For the first time, we will be making use of some interactive, real-time internet courses this fall. After watching a couple of families use the resources of some of the tutorial schools that are now available to homeschoolers, I've decided that this may be the best way to spend our educational dollars and time, keeping us off the freeway and out of the gas lines...we'll use the information highway instead. Happily, the options for homeschoolers on this highway are increasing at breakneck speed and produce a dizzying array of choices--but it's a GOOD dizzy! It's a world away from the A Beka vs. Bob Jones "eenie-meenie-miney-mo" game we played for the first few years of home schooling in the 80's. And if you had told me in 1985 that we would be starting the third decade of this journey with a PC in practically every room, and that we'd be using those machines to bring rigorous coursework from distinguished professors right to the kitchen table, I wouldn't have been able to process it. (Of course, if you'd told me in 1985 that I'd still be homeschooling in 2006, that would have brought its own processing problems!)
So...how are your choices coming? What worked this year and what didn't? What are you exploring for next year? Click on the "Comment" button and let me know!