I love to find homeschool learning resources. I obsessively curate ideas on Pinterest and before Pinterest I had dozens of pages bookmarked with different ideas to try and had filled up every bit of my email storage with more learning resources. But I’ve discovered a problem with my current ideas, and I think I’ve got a solution for my learning resource storage and finding dilemma.
(This post is sponsored by Learnamic, all ideas are my own)
My problems with current learning resource idea storage
First, let’s talk Pinterest (this is Learnamic’s Pinterest, check it out). I love it! Or I did. Then they changed their algorithm so when I search for something there’s a higher likelihood of a sponsored pin or a wildly popular pin showing up. Because of how their search algorithm works, I may be looking for a homeschool specific resource and instead, I’m finding something that is great for a public school classroom or is geared for preschool. It’s difficult to find just the right terms to refine the search.
Bookmarks, I had and still have dozens of them. The problem with this method is I forget I’ve saved the site, and it’s dependant on what I’m able to find. No one else is adding to my personal bookmark collection.
My new learning resource idea storage and finding more ideas
Learnamic is a resource FOR HOMESCHOOLERS BY HOMESCHOOLERS! Searching is easy on their website. You can look for a specific topic and if you’ve gotten way too many resources, you can narrow the search.
For example, we are going to be covering the Civil War soon in our Texas history lessons. I did a quick search and got around 50 resources, so I clicked on 7th grade and narrowed it further, and that got it down to around ten or so lessons.
I’ve found a great video series to give a try when we study that in a week or two (I’m expanding our Texas the nation unit a little to let the kids create their own country).
Next I looked up some information on physics. We’ve taken a break from anatomy because it was not clicking right and I need to rework it a little, and I’ve got a fun physics curriculum to try out. However, I wanted some fun videos to supplement the book. A couple of clicks later and I found Crash Course Physics which has videos on every single chapter we’ll cover. Score.
But, there’s not currently a lot on there for Texas history (I know, it’s super niche), this is where I can add in what I’ve found. I’ve found some TpT stores that focus on Texas history. I’ve got a Texas history playlist I’ve been putting together.
They’ve actually got a contest going on right now, for each resource you enter into their website you get an entry to win an Amazon gift card right now. So far I’ve added a couple of resources I know about, and plan to add in more as I go along.
The ability to add things in is the big deal to me. I like that I can find new resources and share them with other homeschoolers. I LOVE finding new things to share with others. It’s super awesome in that aspect.