Thursday, July 4, 2013

Educator.com


If you're like me, you love summer break, and you love having your children home.That being all well and good, you might also worry, like I sometimes do, that the extensive break will result in brain drain your children, especially for the subjects they tend to have more of a challenge with while they are in school. For my 14-yr. old. the 'tough' subject is Math. She really struggled with her math last year, so it's important for me and for her that she has a way to keep what she's learned fresh in her mind.

Educator.com offers online lessons so she can refresh and/or learn something new, and do so at her own pace. Working on what she wants to, when she wants to allows her to view the learning as enjoyable, rather than seeing it as a chore or task. The company offers selections from basic Mathematics, to advanced AP Calculus BC, and everything in between, so she has no shortage of learning material.

Dual Screen Lecture Format
Lessons are presented via lecture interface, which allows students to both hear and see what is being taught via their computer screen. Many examples to reiterate the discussion are demonstrated along the way, and the beauty of this type of lecture is you can stop-and-start, rewind, or go back to any point you need clarification on at any point during the process.  Online lectures are wonderful for the convenience factor. 

Screen Shot from a Geometry Lecture

In addition to Math there are also extensive Science lessons, computer programming and software training lessons (including WordPress, WordPress Blogging, and Adobe Premiere Elements 11), English and Language work, and even music lessons that are offered. 

Screenshot from a JavaScript Lesson

If test prep is your thing, they have AP test prep coursework and SAT test prep too. Both are areas of importance, especially for the student hoping to move on to higher learning directly after high school. Solid SAT scores can make a big difference in college admission and in course placement.

Some other key points of interest are as follows:
  • The program allows you access to all of the classes offered. 
  • Instructors are highly credentialed with teaching experience.
  • Quizzes and downloads aplenty
  • Communication with others in the community
  • Communication with instructors
I've just touched on the surface here, of what Educator.com provides, but I'm excited to see how my daughter will interact with it over the summer months. In addition to bolstering her confidence in Math, I'm hoping it will encourage her to want to learn more.

To learn more about Educator.com you can visit their website: http://www.educator.com
You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and/or YouTube.

23 comments:

  1. This sounds like a really great program for those that need that extra boost. I do home childcare and I have a one child that really needs some extra help and I am going to share this with his Mom. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Should keep their brain from boarding the train into the land of drain haha

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  3. This looks unreal! I'm looking into this for my little sis since she has the SAT coming up. Thanks!

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  4. I think this is a cool way to get our children educate more while spending their summer vacation.

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  5. this sounds like a great program! I will show it to my sister so she can introduce it to her daughter. This will be so much better then her staying on you tube all day looking for 1 direction! haha

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  6. What a great program! My youngest son has SAT this year. I will save this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I can remember being afraid I would forget everything I ever learned... This would really help.

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  8. Sounds like a great program to help people stay on track with their math

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  9. A great program indeed! I think they say the first few weeks of back to school are spent relearning when they forgot over the summer. Keeping it fresh in their minds over the long summer break will definitely give them a leg up when the return to school in the fall!

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  10. I could've used this when I was in college math lol. I'll have to bookmark it for future reference, thanks!

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  11. Sounds like a good program :D
    thank you for your post! ^___^

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  12. I like the classes that can assist with blogging. Thanks for sharing this Rosey!

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  13. Oh Rose - I am SO word about the summer slide- Kindergarten was no joke! This is awesome to know about - This looks handy for the bigger folks. xx- M

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  14. sounds like a great program---will have to check it out--my kids like "learning" on the computer and I've got to find fun ways to keep the minds going! =]

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  15. All of these educational resources are amazing. My son loves to use the computer so keeping up his learning this summer is more fun to him than a chore!

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  16. This sounds amazing and something my son would totally need!

    I can not find a pricing list?

    Do they have one?

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    1. On the front page there's a 'start learning today' button that will take you to a price list.

      If you're on a subject page, on the right sidebar there's a box that says, "Ready to Join?" There's a drop down menu there with price options.

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  17. Wow this looks so great for kids! I'll have to keep it in mind!

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  18. What a great way to continue education through the summer. I remember, my Father used to buy me work books every summer...

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  19. As a former teacher, I love programs that help kids to retain or practice what they've learned in school over the summer!

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  20. This looks like a great website!

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  21. WHat a great site. Going to check it out and tell the kids. So easy for kids to go numb with learning during summer

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  22. Thank you for posting about educator.com. As a Special Education Teacher it is very important for students to continue building on skills, and too often they will not retain information learned throughout the school year. This site offers students the opportunity to continue to practice skills, as well as offers remediation of skills they struggle with. Awesome!!!

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