November 6, 2008

Help Me 2 Teach

I have had the opportunity to look over the resources offered at It is a subscription-based online educational directory for teachers, parents, and kids! Elaine Taylor has been an educator for over 40 years and has made it her mission to make internet searches safe and relevant for all who use her service. The directory includes over 2300 links to curriculum, coloring pages, craft ideas, lapbook lessons, unit studies, Bible stories - you name it! And, most of the materials offered in the links you find are free!

As a new homeschool mom, I have spent hours upon hours searching the internet for curriculum and supplemental material. HelpMe2Teach is going to really cut down on my internet time! It helps to have everything listed in one place. The information is well-organized by topics, subject areas and grade levels (pre-K to 12th grade), but you can also just enter a keyword into the search bar. As with Google searches, you may not always get exactly what you want when you type in a keyword, which is really the only downside to this site. However, you can trust HelpMe2Teach to give you safe links every time and you definitely cannot do the same with Google. That makes this resource invaluable for kids. You can allow your children to do all their web searches here with no worries!

You do have to pay for this service, but for the time that you save by having so much information in one place, I believe it's worth it!! With your yearly subscription, you not only get this powerful searching tool, but you get a quarterly newsletter with tips and ideas as well. Here's the breakdown on pricing:

* 1 year - $29.95
* 3 mos. - $15.95
* 1 mo. - $9.95
* 3 days - $4.95 (great option if you want to try it out before paying full-price!)

The best thing is that right now, HelpMe2Teach is running a special! If you sign up for a year's subscription at $29.95, you receive another year FREE!! Just type in the code "TOS" when you check out to take advantage of this special offer.

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