We were a little tickled when we learned that we were chosen for this review. We knew it would be an easy name for us to remember, Hunter has a great friend named Zane. :)
Now, after this review, I feel like we have two friends named Zane, and one of them has the last name Education.
What is Zane Education?
Zane Education is an online learning website created for the whole family, especially those with visual learners. It is also helpful to those who have families with special needs. Learning can will happen away from the textbook with Zane Education.
Zane Education combines informative video clips to watch, and online interactive quizzes to help parents determine if their child is understanding the subject matter.
This video learning site is quite extensive. Our review period has barely afforded us the time to view all that is available….. the video catalogue is 41 pages long!
There are videos available in the following subject areas and for the following grade levels:
We enjoyed watching the subtitled videos, all the videos…. even those that weren’t in our age range. We watched lots of Science videos that were geared for older students, we loved them and even tried to take a few of the older tests. Let’s just say that these tests are not wimpy tests. I had to step in and finish taking the test for Hunter, and I flunked them…. there were words on that quiz I couldn’t pronounce! When your children pass these online quizzes, they will really know their stuff!
All of the videos contain subtitles to help a child with their reading skills. I understand the idea of that……… but something tells me that for my kid…. he isn’t looking at the words….. he is just watching the show. I guess the theory is that just the subliminal sight of the words helps to improve reading. I am not sure I completely buy into that theory for my child, but if you would like to read more research and decide for yourself, you can go here to read more.
Zane Education is committed to bringing a complete and comprehensive educational choice to homeschoolers for an affordable price.
With the exception of the online subtitled video library which is a Premium Service, all of the other resources/ videos provided on the website are free to use after a user has completed the Registration form for a free Basic Membership. And yes, even the Math videos (without subtitles) are free to use. This Basic Membership Level would be a great place for you to begin if you would like to experience the website for yourself.
They offer the following Membership Levels:
- GOLD MEMBERSHIP provides access to the videos for all topics at just $17.99 per month or $197.89 per year.
- SILVER MEMBERSHIP provides access to the videos for all topics in a particular Age/Grade at just $12.99 per month or $142.89 per year.
- BRONZE MEMBERSHIP provides access to the videos for all topics in a particular Subject at just $8.99 per month or $98.89 per year.
Each Membership Level is good for use with your ENTIRE family, regardless of how many students you have.
Zane Education is currently offering a 35% discount on the purchase of any annual 12-month Gold, Silver or Bronze Membership subscription. This discount is valid through until the end of August 2012. Use the coupon code: ZE643HSM at check out to obtain your discount.
Overall, we liked using Zane Educations Visual Learning Website. It was easy to navigate, videos were easy to find by grade or subject level. It was a great way for use to have learning through the summer months without having to plan, organize and teach the lessons myself. During the school year I can see us using the site as a resource to learn additional information that might not be covered in our usual studies.
Please visit the Zane Education website to see the extensive resources that are available to help you and your child succeed.
Disclaimer: I was given access to Zane Education’s full premium website ( Gold Membership) for one year, free of charge, for the express purpose of this review. No other compensation has been received, all of the above opinions are based on the use of this program within our homeschool environment.