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    Posted: 27/May/2009 at 11:09am

As a new forum feature, Homeschool.com has invited Time4Learning to participate in an interactive forum with you, our members, so that you can be better informed about their approach to curriculum. Time4Learning.com  is one of the top three selections on the Homeschool.com survey of top educational websites. The discussion is hosted by John Edelson, the founder of Time4Learning and Kelly Stone, one of their long-standing users (Oregon homeschool mother of six). They are here to answer any questions that you might have.  Take it away John & Kelly.



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I'd be pleased to answer any questions on Time4Learning.com or Time4Writing.com. Time4Learning.com is celebrating their fifth anniversary this summer. We are an online interactive curriculum for PreK - 8th grade. I've been pleased by how many people have benefitted from our approach. Many kids today really engage with the computer: their ability to focus and to learn is enhanced by appropriate use of audio and animation.  Each Time4Learning lesson is an integrated multimedia production which presents the information to students and engages multiple student learning methods. This is why many types of learners - auditory, visual, and kinesthetic/hands-on - do well on Time4Learning.com.  This is quite different than most online learning programs which are simply online textbooks with links to videos. Please post any questions you might have about our approach to homeschooling.  Either myself or Kelly Stone will be happy to interact. 
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Our family has used Time4Learning as its core curriculum for the past
three years. I never miss an opportunity to discuss how the curriculum
works at our house! I'm looking forward to sharing some of our
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Hi, we have recently decided to home school our two children 1st grade and 4th grade. My 4th grader is a very visual learner. I have looked into your program and am very interested in it. Will there be tools to help me plan their days? Also, we were wanting a Christian program especially for their History and Science, i have also looked into Switched on Schoolhouse, how does this program rate against SOS? Any comments are welcome. God Bless!!!
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Starting to homeschool is a thrilling step. Congratulations.

Our general advice is to remember that it's a long-term process, more of a marathon than a sprint.  So when you think about curriculum, think about what you will start with but be prepared to shift approaches as you learn what works and what doesn't for each of your children in each of their subjects.  This is a way of saying be careful not to do too much shopping at the outset.  Many homeschoolers build their program out of a blend of materials:  some are paid, others are free.  For instance, may families build their own reading programs and construct their own reading lists.

Time4Learning is very popular with visual learners. Unlike other computer-based curriculum which are often text-based with links to videos, each Time4Learning lesson is a real multimedia production.

Time4Learning is easy to try. There are lesson demos on the website and you can sign up and start in minutes with a 14 day period when you can cancel and get a full refund.

For planning, Time4Learning has integrated reporting and a complete sequence for you to schedule with.  Time4Learning is a standards-based curriculum (ie, non-religious).

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Originally posted by thowell777 thowell777 wrote:

Hi, we have recently decided to home school our two children 1st grade and 4th grade. My 4th grader is a very visual learner. I have looked into your program and am very interested in it. Will there be tools to help me plan their days? Also, we were wanting a Christian program especially for their History and Science, i have also looked into Switched on Schoolhouse, how does this program rate against SOS? Any comments are welcome. God Bless!!!


Congratulations! How EXCITING!!!   I remember well my first year homeschooling.  It was scary and exciting all at the same time.  I just want to tell you that if you have a visual learner Time4Learning is a perfect fit! 

When we began homeschooling back in 1998 Time4learning was not around yet and so we went through a gamut of programs.  I used Math U See, Saxon, Horizons, A.C.E., Easy Grammar, The Weaver Unit Study, KONOS, and many others.  Some worked fine, some did not and some where hits, but NONE gave us the results in math that time4learning has.  (It gave us wonderful results in other subjects as well, but math was out of this world!)

I use A.C.E. for our Social Studies and Science because we also school from a biblical worldview.  The funny thing is that the boys work through their A.C.E. and for fun still do the social studies and science lessons from T4L'ing.  When it mentions evolution or other material that differs from our beliefs, I use it as a perfect opportunity to share from God's word why we believe what we believe, but how others they will meet and know might believe differently.

We found Time4Learning back in 2007 and after one year all of my boys tested higher than they EVER had in all the years we had homeschooled.  I found that me teaching sometimes got in the way of them learning.  My boys learn best when they "see" something modeled for them and Time4Learning does that in every single lesson.  The interactive graphics help add velcro so that concepts stick and stay in the brain.

In 2008 we had my son tutored in math and left the other boys in Time4Learning.  After one year with a specialist we went in for our year end testing and the child who used a professional actually made LESS progress than when he had simply worked through his Time4Learning lessons. 

