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100 Educational Websites. This list is informational, helpful, and a resource
homeschoolers look forward to receiving.
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Time4Learning Offers Preschool to 12th Grade!!
Whether you're a first time homeschooler or a seasoned veteran,
Time4Learning's unique combination of interactive curriculum,
teaching tools, parent resources and family-focused support sets it
apart from the "one-box-fits-all" homeschooling curriculum!
Not only does Time4Learning offer a homeschool curriculum for prek-12th
that correlates to state standards—it also provides an entire online
learning system that teaches the materials (in a secure, ad free
environment), reinforces concepts, tracks progress, and keeps printable
reports perfect for record keeping & portfolio usage!
With Time4Learning, you'll get 24/7 access to a year's worth of
materials, so your family can begin at any time and use the
curriculum however you see fit. Time4Learning requires no contracts
and includes a 14-day money back guarantee, so there's no risk in trying
Visit Time4Learning to
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A favorite among homeschoolers!
Kidzmet acts as a Learning GPS
(Guided by Passions and Strengths) and helps parents have the tools to
learn how to speak in their kids' learning languages. $15/year.
Cathy Duffy Reviews
A top ten among Homeschool.com readers—this site provides homeschool
reviews of core curricula plus so much more.
The Old Schoolhouse
Free digital magazine available at
www.TOSMagazine.com or on
mobile apps at
Many minds make light work—a site where homeschoolers can submit and
share their lessons.
Homeschool Helper Online
Where homeschoolers share resources they have written.
The Well-Trained Mind
A guide to Classical education at home.
Simply Charlotte Mason
Free curriculum guide, living books, narration/dictation ideas, CM
Organizer, and more.
Project Based Homeschooling
A blog about self-directed, learner-centered education.
Learn what unschooling is all about...and get the resources to support
Eclectic Homeschool Online
Homeschool resources, reviews, articles, and more.
GREAT PLACES TO PURCHASE HOMESCHOOLING PRODUCTS
The first and only
flash deal site for educational products. Find new
educational products for kids Pre-K through 12th Grade at up to 90% off.
In addition, the site offers freebies on a regular basis and
homeschoolers can earn EduBucks which
can be used towards Educents purchases. Items are delivered online
or shipped immediately.
A full-service curriculum provider featuring
new and used
as well as a large variety of secular and
books (fiction and nonfiction). They have almost 30K titles in stock,
and almost 16,000 in used titles online. Plus, they offer games,
puzzles, CDs and more.
Homeschool Buyers Co-op
With over 130,000 families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the
world's largest buyers club for homeschoolers, with savings of up to
90% on award-winning homeschool curriculum. Membership is FREE and
free homeschool ID
cards, free SmartPoints (a Co-op currency), and access to our
popular databases of homeschool field trips and free curriculum.
Stubby Pencil Studio offers a large selection of eco-friendly gifts and
creative products for kids, including art materials, school supplies,
non-toxic toys, classic games, books, craft projects, party supplies and
more. In addition, they offer Earth smart office (homeschool) supplies.
Products are long lasting, non-toxic, and responsibly sourced for
students of all ages.
Affordable and engaging online curriculum for Pre-K to 12th Grade.
Interactive lessons, printable worksheets, detailed reporting and MORE.
This is a subscription site—$19.95/month for Pre-K to 8th grade and
$30/month for their High School Curriculum. To see lesson plans by
grade and subject, click
View a demo before purchase
Standard Deviants Accelerate
The website offers e-learning programs for Grades 3-11 which include
video instruction and a teach and re-teach system which helps students
learn, progress, and master
a subject. You can see a list of homeschool classes
Homeschool pricing can be found
Watch...practice...and learn almost anything—for free. This site has
videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, history,
This site offers a "complete learning eco-system" for kids K-8, with
free and paid for classes in math, reading, writing, language, and more.
If you choose the paid version, it's $99 for 12 months.
Animated science, health, technology, math, social studies, arts &
music, and English help for kids Pre-K—12th Grade. This is a
subscription site and
prices start at $130/year.
The site's math and language arts programs offer complete coverage of
K-12 content, on the web and through the IXL app (iOS, Android, and
Kindle). It is self-paced learning with curriculum that automatically
adapts to each student's skill level, and it provides students with
immediate feedback and question-specific explanations. Virtual awards
and certificates motivate students, while real-time data tracking keeps
parents and students informed of progress. Family memberships
start at $9.95/month.
