A playing-by-ear approach based on real songs and not drill-and-kill practice is a great way for unschoolers to learn music performance and music theory. Garage Band Theory is helping us do just that!
Combine chemistry, alchemy, magic and gaming, and what do you get? Quest for Arete, a cool new game our homeschooling family has been enjoying!
The DragonBox Algebra 12+ app has been a great way to introduce algebra concepts in a relaxed style in our family’s homeschool.
A new app, Atomidoodle, by Hero Factor Games, has helped us learn more about the periodic table through a visually stunning puzzle game.
See how we use the Standard Deviants Accelerate accelerated learning program with an unschooling approach, specifically to tackle the basics of algebra.
Blocks aren’t just for little kids – in our family, Sarah, who’s 13, has had an amazing time building airplanes, robots and more with our new BionicBlox!
Using a new math and science online tutoring program, Uzinggo, has been a good way to expand our resource library, especially in chemistry, so that we can dig deeper into the topics Sarah’s passionate about (more than we could on our own) and also get quick explanations of the things that she’d rather not spend much time on!
We don’t do grade levels. We don’t do textbooks. Here’s our unschooling plan for what we might do in what is something like our “eighth-grade” year.
Our family’s reading for June 2013 included Master Books’ Chronicles of Dinosauria; the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series; and a DK Lego Minifigures encyclopedia.