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Storybird

This wonderful, creative website encourages writing through art. Writers (of all ages!) choose artwork to inspire stories and poetry. There are tools for editing, and work can be published on the site or purchased in printed form. There are also how-to guides and courses to help in the writing process. Creating an account (as a teacher or creator) is free, and gives you access to all the writing tools. You can upgrade to a paid account for unlimited word counts and a few extra features.

Prufrock Press

This company specializes in materials for gifted and twice-exceptional learners. There are curriculum materials for all major subjects, plus some great books on logic, social skills and growth mindset. The prices are a bit high, but it looks like quality material.

The Artful Parent

This blog has hundreds of great ideas for doing art with kids. There are a couple of books and online classes available for purchase, as well as some free printable resources. The suggestions of art supplies for different ages are particularly helpful.

Game Learning

This company is developing immersive computer games to teach history. Currently only two games are available, but many more are coming. You can try out demos, and the subscription price is very reasonable. You can even make suggestions of historical events to be used in future games!

Wildscreen Arkive

This site has an extensive collection of images and videos of wildlife. Look for species, places, or topics and find information and beautiful photos and videos to learn from. There are also some games and teaching resources, including worksheets, study units and craft activities.

Story Starters

This great little tool from Scholastic provides hundreds of writing prompts. Choose a genre, then randomize components to find a prompt that interests you. The interface allows you to choose a format, type your story, and add a picture. Then you can download or print your writing. There are also some teacher resources. A great way to interest kids in writing!

ST Math

This online math curriculum emphasizes conceptual understanding through visual instruction. The program includes differentiated instruction and progress tracking. A bit pricey, but available through Homeschool Buyers Co-op at a substantial discount.

Lavender's Blue Homeschool

This site is all about Waldorf-inspired homeschooling. There is a blog with great ideas, or you can purchase a complete curriculum package for Kindergarten, First, or Second grade. (Looks like more grades are in development.) Packages are accessible online, or can be printed and include hundreds of pages of lessons, plus MP3 files. There is also an online community that requires paid membership, which you get free with purchase of curriculum.

DSO Kids

The kids pages of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra website have some great information and recordings. You can learn about composers, instruments, music theory and more. There is also a teachers section with some lesson plans and activities.

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