Test a New Curriculum This Summer!
Summer is a great time to try new things. With Time4Learning.com, you can easily experiment with a technology-based curriculum that was voted as a top three selection of the Homeschool.com Top 100 Educational Websites of 2009.
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Summer is a perfect time to try new things and Time4Learning is a great place to start. You can be into your first lesson within minutes. Why not try it now?
Time4Learning has teaching tools and detailed reporting for parents.
Capitalizing on Your Kids’ Interests – The “Luminescent” Effect
Students like the interactive nature of online learning. They like having independence and control over their lessons. For many children, the ability to work at their own pace or to repeat a lesson privately is very liberating. The Time4Learning integrated lesson plans include animation and audio to engage students. Some have called it the “luminescent effect”, which compares a child’s attraction to the computer with a moth seeking light. While we hope that most of our summers are spent in recreation and with nature, Time4Learning allows you to harness your kid’s enthusiasm for the computer in a way that can feel like a vacation while delivering much needed vocabulary and math skills.
Experiment with Different Pedagogical Approaches and Learning Styles.
While many parents provide some creative hands-on and unit studies for their children, many rely on textbooks for a large part of their curriculum. Frankly, textbooks are a reliable method to systematically cover large components of the curriculum. In fact, they have traditionally been one of the only ways to cover the material without having to continuously create lessons from the basic standards…until now. Time4Learning is a leader of a new generation of technology-based products which can cover large components of the curriculum.
Time4Learning’s visual, hands-on and auditory program particularly helps those with learning styles not optimal for textbooks. Parents and educators know that students have dramatically different optimal learning styles. While some absorb the written word very well, others learn best when the materials are presented verbally (ie aural learners) or visually (ie visual learners) or in a manner that they can physically interact with (ie kinesthetic learners). Time4Learning’s online learning system evokes multiple learning modalities and works for a broad set of learning styles. This lets parents hone in on the technique that works best, making it easier for kids to absorb and retain their lessons.
So take a look at our demos and try Time4Learning.com this summer to explore other learning methods for your students.
Here are a few screen shots to give you a feel for the lessons
Different Types of Online Learning
Homeschool parents often ask if there’s a better educational approach available. It’s a natural concern. This is the education of your children, after all. Technology opens up a whole new world of options… millions, in fact; and sifting through millions of options can be a daunting task. With so many choices, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and take the “go with what you know” route. Summer is a good time to try and experiment with curriculum.
So how does Time4Learning position among your online choices?
Time4Learning.com is an online learning system that is student-paced and parent supervised. This means that students log in to the system whenever they want and use it as much as they want. The reports of their activities and mastery of the materials are available to parents at anytime.
Whether mainstream, gifted, or special needs, Time4Learning provides a flexible, student-paced approach. Students get an individual learning path based on subject skill mastery rather than grade level. They can work at their own pace and on their own terms, either by following their learning path or by choosing activities themselves. Plus, students get access to the grade above and the grade below each subject, so they can advance or review any time they need to. This gives them a sense of ownership over their progress, which can be a great motivator.
The learning materials take an “outside-of the-box” approach to learning; a refreshing change from sitting in a classroom or at a table reading textbooks. And frankly, having a program that children like to use is already half of the battle!