Watch know learn is a sight that has organized some educational videos. This sight is useful if you have a specific topic you are looking for and want to find a video that goes along with that specific topic.
Additionally, it allows you create a free account to save and load videos you find for your classroom. Also, users rate the videos which help you save time rather than watching a video that is less than desirable.
However, one drawback is it redirects you. So if the site you are being redirected to has commercials you will see them. If you are like me and have a trusty ad blocker, so we don’t get any unexpected suprises, you will run into problems as some videos won’t allow you to watch them, till you watch said advertisement.
Check it out here.
This site has tons of resources. It was created by a teacher and claims to have lesson resources and games from Pre-K through 6th Grade, in Math, Language Arts, History, Geography, and Science. I first came across this site when looking for History and Geography resources.
He has created some original games which are nice. However, some of the games have the same repeated concept that can lose the interest of the kiddos quickly. Also, some of the games do not have the directions written out very clearly which can be frustrating for the first time user.
However, there are tons of games which always is a nice change for kiddos as opposed to worksheets and such. Plus it is free. You can check it out here.
Homeschools can look like various things to different families. Additionally, the requirements can vary by country, state, etc. I am not going to rate these sites I am sharing with you below, partly, because I haven’t tried all of them and partly because just because it isn’t our style doesn’t mean it won’t be a great option for some.
However, I remember when I first started to homeschool I would have loved to see a collected list of all the different sites that are an ‘all-in-one’ kind of online homeschool option. Plus the fact that they are free is worth sharing!
This site offers curriculum for K-8. It claims to cover every subject and helps find gaps in students’ education. There are games and rewards to motivate and encourage learning. One feature with this is as a homeschooler parents need to sign up for a teacher account. Here is a video that gives a short tutorial to give you an idea. This site is fully online and also can be used on an iPad.
This site is very basic and claims to cover grades PreK (Getting Ready) -Highschool. This site is not fully online at times you will need to either print or copy things on paper, and other materials. There are some options to purchase preprinted stuff you can find here. (aff link) However, it’s not necessary. They also refer you to their sister site for Highschool; All-In-One Highschool. Here is a video of how Easy Peasy works.
This site is more rigid in design because it is pre-done and does not allow for much change in their curriculum layout. Also, they have a start date so starting later would mean your student is behind. It covers grades PreK-Highschool. While this site is 100% free for students it does offer “upgrades” in the teacher accounts. You can view a sample account for a seventh-grade student here.
A few other options:
Did I miss one that you have tried or heard about? Please share it below.
So like I mentioned I love math yesterday. Often I find those that love math or rather love teaching math often come up with the most creative way to make math fun! I hit the jackpot when I found this YouTube channel.
I think the channel belongs to two or three teachers. I think they teach 3rd grade although their videos cover tons of topics.
My Favorite video and the first one I discovered was their cheer about fractions. Take a look
So cute I just love it.
Another neat one is their Math fact video
I haven’t seen all their videos but I haven’t seen one yet that I didn’t like. I think you can tell that these teachers are really passionate about teaching math and other subjects. Best part it is free!
When my kids were little I found a great site with free printables for Pre-K. If I was rating this site on only the PreK-K stuff I would give it a solid **** but I am rating the overall site.
So the site has free printable worksheets; which is always a plus! They claim to cover worksheets for Pre-K to 5th grade.
You can check out their whole site here.
But if you want to skip to the good stuff, my favorite is the Itsy Bitsy Books. They are a bit tricky to put together the first time but after you figure that part out they are awesome! My son loved them when he was little. The are simple enough kiddos can memorize them and learn the letter sounds at the same time.
We were also a fan of the pre-printing pages.
One thing you will notice is the pages are very simple so if you have one that is distracted by all the other things on the page these are perfect. However, my kiddos found them to be a bit boring. The have a range of subjects including Math, Science, Language Arts, History, and more. Personally, we only used them for Pre-K through K stuff in the Language arts section because I thought the other sections were too simplified.
However, check them out and let me know what you think.
So this game, if you would call it that, gets **** not because it is the most exciting game because let’s face it, it’s not. But because you are able to help feed the hungry for free and build your vocabulary in return. You can check it out
Now they do not donate much per correct answer but hey, it’s not costing you anything AND you are learning something. Why not?! You can check it out here.
Additionally, they have other categories if learning about vocabulary is not your thing. They have Art, Math, other languaes, Geography, Anatomy, and more. I used it as an excuse sometimes to get the kiddos to learn or practice something and do it for a good cause. If you want to go straight to the other categories go here.