Tuesday, July 31, 2012

TOS CREW REVIEW ~ Zane Education


I was given a subscription to Zane Education to review for TOS CREW...we don't school year round technically...so I thought this program would be great for some summertime review (although with the year subscription, I will use it throughout our school year)...

What is Zane Education? .....

Zane Education promotes visual learning using the world's largest and most comprehensive library of fully subtitled educational video currently available online. Zane Education provides a highly effective and unequalled online visual learning solution using curriculum-based video, interactive quizzes, video study tools and free lesson plans.

Nearly 2,000 curriculum-based education videos and a quiz database of over 23,000 curriculum-based multiple-choice questions provides online learning for 11 different subjects and more than 260 curriculum topics for K-12 grades. And more material and resources are being added all the time. 

I really liked how you could print out lesson plans for the videos (optional)... it made doing a "mini lesson" nice and easy. The videos have the option of closed caption running with them which I liked....  but as Ryleigh has only just turned 5...does not read well enough yet to keep up with them yet  :-) They also have lots of quizes with the videos which are useful to make sure that the material is grasped. 

I did find that the site in general overwhelmed me with how many things were available...if it is possible to offer too many videos.... overall though, I was impressed with how vast the categories were...from Science to Music....

I previewed all videos shown to Ryleigh before she saw them, just to make sure the content was ok for our house...and depending on the guidelines in your house, you may want to do the same :-)

Zane offers several membership levels:
  • Basic Membership that provides demo videos and free math videos.
  • Gold Membership—includes all videos, quizzes, lesson plans, and many bonus materials ($17.99/month or $197.89/year)
  • Silver Membership—includes all videos for an age/grade level plus quizzes and lesson plans ($12.99/month or $142.89/year)
  • Bronze Membership—includes all videos for a subject ($8.99/month or $98.89/year)
  • Topic Taster Membership—includes videos for a single topic plus lesson plans and quizzes ($5.00/month)
*Through August, 2012, Zane Education is offering a 35% discount on any Gold, Silver, or Bronze 1-year membership with the coupon code, ZE395HSM

To see what other crew members click here:
Disclosure/Disclaimer:  I received the above product free of charge for review purposes.  I am only expected to give an honest review.

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