Sunday, November 11, 2012

Using Media In Your Homeshcool

Today, I ran across a website that allows you to make your own video with their animation software for FREE!  Not only that but they make it easy to share it to facbook and you tube.  You can also search for others videos and become their fans.

I started my account today and played with the features and found the usability suprisingly easy.  In my humble opinion, I thought this would make a very useful and enjoyable homeschool resource.  It seems the possabilities are endless. 

I came up with a list of ways to utilize this website for homeschool.  It is as follows:

  1. Reading comprehension: have your children retell the story you just read, or after finishing a chapter book.
  2. Writing: have your child create a video of a story, poem, or report they wrote.
  3. Math: have your child explain a math lesson that they just learned.
  4. Math: have your child come up with a song that helps them remember math facts and then you can watch it again and agian for review.
  5. History: Have your child write a fictional story using historical facts they have learned.
  6. History:  Act out a scene from your history book.
  7. Science: Have your child describe a cycle such as a life cycle or the water cycle.
  8. Unit Study: Have your child put a presentation together to sum up the key things they learned in the unit study instead of doing a report.
  9. Highschool: Have your older child practice job interviewing skills, or do a news report.
  10. Vocabulary/Spelling: Have your child put together a lesson using their vocabulary or spelling words and present it at co-op or to other siblings and friends. 

Those are just some of the ideas I had.  If you use one of these ideas and create a video please comment below and share your experience.  If you come up with a completely new idea please share that as well.  It would be great to have a plethera of comments below sharing links to their homeschool videos.  I will be adding any videos my children make and share them with you.

Click here to go to their website and check it out!

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