Thursday, November 03, 2005

Looking for input on Homeschool Glossary

A few questions for readers of the love2learn blog or

Glossary Suggestions:

I'm considering making a "glossary" page as a companion to the website. It would explain terms and concepts such as: multi-sensory learning, nature study, living books, cycle teaching, etc. I'm hoping this will help readers, especially those new to homeschooling, acclimate to some of the discussions. Somewhere in this mix I'm hoping to write up a list of teaching techniques from which parents can draw in presenting materials to their children (such as the three-period lesson, dictation, narration, etc.).

My question is, are there terms or concepts that you've run across that you'd like to see included in such a list (even if you already understand them now)?

Format Preferences:

Also, as I work on these type of pieces for the website, particularly ones that might be referred to over and over again, is the web-page format good for most people or is there a preference for a more printer-friendly Word document that could be downloaded from the website.


Maureen Wittmann said...

Or, to make life more complicated for you Alicia, both. You know, like when you go to to get a recipe. The recipe shows up beautifully as a webpage and then if you want to print it out you click on 'printer version.' Would that be too complicated?

Love2Learn Mom said...

That's kind of complicated. I'm planning on looking into Microsoft Word capabilities more, though. If I compose in Word, I can make an html version but, according to dh, it's not very pretty.

Nancy C. Brown said...

I prefer web page. I can always print it from there if I want to, even if it isn't perfect, I'm not that picky.

Love2Learn Mom said...

Thanks for the input. I was just thinking that for things like the reading lists, Microsoft Word might be easier to work with and print.

WJFR said...

I've seen sites that have a page in html and then at the bottom a hyperlink to a pdf or doc version of the same thing. Is that a possibility?