Self-Directed Learning Resources

Self-Directed Learning Resources

Browse away at these on-line resources, and be inspired. Your suggestions for additional links or better ways to make sense of all this are most welcome.

Courses and Course Catalogs – Free
Crash Course
Education Portal (free for a limited time)
Open Culture

Courses and Course Catalogs – Low Cost

Learning Media – Video Lectures, Audio Books, etc.
TedEd – Lessons Worth Sharing
Khan Academy
Lit2Go: Free On-line Stories and Poems
LibriVox: Public Domain Audio Books
PBS Learning Media
YouTube Education Channel

Subject Specific Links
Art - Google Art Project
Art - National Gallery of Art Classroom
Art - Sketchup
Computer Science - Code Academy
English (Vocabulary builder and more) - Free Rice
Languages - Livemocha-Creating a World without Barriers
Math - The Math Forum @ Drexel
Math - Real World Math
Math - Vi Hart – Math Doodling
Science - Yale Science Outreach
Science – Biology - Tree of Life Web Project
Writing - Purdue On-line Writing Lab

Helpful Tools and Information
Alternative To School – Community Support
The Edupunks’ Guide
Legendary Learning
National External Diploma Program
Self Made Scholar
Zero Tuition College

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams
Science Cafes

Read about Self-Directed Learning
North Star Parent Blog Post: My Child Has Learned to Love Learning
Home-schooled Teens Ripe for College
The Journal of College Admission, No. 185
Homeschooled Students Excel in College
College Without High School: A Teenager’s Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College
Teach your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling
The Teenage Liberation Handbook

Nutmeg Homeschool Cooperative at Beacon
Nutmeg Cooperative offers weekly classes for homeschooled children aged 7 to 12 in order to challenge them academically and provide opportunities for collaborative work. Nutmeg holds classes in the Beacon center on Mondays, and provides opportunities for interested Beacon teens to assist younger children as volunteer reading buddies, co-teachers, activity leaders, child minders and more.