I want to find a curriculum that mainly uses books. I just don't want my son sitting in front of a computer all day.. I definitely plan to use the computer just not the entire day..... Please help and thanks!!
I like to use both. My sons are also taking computer science. I think it is important to well versed in both mediums. I love books and so do my children. They also enoy doing things on the computer as well.
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We use HOD. The only electronics I am just starting to use on a daily basis is a Kindle. Believe me, my dd spends enough time on the computer playing games. I think she'd get distracted by subjects taught online. She'd be off on another site in a heartbeat playing a game. She has learned to type on her own, at a blazing speed, and I will allow her to use the word processor to write some of her assignments. She will also use a few online encyclopedias for research starting this year. Otherwise, I see no need to incorporate it at this time.
Now, my son used an ipad in public school last year. I can see the benefits of accessing online assignments, textbooks, etc. However, we don't need that, with a class of one. Having a resource to watch videos is attractive. Maybe as time goes on, I'll change my mind. LOL
You really do not need to use a bunch of books either. You can utilize anything for accomplishing schooling/education. I use tv, dvds, tapes, books, the newspaper, everyday life, handwritten lessons, games and the list can go on but I think I will stop here. Being a hpmeschooling family means you are schooling outside the public's percieved "normal" parameters of education. And that is why homeschooling is doing a bang up job and making the news more and more.