July 7, 2009

Donna Young

I LOVE this website, and plan to use it quite a bit this next school year. There are planners, gradebooks, attendance records, calendars, GPA calculators, lessons in many different subjects, etc. You could spend an entire day going through this website and wouldn't get through it all!
Please check it out and you'll see what I'm talking about.

Here's what they said about their website:
"This web site is built by Donna Young and is an on-going project since 1998. Donnayoung.org offers free homeschool planners, school calendars, household planners, printables in various subjects, and homeschool planning tips."

July 3, 2009

What's That Bug?

I don't love this site as much as my son's do, lol. I'm a total bug phobe, but they're totally fascinated by what they can find on here. It's very educational and informative.

Here's what they said about their website:
Who is What's That Bug?
"Lisa Anne and Daniel both have Master of Fine Arts degrees from Art Center College of Design. Daniel is the Chairmanof Media Arts at Los Angeles City College. Lisa Anne and Daniel both teach Photography at Los Angeles City College. Daniel teaches Design 1 for Film and Advertising at Art Center Collegeof Design. Lisa Anne teaches Photography at University of Southern California. The truth is, the site is an art project."

July 1, 2009

Teach Engineering

This is a cool website that teaches how thing work and are made. They have curricular units, lesson plans, videos, follow up, links, etc. You can search by subject or just browse through the list of subjects. Stuff for K-12.

Here's what they said about their website:

The curriculum in this collection is organized by:

Subject Areas (each with numerous units from which to choose)
Curricular units (multi-week groupings of lessons)
Lessons (include associated activities)
Activities (stand-alone or part of lessons or units)

Activity: This is what the students "do," which helps them achieve the lesson and activity's learning objective(s). An activity document includes a materials list and procedures (among many other curricular components). An activity may be stand-alone or part of a lesson.

Lesson: A lesson provides learning instruction and includes background, introduction and assessment information for teachers (among many other curricular components). A lesson's one or more associated activities are provided in separate linked activity documents.

Unit: A unit is a longer-term, theme-based learning experience composed of multiple lessons and/or activities.

Some of these items are stand-alone, and others are organized hierarchically with activities comprising lessons, which in turn comprise units, which fall under one or more broad subject areas.

Use the links at the left to browse the entire collection, sorted by the hierarchical levels.

OR, use the Search option to find curricula that meet your needs. Search by educational standards, keywords, grade level, time required or expendable cost per group.