|Alpha Omega’s Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS) is a computer based curriculum. It installs on a computer with no Internet connection necessary. It teaches 3-12 grade students standard subjects in an easy to use computer-based environment. The CD-ROM format provides an interactive learning experience, with advanced teacher/parent administrative functions. |
For extensive demos/samples see the feature list below.
Who would benefit from SOS:
|Teacher/Parent Admin Functions:|
Where do I start? SOS has the most incredible teacher abilities. I will name as many as I can think of, but I am likely to miss some.
About the lessons:
Teachers have access to the answer key for each question from the student’s screen by typing in the teacher password. The lessons are not flashy or distractig with “eye candy” or great graphics, which can be a plus or a minus, depending on your expectations. If you use Teaching Textbooks or have ever seen the user interface, it is not like that. Maybe one day it will be though! Lessons are interspersed with film clips, slide shows, tiny tutors and links to web pages, which breaks it up a little from just text.
Something like this would work great in my home because I help my husband with his business and I have a homeschool curriuclum store, plus a new baby! Handing over some of the responsibility to my daughter by allowing her to take on a more independent approach to her schooling would help us get done with subjects we seem to often “skip” or try to “get to tomorrow”.
Publisher Description and Feature List:
Switched-On Schoolhouse 2010 Curriculum Features
SOS 5 subject kit includes: