A Compiled List of My Most Preferred Homeschooling Resources

homeschooling resources
By Alexandria Martinez

As a homeschooler, I understand how difficult it is to find a curriculum that fits my learning style. Over the eight and a half years I’ve been homeschooled, I’ve explored a lot of different websites, online, and offline curriculums. It’s been quite a journey to really get a grip on the mix of resources I use to help me learn every day. These are some websites and YouTube channels that I currently use or have used previously. Many of the homeschooling resources listed have been very useful to me and hopefully, they can be helpful to you too.

Math Help

  • Khan AcademyKhan Academy, where you can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. Always free.
  • Math AnticsMath Antics is a site that provides videos and supplementary materials covering five math topics: arithmetic, fractions, geometry, percents, and algebra basics.
  • XtramathXtraMath is a free web program that teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts which are critical to success in mathematics.
  • Dads WorksheetsDadsWorksheets.com delivers thousands of printable math worksheets, charts, and calculators for home school or classroom use on a variety of math topics.
  • Calculator SoupCalculator Soup is a free online calculator for finance, math, algebra, trigonometry, fractions, physics, statistics, technology, time and more. This comes in handy for when I’m stuck with math problems because it will break it down step by step and explain to me how to do it.
  • SymbolabSymbolab is an equation search and math solver – solves algebra, trigonometry and calculus problems step by step. This also comes in handy for when I’m stuck with math problems because it will break it down step by step and explain to me how to do it.

Reading and Spelling

  • Universal ClassesUniversal Class is the place to continue your education online and fulfill all your lifelong learning goals. Courses are available by purchase or for free through your local library branch via your library card. *Consult with your local librarian.*
  • GrammarlyGrammarly’s writing app makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free.
  • Project GutenbergProject Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to “encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks.”
  • How To PronounceHowToPronounce.com is a free online audio pronunciation dictionary that helps anyone to learn the way a word or name is pronounced around the world by listening to its audio pronunciations by native speakers.

Science

  • Crash Course Crash Course is one of the best ways to educate yourself, your classmates, and your family on YouTube!
  • NASA – NASA.gov brings you the latest news, images, and videos from America’s space agency, pioneering the future in space exploration and scientific discovery.
  • Universal ClassesUniversal Class is the place to continue your education online and fulfill all your lifelong learning goals. Courses are available by purchase or for free through your local library branch via your library card. *Consult with your local librarian.*
  • National GeographicNational Geographic is a world leader in geography, cartography, and exploration.
  • PBS NOVANOVA brings you stories from the frontlines of science and engineering, answering the big questions of today and tomorrow.
  • Khan Academy Khan Academy, where you can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. Always free.

History

  • Crash Course Crash Course is one of the best ways to educate yourself, your classmates, and your family on YouTube!
  • Universal ClassesUniversal Class is the place to continue your education online and fulfill all your lifelong learning goals. Courses are available by purchase or for free through your local library branch via your library card. *Consult with your local librarian.*
  • Khan AcademyKhan Academy, where you can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. Always free.

Language

  • Duolingo – Duolingo.com provides 30+ languages online with bite-size lessons based on science, that can be accessed via their free mobile app or website.
  • Google TranslateGoogle Translate is a free service that instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages.

Writing

  • DK12 Writing PromptsDiscovery K12 is a free online homeschool platform and curriculum for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. *This page has Writing Prompts provided by DK12, you have to have an account login to view them.*
  • Random Subject GeneratorRandom Lists! Behold the unbiasedness power of random selection! Decision making made easy! Check out premade random lists.
  • Paperrater – PaperRater.com is a free resource that utilizes Artificial Intelligence to help students write better.

Full Homeschool Curriculum

  • DiscoveryK12Discovery K12 is a free online homeschool platform and curriculum for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Discovery K12 offers a traditional, non-common core, secular, homeschool curriculum. Reading classic literature, writing essays, creating presentations, and conducting research are important aspects of the program.
  • Easy Peasy All in One HomeschoolEasy Peasy All in One Homeschool Is a complete, free online Christian homeschool curriculum for homeschooled students.
  • IXLIXL is the world’s most popular subscription-based learning site for K–12.
  • MobyMaxMobyMax is an online suite of learning solutions designed to provide K-8 teachers with CCSS-aligned content, assessments, and activities for all topics and subject areas.
BIO: My name is Alexandria and I am a homeschooled teen from Oklahoma (Tornado Alley). I have been homeschooled for the past seven years. I spend my days playing basketball, reading, writing and studying psychology, as well as, true crime. I am the oldest of four kids and I have three preposterous but loveable younger brothers. I plan to graduate college and pursue a career in a field that involves both computer science and criminal justice. One of my favorite quotes; “One of the deep secrets in life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.” – Lewis Carroll

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