89: Creating Electives with Online Resources
In this episode, I first explain why I believe homeschoolers should add electives for high school and then I dive into the topic – creating electives with online resources
Find content for electives in the following places:
- Great Courses
- Your public library’s online resources eg Lynda, documentaries
- Youtube look for playlists on topics, How to videos if the elective is a hands-on
- Google – Look for an outline of what should be covered in the syllabi of high school or colleges courses, videos, games, tutorials, and contests (these often include practice material)
** The Linguistics contest I mention is NACLO
Evaluation and assigning a grade
If you find a MOOC or other class that you can use as part of the elective, it may have tests and assignments you can use.
Otherwise, get your child to do one or more projects to show what they have learned. The project could be to create a video, slideshow, website, children’s book or a portfolio if they are doing something creative. (See many of our other episodes for ideas on these)
If you want ready-done for you electives, take a look at the ones offered by our sponsor FundaFunda Academy
- Adobe Photoshop
- Visual Literacy
- Programming in Scratch or Python
- Computer Applications
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HWT_89_CreatingElectivesWithOnlineResources.mp3 (14:28, 15MB)