As far as SOS..., I have looked at it, I have read reviews and I have chosen not to use it because it appears far more complicated than Time4Learning.  I am a homeschool support group leader with over 300 families and I have as of yet to find a family that LOVES it.  Though that doesn't mean there aren't some, I've just not met them yet.  We have an annual Show N Tell where people bring their favorite programs and SOS has never made it it yet.

However, I am a big believer that not every program is perfect for every person.  I am just sharing our experience and I pray you are able to find the PERFECT program for your home, your homeschool. (Big Warm Smile)

No matter what you decide, Congratulations!  Enjoy every single second because it goes very fast.  My oldest is now going into his senior year and my baby is starting first grade.  Where does the time go?


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thank you sooooo much Mary for your reply. I am pretty sure we have decided to go with the Time4Learning program. I really lke the teaching method and think that it will work great for my girls. My youngest who is now in K has done great in school and loves it right now but is very excited about getting to homeschool with mom. My 4th grader is the main reason we decided to make the switch she is very smart and always test above her grade and makes honor roll but just doesnt like school. It is very boring to her and she begs me everyday not to make her go. She has aslo had a hugh problem handeling the drama that 8 year old girls seem to create. Who knew they could be so mean so young. It is just putting to much stress on her. I have been thinking exactly what you said about the science and history. I will teach them from a Christian program (as well to not have the on the computer only) and still let them do some of the lessons on Time4learning for the very reasons you stated. I think in order for anyone to be able to explain why Christians believe in God's creation you have to be educated on both sides. The other thing i was wondering is how do I find out about local homeschool groups? I have done an internet search but have not found anything yet. We live in Live Oak, Fl which is a small town. How do you break up your day when you have more than one grade level you are teaching? Thanks again for all your info it has really made me feel great about our decision. My feeling of being scared of this is quickly turning into excitement. God Bless!!!!!
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You are not going to believe this!  A lot of my family is from Live Oak.  As a matter of fact, my parents live in Old Town.  It's such a small world.  I would recommend going to our STATE support group page to find out about your area.  I am in Pinellas County so I'm not familiar with your area. 

If you are able to find a good support group and even join the FPEA (Florida Parent Education Association) you will get lots of support.  My schedule is very loose and flexible but I will give you a glimpse of what our day looks like:

Mom wakes has coffee and quiet time

Boys wake and make themselves breakfast while mom does some minor computer work.

I sit with my 7 year old while he does Time4Learning. (occassionally getting up to make sure I have my dinner prep ready)

9 year old does his time4learning independently once I get him started. 

(Older boys are getting showers, doing their chores, etc)

10am we all meet in the living room for Praise and worship with prayer and then I read from the bible and we discuss it.  We read one chapter from our read a loud. (Right now we are reading Teddy's Buttons from Lamplighter)

Older boys work on their Time4Learning while I do SS/Science with my younger boys.

Younger boys do their chores while I work with my older sons. (pretty much just oversee them)

We do lots of outside activities such as park days, co-op, my oldest is joining a speech and debate club that travels all over Florida.  I love that Time4Learning allows me the freedom to pursue their STRENGTHS while managing their academic education so they are prepared for anything and everything.

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Mary, who is so very excited for YOU!

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that was somewhat the way i was thinking of doing our schedule. Since I will be teaching their ss/science i was thinking of doing that with one of them while the other was doing their math/language on Time4learning and then switching. Meeting sometime before lunch to do Bible together. How long would you say a typical day is with the Time4learning. Maybe to do math and language? Have you heard of the ClinkandRead Phonics computer program? It is only for up to grade 3 but i thought my youngest might really enjoy this. Also thanks for the link i will look into the support groups, I want to make sure and get them involved with extra activities and they are both wanted to join the girl scouts. We also belong to church that has a small private school and they have told me the kids are welcome to attend all fieldtrips they take. And yes i agree, i am very excited about being able to manage their academics myself also, i had hoped that the public school system wouldnt be as bad as we had thought but they have only been in there since November of 2008 and I am really disgusted by what they have already been exposed to in such a short time. One more question when you are keeping your porfolio of their progress do you need to keep everything and how often do you print out progress reports? I know you have to keep two years of progress on hand i just didnt know how much you need to keep. Thanks again you have been a true blessing  God Bless!!!!!
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Wow! You and Mary have so much in common! 

