Saturday, September 27, 2014

Switched on Schoolhouse by Alpha Omega Publications *Review

Alpha Omega Publications Homeschool Division has been a blessing for us for many years. We started using Switched-On Schoolhouse when my oldest (who is now 19) was in the 8th grade. We have used it off and on since that time, depending on the needs of my children. When I had little ones learning to read, and older ones needing advanced skills.. SOS was our 'go to'.

Easy to install on your computer. You do not need to have internet access to use it, though sometimes there will be links to internet sites for further learning. I choose to not have that distraction of internet capability for them. I can easily set up a custom schedule for them, allowing for vacation days and field trips. The rest of the curriculum is then assigned on a daily basis and the student knows exactly what is required of him.
I can easily adjust the grading scale to reflect our homeschool. Also there are options for how many chances my student gets on each answer as well as spelling penalties. I can log into my teacher account and see exactly what my son has been working on and what he may need help with.

We chose to use SOS for their electives this year. He has a great interest in Computers and I thought we would use a couple of the semester long electives for his 10th grade year. We started with SOS Fundamentals of Computer Systems for review.

"Learn to configure computer settings, install programs, and troubleshoot errors while studying operating systems and computer security with SOS Fundamentals of Computer Systems. This six unit CTE course livens up lessons and clarifies concepts with vivid graphics, videos clips, audio files, animation, and learning games for students in grades 9-12."

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Some bullet points that I really love about SOS
  • Ease for the teacher
  • Consistency for the student
  • Organization for the student & teacher
  • Biblically sound teaching
  • Many electives to choose from
  • Huge array of grades available
  • Reusable for many children

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