All In One Homeschool (Easy Peasy)
These are absolutely free sites. Lessons are available for Pre-K—High
Lesson Planet connects
homeschooling parents with high caliber online lesson plans, videos,
apps, activities, worksheets, printables, and presentations. The site
helps parents find teaching resources quickly and easily. To learn how
Lesson Planet helps educators find the resources they need, visit
To browse courses, click on
To get a free trial click
This is a subscription site.
Multi-disciplinary lessons/resources that provide connections to the
natural world beyond a science and technology scope. Lessons offer
curricular benefits in health and physical education, language,
mathematics, and the arts. This is a free site.
Interactive lessons on the topics of science/nature, history/culture,
art, and people/places.
MATH and SCIENCE
ShillerMath: Montessori Math at Home
Multisensory homeschool math for Pre-K to
Pre-Algebra. Provides proven methods that keep students on track. No
lesson preparation required. Kits include free downloads of replacement
consumables, and one kit works for the entire family. Visit the site for
free diagnostic testing, eBooks, webinars, and their Montessori
homeschool math blog.
from free-$299 (multi-year kits). Free sample lessons are available.
Kungfu Interactive Pte Ltd
Kungfu Math is an online math practice site
filled with motivational game-like quizzes. It is based on the Singapore
math curriculum and is suitable for children adopting the Singapore math
curriculum or as supplementary learning material for elementary math
students. Basic account access is free with premium paid option
available (the subscription price is approx. $9.90/month). To view the
GeoGebra is free and multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for all
levels of education. It joins geometry, algebra, tables, graphing,
statistics and calculus.
A collection of lessons, calculators, and worksheets created to
assist students. Lessons cover key algebra topics. Their equation
calculator shows the right answer and a step-by-step solution. Over the
years, algebrahelp.com has helped students solve over 15 million
equations. This is a free site.
McGraw-Hill Education/ ALEKS
ALEKS is an adaptive, online math program that provides personalized
learning and assessment for students in grades 3-12. Using
research-based artificial intelligence, ALEKS identifies what each
student is most ready to learn, and helps students achieve mathematics
proficiency through targeted instruction. For a list of courses,
For a free trial, click
for ordering information.
Times Tales Multiplication Program
Times Tales is a mnemonic-based program that makes it fun and
easy to memorize the upper times tables. Times Tales uses simple
stories to provide students with a "memory peg", allowing them to
quickly recall otherwise abstract facts. Homeschoolers will be
happy to learn that they have a new animated version
Times Tales DVD.
Their products include Times
Clean 'n' Flip for Kids, Math
Bundle Deluxe, and more.
This is a free site from Scholastic.com. Through real world examples
presented in a multimedia format, StudyJams helps students understand
the underlying concepts of math and science so they are better able to
solve individual problems. For Grades 3-8.
This a free web site for students, parents and teachers. It helps with
the foundations of all math—addition, subtraction, multiplication and
How to Smile
is a free-access collection of 3,500 of the best hands-on science
and math activities for all ages. Based at UC Berkeley's Lawrence
Hall of the Science, SMILE makes STEM fun and educational, and draws
activities from leading science centers, science and science
education organizations, universities and national agencies.
The Exploratorium is located in San Francisco—but this site is of
interest to everyone, regardless of location. Topics cover every day
science, the earth, the human body, living things - even the science of
baseball. This is a free site.
NASA for Students
Nasa.gov is a great site for students K and above and includes
educational programs, Nasa e-clips, podcasts, and MORE. Starchild is
geared toward a younger audience interested in learning about "space
stuff". Both sites are offered free of charge.
This site offers 3D digital
education content of 1000+ Life to Learning (L2L) videos and learning
objects for global middle and high school sciences. All the topics are
mapped to major global curriculums with multi device experience - desktop, tablet or
mobile device. You can view the demo topics
students' progress through animated videos and learning objects, parents
can view the data analytics and reports to see what their child knows,
and then recommend what the student should study next. Use of their
L2L content has resulted in students increasing their test scores on an
average of 134% and attention levels by 81%.
Complete science curriculum for
K-2nd Grade. Over 350 animated
activities, printable worksheets and hands-on project ideas. Automated
student reports track progress. New iPad app available for student
use. This site charges $7.95/month.
This site uses an audio-visual
technique to teach science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) in a
step-by-step manner. The "right-hemispheric" learning approach
takes advantage of the brain's ability to process images more
efficiently and more effectively than just reading text. You can see how
the site works and use sample lessons
Pricing is $79 for one course and $125 for a combination package of any
two courses for a one-year subscription. You can also purchase a
two-year subscription for $175 for all three courses.
You can visit the site
and sign-up for current news and offers
The Happy Scientist
Covers the topics of life, earth, space, chemical, physical science and
more. Includes study units, science videos, a science picture of the day
and so much more. There are many free items on the site, and a paid
subscription is just $30/year.
