Standard Deviants Accelerate is an online program for kids grades 3 through 12. I’m always excited to try a new program so I was excited to be given a free subscription through Educents.
Standard Deviants Accelerate currently offers 14 different courses. The courses include math, history, science, English and AP courses. We have only focused on Arithmetic which is for grade 3 and up but I did take a look at some of the other courses.
The program is really easy to use for both the parents and the kids. When you login it take you to your home page where all of your courses are shown and you can click which one you want to work on. What I really liked was that from the teacher portal you can select a class and you’ll be able to see exactly what the kids are going to see. You can take a look at the videos, vocabulary, diagrams and quizzes before you assign your kids to a class. You can even do the diagrams and quizzes yourself. The only thing I found you can’t preview is the tests. There is a review test after each section and I wasn’t able to preview these.
Standard Deviants Accelerate really tries to make learning fun using their videos. The videos are upbeat and they use examples that kids can relate to. Each section will have a video to watch, vocabulary, a diagram to complete, a quiz and a written answer.
Another thing I found interesting about the program is that for each subject there is “The Big Question”. They really incorporate critical thinking into each subject and I found that really interesting. The course has you rethinking the question after each new section.
If you are looking for a new online learning program to use for your kids I would recommend taking a look at Standard Deviant Accelerate. They have an offer on the homepage for a free 2 month trial so you can see if it is something that would work for your kids. I found it easy and useful and I think you could use it either once a week (which is what we have been doing) or everyday.
If you’ve used Standard Deviants Accelerate let me know what you thought about it.