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Well-Trained Mind Fourth Edition >> Online Learning

Online Learning

A good online class combines live lectures with the opportunity for in-class instructor-student interaction, provides full instructor grading and feedback, and provides “office hours” or other out-of-class time for questions and feedback. The courses and online academies listed here uphold the high standards described in The Well-Trained Mind.

Coding for Kids

A list of links, guides, apps, and resources from around the web to help kids learn to code and help parents/educators do the teaching.

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The Newest Edition of a Homeschool Classic

Susan Wise Bauer walks us through the differences between the 4th edition of The Well-Trained Mind and its previous versions. Text! Video! Bullet Points! Everything you need to navigate the extensively updated edition is right here.

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Read, Write & Type

Early keyboarding (combined with ongoing handwriting practice at an appropriate level) can allow dysgraphic and dyslexic students to advance in reading and writing skills.

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Like Scratch, GameMaker is an introduction to programming; the difference is that Scratch is a free educational language, while GameMaker is proprietary and for-profit. But GameMaker allows young users to actually create computer games, which can be a powerful teaching tool.

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The programming language Java can be learned through online courses or free online tutorials. Java is widely used, and there are many resources available.

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