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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fun Monday "favorite internet sites"


This weeks Fun Monday is hosted by Ann over at For the Long Run
I want to hear about a web site and not just about any old web site. I want to hear about a web site that's changed your life. A web site that you can't live without. A web site whose inventor you'd like to see win a McArthur Genius Grant.
Maybe you want to sing the praises of a dating web site for helping you meet your spouse. Maybe the only thing getting you through the dark days of winter is an Internet comic. No story is too big, no story is too small - I want to hear it all on Monday.
I have several favorite web sites but the problem is several of them are subscription sites with a password. Such as enchanted learning which since I'm homeschooling comes in handy for extra's to add to some of my lessons it is designed for K-3rd grade mostly but there is a lot of stuff I can print off to use with Madison.
I also like one true media which I use for making montages with pictures set to music for special occasions.
I am frequently on vimeo to download my videos and play them on my blog.
Another one I like for my homeschool is e field trips. Basically it has online field trips for several different subjects from historical to science and the kids actually like it. The 2 that aren't homeschooling always want me to save the field trip activity until they get home from school when they know we are doing one since they like to see the videos. You have to create a log in but it's free if you interested. You register for each field trip but that is so they can give you the passwords to get into each field trip. Along with the field trips when it is a new one they will have a 2 day period set aside to speak to the experts so you check in often. It has an efieldtrip journal for each trip and a virtual visit. It's actually pretty cool
The school web sites that I post are both actually used in schools as well including the school my other 2 go to.
There are several others I go to including more school related sites and shopping sites, of course you know my favorite site to go to is my own blog! hehe

23 people had something to say:

Peter said...

Mostly pretty specific so I'm not surprised I hadn't heard of these sites.

coloursofdawn said...

Those sound like good sites, especially the efieldtrip one. I don't use websites much. I am not a regular on any other than blogs that is.

Gattina said...

That's very nice that sites like this exists. Here in Europe homeschooling is legally not allowed. And I think nobody would even think about it either.

Pamela said...

hey! you introduced me to vimeo. I don't do many - but I sure like having an account and it being so simple to log in and use.

Joy T. said...

I don't homeschool so I guess I'm ignorant to the fact there's so many homeschooling sites out there. It's nice to know there are though and you seem to have found some great ones.

Emma in Canada said...

The amount of support out there for homeschoolers is amazing. I still can't figure out how to the whole vimeo thing though so i won't even try the montage with music!

Hootin' Anni said...

I bet these sites ARE life changing. And good ones for someone who homeschools children!! Excellent Fun Monday.

frannie said...

those sound like great homeschooling sites-- especially the field trip one.

kitten said...

Enjoyed! Thanks for the link, e field trips. I'll have to check it out.

thefoodsnob said...

Never heard of them, but then again they are so specific I wouldn't. They seem really great, though!


Lisa

Sandy said...

I will definitely check out the efield trips and possibly vimeo, also.

Thanks for pointing me in directions I would not normally go. I really do appreciate it.

And....I love your flowers.

Michelle said...

I have a few friends that homeschool their children. I will have to tell them about these sites! Thanks.

-Ann said...

Fair play to you on the home schooling - I can't imagine the sort of the responsibility and work that entails.

Tiggerlane said...

efieldtrip sounds really cool, and e-not-as-expensive!

I need to direct my kiddo to some of these sites, and keep her off myspace!

janet said...

sounds interesting. i had no idea there was such a huge homeschooling network out there until i started reading blogs.

ChrisB said...

Until I started reading blogs I hadn't realised there were so many children being home schooled. It is not very usual here in the UK or maybe I just don't know about it. It's good that there is a so much information you can tap into for ideas and support.

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

I have a great admiration for all who homeschool. What tremendous self discipline and determination! Your websites sound very useful and helpful. Great post! Happy Fun Monday.

That Chick Over There said...

Great recommendations! Thanks!

Crown Princess said...

Hi,
Beautiful blog page. Thanks for the comments on mine. Your website choices are cool. I love te eFieldtrip idea. I bet you have gotten to "go" to some pretty cool places.

Cynthia said...

THe internet has really made homeschooling easier! What great sites, I will show them to my kids!

nannykim said...

cool idea; so do you homeschool the kids with learning problems, or what?

Kaytabug said...

enchanted learning is a great site! I have gone their for their crafts section. How cool is an e field trip?!! Awesome!

Laura McIntyre said...

Never heard of those sites but they all sound like great ideas