Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Top 10 Homeschooling Websites!

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Today's topic is Top Ten Websites to Use for Homeschooling. In no particular order, here goes:

Web Elements- My favorite site for perusing the Periodic Table of the Elements! You can see pictures of the elements and it includes lots of information about each one.

Handbook of Nature Study Blog- Great site for encouragement on studying nature with your children and Barb provides a lot of resources in using her blog's namesake- The Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock.

Yummy Math- fantastic website for challenging applied math related to the day's headlines. You can't miss this site for serious math!

The Problem Site- this one is a fun math puzzle site. There is something for all ages here and I like to have my kids try something new each time even if they return to old favorites as well.

All About Birds- when you need to know about a bird or here a bird call, this is the place to visit. I actually spoke to one of the audiologists recently about how they do the recordings. The Macauley Library at Cornell Lab of Ornithology has the largest library of bird calls in the world.

Google Earth- what is not to love? Have you ever flown from one place to another? The virtual globe and navigator. Love this tool.

Google Earth Lessons- site on how to teach using Google Earth. Don't miss this one...there are some great lesson ideas here.

Art Projects for Kids- fun art ideas for elementary art. I get ideas from here all the time.

Harmony Art Mom- Barb makes the list again with her helpful Charlotte Mason encouragement, particularly for high school homeschoolers!

The Learning Network- a blog for teaching and learning with the New York Times. We like our oldest to read about current events and this blog is a helpful tool.

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my favorite homeschooling helper websites. Feel free to share your favorites by leaving a comment. Thanks!

3 comments:

Sarah Small said...

Wow! I never thought about using Google Earth! Goodness! How could I have missed this? Thanks so much!

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Thanks Heather for including my blogs in your list. :)

The Learning Network is new to me...looks good for Mr. B next year.

Diane said...

This is some fab websites. I will definitely add them to our go to list.
Blessings
Diane