Review of SchoolHouseTeachers.com Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

My family is so excited to be reviewing the Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership from SchoolhouseTeachers.com.  I have subscribed several times in the past to SchoolhouseTeachers.com and I am always amazed at the variety of courses available. SchoolhouseTeachers.com is the perfect companion for our homeschool. There is something for each of my kids from Preschool all the way to High school.

For this review I decided to see if SchoolhouseTeachers.com could be used to homeschool all of my children all the way to high school.

You can easily search for resources based on your childs grade or based on the subject.  I first started with my 4 year old boy.

Preschool:

I have a very active 4 year old boy, so I definitely need something to keep him busy. Searching under the preschool grade level I found Preschool in a Box. Most of the resources are downloadable and printable. There are many coloring sheets I could print out and have him work on while I worked with the older kids. I found a firetruck for him to color and a worksheet for him to cut out and count the number of firemen.

Grade School:

For my boys learning to read, there are many wonderful resources at SchoolhouseTeachers.com.  There is a whole section of resources under something called the Literary center.  Some of my favorite resources are the Phonics Reviews and the Quick Reading Intervention, Grade 2+ ebook reading remedies.  You can print out many worksheets to help work on some week areas they need work.  I especially love the ebook Fourteen Steps To Teach Dyslexics to Read and Write which is available as a pdf download with your SchoolhouseTeachers.com membership.

For my older boys I was interested in the science classes that had videos.  I found multiple science videos with cool experiments.

My boys and I enjoyed watching the Hooked on science videos and trying the experiments ourselves.  The experiments used objects we could easily find around the house.  The only problem I encountered was using the iPad for the videos.  (Everything else seems to work fine on the iPad) For some reason the videos did not play on the iPad.  I think it might be due to the internet filter we use.  I will definitely research this this and find out if videos will work on the iPad. It would really be nice to watch the experiments on an iPad.

High School:

For my daughter who is a sophomore in high school I needed some resources for her upcoming apologetics debate class.  We found many great videos on Appologetics.  The Addressing Cultural Issues class has several videos and a worksheet that goes along with each video.  I am also hoping to utilize the Biology class videos for my daughter.  The Biology class is a full year High school class with videos and outlines for each lesson.  There are also worksheets to fill out while you watch the lessons and tests you can print out.

If you homeschool children of any age, I highly recommend you checkout SchoolhouseTeachers.com!

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Circle parent control wifi internet filter review

The Circle is a device that recognizes and filters every internet device on your home WiFi.

What I like about the circle internet filter:

  • Simple to setup
  • Phone App to control and monitor
  • It’s a hardware filter not software
  • Can pause and adjust the filter the internet while away from home

What I don’t like about the circle internet filter:

  • Only one wifi channel Update: now both WIFI channels are monitored.
  • May provide false sense of security since it won’t filter all apps.
  • May take some customization.

What is the circle?

The circle is a piece of hardware you can use to apply an internet filter to any device connected to the internet in your house. The circle filter acts as a bridge between your internet devices and your wifi router/modem. The filter uses an app to control the level of filtering and the devices that are filtered. Every device that connects to your wifi router is filtered with the default settings. You can then add a custome filter for each device. Circle can now filter both routers frequency ranges, 2.4 and 5 Ghz.

Setup:

Setting up the Circle filter was easy.  First you downloaded the app and then you plug in the circle to power with the cable provided.  You do have to set up a circle account.  You are sent a special code to your phone that you plan on using to manage the filters.  Circle will automaticallyrecognize internet devices connected to your wifi network.  Some devices may take a day to recognize if you do not use them all the time.  Any device connected to the wifi network uses the default filter settings.  If you want to customize a filter for a specific device you create a new profile.

You can assign one or all of your internet devices to the profile you setup.

The app allows you to see how much time each device is using the internet and what the device is using.

  • Software Requirements: iOS 9 or later or Android Jelly Bean or later
  • Set Time Limits: Create daily time limits on apps and popular sites like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.
  • Filter Content: Set individual filter levels by age (Pre-K, Kid, Teen, and Adult) for each member of your family.
  • Usage at a Glance: See where your kids spend the most time online by app and category.
  • Pause the Internet: Pause the Internet for a single family member or the whole family with a single tap.

Circle with Disney – Parental Controls and Filters for your Family’s Wireless Device

Note:  This post may contain affiliate links. This Post is my opinion.  I didn’t get paid to review this device.  I bought the circle with my own money.
What do you think? Have you used Circle before? Let me know what you think in the comment section below.