Are you in need of an online curriculum supplement for your middle – high school student? Than you need to check out Standard Deviants Accelerate and the Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses.
What Is It?
Standard Deviants Accelerate is an online teaching and learning resource to help supplement different courses that your students are already taking. This is fully online, but you can print the script they use to follow along and take notes if you wish. There are 14 interactive courses available right now. They are:
Arithmetic – Grades 3+
Fundamental Math – Grades 4+
Earth Science – Grades 6+
Nutrition – Grades 6+
Algebra – Grades 7+
Biology – Grades 7+
Chemistry – Grades 9+
English Comp. – Grades 9+
U.S. History – Grades 9+
AP Biology – Grades 11+
AP Chemistry – Grades 11+
AP U.S. Government & Politics – Grades 11+
AP U.S. History – Grades 11+
AP English Comp. – Grades 11+
Although each of these is just a supplement, they are all fully interactive with a video lesson, vocabulary section, diagram practice, quiz and written answer. The end of each chapter has a chapter review. These include Group Activities, Post Test, and Critical Thinking. With all of this, you can use Standard Deviants Accelerate as a warm up for the actual course lesson you are doing, or as a review before a final test.
With a parent account, you are able to view how your “class” is doing (this is wonderful if you have more than one student/child using the same class. You are able to check on their quiz scores, and see what they have typed up in their written answers. Even though I had Moe Man write his quiz scores and be responsible for himself, but loved knowing that I could “check in” on what he was doing as I needed to.
How We Used Standard Deviants Accelerate
Moe Man needed something to go with his Nutrition course to try to help it stick. We decided to hop on in to this and see what we could learn. We used this Nutrition supplement course 3-4 times during the week. We would start each lesson with the video and the notes to go with it. The next time we logged on, we would work on the vocabulary and the diagram. Depending on how well Moe Man knew the vocab words, would decide how long we needed to work on them. By the end of the week, we would be ready to work on the quiz and the written answer. I really liked this as a review of what we were already using.
What We Thought
I found this Standard Deviants Accelerate to be a very thorough review of the subject. Although the videos where somewhat cheesy, they did help to loosen Moe Man up. I found that he wasn’t as bored while watching them and actually watched them. However, Moe Man said that the videos were a little too cheesy for him…yet he wouldn’t stop watching them or laughing while watching certain parts.
While Moe Man may have found these videos “silly”, they did strike the cord with him and to do that is something that is hard to do in subjects he would rather not be taking. I really enjoyed knowing that Moe Man has something to help re-enforce the areas that need it and that make it fun in the process.
Information on Purchasing
For homeschooling families, there is the homeschool use purchase. The 5 AP courses, recommended for grades 11 and up, have a monthly rate of $14.95 for 1 teacher and 1 student. The other 9 courses have a monthly rate of $24.95, also for 1 teacher/1 student. These non-AP courses range in age recommendations from 8 and up depending on the course you are looking at.
With 14 courses, there is no way we could have reviewed them all! I hope you will hop on over and see what these other families have to say about Standard Deviants Accelerate and their courses.