Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What kind of information will I find here?

    Edumecate is a forum for homeschoolers to share information about effective educational resources they have used. This site contains only resources that have been uploaded by other members of the community. We encourage you to share resources you have found useful so that we can all benefit from our collective experience.

  2. How do I add a resource to Edumecate?

    Simply click the “Add Resource” button on the homepage to enter the details about the resource. When entering a resource, please:

    1. Make sure that the same resource has not been previously entered by someone else
    2. You do not need to provide all the information to submit the resource. The only required pieces of information are:
      • Resource Name
      • Provider Name
      • Where can I get it?

  3. What kind of resources can I add here?

    You should add only the educational resources you have actually used and found helpful. We want to make sure that Edumecate contains resources that reflect the real experiences of the homeschooling community.

  4. Are there any limits to the types of resources I can add here?

    No, as long as they have helped you in your homeschooling effort. Please feel free to add traditional resources like books, as well as non-traditional tools such as blogs, web sites, online videos, etc.

  5. What are tags?

    Tags are keywords that are assigned to a resource to identify and group it. For example, if you are adding a Math book that contains topics on both Geometry and Algebra, you should add those two tags to your entry.

  6. Do I have to log in or create an account?

    You can view the resources without logging in to the site. However, if you would like to add a resource or provide feedback on an existing resource we require you to log in to the site using your Email account, Facebook account or an Open ID account. We don’t require you to create a separate account in order to access this functionality.

  7. How do I Search?

    Enter a search term in the search box that appears at the top of the box and either hit “Enter” or click on the “Search” button. If you would like to further filter your results, you can click on the filter criteria on the left hand side to narrow your results set.

  8. Other people can edit a resource that I have added?

    Edumecate is collaboratively edited, like Wikipedia. When users read an entry, they can add their own experiences and information to create an even fuller description of the resource.

  9. How does Feedback work?

    By clicking the “Feedback” tab on the right side of the page, you can offer your own suggestions on how we can improve Edumecate. You can also read what other users have proposed. If you agree with an idea that has been entered on the “Feedback” forum, you can vote for it. We will regularly monitor the forum for the most popular ideas to determine which feature of the website we will work on next.

  10. How do I Compare Resources?

    Click on the "Compare" check box next to the resources that you would like to compare. The selected resources will show up in a "Compare Resources" area at the top right hand side of the page. Once you have selected the resources you would like to compare, simply click the "Compare Resources" button in the section that contains your selected resources, and you will be taken to a page where you can see the resource's details side by side. You can compare up to 3 resources at a time.