As we all know, the internet can be a great asset, especially when we are talking about education. Some sites present many teaching resources and, the most important thing is to start with a good plan. We all know how time consuming, frustrating and costly it can be to find some good quality, real teaching resources and lessons plans.
What about all free teaching resources?
The good news and the bad news are that over the internet are many resources available. Why I am saying that this is a good and bad thing in the same time? It is good that there are plenty of resources so we can choose the best one, and it is a bad thing as no one has the time and energy to go thorough all them. It is a time wasting and tiring process.
Why we need all that free teaching resources?
Without all that worksheets, lessons plans and teaching ideas it is pointless to sit our kids down in front of a monitor. There are probably some bad aspects regarding the internet but it can be our salvation when it comes in finding some good, reliable teaching resources. It might take some searching but, having our children online, can be a good thing in order to get them some of the best educational resources available these days.
Many former professional educators agree that this is the best solution for home schooling nowadays. More than this, we can decide which teaching product is better:
1. One individual preparing six hours of teaching daily
2. A professional studio, which compels us to spend more time and money to develop a single topic
Here are a few tips for you to consider in sorting through the vast internet resource available:
check the source; not all internet information is of good quality (some is pure trash);
Check the URL; this is very important as anyone can buy a “.com” URL. For a your safety, skim through Google search results for educational site pages which are for the interest of authority sites and majorly meant for teaching institutes.
One of the finest things in having a computer is the visual potential. Many of us are visual learners and will get more out of a short video that a long reading text. Google helps us in finding free teaching resources with images and videos; after typing in your search related word, instead of clicking the “search” button, click the “video” or “image” button and your research will be limited to these categories;
Adding “virtual tour” or just “virtual” words to your term, you will get some extraordinary search related results. For example, try searching for “solar system” and, after that, for “solar system virtual tour” and you will see the difference;
One more option that you can use is to add “lesson plan” to the term you want to search and you will obtain some great result ideas.