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The Homeschooling with Technology Podcast is a weekly show, hosted by Meryl van der Merwe, where she shares ideas on how to use technology to be more productive as a homeschool parent and on how to use technology to make lessons more engaging. In addition, she covers techie skills your children need to learn and how to easily incorporate them into your homeschooling. Meryl homeschooled her 4 children after working as a computer programmer for many years. She uses technology whenever she can when teaching both live co-op classes and online classes for homeschoolers. In this podcast, she shares all the best tech resources she finds with you.

The Homeschooling with Technology Podcast is a weekly show, hosted by Meryl van der Merwe, where she shares ideas on how to use technology to be more productive as a homeschool parent and on how to use technology to make lessons more engaging. In addition, she covers techie skills your children need to learn and how to easily incorporate them into your homeschooling. Meryl homeschooled her 4 children after working as a computer programmer for many years. She uses technology whenever she can when teaching both live co-op classes and online classes for homeschoolers. In this podcast, she shares all the best tech resources she finds with you.
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The Homeschooling with Technology Podcast is a weekly show, hosted by Meryl van der Merwe, where she shares ideas on how to use technology to be more productive as a homeschool parent and on how to use technology to make lessons more engaging. In addition, she covers techie skills your children need to learn and how to easily incorporate them into your homeschooling. Meryl homeschooled her 4 children after working as a computer programmer for many years. She uses technology whenever she can when teaching both live co-op classes and online classes for homeschoolers. In this podcast, she shares all the best tech resources she finds with you.

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Episodes

Classtools – Online Educational Fun

1/16/2019
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Episode 17: Classtools – Online Educational Fun In today’s episode we will explore some of the fun resources on the website Classtools. Our sponsor, FundaFunda Academy enjoys using the free Classtools resources in many of their online classes and web-based unit studies. Resources for creative assignments Fakebook – create a “fake” book page complete with […] The post Classtools – Online Educational Fun appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:10:54

Free Online Geography Games

1/9/2019
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Episode 16: Free Online Geography Games Our sponsor, FundaFunda Academy offers online high school world geography classes as well as web-based unit studies for 4th – 8th grade on North America, South America, and Poland. In addition, they sell inexpensive Geography printable games. Here are the 6 free online geography games mentioned in this episode: […] The post Free Online Geography Games appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:14:31

Finding, tracking and winning scholarships

1/2/2019
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Episode 15: Finding, tracking and winning scholarships 1. Finding Scholarships * Use Scholarship Search Engines My favorite scholarship search engines: Unigo Moolah Spot The University Network Other scholarship search engines: Peterson’s, Fastweb, Cappex, Collegeboard, Scholarships.com * Scholly App * Local school websites * Google search – “scholarship” + major / hobby / achievement etc * […] The post Finding, tracking and winning scholarships appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio...

Duration:00:12:39

Digital Breakouts

12/26/2018
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Episode 14: Digital Breakouts —> Check out our sponsor, FundaFunda Academy‘s classes and web-based unit studies for Spring 2019. What are Digital Breakouts? They are similar to Escape Rooms – just all online! Instead of physical locks, the locks are virtual and you enter the solutions via Google forms. The puzzles are online: videos, jigsaw […] The post Digital Breakouts appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:14:06

Techie Family Fun

12/19/2018
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Episode 13: Techie Family Fun —> Check out our sponsor, FundaFunda Academy’s web-based unit studies and online high school classes. They all utilize technology to enhance the lessons and also include techie projects. These games allow your kids to be on their devices – but still participating in family games. “Guess the song” Use Alexa […] The post Techie Family Fun appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:10:23

Tech Toys and Games

12/12/2018
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Episode 12: Tech Toys and Games —> Check out our sponsor, FundaFunda Academy’s Scratch Christmas Coding Contest. This contest is for those who can’t program in Scratch yet, as well as for those who can. There are 2 different divisions, and new programmers can learn along with video tutorials as part of their entrance fee […] The post Tech Toys and Games appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:12:57

