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Are you looking for something new to inspire your homeschooling for 2017? SchoolhouseTeachers.com has just undergone a major update and we wanted to let you know about some of the benefits of getting a Yearly Membership for your family. For this review we will cover just a few of the benefits and online classes that might most appeal to you the parents, and your High School students. There are a whole host of Homeschool Review Crew families sharing about the updates to SchoolhouseTeachers.com, so if you're looking for more about classes for your little ones, click the banner at the bottom of this post to read all the Crew reviews. For a super-quick overview of the site, watch the video on the Start Here page.
The new design of SchoolhouseTeachers.com is more streamlined, and even better organized than before. The blue bar just under the SchoolhouseTeachers.com bar is your simplified navigation bar. Choose whether to browse the online classes by grade or by subject. You will also find the drop down menus for planning and resources here as well. Parents will appreciate the ability to quickly navigate to the Schoolhouse Planners, the new custom schedule building tool, and the Applecare Recordkeeping that is a benefit of the Yearly Membership with SchoolhouseTeachers.com.
We really like the new videos tab. It takes you to the media library where you can go directly to many of the videos available without needing to sift through the online classes first. What does this mean? It means you can click videos, then choose from options appropriate for Preschool/ Elementary, Middle School/ High School, or videos for Parents. Having an off day at home? Maybe someone isn't feeling their best, but you would still like to accomplish something on your to-do for school list? Choose a video from the Torchlighters series for your elementary aged student, or a video on Creation Apologetics, or an episode of Drive Thru History for your High Schooler to watch from the comfort of the couch.
I like the ability to use the courses (and videos) available through SchoolhouseTeachers.com as much or as little as we want. Since there is only one fee for the entire family for the year of SchoolhouseTeachers.com use, you can follow all the way through a tough online course, or just choose supplemental materials on a daily or weekly basis and still enjoy the value. We have been looking at the courses by grade level recently, as Arlene is a High School Junior. Even though she has a plan of core courses for the Spring semester already picked out, there may be times when she wants to study something different, or would rather watch a video based course than read a textbook. Since SchoolhouseTeachers.com contains a variety of courses, we can choose the ones with the teaching style she prefers. Does your student do best reading a textbook? Physics at the High School level has printable weekly lessons. If your student is more of an auditory learner they may prefer the Geology course which has an audio slideshow format.
For myself, I'm starting the Keyboarding class. It is way past time for me to learn how to touch type! It includes an introduction plus ten lessons. I'm looking forward to being a better typist...and being able to get further each week when I join in the Five Minute Friday word prompt writing exercises! How about you? would you like to learn how to touch type? This course is included with SchoolhouseTeachers.com membership, so I can learn without needing to pay any extra fees.
I've already started the Introduction to Graphic Design course taught by Meredith Duke of sweet bee pixels. I'm hoping to use what I learn to improve upon the graphics I make for use here on the blog.
What are you interested in learning about? Maybe you'd like to browse the High School electives courses with your student, or even for yourself. There are courses on accounting, photography, logic, leadership, and even business plan creation. Don't think of this as just an online site for your children, but as a resource for your entire family!
If you would like to read more from our previous reviews of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, just click over to our page here, or here for our review from last January. (Note that the courses have expanded and prices have changed since these past reviews posted!)
Before I send you over to read more of the Homeschool Review Crew's posts on SchoolhouseTeachers.com, I want to let you know that the price for a Monthly or Yearly Membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com is slated to increase after January 15, 2017, so go check out the site this week and lock in your lower rate with the coupon code: CHRISTMAS for a $9.95/monthly fee, or coupon code: CHRISTMASYEAR for a Yearly Membership for only $90. Both coupon codes are only good through January 15th!
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