I can offer my opinion about ClicknRead. My daughter loved it . . . for about a week.   It's a great concept, but the lessons are so very repetitive that she bored of it quickly. We were also doing Time4Learning, and I realized there was no need for TWO phonics programs. Time4Learning is really, really thorough in its coverage of phonics. Phonics lessons begin in kindergarten. First and second graders focus heavily on phonics, and phonics instruction continues through third grade.

My now-seven-year old is my first child who has learned to read entirely with Time4Learning. The lessons are organized well, but a lot of thought has been put into providing variety in the games to be played with the various letter sounds. Every few lessons includes review, to make sure the student "got it" the first time and isn't forgetting what they've already learned. I don't anticipate ever needing any other formal curriculum for teaching reading to my kids. (Of course, we also practice reading library books, cereal boxes, and street signs.)

The books are provided online, but they're printable, too. Some of the lessons model fluency (reading with expression, etc.). I posted a video of my daughter reading one of her early Time4Learning lessons on YouTube. She doesn't really like me to share this "old" video, because she reads chapter books now. (She's devouring books in "The Babysitter's Club" series lately.)

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I love reading other families experiences with T4L and what programs they have used to supplement!  It helps me figure out what direction I might want to take next.

I thoroughly agree that it is important to teach not only what we believe, but to teach that other people have different beliefs and teach our children to respect the people and their beliefs.

Time4Learning has been a great springboard to make sure I am giving my son a well rounded view of the world and how we fit into it.
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Just a word on SOS.  It's not like Time4Learning at all!  It is basically an e-book.  I used it one year and it didn't work very well, especially for my visual learner.  Also, I found some of the words very above grade level without text clues (ex: "penal colony" and "fungus" in 2nd grade) and the built-in dictionary contained college level definitions.  

Time4Learning is very age appropriate with minimal parental involvement which is helpful to me as I have 5 children.  I am very happy with it and supplement it only with a creative writing program.
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Wow - I was so glad to see this thread!!

I started using Time4Learning for my very right brained
then 7 year old last summer. He still really likes it.
He has nearly completed everything in level 2. I just
let him pick and choose as that works best with him. I
did sit with him to work through a couple of areas that
he had some problems with or was avoiding in order to
help him finish.

Time4Learning is the most schoolish thing that i do with
him. I only require 30 minutes a day, other than that, I
am basically unschooling him. He already was reading
well so I can't speak for that part of the program.

He is my youngest child. I have 3 older children, two of
whom are graduated - or will be by next month. In the
past, I used Calvert up to 7th grade. However, it is not
really working that well for my 12 year old, partially
because our lives are very different now and I do not
have as much time to sit down with each child and
partially due to her personality and needs. About a
month ago, I started her on Time4Learning but just for
math (she had been using ALEKS). Now she is asking if
she can just do Time4Learning for everything next year
and I am strongly considering it.

My concerns are several. One is that she has gotten a
bit behind in some areas, particularly math. It just
hasn't been sticking. Another is that I wasn't sure how
comfortable I felt with using it as her complete
curriculum to prepare her for high school. What I would
like to do is start her in the fall wherever she is in
the different areas and have her complete, over the next
two years, everything from where she is now up through
8th grade.

The reviews I have read elsewhere at the higher levels
have been from people using Time4Learning as a base but
they keep saying that they wouldn't consider it complete
but they don't say why. I would so love to hear more in
detail from someone who has used the higher levels whose
student was now doing fine in high school.

I would also like to know more about how the
Time4Writing works into this. It looks like there is
some writing in Time4Learning.

And do you use any abbreviations when discussing this,
like maybe T4L and T4W?
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Hi, I'm from Time4Learning. I'll answer your Time4Learning vs Time4Writing question on another thread. Below, I'll explain why we don't encourage people to think of Time4Learning as a complete curriculum. I'm quoting Kelly here....

I would be cautious about a curriculum that promised to be all that your child will ever need. My children are each very different so I treat each one appropriately. As an example, here is the starting point that I would take for a second grader in language arts and math.

Starting with the language arts program, reading is very important to us so our schedule includes a weekly library visit to pick up new books. There is an hour of daily reading.

My children write in their journals each day for 15 minutes.  We have rotating assignments through the week including summaries of books we’ve read, reflections on the weekend, and summary of lessons from Time4Learning. On Friday, they choose their favorite journal entry from the week, correct any spelling, punctuation, or grammar errors and write the edited version in their best penmanship. 

