Monday, December 29, 2008

Time 4 Learning - Online Education

Time 4 Learning is an automated online learning system with K-8th grade material that can be used by homeschoolers. The majority of their program is Language Arts and Math, but it also has some Science and Social Studies for some grades. This program is completely online and the student would do all their schooling on the computer. For me, this is a negative since I strictly limit my childrens' time on the computer and would definitely not want them to do all their schooling online. However, I know that this is not the case for many families. So, with this in mind, I will share what Time 4 Learning has to offer.

For children who love to work on the computer and interact online, Time 4 Learning may be a great incentive to do their schoolwork. The lessons are animated and colorful, although my children thought them a little goofy. Children get to work at their own pace and can repeat lessons whenever desired. There are reports for the parents to check progress, as well as complete lesson plans.

This is a secular program, so evolution is taught and some of the humor may be a little questionable depending on your family:-). Personally, I would not choose an online curriculum. However, if you would like something to supplement what you are teaching, or an educational option for your kids when they have time on the computer, you may want to check out Time 4 Learning. It costs $19.95 per month for the first child, and $14.95 for the second. They offer a risk-free 14 day trial that may be perfect for you to see exactly what Time 4 Learning has to offer.

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