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Google announced last week that it is working with Home School Legal Defense Association to make its G Suite for Education software available to homeschool groups

In a blog post on its company website written by HSLDA Staff Attorney Darren Jones, Google revealed that in a few weeks it will begin accepting applications from homeschool co-ops to use its G Suite for Education.

The announcement represents a major change in policy. Previously Google allowed only accredited schools to use the software.

Jones contacted Google last summer after hearing from several homeschool co-op administrators who were hoping to gain access to G Suite.

“We worked for almost a year to come up with a way that Google could make its software available to co-ops while avoiding fraudulent claims,” said Jones. “They really wanted to do this.”

Details will be released soon explaining how homeschool co-ops can verify their status for Google.

Jones added that he appreciates Google’s responsiveness to homeschoolers.

“This is a good example of how companies can change with the times by recognizing that excellent education occurs in places other than traditional schools,” he said.

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Could You Use $10,000 to Start Your Biz?

Over 10 years ago, I started an online business with a computer and an email address. As a homeschooling mom of 6 at the time, I didn’t have an extra dime.

My goal was to be able to provide piano lessons for my kids.

Little did I know how easy the Internet has made it!

But there is a lot to learn about starting a business and we’re not taught that in traditional school because that’s not its purpose.

So in my never-ending quest to help families start or build businesses, I have decided to sponsor a contest to offer some very good prizes.

First place is $10,000.
Second place is $1,000
Third place is a Kindle.

The name of the contest is our Blueprint for Success Contest and it’s for the members of our online community at

Tuesday, February 8 at 9 PM Eastern Time, I’m going to explain the details.

If you’re interested, here’s how to register for the call:

If you’re not interested, but know someone who could use an extra $10,000 for their home business, you are welcome to forward this invitation to them.

The prize will be awarded at our Home Business Conference in Destin, Florida on April 17 and you don’t have to be present to win.

So I’ll tell you a little about that live 3-day family event tomorrow night as well.

If you have an idea for a business you’d like to start, don’t miss this call.

I want to do my part to help this country change its financial future by helping one family at a time change theirs.

If that’s what you want and could use some help, don’t miss this call. It could change your life!

So many books, so little time…

who wants to help you turn that computer of yours into an ATM

P.S. Even though you must be 18 to enter, join us on the call anyway and I’ll give you a suggestion about what you can do.

Grab your seat here:

No-Cost Online Math Curriculum & More!

Age Range: 4-11 (Grades PreK-6, however, only PreK-2 is currently available. Content for 4-6, will be released later in 2010.)

I’ve been hearing lots of buzz on the launch of the “Head of the Class” website that provides “free resources for math, reading, writing, spelling, science, history, geography, Spanish, art, music, and more!”
This free online, curriculum-based instruction is delivered through multimedia including:

  • Videos presenting how-to activities
  • Applications that teach math, phonics and spelling
  • Online Coaching by the site’s mascots, Happy & Max
  • Dynamic Worksheets – the content changes each time they’re opened
  • Assessment Tests that measure progress and automatically adjusts the curriculum to the student’s level

When you get to this ad-supported site, use the menu on the left to view the course outline for grades PreK-2. You can also see samples pages of the course content. To access all of the free content you must create a login account.
Use the menu at the top of the page to view “Getting Started” that explains (through online videos) how this site works.

The Top 100 Educational Websites of 2009 product testers have selected the Top 100 Educational Websites of 2009. They asked 7,000 Product Testers to send a list of the educational sites that they like the best and use the most often. The three sites mentioned most often were:

The Top Sites for 2009


Note: Normally we would not include a commercial site on this list. However, so many people nominated Time4Learning, it seemed unfair to leave them off the list.

  • Click on a site name
  • Explore their site for awhile
  • If you love it, add it to your bookmarks
  • Then use the back button to come back to the main Top 100 list

All of these sites are safe, proven and used by thousands of parents just like you. So grab a cup of coffee, put your kids on your lap, and have fun exploring these wonderful sites.


Ed Helper

School Express

Learning Page

Tools for Educators


Discovery School

Internet Public Library

New York Times Learning Network

Enchanted Learning


Autism Today

Ideal Lives

Study Stack

Study Spanish

How Stuff Works

Living Spanish

To Learn English

Songs for Teaching

Education Creations

Lesson Plan Central

Time Savers for Teachers

Great Resource for K-8



The Math Worksheet Site


Math Playground

Math Drills

Algebra Help


Cool Math Games

High School

High School Ace

Homework Spot

Explore Learning

Best Colleges

Preparing Your Child for College






Science for High School


NASA for Students

Astronomy for Kids

Nine Planets


The Electronic Zoo

Smith Life Science

The MAD Scientist Network

Try Science

Science & Technology Education

Arts & Crafts

Art Lessons for All Grades

Kinder Art


Draw Space

Draw Your World

Drawing/Sketching Lessons

Kids Art



Reading A-Z


Project Gutenberg


ABC Teach

Scholastic – Student Activities

The Write Site

Spelling City

Teacher’s Lab

Geography, History and Virtual Travel

Colonial Williamsburg: Electronic Field Trips

Natural Wonders of the World

Teacher’s Guide Virtual Field Trips


The Jason Project

Virtual Field Trips

Xpeditions @ National Geographic

K-12 Africa Guide

States and Capitals

Life in the Middle Ages

New Perspectives on the West

The American Civil War Homepage

The Civil War Homepage

The Oregon Trail

Geography Worksheets

White House for Kids

Lewis and Clark


Homeschool Reviews

Homeschool Blogger

Homeschool Buyers Co-Op

Homeschool Freebie of the Day

Homeschool Classifieds

The Well Trained Mind

Educational Games

Family Fun

Teach With Movies

Fun Brain

Discovery Kids

I Know That