Saturday, December 17, 2011

Our first semester of online classes...

This semester was the first time that two of our three children took online classes. I thought I would say something about the experience.

First of all, I like that the kids can watch the class if they aren't home for the live broadcast. Plus you can review as much as you like.

Bethany took a Latin class from Leadership Education Academy. She did not like using the the camera for other people to see her but other then that she enjoyed the class. There were a few times of stress for her because she doesn't use the web but she managed all the same. She tries to use Latin in all the daily letters she writes to her Dad.

Elijah took his first writing class through Williamsburg Academy in Cedar City. Ben Brown was his mentor. I guess Eli liked it enough that he decided to take the next course in January. I've really enjoyed the essays that he has written. He decided to write about a hymn when asked to write about a favorite modern song. When asked to write about a hero, he chose Captain Moroni and when he had to write his final about a challenge that changed his life, he wrote about a scout 50 miler bike ride. Thank goodness for life experiences to rely upon.

I am considering Harmony for next year. They connect with a number of learning programs both local and online.

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