Olympics Online Unit Study (with FREE lessons)

Learn about the Olympics with Online Unit Studies. This homeschool curriculum integrates multiple subjects for multiple ages of students. Access websites and videos and complete digital projects. With Online Unit Studies’ easy-to-use E-course format, no additional books and print resources are needed. Just gather supplies for hands-on projects and register for online tools.

Learn about the Olympics with the Olympics Online Unit Study. With this online course,  your family will discover the history of the Olympics, study Olympic traditions, and “meet” inspirational Olympics. You’ll learn what it takes to be an Olympian, watch your favorite events in current Olympics and keep track of winners. Then create a collection of online puzzles/games as a final project. This homeschool curriculum integrates multiple subjects. Students access websites and videos and complete hands-on and digital projects. With Online Unit Studies’ easy-to-use E-course format, no additional books and print resources are needed. Just register for online tools and you’re set.  Learn more about Online Studies HERE. How about trying some free lessons? Sign up below for FREE access to the full “History of … [Read more]

Are You Homeschooling For The 21st Century?

Students today need different skill sets than before. At no other time in history has the maxim “Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire” been more applicable. In this post, Pat shares her insight about homeschooling 21st century learners.

It’s always nice to get a fresh perspective. In this post, Pat Fenner from PatAndCandy.com shares how her perspective about digital learning has shifted throughout her homeschooling experience.   Once upon a time there was a sweet homeschooling family with 2 young children. They had a tentative start to the journey, wondering how this new method of education would play out, and if indeed their children would manage in any way, shape or form to “make it”, let alone thrive! They spent a few of those early years traveling extensively – living among other cultures provided a whole ‘nother level of education, in addition to creating unique family memories and stories… Over the years, and back in the States, the form and format of their school … [Read more]

25 Apps for a Techie Family Game Time

Check out these ideas to go techie for family game night.

  People complain that technology isolates people, but I disagree. Yes, there’s potential for isolation, but we can combat that by teaching our kids healthy tech habits.  As the first generation of digital moms, we need to figure out ways to guide our kids towards healthy habits and attitudes about electronics usage. And one way to do this is offering screen time that brings families together. My girls have a blast playing multi-player apps. I like them using apps instead of board games because the multi-player apps… take up less space are more portable don’t have crucial pieces to lose are less expensive than board games. My daughters have discovered a few game multi-player apps they like. And being the geek I am, I went on a … [Read more]

4th of July Online Unit Study

Celebrate Independence Day with the 4th of July Online Unit Study. With this online course, elementary and middle school homeschoolers will discover what we celebrate on July 4th. They'll examine the Declaration of Independence, even rewriting part of it in modern English. Your family can learn the science behind fireworks, then create a digital fireworks show.

“”Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” …Benjamin Franklin… Celebrate Independence Day with the 4th of July Online Unit Study. With this online course,  elementary and middle school homeschoolers will discover what we celebrate on July 4th. They’ll examine the Declaration of Independence, even rewriting part of it in modern English. Your family can learn the science behind fireworks, then create a digital fireworks show.   This homeschool curriculum integrates multiple subjects. Students access websites and videos and complete hands-on and digital projects. With Online Unit Studies’ easy-to-use E-course format, no additional books and print resources are needed. Just register for online tools and you’re set.  Learn more about Online Studies HERE. Learn more about Independence Day on my 4th of July Unit Study Pinterest … [Read more]

All About Elections Online Unit Study

Enroll in the All About Elections Online Unit Study. With this online homeschool course, elementary and middle school students will discover the importance of voting. Read for more details and a preview lesson.

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” …Franklin D. Roosevelt… One of the greatest rights of the American people is the right to vote. However, in our culture, that privilege is not realized by many people. Only 36% of eligible voters cast ballots in the 2014 mid-term elections, with the top two reasons for not voting being “too busy”and “not interested”. This means voting is not a priority. We need to promote a different attitude in future generations by teaching our youth why their vote matters. With the All About Elections Online Unit Study,  elementary and middle school homeschoolers will discover the importance … [Read more]

An End to the Summer Screen Time Battle

I got this radical idea about summer screen time. Instead of figuring out how to keep the kids off the computer, what if we intentionally put our our kids on electronics? Find out how.

