We have so many options for homeschool curriculum.
With homeschooling, the whole world is literally wide open to us. I think about when we first began this homeschooling journey back in 1997, and it amazes me how much has changed since then.
Need curriculum? Before, we used paper catalogs. Now, hit the Internet.
Need a graphic organizer for science? Before, we had to buy books of graphic organizer blackline masters so we could make copies of them. Now, that WWW is always there.
Doing a project? Before, we saved up for months to buy fairly expensive computer programs that we might need someday for a project. Now, we just search the Net for free graphics software, word processing software, and more.
And our kids use this stuff. Every. Single. Day. But do you just turn them loose, knowing they will learn as they go? I think most of us do. I did, until just recently.
How many times have you, after months or even years of using a particular program come to something and say “Wow! I didn’t know this program could do THAT!”
It occurred to me that if I intentionally teach tech skills to my kids, they will be much better off. If they learn their way around a program to begin with, they will be more productive later on.
I have a post over at The Homeschool Post this week, talking about how we do this very thing. You should check it out.