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Podcast on Hold

10/17/2018
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Due to some technical issues, the podcast is on hold until further notice. The post Podcast on Hold appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:00:29

Teaching With Film - Hannah Ruth Earl From The Moving Picture Institute - WHS 234

9/30/2018
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Today I’m speaking with Hannah Ruth Earl of The Moving Picture Institute. Hannah works on MPI’s talent development programs, including recruiting and acquisitions for grants, internships, and masterclasses. She previously worked in independent film production at Bold Films and Rumble Films. Hannah was also homeschooled and has been reaching out to homeschoolers about the free […] The post Teaching With Film – Hannah Ruth Earl From The Moving Picture Institute – WHS 234 appeared first on The...

Duration:00:23:59

Experience Astronomy with Luke Gilkerson

8/30/2018
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Many kids and parents are fascinated by the night sky but don’t know where to start with nightly observations. With Experience Astronomy homeschool parents and students can learn to navigate the heavens and figure out if that bright light is a planet, star, or just an airplane. About Luke Gilkerson Luke Gilkerson is the creator […] The post Experience Astronomy with Luke Gilkerson – WHS 233 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:34:59

Online Great Books with Scott Hambrick

8/15/2018
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Every homeschooler understands that reading is essential. However, sometimes we may not know what our children should be reading. Or, perhaps we know what they should read but we don’t understand the essential themes and ideas of a piece of great literature. At Online Great Books you’ll find a community that will help you understand […] The post Online Great Books with Scott Hambrick – WHS 232 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:40:41

7 Alexa Skills Homeschoolers Can Use With Their Amazon Echo – WHS 231

8/4/2018
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Last week I talked about 10 Ways to Use an Amazon Echo Dot for Homeschooling and one of those ways was to use educational skills. This week I’ll share 7 Alexa skills homeschoolers can use with their Amazon Echo. If you’re using an Amazon Echo for homeschooling, let me know how you’re using it in […] The post 7 Alexa Skills Homeschoolers Can Use With Their Amazon Echo – WHS 231 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:11:30

10 Ways to Use an Amazon Echo Dot in Your Homeschool

7/20/2018
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When the Amazon Echo Dot was originally released many people saw the smart speaker as nothing more than a novelty. Many people bought it and its older sibling the Amazon Echo and quickly realized how helpful it could be in their day-to-day lives. The Amazon Echo Dot has a lot of functionality in it that […] The post 10 Ways to Use an Amazon Echo Dot for Homeschooling – WHS 230 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:10:24

Episode Delayed - The Wired Homeschool

7/15/2018
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Due to some technical issues, today’s normally schedule episode has been delayed. Once those issues have been addressed, I’ll release the episode. Until then, you may want to check out the conversation I had with Michael Prince from BecauseFamily about eSports in the Olympics. The post Episode Delayed appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:00:37

7 YouTube Channels for Homeschoolers to Learn How to Fix Cars

6/30/2018
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A major part of homeschooling involves teaching practical life-skills like how to fix cars. OK, maybe not everyone needs to learn to fix a car but basic maintenance or knowing when to take your car to a mechanic are skills every homeschooler should learn. If you have a budding mechanic or if you don’t think […] The post 7 YouTube Channels for Homeschoolers to Learn How to Fix Cars – WHS 229 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:17:57

Shawn Barrieau of My Fun Science

6/15/2018
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Shawn and Heather Barrieau founded MyFunScience in 2016 to fill a need they saw in the homeschooling community. They noticed that parents were struggling to teach math and science starting in the middle and high school grades. The classes are taught from a Christian perspective and they believe: A well-rounded STEM curriculum is critical to […] The post Shawn Barrieau of MyFunScience – WHS 228 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:25:04

How to Become Fluent in a Foreign Language with Duolingo

4/30/2018
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I stumbled across a video on YouTube a few weeks ago by Evan Edinger wherein he talked about how he learned German using Duolingo. If you’re not familiar with Duolingo, it’s a website and app that helps you learn to speak a foreign language through gamification. It’s also free. It uses a very novel approach […] The post How to Become Fluent in a Foreign Language with Duolingo – WHS 227 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:17:50

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 vs 2018 Apple iPad: Which is Better for Homeschooling?