Our family uses Time4Learning for the bulk of our language arts curriculum. Time4Learning's language arts curriculum is thorough in its coverage of phonics, grammar, vocabulary, verbal comprehension and reading comprehension. If I feel my child needs additional practice on a certain language concept, I can usually find it in the Time4Learning language arts extensions. I use their scope and sequence to help me choose enrichment activities and to schedule them.

I have children with a range of math abilities and Time4Learning has been a good choice for all of them. I add math drills for the kids who need it.



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Hi Karen,

This was a GREAT question.  I LOVE what Kel wrote also and have found that to be completely true for our family as well. 

We are using T4L'ing with an older child and it works wonderfully.  When we began T4L'ing in 2007 we had the BEST school year ever and then I began to worry and fret that it wasn't enough for my oldest son.  We used a tutor for math and enrolled him in a college prep highschool program called, "Classical Conversations".  At the end of this school year he actually made LESS progress even though we invested more time and money.  So we are back to Time4Learning.  It was an expensive lesson, but one I will not soon forget. I feel like the lesson I've had to learn over and over again the past twelve years of homeschooling is to stop thinking that more is better.  I am truly grasping the fact that more is just...., MORE! (rolling eyes and laughing at myself)

Time4learning leaves my children comfortably full.  However, when something piques their interest we can chase what I call "rabbit trails" using the library, DVD's from blockbuster.com or google search.  You'll find that many of the language arts extensions give you specific books to check out from the library. 


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I think an accurate answer to the question, "Is Time4Learning a complete curriculum?" might be, "As complete as a curriculum can be." There's always something you can add to any program. It's a matter of your own family's priorities, as well as the time and energy available.

I don't think I ever had a teacher who didn't add her own, personal stamp to whatever curriculum she happened to be using.   Students receive the benefit of their tutor's interests and experience. For instance, I had two teachers who incorporated their vacation slides into their lessons!

Families who enjoy sports will naturally include a lot of sports activities in their home education program. There are musical families, "artsy" families, and so forth. They might all use the same core curriculum, but the focus will be slightly different . . . and that's wonderful!

We supplement with Spanish, computer courses, art classes, music lessons, and sports activities. We do unit studies when we have time, and we love to lapbook! We do Time4Learning every day, because then I know we've covered the basics (and more), even on days when Time4Learning is ALL we do for school.






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Great answers!

I need to find another way to ask the question. When I
refer to a complete curriculum, i am talking mostly
academics, not like their whole learning everything and
anything. Nothing would ever replace for us trips to the
library, arts programs, daily conversations, learning
that occurs around passions and interests, etc, etc,
etc. But I can see the need for caution as when you post
something anywhere, then anyone is going to read it from
newbie and those not homeschooling on up.

It was very interesting to read the comparison to
Classical Conversations. That is very big in my area and
highly thought of. I, too, have had to learn that lesson
of more is often just MORE, not better.
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Thought I would pop into the conversation and add my two cents about using Time4Learning for the higher grades.  This is my sons third year with the T4L curriculum (he just completed 7th grade), and it has been his core curriculum for math, social studies, and language arts.  Because my son is a visual learner, I can't even imagine a more successful math program.  By using T4L math, his scores on his state standardized test have come up over 15 points in the last three years!  My son also has dyslexia, and the terrific tools that the program includes for students with learning differences are beyond helpful!  I feel that after one more year with Time4Learning, my son will be completely prepared for whatever high school throws at him.  In fact, I'm always surprised when people say that they don't think T4L is a comprehensive enough curriculum...whenever I compare the scope and sequence of T4L with other curricula, it always seems to me to be MORE comprehensive, instead of less.  Anyway...just my 2 cents.

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I would like to add in my Time4Learning experience.  I had been using two main curricula with my grade schoolers (grades 2 & 4) Beyond the Page & Calvert, respectively.  Beyond the Page requires high parent involvement in implementation and Calvert requires a large time commitment. 

While traveling I became critically ill and my husband, who had previously done almost nothing with the kids other than occasionally participate with what I was doing, was suddenly thrown into the roll of educator all the while trying to balance my illness (he lived in a chair by my hospital bed for nearly a month).  This was our impetus for signing up for Time4Learning. 

My 4th grader has been struggling with delays in Language Arts, some pretty significant.  Our 2nd grader is a pretty fast study and always needs a challenge.  Time4Learning met both their needs without any input from their father.

