I choose to give this product 3 1/2 out of 5 Gold Teacher’s Stars.
I have waited for a bit before reviewing this product for the TOS Homeschool Crew. The initial comments from other crew members were very mixed.Some of the members loved the site and product. Some of them didn’t like it at all. The owner of the site said she was willing to make some changes and I have waited to review it to give her a chance to implement some of those changes. I deemed that to be only fair.I will begin with the information from the website and then follow it with my thoughts on the product.
What is Help Me 2 Teach?
Help Me 2 Teach is an Internet directory of websites that can be used for educational purposes. Here is the information from the Help Me 2 Teach website:
- Over 2300 Safe, Educational Links for Children, Parents and Teachers
- Updated Daily
- Pre-K through High School
- Use as a Complete Curriculum or to find Supplemental Material
As a teacher of over 40 years, the author endeavored to find curriculum materials which were useful and not cost prohibitive. After spending thousands of hours, days and weeks surfing the net for SAFE, RELEVANT sites, “Helpme2teach”” was born. This educational tool provides over 2300 pre-screened websites categorized by subject and user-type with a brief description of each site’s contents. It can be used to provide a total curriculum or to provide supplemental resources. Sites are marked according to their appropriateness for parents, teachers, or the students themselves. This unique resource provides curriculum from Pre-K through High School. Users can safely click on a link and travel directly to that site.
One-month, three-month, trial, and annual memberships are available. The payment plans are as follows:
1 year@ $29.95
3 mos. for $15.95
1 mo. for $9.95
3 days for $4.95
Price includes Quarterly Newsletters and FREE research for anyone with a paid one year subscription or longer.
What do I think?
So what do I think about this service? At first I was a little on the skeptical side as I am very proficient at searching things out online. I felt that I had found several of the resources here already through my own research. I have spent hours and hours doing just that in the past. I wasn’t sure that I would find that much different than what I already had.
As Elaine has added sites to the collection I have to say I am impressed. While someone who is proficient at researching sites might find the search engine to be lacking, it really is a comprehensive list. I did find some great resources here.And to be honest, it has saved me some time in searching for just that right bit of content to enhance our studies.I also think it would be an invaluable tool for someone who is just beginning their homeschool journey or has a limited amount of time to look for resources.
I also like that the site is safe for my son to search for information.This is invaluable to me and I know that he will not encounter any content that is objectionable to our family. That alone is worth the price of admission.It is for that very reason that I will be adding this to our Homeschool.
And the cost is reasonable, especially when you figure in the current sale.If you choose to subscribe to the service, then you will want to be sure to choose the annual subscription. Through the end of December, if you type in the coupon code, you will be given a free year’s access to the service. That is a savings of $29.95!(Or if you are like me, then the cost for each year is now less than $15 per year.I LOVE a great sale!)
To get this special deal, then be sure to type in the coupon code: TOS
If you try this service out, then please leave me a comment and tell me what you think.Don’t forget that there are new resources being added daily.