On this week's Home School Heartbeat, host Mike Smith discusses the Internet with homeschooling mother, lobbyist, and writer Zan Tyler. What can the Internet add to your children's education? How can it help to get answers to common homeschooling questions? Are there any downsides to using the Internet? Tune in today and find out.
This week on Home School Heartbeat, I'll be speaking with Zan Tyler, homeschooling mother of three. Zan, the Internet can be confusing to parents who've never used it.
The Internet, if used properly, can provide a source of information, fellowship, and encouragement for homeschooling mothers, and it's particularly key for those mothers who may be home with five or six or seven children under the ages of 10, so that getting out and going to a support group meeting involves too much logisticallytheir babysitters and too many schedules and nursing babies and all of that.
How do these parents get up to speed?
I think the best thing to do is to ask their children to give them a lesson in how to use the Internet! Beyond that, I would suggest that parents take a class. You can usually take a one- or two-day class at a local tech school or two-year college, or now there are a lot of executive training schools on the computer and they'll offer an Internet class. And a lot of these classes will also offer 30 days or 60 days of support after having taken them.
Well, thanks, Zan. And until next time, I'm Mike Smith.
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