Saturday, November 20, 2010

TOS Review - KB Teacher



I’m an avid internet user. One of the things I enjoy is to find websites with worksheets I can use for our homeschool.

I was very happy then that as part of the TOS Crew I recently received a generous 2 year subscription to KB TEACHERS website in exchange for my honest opinion about this website and the products they offer. I did not receive any other compensation for my review.

So WHAT is KB TEACHERS?
KB Teachers is an online tool for parents and teachers, providing them with teaching materials including printable worksheets, information sheets and workbooks. You can find out more about them and their kids' site (kbears.com) HERE.

Which topics do these worksheets / workbooks cover?
You will find 1,000s of printable pages on this website covering a wide range of topics including:

Seasonal worksheets (at the time of writing this review it was THANKSGIVING), English (from alphabet to Conjunctions), Math, Science, Biology, Social Studies and more.

There are over 10,000 printable pages available on this website!

What I thought of it:

When I first looked at the website I thought it might be too ‘young’ for my 7 and 10 year-old children but after a little while it was evident that I was mistaken.

As I mentioned it covers a wide range of different topics and also covers a wide age range. There are worksheets available for pre-schoolers such as the Alphabet worksheets that include a single, large letter with a graphic on the page HERE, all the way through to the worksheets on Social Studies for grades 8 and over on topics such as World War 1 and Post War Europe over HERE.

At the time we received this subscription we were studying the rainforest. I was pleasantly surprised to find several worksheets and supplemental documents on the rainforest under the Weather and Climate section of the website.

My son just loves dinosaurs and again we were not disappointed! If you have a dino-fan visit this page HERE.

The worksheets can be printed straight from the website using there PRINT button or clicking on File / Print OR if you are planning a unit study on say…mmmm…. yes, DINOSAURS! And you don’t want to print all the pages straight away, you can click on FILE / PRINT and save it to your computer as a PDF-file by clicking on (you guessed it), PDF.

The great thing about KB Teachers is that they are constantly adding new worksheets to their website and at the time of writing this review they are hard at work at doing a major upgrade to their website. I am looking forward to seeing the end result.

Another EXCELLENT feature of this website is that you can create different math and writing pages with their Worksheet Generators. Often websites might have for example Math Fact Worksheets, but often there is not a large number of different worksheets. With KB Teachers you can generate a new page with a new set of numbers in seconds by clicking on the “Click her to generate a new set of numbers’ button! Have a look at it HERE.

The same can be done with handwriting worksheets over HERE.

As a subscribed member of KB Teachers you also receive a weekly e-update of their new worksheets available with direct links to the particular pages. Have a look at their news letter HERE.

As members of the crew we were given a password from the creators of KB Teachers. The password wasn’t easy to remember and after we e-mailed them they came up with a solution within less than 48 hours! Customer service is great and their aim is to have an answer to your query in 24 – 48 hours. They even make a bold statement in saying that if they don’t have what you are looking for, they will find a solution for that too, even if they have to create it!

HERE are some added benefits of membership.

So how much does all this cost?

To gain the most benefit from this site you’ll need to subscribe.

A KB TEACHERS subscription is in my opinion VERY REASONABLE at US$29 per year, or US$49 for two years.

If you are cautious about signing up you can preview the ENTIRE site for free and make use of some of their free worksheets.

You can also sign up HERE for a 10 day FREE TRIAL.

If you are happy with the trial and feel ready to subscribe you can sign up for a 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! So there is no way you can lose!!

I encourage you to go and have a good look at the site for yourself.

But mine is but one opinion. Why not check out what the rest of the TOS Crew think about this website by going HERE.

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