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Online Bargain Basement: Free High School Courses

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| Kathi Kearney and Carolyn K. | Hoagies' Gifte

| Kathi Kearney and Carolyn K. | Hoagies' Gifte

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  • 1. The Online Bargain Basement Kathi Kearney Carolyn K.
  • 2. Why online courses?
    • Great option for advanced kids
    • Ready-made curriculum
      • Content
      • Evaluations
      • Text
    • Often available free!
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Keep records
    • Use a planner or logbook
    • Track daily progress
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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
  • 12. Free Online High School Courses
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Physical Education
    • Computers
    • Electives
      • Foreign Languages
      • Fine Arts
  • 13. English
    • Composition
    • Grammar
    • Literature
    • Writing
      • Creative
      • Screenwriting
    • Journalism
    • Debate
  • 14. Score Cyberguides
    • Online literature units
    • www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/cyberguide.html
  • 15.  
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  • 17. Mathematics
    • Algebra I
    • Geometry
    • Calculus
      • Pre-calculus
      • AB and BC Calculus
    • Probability & Statistics
  • 18. 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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  • 21. 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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  • 25. Science
    • AP Biology
    • General Chemistry I and II
    • Physics I
    • AP Physics B & C
    • Environmental Science
      • Including AP Environmental Science
  • 26. 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
  • 27.  
  • 28. Social Science
    • AP U.S. History
    • AP U.S. Government
    • Free Enterprise
    • Western Civilization
  • 29. Digital History
    • Resources for AP U.S. History
      • Text
      • Exhibits
      • Multimedia presentations
      • Primary documents
    • www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/
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  • 33. Physical Education
    • Gym on the web??
      • Access to local facility required
  • 34. BYU Independent Study Exercise Sciences
    • Bowling
    • Swimming
    • http://ce.byu.edu/courses/pe/999052076004/public/start.htm
  • 35.  
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  • 37. Computers
    • Computer Literacy
      • Microsoft Office Products
      • Internet Literacy
    • Computer Programming
      • Web Page Authoring
      • Java, Linux, XML, and more
  • 38. 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 /
  • 39.  
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  • 42. Electives - Foreign Languages
    • French, Spanish, German
    • Italian, Mandarin Chinese
    • Icelandic, Portuguese
    • Ancient Greek
    • Modern Greek
      • Elementary, intermediate & advanced
    • And more!
  • 43. 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/
  • 44.  
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  • 46. U. of Texas -- Austin College French class
    • Complete with
      • interactive exercises,
      • and sound files
    • www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/
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  • 49. 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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  • 53. Free Online Text Materials
    • Full texts and additional resources in…
      • Science
      • Math
      • Geography
      • Arts & Humanites
      • Psychology
      • Collections
    • www.hoagiesgifted.org/online_texts.htm
  • 54. (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
  • 55. 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
  • 56. 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!
  • 57. 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?
  • 58. The Online Bargain Basement Thanks for coming down!

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