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Friday, October 3, 2008

Help Me 2 Teach Review

I had a chance to review a site for teachers and homeschoolers. This site has over 2,000 links to educational sites for parents, students and teachers. The person who put this site together was a teacher for 40 years. And Help me 2 Teach was created to enable us to use these links for a supplement to our current curriculum. In a nut shell this is basically a search engine specifically for sites that deal with school stuff ONLY.

The thing I love about this site is the fact I do not have to weed through 10,000 different search answers that come up on my Google search. If you want information lets say on the human anatomy, it comes up with only those sites that would be appropriate for me.

They have it layed out very nicely. They give you a clue as to the age appropriateness of the site as well as grade level. There are 23 different topics ranging from Music, Health, Science, lapbooking (only 1 site), animals, crafts etc. Then under most of those topics there are sub topics to help narrow your search down. Or you can type a specific word in the search engine on their site. It really is a wonderful help and time savor.

Now for the one thing I disliked about it. I was trying to get info on character training...nothing. Then I tried for a Bible study...nothing. Then I tried Creationism...nothing.
So what does that tell me? that this is a pure secular site.

This is not necessarily a bad thing, but personally I would like to see them branch out to some biblical sites too. Oh yes, and many of the science links are evolution based. If you don't mind digging through those websites then this will not be a big deal for you. In their Newsletter you do get to give your opinion on sites you have found. I am sure we all could give them 100's of great christian sites. Also, there were not as many resources as I would have hoped. in some cases there were only 1 or 2 web sites for a subject. I tried one that I have about 15 sites for and they only had 1 (lapbooking). So there is some work to be done on this site.

Now for the specifics...You can purchase a subscription for three days at $4.95, one month at $9.95, three months at $15.95, or an annual subscription for only $29.95. And when you subscribe you'll receive a newsletter with new links to new sites as they update. They've spent so many hours doing all the research on the Internet to help us have these great educational sites which go from pre-k to high school.

In closing, I think this could be a good supplement site to use during my homeschooling career, but remembering there are tons more out there if you have the time to do a Google search. Once again, just be aware of the evolution base info on some of the sites.

Score: 7 out of 10

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