3Dlearners are my term for todays digital natives. This site provides a place for me to share my ideas on education. What education does the future need? Where are we really today? So many issues. Please join in the conversation. Contributed original thought pieces are welcome.
My son is delighted to be using the program. The Time4Learning program is so easy to use, fun, affordable, and even better than the previous version. Jeremiah actually has to be reminded that his class time is over for the day, because he wants to stay on past his school time! It's not just with Jeremiah. I am in a big circle of home schooling parents as well as parents that have children withdisabilities like RAD, ADHD, ODD, Asperger's and Autism. I've had children over and have allowed them to watch Jeremiah doing his assignments using Time4Learning, and all we hear from the other children is, "Can I have a turn?" (delete)
Their parents are always amazed at how excited the children get about it, and that we can even access it from their computer, or virtually anywhere. Several of my friends and relatives with children in public school, still see the benefit of using the Time4Learning program to supplement their child's curriculum. Once they actually heard that it was available, and saw for themselves, we didn't have to say more. Time4Learning speaks for itself. We plan on using the program for our next child as well. It is truly a joy to see our child go from 'struggling' to 'excelling', and to hear him say "Is it Time for Learning yet, Mommy?" Thank you so much for this blessing!
If you are the parent of a child who has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, congratulations! You probably have a child who is highly creative and inventive. People diagnosed with ADHD have been known to score high on creativity tests.
However, parenting a child with ADHD is not easy. Children with ADHD often struggle in school, and providing what these children really need is often a challenge. A child with ADHD may struggle with learning disorders, teasing, social interaction, problems at home, disorganization, and more. Often the struggle of the school environment overwhelms the child's ability to learn.
elivered From Distraction - Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
After his assessment test, Jeremiah's teachers were amazed. He had scored above the requirements! This is after being diagnosed with developmental delays, ADHD and oppositional behavior. He went from being classified as "functioning as a 3 yr. old" to scoring 80, 90, and 100% on all his assignments. We were thrilled! Not only was our son able to focus on his work, he was able to retain the things learned. As parents, we could adjust the level of learning to suit his needs.
Our family moved back to Michigan and we needed to find a way to use the program. CompassLearning only sells to schools. We were at a lost as to what to do for our son's core curriculum. We had a letter written in our behalf from his former school principal in testimony as to how great the program worked for our son given his special needs, urging anyone that could to help provide the program to our low income family. We were then directed to Time4Learning.com, and our worries were over.
Time4Learning provides a comprehensive curriculum that allows children to easily get comfortable with the system. The levels for language arts and math programs are independently set for each child. This helps children who perform or progress at vastly different levels in these major subjects. Children progress at their own rates using multisensory learning that helps each learning style. The computer is very engaging. Some children, when faced with text books or non-interactive environments, exhibit ADD/ADHD-like behavior, but, when faced with an interactive system, they are often successful in focusing and learning. The computer is impersonal so children on the Autism spectrum(specifically children with Aspergers Syndrome and high-functioning Autism) learn without the distraction of interpersonal relations.
It doesn't work for everyone of course, it never could.
I just wanted to say thank you for Time4Learning...
it was a great tool for Zac through the summer, and he was asking yesterday even to do "his work." I would definitely recommend this program to other families. I think it offers great characters and fun learning activities. It also gives you a chance to monitor the progress, and you can even print out reports and activity pages that your child completed. What more could you ask for? Also this is very kid- friendly -- Zac was able to move around the site somewhat on his own.
Theresa - Mother of a five year old with autism
The content was varied and was able to keep Benjamin engaged without frustration.
It also moved him gradually through the skills and once mastered, he was appropriately quizzed. The timer was also beneficial as Benjamin learned that once it got to "0" he was free to go to the playground, where he primarily went to the "PBS Kids" site. I also feel that the "Magic Hand" was instrumental in aiding Benjamin in how to proceed with the lessons.
Ann - mother of a six year old with development delay, speech language impairment, ADHD