Homeschooling

Khanacademy.org

Click to visit the website.
Click to visit the website.

I first heard about this website from my friend Danny McDaniel when one of his sons was struggling in math. Since then I’ve used it many times to help the kids solidify a math concept.

This is a video of the man who created the website.

Lumosity.com

http://www.lumosity.com
http://www.lumosity.com

This web service allows you to build up your brain (the human brain is extremely elastic and can be trained very easily).

Check out how I got hooked into it.
I randomly heard an ad on NPR and signed up. Then I saw you had to work and sort of wandered off. Then 3 years later my buddy Troy Haynes is swearing up and down about how Lumosity is really helping his memory and attention. I listened intently and asked lots of questions but took no action. Then about a month ago my close friend Larry Marks put up this image on Facebook and said something like “I don’t do Candy Crush, I play Lumosity.” I went to sign up and then realized I already had an account. After I figured out how to use the website I got hooked. So much so that I dropped the coin to get a family membership for Kim and

Rich Kid Smart Kid

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Summary of website: Do you value your child’s education? Do you want your children to have a financial head start in life? Are you willing to take an active role to make that happen? At school, your children learn many valuable concepts, yet they are rarely taught anything about finances (read the rest)

Z’s reason for teaching: Kiyosaki teachings reprogrammed my hard drive and changed out financial reality, if it helps the kids leap from the shoulders of giants, I’m good with it.

Ron Paul Curriculum

“Our job as parents is to make you better than us.” ― Abid and Azra Buttar (said by my parents to me as a child)

Summary of website: Here, you and your children can get an education in liberty like no other (read the rest)

Z’s reason for teaching: Because if my children are to learn about “…free market economics…” it’s going to be us or school.  I bet us on.

Spreeder

In an effort to share the resources I have found that might help a home schooling parent I now have a new category called Homeschooling.

Spreeder.com is free online speed reading software designed to improve your reading speed and comprehension (learn more about it).

Math-aids.com

We’re taking yet another trip and wanted to leave the kids with some sort of intellectual stimulation. This website allows you to create math worksheets. The downside is it’s not grade specific but the upside is they have a TON of variety and subject matters to choose from.

Asie is in 3rd grade so I downloaded addition, subtraction and counting coins. He’s a coin counting freak.
Aliys is in 5th grade so I downloaded addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.