ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Advantages Of Using A Computer In Homeschooling

Updated on March 23, 2011

The Advantages Of Using A Computer In Homeschooling

Why you should use computers when homeschooling

Today there are a lot of educational CD-ROMS, DVDs and disks available. There are a lot of great advantages to using educational software, including:

1.Using a computer will save you time in the homeschooling day because you will not have to do old-fashioned flashcard-style drills with your child.

2.Computers can also reduce your stress level when it comes to teaching material that you yourself do not understand. This is because there are a lot of web sites available that you can use to supplement your lesson plans.

3.If you are teaching music or art the computer can be used not only to tell you information but also to show you things as well.

4.There are also a lot of colorful illustrations available online that you can use in your lesson plans.

5.The computer is able to interact with your child and thus provide immediate feedback. This is especially true of computer software. Regardless of how fast you are, this is something that you simply cannot do.

6.If you are trying to explain to your child how something works, you can easily locate animations and other 3-D teaching modules.

7.Children really enjoy using computers. This is probably because the majority of computer software has a high "fun factor" to it.

8.When your child gets older, they are going to have to learn good research skills. Of course, in today's society, the majority of research is done online. Therefore, it is important for children to learn how to do this.

9.Computers are able to encourage children to do more writing. This is especially good for boys who have a tendency of hating handwriting. While this is true, most boys will be a lot more positive when it comes to learning how to type on the computer keyboard.

10.Children have a tendency of becoming absorbed in the computer. This can be a good thing whenever it is used constructively because it means that they are willing to spend more time doing their homework on the computer than they would be if they were using a workbook.

While all of these things are great benefits for children who are using computers to do their schoolwork, there are also great benefits to children being online. Of course, you are going to have to truly supervise your child here but the benefits are so great that they are well worth your time. Some of the benefits that children will reap from going online include:

1.If you choose to send your child to a cyber school, your child will have a real live teacher who knows the subject matter that is being taught. Your child will be able to interact with this teacher.

2.While you may not have ever thought of this, if you send your child to a cyber school they can make friends with their online classmates and develop a sense of "school spirit."

3.There is a lot of great information and educational software available on the Internet today that your child will surely enjoy.

The Advantages Of Using A Computer In Homeschooling


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      amazing am I right

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      using a computer has helped me a lot an am proud 2 say tht even 2day am stil using one.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      computer is really very helpful to us just imagine the world without a computer? so boring :)

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      i think using homeschool computers have benefited me alot and saved me alot of time.

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      what are the advantages using computer

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      Man Brenda u really helped with my Project u are very smart thnx again

    • profile image


      10 years ago

      imagine this world without the computer... very tired of living i think

      live let live TAU GAMMAY PWE..1968 ANG MGA BAKLANG LION.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)