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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

Using Technology to Eat Healthy

9/18/2019
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Episode 52: Using Technology to Eat Healthy with Debbie Hanyon In this episode, Debbie Hanyon from Homeschooling Dietitian Mom, joins us to share how she uses technology to eat healthy. Debbie is a homeschool mom and she has a number of resources on her website other homeschool moms will find helpful. Take a special look […] The post Using Technology to Eat Healthy appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:18:15

Free Website Creation Tools

9/11/2019
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Episode 51: Free Website Creation Tools Why is it a good idea to teach students to create websites? Useful skill Can be used for community service- 4-H group, Lego League Team, homeschool support group If they start a business they will need one Digital portfolios As a way to share what they are learning instead […] The post Free Website Creation Tools appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:13:42

How to Create Online Choose Your Own Adventure Games

9/4/2019
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Episode 50: How to Create Online Choose Your Own Adventure Games Here are 3 different resources students can use to create online choose-your-own-adventure games. 1. Text Adventures Text Adventures actually has 3 different options to create choose-your-own-adventure games. There is the option to download software, but I have always used the online version. Initially, you […] The post How to Create Online Choose Your Own Adventure Games appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:12:08

PHET Science Simulations

8/28/2019
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Episode 49: PHET Science Simulations with Kristin Moon Today’s interview is with Kristin Moon from Kristin Moon Science and the topic is PHET Science Simulations. You can also follow her on Facebook. Why use simulations Simulations allow students to have a concrete idea of concepts that are difficult to explain. What are PHET simulations They […] The post PHET Science Simulations appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:17:00

Web-based Unit Studies

8/21/2019
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Episode 48: Web-based Unit Studies Web-based unit studies are NOT simply pdfs instead of physical books, but rather interactive and accessed through an online classroom. What are web-based unit studies? mini online self-paced classes make use of online resources eg videos, interactive websites, online games, audio, infographics have online projects where the students use digital […] The post Web-based Unit Studies appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:14:32

Fanschool games – bringing the fun of fantasy sports to education

8/14/2019
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Episode 47: Fanschool – bringing the fun of fantasy sports to education with Eric Nelson Eric Nelson first created Fanschool games when he was a teacher and he played it with his classes. A few years ago he put it online – and now your family can enjoy playing too. Fanschool Games You can find […] The post Fanschool games – bringing the fun of fantasy sports to education appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:16:52

Using technology to improve writing

8/7/2019
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Episode 46: Using technology to improve writing Here are the tools mentioned in the episode that can be used by your children to improve writing skills. 1. Grammarly 2. Hemingway app 3. The Most Dangerous Writing Prompt Generator – 4. Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University 5. My Access 6. Online Writing […] The post Using technology to improve writing appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:18:03

Free online government and civics games

7/31/2019
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Episode 45: Free online government and civics games These are the free online government and civics games mentioned in this episode. Most of them are geared to middle and high school students but elementary students can enjoy some of them too. 1. The American Presidency – match actual events from Trumans day with 7 […] The post Free online government and civics games appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:14:40

Online resources to help you select curriculum

7/24/2019
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Episode 44: Online resources to help you select curriculum In this episode, we look at 6 steps to use online resources to help you select curriculum that is a good fit for your child. Please refer to episode 36 – Tips for buying and selling curriculum online to help you find the best prices for […] The post Online resources to help you select curriculum appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:17:01

Unplugged Coding

7/17/2019
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Episode 43: Unplugged Coding with Sandra Balisky Be sure to join our Facebook group where we carry on the discussion about Homeschooling with Technology. Sandra Balisky from Real World Learners is our guest today. She has a background as a math and English teacher and is now homeschooling her own children and working on […] The post Unplugged Coding appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:16:03

Online Tools for Photography

7/10/2019
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Episode 42: Online Tools for Photography with Piers van der Merwe Piers is not only my husband, but also the photography teacher at FundaFunda Academy. You can see his work at Onstandby Travel and on Smugmug. Here are the online tools for photography he mentions in this episode. 1. Editing Tools Google and Apple […] The post Online Tools for Photography appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:15:29

Explore cities with digital scavenger hunts

7/3/2019
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Episode 41: Explore cities with digital scavenger hunts My oldest daughter, Rachel, suggested I do an episode on this as she and I have enjoyed a number of Digital Scavenger Hunts together. Rachel teaches the Visual Literacy class for FundaFunda Academy. Digital scavenger hunts can be found in most cities – and sometimes even […] The post Explore cities with digital scavenger hunts appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:13:34

How teens can start a podcast

6/26/2019
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Episode 40: How teens can start a podcast with Abby Banks Be sure to join our Facebook group where we carry on the discussion about Homeschooling with Technology. Today’s guest is Abby Banks from Making Room for One More. She is also the host of the Homeschool with Moxie podcast. Abby explains how teens […] The post How teens can start a podcast appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:15:01

Ways teens can make money online

6/19/2019
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Episode 39: Ways teens can make money online Be sure to join our Facebook group where we carry on the discussion about Homeschooling with Technology. Today’s guest is Abby Banks from Making Room for One More. She is also the host of the Homeschool with Moxie podcast. She will be drawing on her own […] The post Ways teens can make money online appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:18:24

Geocaching – Technology meets nature

6/12/2019
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Episode 38: Geocaching – Technology meets nature Be sure to join our Facebook group where we carry on the discussion about Homeschooling with Technology. Geocaching is a fun “treasure” hunt in nature to find hidden caches using GPS and your eyes 🙂 Go to the official Geocaching website and there you will find links […] The post Geocaching – Technology meets nature appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:11:43

Programming with Scratch

6/5/2019
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Episode 37: Programming with Scratch In episode 11, I covered ways to introduce your children to programming. One of those ways was Scratch, and in this episode, I will go into more detail about programming with Scratch. What is Scratch? Scratch was created by a team at MIT to be an accessible way for […] The post Programming with Scratch appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:13:05

Tips for buying and selling curriculum online

5/29/2019
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Episode 36: Tips for buying and selling curriculum online If you are buying or selling curriculum online this summer, here are some tips to help you. And be sure to join our Facebook Group especially for the listeners of this podcast. We will carry on the conversation there. Some places to buy and sell […] The post Tips for buying and selling curriculum online appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:16:37

Using technology to study history

5/22/2019
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Episode 35: Using technology to study history with Vicki Tillman Join our Facebook Group especially for the listeners of this podcast. My guest today is Vicki Tillman. She is a fellow podshow host and you can listen to her on The Homeschool Highschool Podcast. She develops curriculum and is a homeschool coach at 7 […] The post Using technology to study history appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:17:19

4-H and Technology

5/15/2019
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Episode 34: 4-H and Technology 4-H started over 100 years ago. According to the 4-H website the goal of 4-H is to “help young people and their families gain the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communities and develop ideas for a more innovative economy”. Although 4-H started as an agricultural youth […] The post 4-H and Technology appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:11:01

How Your Children Can Learn Digital Art

5/8/2019
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Episode 33: How your children can learn digital art with Jim Pence Join our Facebook Group especially for the listeners of this podcast Be sure to visit our sponsor, FundaFunda Academy‘s website and take a look at their Visual Literacy online class for high school. This provides a 1/2 credit as an Art elective […] The post How Your Children Can Learn Digital Art appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:17:46