Now that I am starting to recover I can't express how grateful I am that a program like Time4Learning was out there.  A huge bonus was the price.  My husband desperately needed the help continuing their education and was unable to leave me to work (would have required travel to another state).  Additionally, he just didn't have it emotionally to be able to focus clearly on the kids' educational needs, particularly since he had really no prior experience in that capacity.  Time4Learning was an easy choice.

All in all, our results so far (approx 4 mos), our 2nd grader as we end the year is testing out above level and our 4th grader, who previously was struggling to perform 3rd grade English curricula, is at a good solid mid-4th grade with just a little 3rd grade still needed.  (They're both ahead in Math.)  This is quite the improvement for him as I typically spent 4-6 hours a day working on English alone with him.  I was really proud of him to see his test scores and amazed to see that he had made such an incredible gain, particularly with so little parental involvement.

The animated format is perfect for our older child.  The playground time was our younger child's motivation.  This is working well for them.

Thank you Time4Learning. 

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I'm sorry to learn about your illness, and so glad you are feeling better.
Wow, what a story! Thanks for sharing it.
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This has both the pros & cons of T4L based on my experience...

I used T4L when I first started hs'ing my kids in Feb 08.   My boys were then in 8th, 4th, and 1st.  We used T4L as a suppliment for a book curriculum.  All of my boys really enjoyed the program and I enjoyed MOST of the features that T4L offered.   
The cost was definately a plus.  There are other sites that offer a "total" curriculum for a similar price, but T4L definately covers ALL learning types.   It is very engaging.  While I didn't really sit down with each of my kids during their T4L time, I never heard of a complaint from them of having to do the work.  Nor did I hear that "this was too hard/easy". 
However, because we were using it as a suppliment, I was disappointed with the fact that I couldn't 'assign' the work to my kids (that feature is only available to B&M schools who use the program) and the 'search' feature was difficult (for me at least).  An example would be if my kids were learning about Proper Nouns, I couldn't just type in Proper Nouns and have a list of lessons pop up that 'teach' about Proper Nouns...  When I looked through the topics covered, I would then have to view the lessons myself to make sure it was based on the lesson topic we were covering.  Once I had the lesson, I would then have to write down the assignment number and tell my kids to do that assignment.  (Doing this X3 got to be overwhelming). 
This past school year, I only had the younger 2 boys as the eldest moved up into 9th grade.  I started off the year, searching, writing down the assignment # and telling the boys which lessons to do.  When my schedule got to be to hectic, I just had the boys work on whatever assignment they wanted to.  I discovered that by not having an actual assignment, they didn't do as well. 
Another thing I have mixed feelings on is the Resource Worksheets.  I do not have a printer at home and would often go to the library to print them off.  Many of the Reading Comprehension Resources were duplicates for the first few assignments.  Printing off multiples of the same worksheet was a waste of $, time (and ink) for me.  Some of the worksheets didn't have directions on them either while others had to be done WHILE you went through the assignment but there wasn't a distinction before the lesson that mentioned that. 
Another MINOR issue is the playground.  I had it set that my kids had to do a minimum of 1 hour of work to access the playground.  But there wasn't a MAXIMUM time that I could set for the playground (or if there was, my kids figured out how to get around it)...  When you have 1 computer and need to access for 3 kids, unless you were right there to stop the playground time, we were on the computer over 8 hours a day!
Overall, we have/did enjoy the program.  I had to stop this summer due to some unforeseen financial issues, but I hope to get the kids back into it soon or decide whether or not it will be worth the extra time required for me to get the assignments.  By then I'll have 3 (PK, 3rd, 6th) again. 

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We like time4learning.com

My older daughter uses it for math and spelling  She is 12.

My other daughter usues it for math and spelling, also.  She also goes in on the site and uses it for other things.

We really like it.  It is a good curriculum and good enrichment.  But, it is surely a curriculum.  They point out trouble spots and give extra where the child needs it.

Good to use - time4learning.com

 

Cheryl Anne, homeschool mom of 6

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Thanks for sharing your experience. Time4Learning's animated math lessons are very popular! 
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I'm interested in using this for my 4th grader, could you tell me exactly how long it takes to complete the lessons per day.  Also, is this set up where he can login himself and it automatically has the lessons plans for him?

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I used T4L for my 7 year old and he loved it.  He breezed right through 1st grade so I bumped him up to 2nd grade and he did very well.  My older 2 children were in 6th and 9th this past year and completed a couple of courses with T4W and I felt they were very thorough and helped supplement for writing. Kelly-is there any more info about expanding to HS?

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