Attention Homeschoolers and anyone else who needs some help in a subject, you are going to love Standard Deviants Accelerate!
Standard Deviants Accelerate is a supplementary learning website offering a year’s worth of content per subject, including main lesson video instruction and a variety of corresponding assignments. It dives deep into each subject, touching upon all the important topics that would normally be covered in a class. Everything from foundational information to final review preparation is presented in concise, easy to digest video clips.
If you have one of those learners who need to go back to the lesson to ingrain it into their mind, they may rewatch the video or they can read the entire transcript as the video plays and even print it out. The transcript is to the left of the video. Here is an example from the lesson I watched.
"Letter time! Okay, this letter comes from a 5th grader, Eleanor Parfait, who writes: "I really like bugs and stuff. The other day I found a polka-dot worm that's really neat. I've got it in a jar with some dirt in it. My cousin Jeffrey says he'll give me 75 cents for it...and my friend Consuela has offered me .80 of a dollar for the worm. Whose offer should I take?" Well, Eleanor, thanks for your letter. Let's take a look, shall we? Here's a dollar. What if we broke this dollar into 100 hundred equal pieces? Pennies! That's right, one hundred 1-cent pennies equal one dollar. Each penny, then, is one one-hundredth of a dollar. We can write that as a fraction—1 over 100—and as a decimal—point zero 1. Jeffrey your cousin will give you 75 cents—that's this amount. Okay. Consuela your friend will give you .80 of a dollar. Well, that's 80 parts of the whole one hundred parts. That's actually this amount—5 parts more: 80 cents and 5 cents more than 75 cents. So, if you go for the money, take Consuela's offer. Or you could just set your polka-dot worm free in your backyard."
There is even an area to take notes on the screen as you watch the lesson. I prefer taking notes on paper, but if you are a quick typer and you take notes on the screen, you can print them out and save them for later.
Each subject has a video, area for notes, and a full transcript of the lesson. All of the videos include a diagram for the student to make sure he or she understood what was taught. The diagrams are fill in the blank mini lessons. with a word bank at the bottom. The student chooses which answer goes with which set of statements. The correct answer is the only one that will stay in the blank, but each try counts towards the student's score. (That way your student doesn't just keep guessing until the answers work. They have to actually think about what they are picking for their answers.)
After watching the video and filling in the diagram, the student takes a quiz. The directions are included (and are the same) for each quiz. Here is an example of what the screen looks like for the English composition prewriting quiz.
Besides all this great stuff, what does Standard Deviants Accelerate offer homeschooling parents?
Click here to check it out for yourself and get a free two month trial. Remember, Sharing is caring! Share this article on social media so other families learn about this great program. I hope you like SDA as much as I do! Make sure to come back and let me know in the comments what you think about the program after you sign up for your free two month trial.