ABCMouse and ABCYa are two very popular educational resources that have helped countless children develop and improve key skills in math, science, reading and more.  To help parents understand the differences between these two platforms and help them decide which is right for their needs, we decided to compare the two and outline their similarities … Read more

Miacademy Vs Time4Learning

Miacademy and Time4Learning are two popular and respected online learning programs, providing curricula and courses that have helped K-12 homeschooling students thrive and saved parents a good deal of valuable time and effort. Being somewhat similar and covering many of the same courses, it can be hard for some homeschooling parents to decide between these … Read more

Generation Genius Vs Mystery Science

Generation Genius and Mystery Science are two online, video-based science programs that have become quite popular among homeschoolers in recent years.  Both programs offer high-quality, NGSS-aligned and secular science lessons on demand and are fairly affordable, as far as online curricula are concerned.  With that said, Generation Genius and Mystery Science do have significant differences … Read more

Alternatives to Switched-On Schoolhouse

Note: Where mentioned, prices correct as of writing, all prices in USD.  The unfortunate reality of homeschooling is that not every parent necessarily has the time to teach every course themselves.  As a consequence, digital and online homeschooling programs have become quite popular in recent years, guiding students through engaging, multimedia-rich lessons and practice, while … Read more

CodaKid vs Code Kingdoms

Coding is fast becoming one of the most important skills for students to develop, and a program that can teach kids the essentials of coding without boring them to tears can be invaluable as a teaching tool.  CodaKid and Code Kingdoms are two very popular and very effective online platforms that teach kids real coding … Read more

Best Build a Computer Kits for Kids

It’s no secret that most kids love electronics, apps and their computers. After all, what parent hasn’t had those endless nightly struggles over screen time? Rather than fighting, however, parents may be better served by guiding their child’s interest in electronics and thereby helping them develop a variety of STEM skills to better serve them … Read more

AI for Kids: Help Your Kids Learn Tomorrow’s Most Useful Skill

Artificial intelligence is probably the most widely thrown around buzzword in computer science and in education these days. The reason for this is simple: from  chatbots to health care to self-driving cars, the development of artificial intelligence is so revolutionary that it is changing the way in which we interact and use technology.  Whether it … Read more

Homeschooling with IXL: Using IXL for Social Studies

For homeschoolers, social studies can be sometimes a tricky subject to tackle. Primarily covering geography, history, civics, economics and sociology, and possibly involving other social science disciplines, there is a lot of information to cover and a little technological help can often go a long way in helping plan, organize, teach and review the subject … Read more