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Friday, November 19, 2010

TOS Review KB Teacher

It's time for another review!  This time I was able to review the KB Teacher website. 

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Have you heard of KB Teachers?  If not, you are in for a treat.  KB Teachers is a great website and resource.  Here is a little about them from their website:


Celebrating over 10 years online! 
KnowledgeBears.com was founded in 1998 in New York, and our award winning KBears is now a leading online destination for children of all ages. In 2004, KnowledgeBears.com, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware,

KBTeachers brings the best the web can deliver to you and your students -- It is the one-stop destination for teachers and parents who are always on the lookout for new and engaging 21st century teaching tools and materials.

KBTeachers is also about value, choice and transparency. We do not charge per download or per workbook.

For a low yearly or monthly fee, you get full access to all of our content and services--which would cost you $1000's of dollars elsewhere.

Before you join, you can preview our entire library, and after you join,
you have 30 days to cancel your membership and ask for a refund.

If you can't seem to find what you are looking for, contact us.
Chances are we have it! And if we don't, we will build it.

They aren't kidding, either.  The website has so many worksheets that you couldn't possibly see them all in several visits to their site.  I have had great fun nosing around and finding worksheets that fit into our history, geography, math, english, and handwriting studies.  And there are still more worksheets than that!

There is a holiday section for each holiday coming up so that they are easy to find as well as sections for Math, Science, English, and some extras like Clip Art.  I found the site pretty easy to navigate and quickly became accustomed to searching for what I needed.  There isn't a search feature on the website but I didn't actually need it.  The links are pretty self explanatory and laid out in an easy to see fashion on the main page.  Check out their main page and see what you think.

They also have a page called KB News that has up to date information and handy links and tips for the month.  It is a pretty handy page to look at and see what is special about the month and print off any applicable worksheets.
 
KB Teacher is a website that I would use as a supplement for our current studies and I would find it very valuable.  Especially since you can use some of the worksheets for free!  But even the memberships aren't economical.   A one year membership is $29 and two years is only $49.  That's quite a deal for all that you have access to.

I can see how you could easily fashion your curriculum using the worksheets from this website.  One caution for Christians is that there is an old world/evolution bent to some of the worksheets.  For us, that isn't too big of a deal since we discuss it and the kids learn all about it.  I know for some though, it is a sticking point so I mention it to avoid any frustrating surprises.

The age ranges for this website range from Pre-School up to around 8th grade, with a majority of worksheets being for the lower grades.  I did find this page of worksheets in the Social Studies area for Middle School on up to High School levels.  I would suggest poking around the website and see for yourself what a help it could be.  Also, don't forget about the Webquests that are listed under For This Season's heading.  They are a fun way of learning more about a particular topic that helps the student do some independent work.

I have enjoyed this website and look forward to using it more as we go along.  If you want to see what other Crew Members have to say about KB Teachers, head on over to the Crew Blog and check them out.



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** I was given a membership to KB Teacher in exchange for my honest review through The TOS Crew.



2 comments:

All American x5 said...

Nice review.

We enjoyed reviewing this product also.

Have a wonderful day!

Michelle said...

Nice review, Renita!