Time4Learning: Online Educational Program

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I received a trial subscription of Time4Learning. I was compensated for time invested. All opinions expressed are honest and I was not required to write a positive review.

Every once in a while, a homeschool program comes along and changes everything in your homeschool. For my family, Time4Learning is that program.

What is Time4Learning?

  • Online educational curriculum
  • Can be used for homeschools, summer study or afterschool programs.
  • Fun approach to learning by combining technology and animation with education.
  • Can be used for preschool-8th grades and includes math and language arts for all levels and science and social studies for most levels.
  • Correlates to state standards.

Time4Learning is a great choice for those who:

  • Are looking for a complete computer-based math and language arts homeschool program, or those who just want a little extra practice.
  • Are looking to supplement their child’s public/private school education.
  • Are looking for a fun summer program so that their children will retain what they’ve learned.
  • Are new to homeschooling, and are still trying to figure it all out.
  • Are homeschooling while working full/part time.
  • Have children who thrive on computer-based educational programs.
  • Have children who are visual learners (lessons and quizzes use bright, easy to understand graphics).
  • Have children who are tactile learners (the lessons are presented in a fun, interactive manner).
  • Have children who are auditory learners (all lessons/quizzes can be read to the student).
  • Looking for a fun alternative to tutoring.

How Time4Learning Works:

  • The program is set up in a suggested sequence however students may proceed through the program at their own pace.
  • A lesson is introduced, practiced and reviewed. Lesson quizzes are then administered. Instant feedback is given. A child may review lessons as needed.
  • After a student has completed a certain number of minutes in lesson work, he/she may then proceed to the playground and play a variety of games for a prescribed number of minutes. (These time limits can be set at the parent’s discretion. The default amount of time is fifteen minutes.)
  • Parents can print weekly or yearly lesson plans for each child. Lesson plans are laid out by subject and each activity includes an activity number that makes it easy to locate. This is perfect for moms like me who want to check off lessons as they are completed. I also make notes as to which areas need further review.
  • Supplemental worksheets, discussion guides and project guides are available. A list of spelling words by grade and a list of suggested reading materials are also available in the parent’s admin account.
  • Progress tracking is detailed, fast and easy via the parent’s admin account. Progress reports can be saved in pdf format or printed to meet state requirements.
  • Program is web-based and can be accessed from any computer, anywhere there is internet connection, at anytime!

Is Time4Learning expensive?

Absolutely not! The price is $19.95 per month for the first child and $14.95 per month for each additional child.

My review of Time4Learning:

When I told you at the beginning of this post that this program completely changed our homeschool, I wasn’t kidding. Oh no, you see this program is what caused me to toss all of our other curriculum to the side with only six weeks left in our homeschool year. Yes. It’s that good. My children honestly don’t even realize that they are doing school. They think that they are just playing on the computer, and they would do it for hours on end if I allowed them to do so. But in an effort to keep the novelty from wearing off, I don’t allow them to go until their heart is content.

This is how we are using Time4Learning in our homeschool:

Prior to turning the girls loose on our new curriculum, I went through each subject and tried to determine exactly where they were in relation to the curriculum we were previously using. Once I determined a good starting point in T4L, I went into the parent mode and created lesson plans from that point to the end of the second grade year. I set my beginning and ending dates and it generated weekly lesson plans for me. Can you say amazing?!

From there I looked at the weekly plans for each subject and determined how many lessons per day they would each need to complete. I also print out the supplemental worksheets that go with the lessons because the lesson plans show me when there is a worksheet to be completed. Another perk. I allow the girls to choose in which order they will complete their subjects. When they complete a lesson and quiz, they are required to show me the results before moving on. Of course, I am there to assist and further explain any concepts they may be struggling with. I like combining Time4Learning’s math with A+ TutorSoft. This is completely unnecessary, but I like the added practice and my girls don’t seem to mind!

We follow this type of schedule for math, language arts, science and social studies. We come together for spelling (because we were so far into our spelling curriculum. Next year we will use T4L for spelling), history/geography, additional science activities (we love science), Bible and read alouds.

Time4Learning has made a world of difference in our homeschool. Not only did it change our plan for the rest of this year, it has totally changed our plan for next year as well. We will be using solely Time4Learning for math, language arts, and social studies.

Are you interested in trying out Time4Learning in your homeschool?

I am giving away ten 14-day Time4Learning trials. Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 4/10 and will be notified by email. You will have 48 hours to claim your prize otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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Heather Bowen

Heather is the founder and owner of Upside Down Homeschooling. She is a homeschooling mom of two little girls. Heather and her husband, Andrew- author and founder of Project Conversion, have been married for nine years. They reside in southeastern NC and have recently joined the Catholic Church. Heather is a nurse by trade, but left her nursing scrubs behind in October 2012, to become a full-time work at home mom. She is a professional blogger and speaker. You can also find her blogging at FrugalHomeschoolFamily.com. She and her husband will also be launching CatholicFamilyResources.com later this year.

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Comments

Time4Learning: Online Educational Program — 18 Comments

  1. They would probably love that I’m letting them on the compute. I’m not sure if it would fit with their learning styles though. I’d be primarily interested in math. Thanks for the possible chance to try it out.

  2. I’ve been checking out T4L and considering giving it a try over the summer to see if it’d be a good fit for our homeschool next year. I keep hearing great things about it!

  3. I’ve been looking at Time4Learning today as my son just finished his current curriculum and our next one hasn’t arrived yet. This would be a great filler for us and a chance to try it out! Thanks!

  4. I will be starting our homeschool journey in the fall with my 11 yr old and 7 yr old and I would love to try this out to see if it would be a good fit for us! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I also received a free trial for Time4Learning and reviewed it on my blog. My daughter (7th grade) will be finishing up language arts, science and history using Time4Learning for the remainder of the year. As this is our first year of homeschooling, and I work full time outside the home, it was a God send.

  6. My daughter used T4L until high school. I LOVE that they give access to 3 grade levels within each subject. She was ahead in language, but behind in math so it worked great for us. Not sure you know about this, but Vocabulary Spelling City is a wonderful supplement and the T4L spelling words are included in the many available lists. It is a free site to use, but be opted for the upgrade because we use lots of the vocabulary stuff now that she’s in high school.

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