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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Looking for Homeschool Materials?

We are constantly working to improve Sonlight... both the curriculum and our website. There are little things--like adding pictures to our blog list--and there are the really big things, like:

Our new search tool.

Bo has been tweaking the new search function for weeks now. And if you've been frustrated by our old--and long broken--search tool, you can imagine how eager we've been to get this thing up and running. But creating a search that will find what you're looking for is really difficult. Thankfully, Bo is incredibly talented.

Even so... there's still work to be done. And that's where you come in: We need to know how we can make our new search tool better. So next time you're looking for homeschool materials on our website, please send us feedback if you weren't able to find what you were looking for.

Thanks!

Oh, and we're still working on improving next year's Catalog...


Dave, Anne Marie, Linda, Tim, John, Sarita, Wayne

Our goal is to make it easier to find what you're looking for in print as well. <smile>

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

6 comments:

Persuaded said...

I know this isn't what you're asking... but hey, I wanna tell ya;-)

I think if Sonlight has one weak area, it's the lack of hands-on activities. Would you ever consider making kits for crafts/hands-on activities that correspond with the different cores? I betcha they'd sell like gangbusters. Hecksakes, I'd even help you come up with ideas for them kits! I just ordered some from another company to go along with Core 3... I'd much rather give you guys the business:-D

OK, I'm done.

Amy said...

Just ordered Mathtacular DVD set and the new Grammar 6. So excited! Thanks SL for the new products!!

Ariana said...

I'm SO excited that you guys are fixing (fixed?) the search tool! It's been driving me absolutely crazy. lol

I also like the pictures with the blog links. Any time there are pictures I'm a thousand times more likely to click ;-) lol

boremetotears.com said...

Luke: "...please send us feedback if you weren't able to find what you were looking for."

I did a search for educational materials on the topic of evolution and all I got was a bunch of creationist propaganda. Please tell Bo he's doing a good job, but the new search function still needs more tweaking.

;)

Luke said...

Persuaded, we have started creating extra Weekly Tips for the lower Cores which gives ideas and opportunities for hands-on activities. They are currently available for K through 2.

That's great to hear, Amy! <smile>

Ariana, I'm the same way with pictures and links <smile>. And I totally hear you with the broken search tool driving you crazy.

Lynn, you crack me up <laughing&gt. Hilarious!

~Luke

Luke said...

Typo in the HTML code... <doh!>

~Luke


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