Educational Technology For Homeschoolers

The Duggar family is a very well known family, largely due to their reality television show on TLC. I personally am a huge fan of their television show and have learned so much from watching them grow and learn, as a family, throughout the years. Their website can be seen by clicking here. The duggars are known for the slightly above average size of their family (Mr. and Mrs. Duggar have 19 children-all biologically) and their conservative Christian values. The Duggars have been homeschooling for over 2 decades and throughout that time it can safely be assumed that Mrs. Duggar (who is the primary leader of the children's education) has seen curriculums and educational technologies come and go.

Though the Duggars choose to homeschool, which may be looked down on by some as a somehow inferior education than the more typical educational environments (public and private school), they have certainly implented newer technologies into their curriculum throughout the years, just as is done in public and private school setting. Mrs. Duggar uses a computer based curriculum through SOS for her children who are in third grade and up. For the younger ones she seems to use more traditional curriculum until they are old enough to handle computer work. A video clip explaining Mrs. Duggar's homeschooling curriculums and techniques can be viewed by clicking here.

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Comment by Dave Eveland on May 11, 2010 at 5:34pm
Good job with this blog post! I'd never thought about looking into what lots of homeschooling families use or do for curriculum or technology integration.
Comment by Tammy Moore on May 13, 2010 at 11:06am
If you are curious about what homeschoolers are doing with technology, you may be interested in Virtual Homeschool Group. It is an online course co-operative run by volunteer home school families for home school families. We are using Moodle and Elluminate with a healthy helping of VioceThread and Ning (though we may drop Ning now that they have shifted to a surprise 'now you pay even though we said free, ad-supported' model).

Tammy Moore


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