Middle School Chemistry
You can download all of the lessons from Middle School Chemistry for
free. Middle School Chemistry is a resource of guided, inquiry-based
lesson plans that covers basic chemistry concepts, along with the
process of scientific investigation.
This is a free site with over 1,000 science fair project ideas in more
than 30 different areas of science. Great for home experiments too.
Chem 4 Kids
Where kids learn about matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table,
reactions and biochemistry. The site links to
READING and WRITING
Read Naturally, Inc.
Read Naturally provides supplemental
research based reading intervention strategies and materials for
struggling readers of all ages. Its strategy combines the
methodologies of teacher-modeling, repeated reading and progress
monitoring. They also provide programs for reading assessment, phonemic
awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and for ELL students. The website offers
various sample lessons, best practices, and other resources for teaching
reading. A catalog of their products can be seen
Essential Skills Advantage (ESA)
ESA offers a free reading & language
program for children in K-6 (ages 4-12). The program supports children
with different learning styles and abilities, including those with
special needs. Units include sight words, phonics, spelling,
grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension and more. For additional
information about ESA,
A site geared specifically towards
students with Dyslexia and struggling readers. The site offers a
structured, multi-sensory reading and spelling program (Nessy Reading).
There is a
area where anyone can try out the program without registering.
There is also a free account whereby people can continue to use most of
the program for free. For-purchase items start at $30/year and include
a reading and spelling program, a touch typing program, a numbers
program and additional reading products.
Fortuigence offers online
middle and high school level
writing classes. Their
teachers work one on one with students to review student work, give
individual feedback, and provide strategies and suggestions for
improvement for as long as each student needs until they're ready to
move on. Free resources can be found
offers free teaching and writing tips. Classes begin at $57.
An online reading and writing program for children 4-10 (K-3) that uses
a six skill model of reading instruction to teach decoding, spelling and
comprehension. There is a
30-day free trial.
Subscriptions are available, as are multiple child discounts. There is a
scholarship program for those experiencing financial hardship.
You can watch a video about the program here:
Time4Writing offers free writing resources, and 8 week writing courses
for 2nd-12th Grade, taught online by certified teachers. Courses offer
one-on-one instruction and personalized feedback in a student-paced
environment. From the basics of grammar to writing an essay for the SAT,
Time4Writing is designed to help students master the art of writing at
all levels. Courses are $99 each, and start daily.
Starfall is a free site that provides a systematic phonics approach in
conjunction with phonemic awareness practice for kids Pre-School—2nd
A website that features literature and stories
homeschoolers, plus lesson plans.
This is a social network and book discovery tool
for K-8 students to share their love of reading with friends.
Students connect with peers to share book reviews and find their next
favorite book through friends' recommendations or their curated book
lists. It's like Goodreads made just for young readers with teaching
tools such as online book reports and reading logs. COPPA Certified to
be safe for students under 13.
The website includes complete language
arts curricula: 4 years of The PHONICS Road to Spelling and Reading (for
kids as young as Kindergarten) & 4 years of The LATIN Road to English
Grammar (for kids as early as 5th Grade). Click
here for detailed
scope and sequences, sample videos, and prices.
The website offers many free resources including podcasts, daily writing
tips, exercises to try at home with your children, a forum where you can
post questions, plus much more. In addition, the website sells a variety
SPELLING and GRAMMAR
VocabularySpellingCity is a
game-based website and app used to build literacy skills with vocabulary
and spelling. K-12 children practice their words using 35 fun
activities. Use spelling games for free, or upgrade to premium for
vocabulary, phonics, writing and language arts. Premium membership costs
$29.99/year for up to five children.
Easy Grammar Systems
The website offers the Easy Grammar series Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and
Plus; the Daily GRAMS series Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and Jr./Sr. High; and
the Easy Grammar Ultimate Series (Grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12+). All Easy Grammar books include unit reviews, unit tests, cumulative
reviews and cumulative tests. Sample pages are available on the
site. You can watch videos introducing the different products
Prices start at $5.00.
FOREIGN LANGUAGELanguage Lizard, LLC
Language Lizard supports families and
educators who teach and raise bilingual children, ages infants to twelve
years old. They offer dual-language books and multilingual children's
products in over 40 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French,
German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian-Creole, Hindi, Italian, Japanese,
Korean, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish,
Urdu, Vietnamese and more. They also offer free
multicultural lesson plans that
homeschooling parents and teachers can download and use to help teach
kids about other languages and cultures. Their blog and newsletters support
language learning and multicultural education.
