Homeschooling with YouTube (Ep 40, 2/23/14)

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Savvy Homeschool Moms Podcast, episode 40, Homeschooling with YouTube

In this episode, the moms talk about their website changes, a newly discovered feature of Goodreads, hexaflexagons, and homeschooling with YouTube!

Links in this Episode:

Mystery Class
REAL Science Odyssey Earth and Space Level 1
REAL Science Odyssey Chemistry Level 1
Kahn Academy has a whole hexaflexagons section from ViHart
Hexaflexagon Templates

Books of the Week:
Playful Parenting by Larry Cohen (available on Audible!)
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacso
Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles The Nixie’s Song by Tony DiTerlizzi
Rowan and the Travelers by Emily Rodda
The Coming of Hoole (#10) and To Be a King (#11), by Kathryn Lasky
The Kiss (Witch & Wizard #3) by James Patterson
Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, by Kathryn Lasky
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
Warriors: Power of Three: Dark River and Outcast, and Eclipse by Erin Hunter
Step into Reading Big Monster, Little Monster and Plane Pals
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (sequel to Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children)
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, read by the ever awesome Stephen Fry (Also on Audible!)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

Links of the Week:

Homeschooling with YouTube:

Horrible Histories
Crash Course
History for Music Lovers
Math Doodles with ViHart
(site no longer exists) (blog post)
Homeschooling with YouTube (Facebook group)
Technology in your Homeschool: YouTube (blog post)
Multiple Channels on a YouTube Account

This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at

14 Responses

  1. Chi-Chi

    Well, I haven’t finished listening to the entire episode. I’m still looking up all the stuff from the “chit chat” section. I love it! I’m going to give the Hexaflexagons a try. So cool. And I have had Playful Parenting on my shelf for years but somehow or the other, I’ve not managed to read it. I will now though. And I’m thinking of purchasing RSO Chemistry for my sons . . . we haven’t been doing any formal science instruction this year but perhaps it’s time to start again. I did like the format of RSO Life. Okay, I will probably have more comments after I listen to the whole episode. Thanks for this ladies!! Oh, and I absolutely love the new website layout.

    • Beckie

      Just so you know, Pandia Press is doing a 25% off sale for the month of March, so if you are considering it, now is the time! Check their Twitter or Facebook for the discount code :) – Beckie

      • Channa

        Thanks, Becki! I bought the RSO Biology 2 e-books. My girls are sooo excited to break out their new microscope, I may not even be able to hold them off until Fall!

        • Blair

          You could do the first very in depth microscope lab early. That is a good lab to relax with and take your time.

    • Tina

      Thank you Chi Chi! As always, we appreciate your gushing words! :) You grow our heads to new sizes every time you post! :)

  2. Tami Shearer

    I am leaving a reply as to what I look forward to in Biology 2 …. I am looking forward to a fun and exciting science curriculum for next year 5th grade core. Your program looks very interesting and very easy to follow. Last year we TRIED Science Fusion online and book(4th) and it was a very involved program. Not very useful for homeschoolers.

  3. Sam

    Our first time studying Biology has not been going well at all. It wasn’t until recently that I found some amazing curriculum, and Pandia Press being the best. I love everything they have so far, and I am looking forward to a more organized school year thanks to them!

  4. Kylie

    We’ve enjoyed RSO Level 1 and what it provides, so looking forward to getting to Level 2 RSO science. Thanks :-)

  5. JenRay

    We loved RSO Life Science 1 and are looking forward to RSO Chemistry next year. I’d love to have Biology 2 lined up for after that! It all looks good, but I am thinking the ecology unit would especially appeal to my passionate-about-the-earth-and-saving-it older child. I am looking forward to learning teaching more about evolution.

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