One of the biggest struggles homeschooling families battle is which curriculum is best for their children. We become overwhelmed by the amount of curriculum available, struggle to find the right fit for each of our children, proceed to doubt each choice made for at least the first several weeks, and continue to search for new ways of teaching well after we’ve already begun our year.
To this end, we thought we’d spend the month of September launching discussions on all things curriculum.
In this day and age, computer sciences have become an essential part of any education. Student papers are completed using a word processor, sent to the professor via the ‘cloud’, and grades are given over cyberspace. But, as homeschoolers, how much do computer sciences play a part of our learning adventure?
While I would never recommend sitting in front of a monitor all day long, some form of computer science seems necessary; beneficial even. How much computer time is too much? What computer sciences should we be focusing on? These are questions each family must ask for themselves. We’re curious to hear how you incorporate computer science into your learning routine!
- How often are your children on computers?
- Do you set limits on computer usage?
- Do your children have planned computer science challenges, or are they free to seek projects on their own?
- Are your children required, or encouraged, to create PowerPoint/Keynote presentations in their learning routine?
- Do your children express interest in learning coding?
- Do your children have formal lessons in typing?
We’d love hear more about your own routine for computer sciences and learn what’s working for your family. We’re always looking for fun, new journeys to add to our learning adventure.
Now, it’s your turn!! Share your thoughts on the above questions and let us hear from you. We’d love your feedback and appreciate those links you’ve been sharing!