Easy Hands on Literature Based Science with Mobile Access


As you might know, I’m all about homeschooling high school. But, every high schooler was once a middle schooler and I spent many years teaching middle school general and life science to sixth and seventh graders. I also have college students who navigate a virtual portal for their classes in addition to being part of a real time experience. Easy Hands On Literature Based Science with Mobile Access is a review of Bookshark Virtual which offers users their curriculum through the Canvas platform.

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Disclaimer: I was given access to Bookshark Virtual and I was compensated for my time in writing this review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.

New curriculum days are some of the most fun days for homeschoolers. Am I right?

The new box arrives and you are ready to dive in.

But, then the day arrives when you have to begin in earnest and you realize it’s a lot to keep track of with so much material.

Bookshark Virtual uses the Canvas platform to host the curriculum guide online and gives your students the ability to upload their work, take quizzes, and see what’s next.

For you as the teacher, Bookshark Virtual lets you keep track of completed assignments, grades, and the lesson schedule.

Bookshark Virtual Encourages Healthy Independent Learning

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We talk a lot about independent learning as homeschoolers.

Part of knowing how to introduce independence is to know what healthy independence looks like.

And, what it looks like for our tweens and teens.

Some of our students may require more support than others.

Bookshark Virtual gives your students an online interface for the work you do together.

It’s a great way to give them responsibility while you retain the ability to easily check their progress.

When Bookshark Virtual becomes available for the high school level curriculum, it’s going to be amazing for teens.

Benefits of Using Mobile Access with Your Print Books

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  • See 36 weeks of schedules
  • Upload student work
  • Keep track of completed assignments
  • Encourage independent learning
  • Use at home on a desk top
  • Enjoy mobile access on the go
  • Track completed assignments
  • Assign & adjust grades
  • Provide feedback and leave messages
  • Get parent notifications
  • Export PDF portfolio of completed work

Try Bookshark Virtual Homeschool Curriculum for Free

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When you pair BookShark print curriculum with a Virtual seat, parents and students get online features like assessment, grading, and accountability—accessible via mobile or desktop.

If you want to get a firsthand look at Bookshark Virtual, you can try it for free for three weeks. The virtual experience does not replace the physical curriculum, but it does enhance your family’s experience.

More Hands on Science Help

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