Add your homeschool curriculum review of Skwirk - Tell us what you think of this online interactive learning program.
Skwirk is an online, interactive learning program for children from Kindergarten to Year Ten.
It covers a range of subjects depending on the year level and stage, and is specifically developed and based on the Australian school syllabus. Many homeschooling families use Skwirk as an excellent way to supplement and enrich their own educational program. In this homeschool curriculum review, I would like to show how a homeschool family may use Skwirk to:
You may choose to use Skwirk as a program to encourage independence in any or all of the learning subjects. When you sign up for Skwirk, you pay for the child, not for the year of access. At any time during the Skwirk subscription, you can contact the Skwirk Team and request to go up to the next year level. That’s a bonus – especially as homeschooled children do not always find themselves locked in a year level.
It is easy for your child to work through Skwirk independently. It is easy to navigate, by subject, topic, and chapter. The topic can be explored through text, videos and animations and tested through a pop quiz and a test.
The children can also work towards getting points to claim prizes in the Skwirk store.
Once a topic or chapter has been read in Skwirk (individually or as a family), you may decide to continue the learning in other books you have on the topic or visit the library as well as do some experiments, a project, an art work or go on an excursion – to flesh out the study. I do not consider it to be a comprehensive homeschool curriculum if this was the only time you visited a topic. However, using it as a springboard for further studies is a way many homeschooling families would feel comfortable to use Skwirk.
Alternatively, you can use Skwirk as a review of what you have been studying at home. You may use a text or other homeschool curriculum or homeschooling program and as a review, you may ask your child to read the appropriate Skwirk chapter or topic, watch the videos and animations and then take the pop quiz.
Most homeschooling families use a variety of approaches and a variety of homeschool curriculum as they homeschool and seek to cater for their children’s needs and unique learning styles. Skwirk allows you the flexibility to use it as a standby curriculum, a springboard for discussion, or a review. Homeschooling families often homeschool their children to be directly involved with the learning (especially in the lower grades) and so would not use Skwirk as the only method of instruction, but consider it to be an excellent training for independent study in particular subject areas.
Homeschool Currriculum Review - Important Considerations!
If you are a busy home school family wanting to make sure you are covering the Australian curriculum, provide a tool for the degree of independent learning which you are happy to provide, and have some work taken off your shoulders, then take a look at Skwirk. This new online, interactive learning program may really suit your current needs as a homeschooling family.
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