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| Kathi Kearney and Carolyn K. | Hoagies' Gifte

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