Sunday, August 29, 2010

Writing Fun

Writing Fun - "Writing Fun explains the types of text commonly written in schools with student examples showing text structures, grammatical features and publishing ideas."

Algebra One

Algebra One: animated videos explaining, what else?, algebra.  Free too, although you have the option to order the DVD and/or textbook.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Learner's TV

Learner's TV: "This is a comprehensive site providing thousands of downloadable Video lectures, Live Online Tests,etc in the fields of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Accounting, Dentistry, Nursing, Psychology, History, Language Training, Literature, Law etc FREE to its visitors."

This site sounds amazing; I've not tried it yet, but hope it's as good as it sounds.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Khan Academy

With all the good reviews I've heard about this site, I'm surprised that I don't already have it down.  Khan Academy has videos on math, science, and some other topics.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

How to make jewelry

Jewelry making how-tos from the forum at


PianoNanny - free online piano lessons


DrawSpace - free drawing/art lessons.

Learning Language with LiveMocha

LiveMocha - learn to speak a foreign language by conversing with native speakers. I believe some parts are free and some parts require payment.  Looked interesting though; it's like having audio "pen-pals".

Digital History

Digital History - "using new technologies to enhance teaching and research

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Free quilting patterns

Free quilting patterns - I think you have to sign up, but for free, I imagine.

Learn Chinese

Clavis Sinica, pricing is on this page


I've heard good things about this site for buying microscopes: Great Scopes


Free math help videos from

Friday, August 20, 2010

Driving tips for teens & their parents

Driving tips - Keep Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel

Virtual Math Club

Virtual Math Club: offers problems and solutions for kids (approximately ages 11 to 15) to work on. A new problem every week.

Language Arts cyberguide

S.C.O.R.E.'s language arts cyberguide: free online literature lessons.

Virtual Skies

Virtual Skies (from NASA) - "Explore the exciting worlds of aviation technology and air traffic management."

Monday, August 16, 2010

How to glue everything!

This is a little odd, but fun. This to That tells you what glue to use if you tell it what two things you want to glue together.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ancient Egypt

The British Museum has a lovely site on ancient Egypt. This is also courtesy of someone from the Secular Homeschooler's e-list; I'm getting so much good stuff from there that I should maybe rename this blog. :)

About telescopes

We saw a program in the spring called Telescopes: Hunting the Edge of Space (by NOVA). Unfortunately, Netflix doesn't seem to carry it, but PBS has an accompanying site that has some interesting links.

Free audio books - thanks again to someone on Secular Homeschoolers elist.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Forget SAT prep courses

Via Meg (Get In, Hang On - Take 2) - a good article on why you shouldn't bother paying for SAT prep courses. Thanks, Meg!

Literary study guides

Also from someone on the Secular Homeschoolers elist:

Jiffy Notes
Pink Monkey

Art Projects for Kids

Recommended by someone on the Secular Homeschoolers e-list:

Art Projects for Kids