The Academy at HeronsGate

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Our Educational Resources: Web links

Posted by Sarah Pierzchala on January 20, 2015 at 6:20 PM


This first blog entry will be a listing of useful and fun web links that we use regularly at Heron's Gate. This list will be updated regularly, so check back from time to time:

Our students are involved with creating and maintaining these sites:

These are outside resources that HG uses regularly: (for high-school level courses in some subjects) (for math, coding, etc.) (for science, logic and apologetics)

Our favorite local destinations:

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Portland Aquarium

Oregon Zoo

Hatfield Marine Science Center

Newport Aquarium

Our local resources for PE:



Our home-base parish:

Our favorite service project:

Resources, videos and project ideas for grade-- and middle-schoolers. This is just the tip of the iceberg of what's available online for all ages and interests:

Free college courses offered through MIT and other affiliated institutions:

Heron's Gate recommends membership in these organizations:

Homeschool Legal Defense Association:

Oregon Christian Home Education Network (assuming you are a Christian living in Oregon, of course!  If not---check what's available in your state or country!):

To keep abreast of the latest research:

National Home Education Research Institute:

Here is Bruce Deitrick Price's site, which is a treasure trove of the history of education in America, as well as TONS of ideas on fun, creative and effective ways to teach different subjects:

This blog has many insightful and challenging takes on homeschooling:

HeronsGate does not endorse all the viewpoints and opinions found on all outside links. Please use your descretion when visiting some of these.

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