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Homeschooling Guide

A guide to help parents either homeschooling their children or help them learn remotely.

Homeschooling? Remote learning? Or both?

Homeschooling and Remote Learning

In these troubled times, many people have decided to school their children at home. Others have kids learning remotely at their public or charter schools. And some schools are combining in-school and remote learning. 

Whatever is happening in your household, this guide will give you information, at-home learning tools, remote learning tools, and just-for-fun activities to keep your children engaged and learning.

Remote Learning

Remote learning, also called distance education, is the education of students who may not always be physically present at a school. Today, it means online education. A distance learning program can be completely distance learning, or a combination of distance learning and traditional classroom instruction (called hybrid or blended). There are a number of other terms (distributed learning, e-learning, m-learning, online learning, virtual classroom etc.) are used roughly synonymously with distance education. (Wikipedia)

Distance education can provide a broader method of communication within the realm of education. And obviously it can provide a safe environment for children, and adults in higher educational settings, to learn during the COVID-19 pandemic.

General Information - Homeschooling

Homeschooling or home schooling is the education of children at home or a variety of places other than school. It is usually conducted by a parent, tutor, or an online teacher. Many homeschool families use less formal ways of educating and are pioneers in new approaches to education. 

The actual practice of homeschooling can look very different. The spectrum ranges from highly structured forms based on traditional school lessons to more open, free forms such as unschooling.

Before the introduction of compulsory school attendance laws, most childhood education was done by families and local communities. In most developed countries, homeschooling is a legal alternative to public and private schools. In other nations, homeschooling remains illegal or restricted to specific conditions, as recorded by homeschooling international status and statistics. (Wikipedia)

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