Ask 2: Are there any recommended online homeschooling programs that parents can consider using instead of sending their children to in-school learning?
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LIST: These are the technology and gadgets your child will need for virtual learning
A Houston family shared advice on how to prepare for virtual learning. Set a virtual learning scheduleThe key to success, Portilla said, is to have rules and set a schedule to keep children on track. What tech items do I need for virtual learning? A computer for the child to use to participate in virtual learning is an essential item, according to Portilla and other experts. If you need more advice on virtual learning, she just put together an e-book called “10 Steps to a Simple & Grace Filled Homeschool Year Guide & Workbook.”You can find the book and more information here.
More parents looking into homeschooling their kids - but how do you even start?
HOUSTON – As the summer days tick away, for so many parents there is a growing uneasiness about the next school year. “What are the basics you need to know before you get into something like this, you need to know what your state requires of you,” explained homeschool mom Jamie Gaddy. “It seems like such a big undertaking to build a curriculum for a child.”“That’s the thing parents need to understand. Know you, your schedule, your style, your goals, and then know the same about your kids who are the students. Greater Houston MomsTexas Home EducatorsHouston Area Homeschool ClassesThe Homeschool MomHouston Homeschool HubGreater Houston Home EducatorsLet us know if you have other homeschool resources that might help parents!