrong!

How to Learn Music Online


22 Sep

Hey everyone, I wrote this for a different purpose (hence the different style), but figured it could be useful to homeschoolers, so thought I’d post it here. Would love to hear your comments on it. It was described as “not good quality.” I don’t think it sounds too bad… What do you think?

 

Learning music is a useful and enlightening skill that can benefit you throughout your life. Whether you want to learn just for the fun of it, acquire a new hobby, or reach a higher, more professional level, it’s a skill that takes a lot of time and dedication. Regular lessons can be expensive, inconvenient, or just time consuming when you factor in getting there and back. Let’s discuss how to learn music online, and possibly trim the cost, or make it work so the times are better for you.

YouTube is often a highly underutilized resource, when it comes to music education. Sure, people visit the site to see funny and entertaining videos, but did you know there are tons of how-to videos on there as well? Using YouTube, you can search for your desired instrument, and find lessons. Assuming you already have the instrument on hand, you’re able to get started on learning how to play almost immediately.

Choosing to learn via YouTube is great. If you have trouble, there’s the added benefit of being able to play that particular video over and over again. Also, you are able to progress on to the next lesson when it’s right for you. Best of all, these lessons are free, with often nothing more than having to deal with a 30-second commercial to watch before your lesson begins.

When you look at how to learn music online with YouTube, though, there are some disadvantages. First is the possibility that there are not any lessons, or limited lessons available for your chosen instrument. (At the very least, if lessons exist, you can get started using YouTube, and then move on to having a live teacher.) There’s also the fact that you don’t get personal critiquing of your playing, and suggestions on how to improve. You also can’t ask questions, but, since the Internet is so full of information, it’s possible you can find the answer online yourself. It’s up to you whether the pros outweigh the cons when choosing to learn with YouTube videos.

Did you know that you can take lessons online with a real-life person? If videos aren’t your thing, then there are various ways to get in contact with someone who is willing to teach you over the Internet. Usually you’ll use a program such as Skype, (more…)

Math and Science Classes for Homeschooled Students


23 Mar

 

My husband came across this site. How, I have no idea, but I thought I’d share it with others. It might be of interest to someone out there.

 

http://derekowens.com/

 

This site offers Math and Science classes for homeschooled students. There are on-site classes for those in the Atlanta area, and online classes for others.

Here are the online classes they offer:

Classes Offered
Math       Science
Pre Algebra Physical Science
Algebra 1
Geometry
Algebra 2 Physics
Pre Calculus
AP Calculus AB

 

There’s a $15 registration fee and then it’s $58 a month. The class can be spread out for as short or as long as you (or your student) want it to be. There are also textbook and workbook fees, which depend on the class you’re taking.

Here is where the online class information is: http://derekowens.com/onlineclasses.php

Like I said, I’ve never even heard of this, so, no, we haven’t tried it out, nor have I heard any reviews on it. It never hurts to know about more resources for classes out there, though.

 

 

 

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