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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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Exploring Media Bias

5/5/2021
130: Exploring Media Bias My guest is Randi Smith from Peanut Butter Fish Lessons, who talks to us about Exploring Media Bias. The resources she mentions are: All Sides Media Bias Chart Scholastic Decoding the News Daily Lessons in Media Bias (Randi’s product) Instagram accounts: @sharonsayso @allsidesnow @groundsnews @smarterhernews You can find Randi at Peanut […] The post Exploring Media Bias appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:25:19

Digital Resources for Learning Geography

4/27/2021
129: Digital Resources for Learning Geography These are the digital resources for learning geography mentioned in this episode: 1. World Atlas 2. Youtube and streaming services. Look for 360 degree videos and drone videos on Youtube. 2. Online Geography Games Listen to my previous episode on Free Online Geography Games Purpose Games Action Quiz Stack […] The post Digital Resources for Learning Geography appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:15:14

“Is this okay?” How to know if a game or app is safe for your child

4/21/2021
128: “Is this okay?” How to know if a game or app is safe for your child with Lisa Honold Guest Lisa Honald provides guidelines in this episode to help us decide if a game or app is safe for our child. Lisa is a cyber safety educator and director of the Center for Online […] The post “Is this okay?” How to know if a game or app is safe for your child appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:17:54

Online Poetry Resources

4/14/2021
127: Online Poetry Resources This episode is about online poetry resources for poetry appreciation and to teach students how to write poetry. Here are the resources mentioned in this episode. Online Resources for Poetry Appreciation Poetry 180 – one poem for 180 days of the year and poets read favorite poems and talk about them […] The post Online Poetry Resources appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:14:09

How to modify online curriculum for special needs students Part 2

4/7/2021
126: How to modify online curriculum for special needs students: Part 2 Guest Lindsay Leiviska explains how to modify online curriculum for special needs students. You can find Lindsay online at A Heart For All Students. Her podcast is also called “A Heart for All Students”. Be sure to listen to part 1 first if […] The post How to modify online curriculum for special needs students Part 2 appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:22:55

How to modify online curriculum for special needs students Part 1

3/31/2021
125: How to modify online curriculum for special needs students: Part 1 Guest Lindsay Leiviska explains how to modify online curriculum for special needs students. You can find Lindsay online at A Heart For All Students. Her podcast is also called “A Heart for All Students”. Variables to Consider: Time: Short lessons (less is more) […] The post How to modify online curriculum for special needs students Part 1 appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:22:12

Teach your children about their digital footprints

3/24/2021
124: Teach your children about their digital footprints It is important that you teach your children about their digital footprints from an early age. The resources I mention in this episode are: A lesson plan from code.org – especially the “Follow the Digital Trail” assignment which uses a story to teach the concept to younger […] The post Teach your children about their digital footprints appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:14:20

Free online typing programs

3/17/2021
123: Free Online Typing Programs with Charlene Hess Guest Charlene Hess from Hess Un-Academy shares with us which free online typing programs worked for her children. Be sure to also listen to the other interview I did with Charlene some time ago when we talked about Learning History Through Video Games. In this episode, Charlene […] The post Free online typing programs appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:10:12

Take Time to Save Time with Tech

3/10/2021
122: Take Time to Save Time with Tech In this episode, I talk about how to save time with tech. I discuss 2 aspects: 1. Taking time to select the correct software to use 2. Taking time to learn how to use the software Specific resources I mention in this episode are Evernote Trello Canvas […] The post Take Time to Save Time with Tech appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:15:44

Pros and Cons of Virtual Tutoring

3/3/2021
121: Pros and Cons of Virtual Tutoring with Lea Bosse In this episode, guest Lea Bosse discusses the pros and cons of virtual tutoring. Lea has been doing ACT tutoring for years, and during the pandemic switched to primarily tutoring virtually. You can find her tutoring sessions on FundaFunda Academy. These are the questions Lea […] The post Pros and Cons of Virtual Tutoring appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:12:39

Fitness apps and websites for your homeschool

2/24/2021
120: Fitness apps and websites for your homeschool Here are the fitness apps and websites mentioned in this episode to get you and your children moving and exercising. For brain breaks and active indoor fun GoNoodle – animated movies to dance and sing to Sworkit – workouts you choose the age range, length etx Other […] The post Fitness apps and websites for your homeschool appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:16:58

Podcasts for Homeschool Families

2/17/2021
119: Podcasts for Homeschool Families Sarah Snyder is our guest in this episode on Podcasts for Homeschool Families. She was the guest on the second most popular episode of this podcast last year, Podcasts for kids of all ages, so be sure to listen to that one if you haven’t already. Sarah now has her […] The post Podcasts for Homeschool Families appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:20:05

Free Digital Resources for Black History Month

2/10/2021
118: Free Digital Resources for Black History Month There are so many great digital resources for Black History month, so I decided just to primarily share ones with you that I actually use in my own classes. These are the sites I mention where one can find many primary resources related to Black History. Library […] The post Free Digital Resources for Black History Month appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:15:30

Tips for completing online scholarship applications

2/3/2021
117: Tips for completing online scholarship applications Guest, Monica Matthews, shares tips for completing online scholarship applications that will help students be successful. Monica has helped her own children and many many others win scholarships to college. Find Monica at her website, How 2 Win Scholarships, her Facebook page and her Facebook group, Scholarship Help […] The post Tips for completing online scholarship applications appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:21:08

Using digital timelines to study history

1/27/2021
116: Using digital timelines to study history Digital Timelines are a great way to help students see the flow of history in a visual way. Here are some ways to incorporate them into any history curriculum 1. Include Interactive Timelines of the periods you are studying 2. Get students to create digital timelines. These 4 […] The post Using digital timelines to study history appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:10:06

Online Comic Strip Creators

1/20/2021
115: Online Comic Strip Creators In this episode, I share with you some free online comic strip creators, and I give you ideas on how to incorporate them into your homeschool lessons. 1. Makebeliefs Comix Makebeliefscomix.com is easy to use. Just drag and drop elements into the frames. It has limited graphics but is a […] The post Online Comic Strip Creators appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:11:43

Academic Integrity in Online Classes

1/13/2021
114: Academic Integrity in Online Classes In this episode, Suzette Laporte-Ayo and Dr. Dana Underwood, FundaFunda Academy‘s Spanish and Biology teachers, join Meryl to discuss the problem of academic integrity in online classes. Suzette has also been the guest on episode 25 where she shared how to use Quizlet to learn foreign language vocabulary. Dana […] The post Academic Integrity in Online Classes appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:29:30

Fun with Flippity

1/6/2021
113: Fun with Flippity Flippity is a free online resource that offers 25 different activities, most are games. Some can be played online, others allow you to create a pdf for offline fun. The games use data from Google Sheets (that you input to customize each game). Flippity gives you the option to try out […] The post Fun with Flippity appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:14:37

Replay: 4 Free Online History games

12/30/2020
This is a rerun of episode 42 which covers 4 Free Online History Games. I know many listeners are looking for free online games so enjoy! You can find the show notes on the original episode here. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and give a rating and maybe even a […] The post Replay: 4 Free Online History games appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:12:42

Replay: Classtools – online educational fun

12/23/2020
If you are looking for some new fun educational activities for your children in the new year, ClassTools is a great place to go. Listen to this replay as I tell you how I like to use some of the tools. The original episode and the show notes can be found here. If you enjoyed […] The post Replay: Classtools – online educational fun appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Duration:00:10:54