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Online Parenting/Homeschooling Resources

My friend, Nancy recently called me to ask if I knew where she could get an i.d. card for her homeschooled teen who needs a picture i.d. to take the SAT test. I knew just where to send her because I needed a teacher i.d. to get into Six Flags for free last year.

I was able to get a professionally printed, plastic teacher i.d. card with photo from Homeschool Buyers Co-op. You can print your own teacher or student i.d. card, or have them send you a plastic one for $6.95.

I also got a discounted driver's ed program from Homeschool Buyers Co-op last year. It is free to join, and they send regular emails listing discounts available on various curriculum.

Another resource I use regularly is Plugged In, which is Focus on the Family's site to review movies, videos, music and tv shows. I just type in the show or movie I want to know about and the site gives me a summary, plus "positive elements", "spiritual content", "sexual content", "violent content", "crude or profane language", "drug or alcohol content", "other negative elements", and a "conclusion".

What online resources do you use that make your life easier?

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  1. I’ve really found it useful to download printables from sites such as Currclick.com, homeschoolshare, and homeschoolhelperonline.
    –Gena at ichoosejoy.org

  2. i like screenit.com better than plugged in myself. it IS free if you scroll down to the very bottom , tho when you first click on the site it will have a pay for option. i just use the free :) this tells me all i need to know about a movie or a past dvd..

  3. Dual Role Grandma says:

    I frequently make my own forms, transcripts, diplomas, award certificates and ID cards. I didn’t like the fact that the Homeschool Co-op one says “Homeschool” all over it. In our state, homeschools are private schools in home. No need to advertize “homeschool” and set off a bunch of busy-bodies.

  4. There are a lot of free teacher resources that just aren’t made available to homeschooling parents. Once I gave away some great free History magazines for school teachers to a homeschool family after I’d recommended it but the mother couldn’t get a subscription. I’d gotten one easily because I’m adjunct faculty at a college, but they didn’t want to waste their money on homeschoolers, I guess.


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