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A new networking and teaching tool for home schoolers by home schoolers has hit cyberspace. Computer specialist and home-school dad Ed Wells recently launched the website HomeSchoolViewTube.com. The site is "YouTube-ish" in design, and visitors can create free networking profiles and upload videos.

"[W]e were looking for a site [through which] home-school families could share ideas and...show each other how we teach math or how we teach English or how we teach history, science -- what have you," he explains.

Channels set up on the new website thus far include the typical education-related topics one would expect, such as history, math, literature, and science and technology. But it also includes subject areas one might associate only with Christian home schoolers -- creation science, Bible, comparative religion, marriage, and parenting, for example.

Wells says only appropriate content is allowed on HomeSchoolViewTube.com, and at this point he and his wife are monitoring all posted material. But he expects that situation to change.

"Eventually it's going to get to a point where we are going to need have some help from some of the parents," he admits. "And we do have an option if [a] video gets by us that it can be flagged as inappropriate content and then I can go ahead and deal with it from there."

Apart from instructional videos, users can also post entertaining home videos and other such content. Wells explains that with the networking feature of the site, home-schooling families across the globe can connect and help strengthen the home-schooling movement.

Pete Chagnon - OneNewsNow - 9/18/2008 7:30:00 AM