Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Zane Education: Video support for every subject #hsreviews #education

During our summer school session I was really looking for something that would cover the subjects and material but in a more relaxed setting. Enter Zane Education; a perfect blend on content , casual, yet  engaging videos, and the material we needed.

We found so much information available to us on Zane that it was almost over-whelming. Hundreds of educational videos at our finger tips. We watched videos on Ancient Egypt, the history of Christianity, botany, Math, and even Art History.
So, at first I thought the annual membership price was too high, but as we started watching and using the program more and more I realized that the value was much greater than the price tag. Lesson plans attached to the videos, quizzes for the various lessons that could be done by both boys, grade level videos, subtitles built in to many of the video that encouraged the boys to read along with the commentator, and colorful interesting videos.  
We received a full year Gold Membership:
from their website: Provides access to ALL 1,500+ curriculum videos for K-12 on the website PLUS all other facilities on the Zane Education website.
A Gold Membership provides:
  • Access to ALL of Zane's 1,000+ subtitled curriculum videos for K-12*
  • Access to the non-subtitled curriculum Math videos for K-12
  • Access to Free Lesson Plans for all 260+ curriculum Topics for K-12
  • Access to online Video Study Tools
  • Access to all 260 online interactive curriculum quizzes for K12
  • Free downloadable copy of Zane's Learning Video Catalogue (worth $49.95)
  • Free downloadable copy of Zane's Christian Home Learning Guide (worth $49.95)
  • Access to all of the K12 educational resources in the Study Center section including the World Factbook, World Leaders Guide, Historical documents and much more.
  • 24-Hour Tech Support
$17.99 per month or
$197.89 per year

Either recurring payment of $17.99 per month or single payment of $197.89 per year (saves approximately 10% - you pay for 11 months and get the 12th month free).
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Comment: A Gold Membership represents the best value for money providing an 84% discount (Saves $1,225) on buying the use of each video topic separately and a 93% discount (Saves $3552) on buying each CD-ROM separately.

 While this may seem like a lot, no matter if you are a Christian homeschooler or a Secular homeschooler or a parent wanting to supplement to your child's education at home you will find a HUGE variety of subject matter and something that will help you child grow in knowledge. 

Videos are viewed online with links to the quizzes and printable lesson plans. Many of the videos also have dictionary features where you can review various terms from the video.  
While the Gold Membership covers the a ton, there is also a free membership that gives you access to a lot of videos including math videos where Zane has partnered with Khan Academy to share math instruction with viewers. 

We found several of the math videos very helpful in explaining math concepts in a visual way that helped Cameron see someone else doing exactly what I had been trying to show him. (Sometimes they will listen to the same thing from another person but not from Mommy)

With several levels of membership available, families can gain access to so much knowledge and supplement and support their educational goals.
Zane is also an amazing community on Facebook where parents and educators share ideas and links to helpful videos

The Schoolhouse Review Crew reviewed this program together and you can find out what the rest of the crew thought of the program by clicking on the banner below.


Disclaimer: We received a full year membership to Zane Education's website as a member of the Schoolhouse review crew in exchange for our honest review of the program. Opinions in this post are that of the author.

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