I’m currently on a trip which included a few days at a travel bloggers conference. One of the fun parts for me was a few of these people had kids with them, right at the conference. The kids were pretty much taking care of themselves using their iPads. Some were reading, some were doing more interactive stuff. I couldn’t tell if they were games or learning or chatting. But it did remind me of some other conferences that I’ve been to….Oh, let me think. What could they remind me of?
Oh, I got it, homeschooling conferences!
I wondered about whether it was a coincidence, something about similar circumstance, or maybe, it was more than that… Eventually, I caught up with the parents and sure enough, they were homeschoolers. I was pleased to find that they all knew about Time4Learning and some of them had used it. One was using it! One had left it for a more structured program since they were planning to put their kid in regular school for high school (I think she said her son was going to live with her brother next year) and she wanted to make sure that he was caught up in all the subjects. Generally, he is ahead but she admits that his education has been a little haphazard and to ease the transition back into a regular school, she was planning to do one year of remote learning at some structured teacher led virtual school.
There was also some real interest in Time4Writing. Even though the parents are skilled (actually professional writers!) they seem to have developed a somewhat unhealthy discussion with their children about their writing and to avoid the friction, they had been looking for some writing help. Enter…Time4Writing.