Online Bargain Basement: Free High School Courses

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Online Bargain Basement: Free High School Courses

  1. 1. The Online Bargain Basement Kathi Kearney Carolyn K.
  2. 2. Why online courses? <ul><li>Great option for advanced kids </li></ul><ul><li>Ready-made curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Often available free! </li></ul>
  3. 3. How do I choose? <ul><li>Thoroughly review any course you are considering </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be a slave to the curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum is a tool, not an end in itself </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Review… <ul><li>Review ALL the course materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review each lesson and activity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make sure course meets the student’s needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Do a trial run… <ul><li>Some kids respond better than others to online learning </li></ul><ul><li>Have the child run a few lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Consider both your reactions and the child’s reactions to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>online learning in general </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the particular curriculum </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How to use Online Curriculum <ul><li>Make sure someone in the school can be available to support the child </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keep child motivated </li></ul><ul><li>Keep records, if the curriculum doesn’t include record keeping </li></ul>
  7. 7. Keep records <ul><li>Use a planner or logbook </li></ul><ul><li>Track daily progress </li></ul>
  8. 8. Engage in discussion <ul><li>Set aside discussion time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online education can be a little lonely </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussion can be with… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentor or older student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom volunteer or aide </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Just in case… <ul><li>If you are completely dependent on an online course for complete instruction… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Print out some or all instructional materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download the course website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WebWhacker** </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites occasionally change to fee-based or disappear </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Select a course… <ul><li>Course materials completely free </li></ul><ul><li>Course must be substantial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full semester or year’s material </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course must provide high school course content, or substantial enrichment </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where to find courses? <ul><li>Pre-reviewed collection of high school (and early college) level courses, all free… </li></ul><ul><li>(Free) Online High School Courses & Curriculum Materials </li></ul><ul><li>www.hoagiesgifted.org/online_hs.htm </li></ul>
  12. 12. Free Online High School Courses <ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Electives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign Languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fine Arts </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. English <ul><li>Composition </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screenwriting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Debate </li></ul>
  14. 14. Score Cyberguides <ul><li>Online literature units </li></ul><ul><li>www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/cyberguide.html </li></ul>
  15. 17. Mathematics <ul><li>Algebra I </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-calculus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AB and BC Calculus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Probability & Statistics </li></ul>
  16. 18. Monterey Institute AP courses <ul><li>AP Courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculus AB and BC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics B and C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. History </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.archive.org/details/ap_courses </li></ul>
  17. 21. ALEKS <ul><li>Artificial intelligence-based learning system </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 plus higher education math </li></ul><ul><li>Not quite free, but… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$35 / 12 months / child for K-12 schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>48 hour free trial </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.aleks.com </li></ul>
  18. 25. Science <ul><li>AP Biology </li></ul><ul><li>General Chemistry I and II </li></ul><ul><li>Physics I </li></ul><ul><li>AP Physics B & C </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including AP Environmental Science </li></ul></ul>
  19. 26. MIT Open Courseware <ul><li>MIT Freshman Physics course </li></ul><ul><li>Including… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>video lectures, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>notes, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tests, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>worksheets, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and more! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-01Physics-IFall1999/CourseHome </li></ul>
  20. 28. Social Science <ul><li>AP U.S. History </li></ul><ul><li>AP U.S. Government </li></ul><ul><li>Free Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Western Civilization </li></ul>
  21. 29. Digital History <ul><li>Resources for AP U.S. History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exhibits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary documents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ </li></ul>
  22. 33. Physical Education <ul><li>Gym on the web?? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to local facility required </li></ul></ul>
  23. 34. BYU Independent Study Exercise Sciences <ul><li>Bowling </li></ul><ul><li>Swimming </li></ul><ul><li>http://ce.byu.edu/courses/pe/999052076004/public/start.htm </li></ul>
  24. 37. Computers <ul><li>Computer Literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office Products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computer Programming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Page Authoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Java, Linux, XML, and more </li></ul></ul>
  25. 38. WebTeacher <ul><li>Web basics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Browsing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a web page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peripherals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital camera </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FTP </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virus protection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using the web in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.webteacher.org / </li></ul>
  26. 42. Electives - Foreign Languages <ul><li>French, Spanish, German </li></ul><ul><li>Italian, Mandarin Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Icelandic, Portuguese </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient Greek </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Greek </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary, intermediate & advanced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And more! </li></ul>
  27. 43. BBC Languages <ul><li>Exploratory & beginner language courses in a variety of languages </li></ul><ul><li>Record the video series overnight </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 downloads for phrase practice </li></ul><ul><li>www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ </li></ul>
  28. 46. U. of Texas -- Austin College French class <ul><li>Complete with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>interactive exercises, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and sound files </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/ </li></ul>
  29. 49. Annenberg Media Teacher Resources <ul><li>Course Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hundreds of courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade levels K – college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free video on demand (VoD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plus many courses have DVD for sale </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>www.learner.org/resources/browse.html </li></ul>
  30. 53. Free Online Text Materials <ul><li>Full texts and additional resources in… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts & Humanites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.hoagiesgifted.org/online_texts.htm </li></ul>
  31. 54. (Free) Materials for Gifted Classrooms <ul><li>Posters, maps, and student guides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>C-SPAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Genome Landmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women are Scientists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And more! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.hoagiesgifted.org/materials.htm </li></ul>
  32. 55. Internet Investigations <ul><li>Free curriculum units </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EconEdLink – economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EDSITEment – humanities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illuminations – mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NASA Explores – space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Geographic Lesson Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nova </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And many more… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.hoagiesgifted.org/investigations.htm </li></ul>
  33. 56. Internet Investigations <ul><li>Individual units </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anatomy of a Murder: A Trip Through Our Nation's Legal Justice System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bens' Guide to Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choices and Consequences by Court TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>h.i.p. Pocket Change – History through U.S. coins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IMAGERS (U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philosophy for Kids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And many more! </li></ul></ul>
  34. 57. Online Bargain Basement <ul><li>Internet is full of free courses, curriculum units, and resources for the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the deals in the Online Bargain Basement! </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  35. 58. The Online Bargain Basement Thanks for coming down!
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