Free language education in Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
HISTORY and GEOGRAPHY
A Book In Time
Read & craft your way through
history with A Book In Time--a one-stop, hands-on history source. The
site includes reading suggestions, crafts, projects, games, timelines,
and maps-all kinds of extracurricular resources to enrich history in
your homeschool. Items on the site are low cost or free, and everything
is arranged in chronological order in American and World History
Wonderful content, amazing pictures—and who doesn't like the National
Geographic? Plus, it's a free site.
Gifted and Talented
Their courses are specially designed to meet the needs of advanced
learners. Their K-12 courses in Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and
Computer Programming feature a combination of multimedia instruction and
automated assessment of student work to provide students with a
personalized, self-paced learning experience. Can choose to work with
the support of tutors or work independently. You can see an overview of
Info regarding tuition and financial aid can be found
The all-things-gifted site, full of resources, articles, books and links
to help and support parents, teachers, and gifted children alike. This
is a free site.
Mother Goose Time is
a fully aligned, research-based preschool curriculum program which
fosters a joy for learning through sensory-based experiences. Their
curriculum gives you concrete materials and ideas on how to inspire your
child through art, music, logic games and more. All materials
included. Additional products include educational
assessments, children's books, and a preschool dance & fitness program.
Find themes and prices here.
Letter of the Week
Free online curriculum.
ABC and 123 Learning
A learning cooperative site—a site where one can collect and borrow
teaching tools. Subjects include math, language arts, science and more.
Free Pre-School lesson plans, educational early childhood activities,
printable crafts, worksheets, and other resources for children of
Early Learning at Home
A site for mothers and teachers to submit their ideas—YouTube videos
demonstrate the lessons. For toddlers, Pre-Schoolers and kids in Grade
An entire website devoted to homeschooling high school students. Free
information as well as items to purchase.
Let's Homeschool Highschool
A site designed to encourage you, point you to homeschool-friendly
colleges and universities, link you to high school/homeschool bloggers,
and create a community for both parents and students.
Textbook Media Press
Students choose from online, PDF, iPhone or paperback options for
This is an online SAT/ACT program. Students have seen score
improvements of 280-590 points on the SAT and 4-8 points on the ACT. To
see how TestRocker works:
http://vimeo.com/75249634. To take a free diagnostic test and view a customized study plan, visit
For a free trial
OPEN COURSES ONLINE
Open Coursware Consortium
Free, open educational content—high quality university-level educational
materials. These materials often include course planning materials and
evaluation tools as well as thematic content.
Free, high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects
such as algebra, calculus, physics, statistics, U.S. history, biology
This free site offers educational resources available for homeschooling
and supplemental education for kids Pre-School through High School and
beyond. Subjects include math, science, social studies, English and
A family-run publishing company that produces
Pre-K-Grade 12 Classical Christian education materials for homeschool
use. To see their catalog, click
For additional information regarding their Classical Core Curriculum,
Information regarding their online academy can be found
An Old Fashioned Education
Free homeschool curricula, literature and text books. Subjects include
history, religion, economics, science & nature, and more.
Egglo Eggs are a fun and educational product for homeschool families,
churches and youth groups, as they provide interactive
glow-in-the-dark activities for Easter, or anytime. Fun
activities include light up scavenger or egg hunts, games,
crafts, parties and more. Activity and craft ideas such as the
Light of Jesus Scavenger Hunt,
are provided on the Egglo
Blog. In addition, there are many craft ideas on
page and on their
Egglo All Year
page. Get the Egglo Glow in the Dark Kit here.
For the Egglo Curriculum Kit click
ART & MUSIC
Drawing with Children/Monart Schools
This website offers academic
based art projects designed by Mona Brookes, the author of "Drawing with
Children". The on-line store projects help homeschool parents access
information on how to add drawing to their curriculum. The
projects are user friendly—the homeschool teacher does not have to have
an art background to teach these lessons. Product videos and
sample lessons are available on the site. This website has a store
for purchasing books and lessons. Prices vary.
The website provides a constantly expanding curriculum that makes it
easy for anyone to teach sophisticated 2-D art to children K-8. Plus,
the lessons include suggestions for cross-curricular connections with
social studies, science, and language arts. Free art lessons can be
start at $10.
Music Vision International LLC
Online academy, computerized piano curriculum and
lesson plans for early learners, beginners, intermediate and advance
students and children with special needs. You can check out
learning curriculum before
becoming a subscriber. Lessons start at $19 a month for the entire
Lessons follow a 6-step cycle that makes it easy for
students to master the piano. Students have online access and learn at
their own pace in the comfort of their own home or wherever they have
internet access. No special equipment is needed. You can view the
lessons as much as you like on any computer, tablet, or phone. Drum
lessons are also available. Click
for drum lesson info.
