IXL vs Khan Academy

Two powerful learning platforms in a K-12 head to head comparison Among the variety of supplementary K-12 learning platforms out there, two very popular options are IXL and Khan Academy.  Although neither of these platforms are really perfect substitutes for structured learning models like a classroom or homeschool, their technology and design have made them … Read more

Ways to Keep Kids Interested in Coding

Like it or not, our children’s world is increasingly interconnected, with new and transformative ideas and technologies constantly reshaping the world we live in. As parents, we’re always concerned with providing our children with the best possible tools for their future.  Teaching kids to code gives them the skills they need to harness and make … Read more

What to Look for in an Reading App for Kids

Finding a reading app that is effective for younger kids doesn’t have to be as daunting and frustrating as it seems, you just need to know what to look for If you’re interested in getting your kids reading early, or have a reluctant or struggling reader, chances are you’ve come across one of the many … Read more

Minecraft Coding for Kids

With over a hundred million active users, Minecraft is an incredibly popular and critically acclaimed game for players of all ages that has been delighting its fans since its introduction in 2009. Essentially an open 3d world designed to spark creativity, Minecraft allows kids to gather resources, explore, build incredible structures and compete with each … Read more

Is Roblox Safe for Kids?

What is Roblox? Robox is a popular and impressive online gaming platform that is designed to allow users to create, play and share each other’s games. Users register with Roblox and can play pretty much any game there, but the real attraction is that Roblox also has a proprietary game development tool called Roblox Studio. … Read more

Affording Homeschool Costs

We all know there are many advantages to homeschooling. A more personalized curriculum, more one-on-one education, a safer environment…the list does go on. But there’s one major problem that can worry parents: cost. Educating a child at home can be an expensive proposition compared to private schooling. How much does homeschooling cost? Is homeschooling expensive? … Read more

Microschools: What You Need to Consider

kids learning together in a microschool

In these strange times, there are a lot of reasons why parents look for alternative schooling. Homeschoolers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, ideologies, and religions. What these parents have in common is that they all want to be sure their kids get the quality education they need to succeed. Homeschooling your kids is … Read more

Reader Pens for Dyslexia: Are They Right for Your Child?

Child scanning text with reading pen

These days there are a lot of assistive technologies out there that claim to make reading easier for students with dyslexia. After all, what parent doesn’t want to increase reading independence and instill a love of reading in their children? Reading pens have been marketed to parents as a cool bit of assistive technology for … Read more