Have you caught the conversations on social media about summer screentime….“How am I going to keep my kids from staring at a screen all summer long?” As always, many mommas are quick to offer advice, and many of them spoke about limiting screen time and dealing with their kids’ attitudes about electronics. I’m sure you’ve had a similar conversation in your home (and/or your head), probably feeling at a loss. We’re the first generation of moms who needs to figure this all out. [RELATED POST: A Mom’s Greatest Struggle in This Tech-Driven World] The screen time war is real, my friend, and you and I are on the front lines. But, honestly, I threw in the towel over a year ago and called a truce. We … [Read more]

Why You Shouldn’t Print Digital Homeschool Curriculum

One simple way for Techin’ Your Homeschool is to start using curriculum in digital format. But, when you print out that curriculum, you're pretty much eliminating all the advantage of digital downloads. Read to find out why you shouldn't print homeschool curriculum.

Why You Shouldn’t Print Digital Homeschool Curriculum I’m on a mission…a mission to inspire homeschoolers to add more digital learning to their education. We homeschoolin’ mommas don’t have the advantage of a tech director like many schools have.  So, here we are, digital immigrants, trying to meeting the learning needs of our digital natives. [Related Post: What Homeschoolers Don’t Know (& what they need)] One simple way for adding more tech to your homeschool is to start using curriculum in digital format (aka ebooks).  I know…you love the look,  feel and smell of “real” books, and you couldn’t imagine replacing your books with eBooks. And I’m not saying that you need to do that. What I’m suggesting is taking this baby step to be deliberately digital … [Read more]

Memorial Day Online Unit Study

Homeschool lesson plans for Memorial Day. With this online unit study, you will learn the meaning of Memorial day, study America's military and create a digital project to honor fallen soldiers.

“Memorial Day”…what thoughts enter your mind when you hear those words? The beginning of summer? A 3-day weekend? End of school? Yeah, I’m with you there, along with the feeling of guilt that we don’t remember the true purpose of Memorial Day. Honestly, I had a rude awakening as I started planning this unit study. I told my husband that I was considering writing a unit study about Memorial Day, and my 9-year-old chimed in, “What’s that?” Mom fail! My daughters need to learn about the honor due for our heroes. So here you have it, my friend…the Memorial Day Online Unit Study. Your family will learn the true meaning of Memorial Day. Then, research the branches of America’s armed forces and explore our past … [Read more]

Create a Klimt-Inspired Portrait in Gold

Learn more about Art Nouveau painter Gustav Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Boch Bauer" with this homeschool art lesson. Includes discussion questions for the movie "Woman in Gold" and a Klimt-inspired art project.

Austrian Gustav Klimt, an Art Nouveau artist, is most known for the decorative style of his artwork. Oddly, Gustav stated, “There is nothing that special to see when looking at me. I’m a painter who paints day in day out, from morning till evening – figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits. However, if you examine his work, especially the paintings of his Golden Phase, you will notice many special things. The scroll work, geometric shapes and golden leaf overlays in Klimt’s paintings set his work apart from other artists of his time. In the Famous Artists (Vol. 1) Online Unit Study, homeschoolers study Klimt’s acclaimed Portrait of Adele Boch Bauer.  This elaborate painting, now known as Woman in Gold, is said to be the … [Read more]

Online Learning Sites Our Family Uses

When people hear that we do most of our learning online, they are curious about which resources we use. These are the websites that we have liked best. #techinourhomeschool

When people hear that we do most of our learning online, they are curious about which resources we use.  These are the websites that we have liked best. Khan Academy Mango Languages Dreambox Learning Starfall Typing.com Math Aids Handwriting Practice Online Unit Studies Skrafty Creative Live Coursera Udemy DIY.org Code.org We watch lots of shows and movies to learn about things.  These are our favorite streaming sites. VidAngel Netflix Amazon Prime Video   How about you, my friend? What online resources do you use for your homeschooling?