How to introduce your kids to programming

12/5/2018
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Episode 11: How to introduce your kids to programming Why is it necessary for children to learn to code? 1. This is where the future lies. “Career track” jobs which need coding skills pay $22,000 per year more than jobs that don’t. Half of the jobs in the top income quartile (>$57,000 per year) are […] The post How to introduce your kids to programming appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:15:44

Christmas Shopping the Techie Way

11/28/2018
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Episode 10: Christmas Shopping the Techie Way 1. Throughout the year collect ideas in Evernote 2. Get your family to create wishlists (Pinterest, Amazon, Google docs/sheets) 3. If you need more ideas Pinterest Searching with specific keywords eg “Gifts for Horse lovers” Blogs: for example, our sponsor Fundafunda Academy has a post on 25 Fun […] The post Christmas Shopping the Techie Way appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:17:56

10 Techie Tools I Am Grateful For

11/21/2018
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Episode 9: 10 Techie Tools I Am Grateful For 1. Offline maps I usually use Google maps, select the area and download. 2. Portable Charger Here’s the one I use: EasyAcc Slim 10000 mAh Power Bank 3. Podcasts One of my favorites is Planet Money. If you are listening to this online and don’t know […] The post 10 Techie Tools I Am Grateful For appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:14:20

5 Techie Ways to Organize Your Homeschool

11/14/2018
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Episode 8: 5 Techie Ways to Organize your Homeschool 1. Google Drive Google Drive is an online filing system. Listen to episodes 2, 3 and 4 for more detail on how to use it to organize your homeschool Our sponsor, FundaFunda Academy offers 2 classes that teach about Google Drive and the associated apps. They […] The post 5 Techie Ways to Organize Your Homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Homeschooling with Google Slides

11/7/2018
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Episode 7: Homeschooling with Google Slides Google Slides offers all benefits of Google Drive apps like easy collaboration and access anywhere you have wifi. Listen to episode 2 on Google Drive for more info on all the Google Drive apps. Some features of Google Slides Google Drive does have fewer features than many of the […] The post Homeschooling with Google Slides appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:10:46

Homeschooling with Google Forms

10/31/2018
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Episode 6: Homeschooling with Google Forms Google Forms is great for moms (and dads) to use it to create self-graded quizzes and for surveys. You could use it to collect responses to questions like “what field trip your homeschool group might most want to go on”, and “which date works best”. But it is even […] The post Homeschooling with Google Forms appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:12:41

A Techie History Contest

10/24/2018
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Episode 5: A Techie History Contest National History Day is one of my favorite contests because it combines 2 things I love – history and technology. Our show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy also combines these two in their web-based unit studies on World War 2. These are delivered online, use online resources and incorporate techie […] The post A Techie History Contest appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:16:12

Homeschooling with Google Docs

10/17/2018
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Episode 4: Homeschooling with Google Docs If you are new to Google Drive be sure to listen to episodes 2 (Homeschooling with Google Drive) and 3 (Homeschooling with Google Sheets) which will give some context to what is covered in this episode – Homeschooling with Google Docs. Google Docs is a spreadsheet program and […] The post Homeschooling with Google Docs appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:13:21

Homeschooling with Google Sheets

10/10/2018
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Episode 3: Homeschooling with Google Sheets Google Sheets is one of the Google Drive apps and if you aren’t familiar with all the benefits of those apps, listen to my previous episode. In this episode, you will learn some of the applications for Google sheets in your homeschool. Google Sheets is more limited than many […] The post Homeschooling with Google Sheets appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:14:43

Homeschooling with Google Drive

10/3/2018
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Episode 2: Homeschooling with Google Drive In this episode, you will learn what Google Drive is, why you should be using it and how to use it in your homeschool. What is Google Drive? Google Drive is essentially an online filing system. In addition, it is integrated with a number of apps which makes […] The post Homeschooling with Google Drive appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:14:20

Introducing the Homeschooling with Technology Podcast

9/26/2018
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Welcome to episode 1 of the Homeschooling with Technology podcast. My name is Meryl van der Merwe and I am a South African. My father bought us a personal computer when I was a teen and I both gamed on it and learned to program. I went to college to get a B.A. but during […] The post Introducing the Homeschooling with Technology Podcast appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Duration:00:12:42