The homee(s) and I always share valuable homeschool resources and information at our Virtual Homeschool Meetups on the first and third Tuesdays of every month.
At a recent meetup, we shared our must-have homeschool tech and tools.
Having the right apps, digital media, electronics, and other essential tools can help your homeschool days run more smoothly and increase productivity.
So I compiled a list of essential tech and tools the homee(s) are using in their homeschools:
Mystery Doug– elementary science videos
Dreambox– K-8 digital math program
Generation Genius– K-8 science videos
MobyMax– K-8 online curriculum, adaptive learning in all subjects
Henry Louis Gates DVD– history documentaries
High on the Hog– Netflix food history documentary
Mobile Hotspot- access wifi on the go ( check with your mobile provider and some local libraries are loaning them out)
Homeschool ID from Homeschool Buyers Co-op
Audiobooks– helpful for early or reluctant readers and great for car rides ( You can access audiobooks through most libraries but I also have a subscription with Scribd)
Google– the noun and the verb
Dry-erase boards– essential for multiple children at the same time and visual learners
Sheet protectors or Laminator- for preserving resources and creating reusable resources
File Folders– for organizing records and resources
Composition Notebooks– for written narration, journaling, etc.
Pencils– my kids and I prefer writing and drawing in pencil and are partial to the Ticonderoga brand
Pencil Sharpener– definitely essential for our homeschool full of writers and artists
Printer- a necessary investment for access to the abundance of FREE printable resources all over the internet
Hole puncher– for adding holes to printables to be stored in binders
Paper clips– for securing related papers temporarily
Stapler– for securing related printables together more permanently
Library cards- provide access to a plethora of free print and digital resources
Trapper Keeper style binders– for helping your student stay organized and keep it all together. Plus, they’re cool.
I hope you find this list to be a helpful resource on your homeschool journey.
Let us know your must-have homeschool tech and tools in the comments.
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