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Parent: Resources for Home Schooling

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Free Sites

Billy Bear’s Playground at http://www.billybear4kids.com/index.html
Games, printables, downloads, clip art, resources to use on your own webpage. This is not a site for the young child to explore independently (ads, cluttered navigation), but there is a lot here for parents to select to use with the child, or to identify for the child. There are items for various ages, but levels are not given in the menus. Searchable.

Books 4 Home School at http://www.books4homeschool.com/default.htm
Annotated list of recommended books by subject and grade level. Also booklists of recommended reading. Variety of publishers. Books particularly appropriate for Christian Homeschooling families are marked. Site has extensive list of links, a discussion group, and a special section for those new to home schooling.

DoubleJH : Home Schooling at http://www.doublejh.com/Home_Schooling/
Annotated directory of links (27 as of fall 2007); variety of topics related to home schooling including products, newsletters, lessons.

Eclectic Homeschool Online at http://www.eho.org/default.asp
"Published from a Christian Perspective" and a specific approach, but information for anyone. Articles, current issues, support resources, reviews, directory, message boards, bookstore. State specific links, support and legal information. Searchable.

EduPuppy Home Schooling at http://www.edupuppy.com/categories.php?co=Home%20Schooling
Well organized directory to information to help plan for homeschooling. Covers a variety of methods and curriculum.

Gifted Homeschoolers Forum at http://www.giftedhomeschoolers.org/
Articles, links, recommended materials for purchase from a variety of sources, opportunities for networking.

HEM’s Homeschooling Information and Resource Pages at http://www.home-ed-magazine.com/
Online materials from the producers of the Home Education Magazine. Free online newsletters, discussion boards, blogs, as well as archived articles, interviews and reviews from the print magazine. Searchable.

Home School Legal Defense Association at http://www.hslda.org/
Searchable site with news related to home schooling, legislative action, issues. Specific information for each state includes summary of state laws regulating homeschooling, recent and pending legislation, current issues and local resources. Some articles express a particular political point-of-view.

Home Schooling Information and Resources at http://www.adprima.com/home.htm
One individual’s list of links, with an introduction and annotations written in the first person.

Home Schooling Organizations at http://www.middleschool.net/hmschool/hmskmain.htm
Annotated directory of for home schooling organizations and home school curriculum.

Home Schooling Resources at http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/home_schooling/
Sections with links for: Chats/Forums; Conferences; Curriculum plans, products, activities; Magazines; Organizations; Politics; Products & Services; Unschooling; and miscellaneous such as Q&A, student opportunities. Besure to scroll down pages for all info.

Homefires-The Journal of Homeschooling Online at http://www.homefires.com/
Articles, advice, curriculum ideas, and resource information. Join free support networks. Sign up for email site-of-the-day. Advertising directory for approved products and services.

Homeschool Diner at http://www.homeschooldiner.com/index.html
Orifinal articles and links to online resources by subject area or age level. Good sections on comparison of homeschooling methods and on distance learning options.

Homeschool World athttp://www.home-school.com/
Online site of Practical Homeschooling Magazine. News items, products, articles, advice, discussion forums.

Homeschooling at http://familyeducation.com/channel/0,2916,58,00.html?yf_home?yf_home
There is a good amount of tips and advice, but you have to be alert to stay in the homeschool track. "Subject Toolkits" section provides ideas and materials for teaching specific surricular topics. Advertising can not only distract but also slow down your access.

National Home Education Network (NHEN) at http://www.nhen.org/
Support for veteran homeschoolers, but also designed to provide accurate information for others researching homeschooling such as reporters, librarians, legislators. Created by members with a variety of homeschooling backgrounds.

Special Education: Home Schooling at http://www.irsc.org:8080/irsc/irscmain.nsf/sub?readform&cat=Special+Education&subcat=Home+Schooling&type=Web+Pages
Listing of sites for anyone homeschooling a child with special needs. Several of the sites are themselves directories with links to more sites. From the Internet Resources for Special Children.

Your Virtual Homeschool at http://www.homeschool.com/
Resource guide with links to a variety of products and curriculum publishers. Articles, forums, directory of support groups by state. Searchable

Subscription or Fee-based Sites

Everything Homeschooling at http://www.everythinghomeschooling.com/
Subscribe to monthly online magazine with news, tips, and a variety of articles. The subscription gives access to units, weekly lesson plans, and daily activities. There are some free acticles and lesson ideas at the site, as well as samples of what subscribers receive.

Grey Olliwit's Freeware at http://www.adders.org/freeware/
A parent shares original materials created for his son with A.D.H.D (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), whom he homeschooled. Download educational programs to make your own word games, flashcards, math worksheets, mazes, crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Programs are only available with a paid one-time membership, and only for Windows systems. Other sections have games, screen savers, and greeting cards.

HLN Homeschool Resources and Links at http://www.homeschoollearning.com/resources.shtml
Articles and curriculum links. Good overview sections for beginners and on homeschool approaches. Main part of site is by subscription, but a lot of free resources here.

HomeSchooling Courses at http://www.universalclass.com/i/subjects/homeschooling.htm
Courses designed for the adult in a home schooling setting (118 in the strand as of fall 2007). Costs for these instructor-led, self-paced courses by UniversalClass™ range from $25 to $175.

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