Friday, August 21, 2020

What to know about buying a digital curriculum bundle!


If you’re like me, you are easily sucked in to beautifully staged pictures of learning materials that promise to be fun, engaging, and add value to your homeschool.  During this season, home educators and teachers alike are all hunting down curriculum, and supplemental materials to use or help plan out lessons for the year.  So how does buying a curriculum bundle help you? 


As a participant of 2 giant curriculum bundles, I’ve seen the quality and content of, I’m happy and proud to say, these bundles can last much longer than a year.  There are some out there that don’t have a preview option of everything included, and this scares me. I don’t really want to buy something I can’t see. You may purchase a bundle based on high profile likes or advertisement, but then you go to download it and it isn’t at all what you hoped for. Here is where I encourage everyone to view the product photos, look at what’s included and see if it really will get used! 


Digital curriculum is either a Brilliant plan or a Terrible one. For some people, minimal stuff is ideal. Digital curriculum and learning materials is their jam. They can save the whole thing to a computer or flash drive (where are you road-schoolers?) and print what they want, when they want! For others, they prefer books and already printed/bound material. Not bad to have either. Unless you’re going to move. It get’s very expensive….furniture or books?! Ha. So how can you be both? Well I can. I save tons of digital curriculum because I never have to pay shipping! Then I print and bind things myself. I use a Brother toner printer and get over 1,000 pages out of my cartridges, then I bind anything that qualifies as a book. Other things, I laminate, and put in those colorful teacher bins. 


I also know that some people are confused to how it downloads. I can't speak for all bundles, but the ones I've been a part of can be downloaded upon purchase. You can usually choose the folder or drive you want it to go to after that. 


If printing at home isn’t for you, consider supporting a small business locally, or a homeschool family business for printing. Here are some recommendations: 

  • https://familynestprinting.com/


  • https://thehomeschoolprintingcompany.com/


  • https://www.makingfamilycount.com/


  • https://press.barnesandnoble.com/print-on-demand


Last, Look at the value in the products shown. Take the time to go to some of the individual creators and see what it would cost in real time for those products you love. Most of us contributing have a $15-25 range we add, so essentially you’re getting A LOT OF PRODUCTS FREE! You’re being exposed to new ideas, new curriculum, new homeschool families, or teachers, and tons of inspiration!  Is the bundle you’re eyeing worth it? 


This Mega Bundle is Available now through August 24th! It features over 4,000 pages of culutral geography and is split into age groups so you can purchase exactly what you need! But don't take my word for it, check it out yourself! 


 Around The World Curriculum Bundle




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What to know about buying a digital curriculum bundle!

If you’re like me, you are easily sucked in to beautifully staged pictures of learning materials that promise to be fun, engaging, and add v...