Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Education - Not Just For Kids - Educator.com Review & Giveaway

As many of you know, I'm a learner. I love to learn - about anything. I just graduated from college in December with a 3.89 GPA in Psychology and Business Management. Not that unusual, but I did it at age 42, with 2 kids & a household to maintain. (Yes, my boys & hubby still expected me to cook and clean - there is no rest for Moms.) Since graduating in December I've been going crazy. I need to learn new things. Are you like that? My brain needs exercise.

I was recently approached by Educator.com, an online scholastic education series about doing a review and decided to check it out. Although this site is great for your high school student to get help with Chemistry, Algebra 1, Calculus BC, Calculus AB, Biology, and other subjects, it is also a great resource for the non-traditional student returning to school.A large amount of the videos and learning tools are free, but you can opt for a monthly subscription ($20) or annual subscription ($200) that opens up a whole new database of interactive learning tools. The professors that teach the classes are all educated with advanced degrees and in many cases already teach at various colleges. For example: Dr. Harold Goldwhite (Ph.D and B.A.) and Dr. Massoud Ghyam (Ed.D) from the University of Southern California have lecture videos here.

Now, not everyone is interested in learning new subjects - but most of us are moms and dads who have children in school. This tool could be your life saver. I know when my son asks me a question about Chemistry I'm lost. With Educator.com I don't have to answer those tough questions anymore. I can refer him to the website and he can get his questions answered by someone who knows. He can watch an interactive video explaining the how/what/why and I don't have to spend hours on the internet trying to understand it in order to explain it to him.

How would I make this site better? I would love to see more subjects available - psychology, business, and others.

I think the only way to experience this is to just try it. Educator.com is giving 3 of my readers 3-months free! School starts soon enough and this resource is going to be a big help. So, let's give it away!

The Giveaway:

To win 3-months access you must visit our sponsors website and tell me how you think this will be of value to you. Additionally, YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR FIRST ENTRY!

Want Additional Entries?

2. Follow my blog or if you are already following - tell me who you are. (1 entry)
3. Blog about this and link back to me or email 5 friends about this giveaway copying me on the email. (5 entries)
4. Follow me on twitter @lisasamples and @educator and tweet this contest leaving me a link. (1 entry per tweet/2 tweets per day) Please leave time between tweets.
5. Add my button to your blog and let me know where I can find it. (1 entry)

This giveaway will end July 15th at 11:59 pm EST. Winners will be determined by Random.org and will have 48 hours to send contact information to lisa(dot)samples@gmail.com. It is mandatory to leave your email address in your first comment because I need to be able to contact you.

Disclosure: This review was paid for by Educator.com.

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