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    Khan Academy (if you haven't seen them for a while, check out how much better they are now, with classes in many subjects, and their science offerings are great in my opinion) on and off for years, sometimes as a supplement, sometimes as a spine. Planning to use it as a supplement to DD13's 9th grade physical science and algebra courses at the charter high school she now attends, over breaks and summer, or if she starts struggling in class.

    Also paying for Stanford's product called giftedandtalented.com for individual subscriptions, and called Redbird Mathematics for schools that use it, right now. DS9 hates it as he hates anything that isn't his own idea (and hates being taught, period!) but that's no indicator of anything but his ornery personality. It has done what I had hoped: it has discovered his conceptual weaknesses and then set him on a course to correct them, and get him where he needs to be. I'm glad we tried it, and think he benefits from it whether he likes it or not.
    40-something mom of 4 kids who haven't been to school, taking it one year and one day at a time.

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    I used K12 full time when we first started, but answered the poll based on what we currently do. K12 was good...until it wasn't fitting the needs of my three very different learners.

    My oldest son used Home2Teach writing program for about 2 years. It was helpful and nice that it was someone other than me teaching, though I did help some on the assignments. Youngest son did Funnix on the computer...not online but I see some lumping of computer based so I will put it out there.

    Youngest is currently doing math on Moby Max, I like how we can do placement style testing at each grade and hit the things he is not getting. It is working well, lots of reinforcement that he needs. He is also doing American History on Khan Academy. He is 7th grade, we watch and read together, I supplement as needed. Mostly, so far, it is pretty good. Other kids have done math on Khan...it can be frustrating when they change things around mid year so that you think you are half done and you are not.

    We watch a lot of You Tube as a family. Dinner time....meals. My husband picks so sometimes it is Today I Found Out, sometimes it is the Hydraulic Press Channel or RoadKill. But there are lots of learning things in there....we have a well outfitted machine shop, and are working on restoring an old car. Personally, I like Veritasium. We fill in with various history as we want....went on a kick of watching documentaries on nuclear meltdowns....I had no idea that England had had one. ( We do not have much confidence in the power plant near us notifying us if there is an issue....) We watch stuff about gold mining, how to build things, how to explode things, Cody's Lab....lots of interesting stuff out there.

    I do have other curriculum....he does a co-op type thing for the science, and Auto CAD. I have him doing a program called Pattern Based Writing. And some other lit based stuff....Mosdos Press and reading novels for our local program called Cavalcade of Authors.

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Weekly Poll: Do you use an online curriculum?