4/15/2018
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At the end of March, Acer and Apple announced new tablets targeted at education. Acer’s Chromebook Tab 10 and Apple’s 2018 iPad are priced competitively but which is better for homeschooling? Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Google has dominated the public education market with Chromebooks for many years now. Their low price and suite of free […] The post Acer Chromebook Tab 10 vs 2018 Apple iPad: Which is Better for Homeschooling? – WHS 226 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:16:01

5 Steps to Protect Your Facebook Privacy – WHS 225

3/30/2018
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Facebook has been in the news quite a bit lately because of privacy concerns. A third-party (Cambridge Analytica) used data it collected from Facebook to profile users. That information was used to serve ads and articles to people via the social media network and influence their behavior online. Many people have deleted their Facebook accounts […] The post 5 Steps to Protect Your Facebook Privacy – WHS 225 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:20:08

Connect Movie Review and Discussion with Michael Prince of Family Tech Blog

3/2/2018
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Kirk Cameron’s new movie Connect aims to make parents aware of the dangers of social media for teens and provide parents with tools to steer kids away from social media’s traps. Does it succeed? Michael Prince from Because Family joins me to review the movie and to provide some practical advice and tools to help […] The post Connect Movie Review and Discussion with Michael Prince of Family Tech Blog – WHS 224 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:50:51

Winter Olympic Games and STEM

2/16/2018
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I recently became a grandfather so there is no full podcast for February 15th. Instead, I’ve provided links to some videos that explain the science behind some of the Olympic events. Please check out the Homeschooling and Liberty Summit to hear my session. Below are some of the videos I’d planned to discuss. Take some […] The post Winter Olympic Games and STEM appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:02:53

5 3D Printers Under $500 for Homeschooling – WHS 223

1/30/2018
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When you think of 3D printers, what comes to mind? Do you think technology like 3d printing is beyond the reach of homeschoolers? It’s not! 3D printers have become affordable and easy to use. There are many 3D printers that have been specifically designed for home use and homeschoolers can use them to teach STEM […] The post 5 3D Printers Under $500 for Homeschooling – WHS 223 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:19:06

CES 2018 with Matt Kamla and Michael Prince – WHS 222

1/18/2018
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CES 2018 has passed but coverage still continues. There’s no doubt you’re seeing many articles about the gadgets and gizmos from CES 2018 that will make your life easier or more connected. Matt Kamla (a listener of the podcast) and Michael Prince from Family Tech Blog both attended CES this year and shared some of […] The post CES 2018 with Matt Kamla and Michael Prince – WHS 222 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:30:14

Top Posts and Podcasts for 2017 – WHS 221

12/14/2017
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Throughout the year it’s interesting to see which posts and podcasts are the most popular with my readers and listeners. I’m not counting only those posts published this year. I’m counting the ones that got the most reads or listens. I never really know how people hear about my posts. Every year I’m amazed that […] The post Top Posts and Podcasts for 2017 – WHS 221 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:16:33

10 More Internet Safety Tips for Homeschoolers

11/8/2017
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As our kids grow up, we begin to give them a little bit more freedom. Maybe they get a smartphone or a laptop for themselves. This can be a scary time for parents who are concerned about the safety of their children. If your teen has a device and you’re concerned about their online activity, […] The post 10 More Internet Safety Tips for Homeschoolers – WHS 220 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:20:30

Managing Your Kids’ Screen Time with Kirk Martin – WHS 219 [Interview]

10/27/2017
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Managing your kids’ screen time when you homeschool can sometimes feel like a daunting task. How much is too much? How do you get your kids to step away from the computer? Kirk Martin is the founder of Celebrate Calm and has given over 600,000 parents and teachers in 19 countries very specific, practical strategies […] The post Managing Your Kids’ Screen Time with Kirk Martin – WHS 219 [Interview] appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:36:14

Your Devices Are Listening to You – WHS 218

10/16/2017
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Looking for a fun game to play with the whole family? I’ll review a new game from Osmo and briefly cover some tech news in this week’s episode of The Wired Homeschool. News Google Home Mini Always Listening to You See What’s Saved in Your Voice & Audio Activity You May Have an FM Radio […] The post Your Devices Are Listening to You – WHS 218 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration:00:17:52