Online Unit Studies are eLearning courses that focus on a topic but integrate multiple subjects. Students access websites and videos to learn about a topic, completing hands-on and digital projects to apply what they've learned. No downloads, books or papers are needed. Everything is just a click away.
Online Unit Studies are created by Beth Napoli, a homeschooling mom who geeks out over cool web tools and online learning resources. In 2014, she has began creating fully Internet-based unit studies for her family to take advantage of online resources and learning tools. She now shares her e-courses with other homeschool families. Beth shares tips and tools for digital learning at her blog, Techie Homeschool Mom.
What others are saying about Online Unit Studies...
" Techie Homeschool Mom’s Unit Studies are perfect! Everything is set up for you, and to navigate and follow along. There are great sections for parents to read to make sure you are aware of what’s to come for your student and what to expect including any materials you may need for projects. There is a creative use of technology and it was very engaging for our son. We chose the Online Unit about Martin Luther King, Jr. My son really enjoyed it and he learned a lot. He was able to navigate the majority of the Unit Study on his own. We also had some good conversations resulting from what he watched and read. There were some great writing prompts and a cool graphic design challenge at the end too! ” - Joanne, new homeschooler
"Excellent!" Love the art projects! She knows all the technology that mom can't teach us....'cause she doesn't know it!" - Yvie's sons, Online Unit Studies students
"These unit studies are phenomenal. Beth has perfectly blended technology and the much-loved unit studies together to make a hard-hitting learning tool. Her unit studies are so extensive and very easy for anyone to use. This resource is a must-have for your homeschool library. I love that once you buy them, they are yours forever, so you can revisit them with each child." ~Forest, homeschool mom
"Beth has done an amazing job of gathering resources in one place and ordering them for optimal learning. Not only have we been introduced to some great ideas and discussion, we've also learned to use some new digital/on-line tools! Beth has put a tremendous amount of time and love into this course and it is well worth the cost to enjoy this experience with your kiddos!" -Lynna, homeschool mom
"Great things about these Online Unit Studies...
- There is little for the teacher/parent to do. The preparation is simple. The lists of needed supplies are easy to find. Most of the instruction is presented in a way that kids can learn independently.
- The studies can be done at your own pace. Although they are broken up into segments, you could choose for your family how often to work on the study and how much to cover each day.
- The unit studies can be used with multiple ages. One of my very favorite things about homeschooling is teaching multiple ages together. We've had lots of fun doing unit studies and projects together over the years. I love that these studies can be used for the whole family.
- Kids can share their comments, questions, and projects over the comments system. Even though your family is doing this study independently, there can be a sense of community and sharing, allowing kids to see the projects others are doing or participate in a discussion about the queries that other students have." -Leah, veteran homeschooler