The BlogFest prompt of the day asks if online schools are worth it. I don’t know the answer to that, although my kids tried K12 – an online public school for home schoolers. We all hated it….and I quit not even 4 months into the school year. We went back to learning from books and doing worksheets and working at our own pace – all together. That was the biggest downside to the program, all four of my children were studying different periods of history, working on completely different science projects and I was going mad trying to keep up. – and they hated being on the computer for so long.
We dropped it, and haven’t looked back since. (2 graduated, and went on to college and the coast guard & college.)
As for me, like I’ve said many times before – Pinterest is my online learning “school” of choice. I know not everyone understands the appeal – I get that, in the same way, Twitter escapes me – I try, I really do, but just cannot stay focused on the rapidly scrolling words – everyone talking at once….
but PICTURES, pictures I “get” I must be a visual learner, or maybe Pinterest just appeals to my ADD-like behavior, “ooo shiny thing….” “SQUIRREL!”
Back to Pinterest – a lot, maybe 75% of my lessons for this year were found through the wonder that is Pinterest. I wrote on it here too “P.I.N.S.” Some of the lessons turned out fabulous – better than expected…others, eh, not so much.
Today one of my classes made owls – owl masks … and owl collages. – and to be honest, 9 hours of being art teacher lady completely wiped me out – sooo, that’s all folks. :)