Harmony Fine Arts
Homeschool art and music plans, written by Barb. Read how she includes
art, music appreciation, and nature study in her children's educational
programs. Free, and items for purchase are available on the site.
ABCya.com offers free educational computer games and activities for
elementary students. Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math
and language arts while introducing basic computer skills.
Great array of games including math games, reading games, and games for
both kids and parents to play.
SUPPLEMENTARY/FUN PRODUCTS and WEBSITES
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offers high-quality yearbooks at an affordable price, just $9.49 for a
20-page, softcover yearbook, with no minimum order. Their free design
tools are easy to use and they offer predesigned layouts and covers
making it easy to drag and drop photos into place. All yearbooks include
four personalized pages for students to customize with their own photos
and stories. Picaboo Yearbooks has Yearbook Support Specialists to
help with design and to answer questions, and they have a variety of
tutorial videos, a get-started guidebook and other resources to help
make the yearbook process an easy one. Plus, all yearbooks come with a
digital eYearbook that can be shared electronically with family and
easy-to-use online, iPad and iPhone book creator for parents, educators
and kids to create their own personalized books in pro-quality print and
e-book format. Their exclusive edCenter platform gives homeschool
parents a safe and secure environment to collaborate and work with their
kids online. Their Young Author Press program helps young authors turn
their creative writings into published books with ISBN-13, which allows
students to be recognized as published authors worldwide.
MetaMoJi Education Solutions include the MetaMoJi
Note app (for personal note taking, PDF annotation, and sketching) as
well as the collaborative whiteboard app, MetaMoJi Share and the
advanced handwriting app known as mazec. These cross-platform apps allow
homeschool teachers and their students to teach and learn within a high
resolution canvas combined with sophisticated note taking and drawing
tools and collaborative learning environments. Innovative features like
voice notes and interactive presentations make both products popular for
personal and group productivity on Apple, Android and Windows. You can
see a video of the product
Internet Marital Arts (IMA)
The site offers
online martial arts courses which include web-based instructional
videos, training, monitoring, and an online belt testing program for
individuals age 6 (beginner friendly) and older. Students can train on
their own schedule, and train anywhere while having access to instructor
feedback—it's the cyber martial arts learning solution.
How Stuff Works
Fun site for everyone. Topics include engineering, environmental
science, forces of nature, innovation, and more.
Teach With Movies
Lesson plans based on movies and films, such as The Sound of Music,
Diary of Anne Frank, Mulan, and more. Teach With Movies provides the
curriculum materials but not the movies themselves. 350+ guides—this was
a subscription site and is now free.
A free and fun colorful website with animation and games introducing
touch typing to children ages 7 to 11.
Songs for Teaching
Thousands of children's songs, lyrics, sound clips, and teaching
suggestions. Songs about science, mathematics, social studies, the fine
arts, life skills and more. You can listen to the songs online for free
or purchase songs that you like.
Forest Trail Academy
regionally, nationally and internationally accredited private K-12 online school.
This is a NCAA approved curriculum school. Secular and Christian options
are available. Full-time and individual courses—all are self-paced.
Plus, a wide variety of electives, AP and summer courses are available.
is charged. Click
for an online school demo.
Virtual Schools of Excellence
An accredited, private online school for students in grades K-12, VSOE
offers a wide range of courses including core subject areas, credit
recovery classes, electives, religious education, and Advanced Placement
classes. Their teachers provide online activities, live collaboration
sessions, science labs, projects, service learning, summer internships,
fieldtrips, and more. For tuition details, click
to learn about tuition assistance.
Halstrom Academy offers
Middle School and High School courses-by-credit to complement
work. Choose from AP courses, UC/CSU approved courses, courses in math,
science, fine arts and foreign language, summer courses, etc. On campus
full time online options
are available. The Middle School catalog can be found here and
to see the High School catalog click here.
Freedom Project Education
Education is a Judeo-Christian online school that offers a complete
Classical education for students in Kindergarten - High School, free of
public school and Common Core influence. View FPE's full list of
accredited classes, tuition, and sneak peek videos here.
A content sharing service that allows members to "pin" images, videos
and other objects to their pinboard. Great as an inspirational tool.
Hundreds of thousands of educational videos.
Great source for just about anything and everything. Plus
Free Kindle CK-12
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Time4Learning because of its ease of use, quality of lessons and the
can-do attitude it promotes toward learning.
Time4Learning can open doors in a way that other methods can't—by
creating an interactive learning experience that engages kids, brings
material to life and makes learning fun!
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