pixel
The Wired Homeschool-logo

The Wired Homeschool

38 Favorites

More Information

Episodes

Special Eclipse Update – WHS - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

8/20/2017
More
A quick update ahead of tomorrow’s eclipse. Hope to hear from you if you’re watching it! ➡️ Support this podcast on Patreon. $1 per episode helps me create more podcasts. ⬅️ Connect Socially! Join the Facebook page Follow @wiredhs Circle on Google Plus Follow John Wilkerson Leave a Voicemail You can call 518-290-0228 to leave […] The post Special Eclipse Update – WHS appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration: 00:02:41


Games in Education Symposium Wrap-Up – WHS 212 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

8/5/2017
More
The 11th annual Games in Education Symposium (GiE17) brought together educators from the United States and Canada to learn how to supercharge their classrooms with video games. While this conference’s target attendee is the public school teacher, I was able to present as well as attend. While there, I learned a lot about game-based education […] The post Games in Education Symposium Wrap-Up – WHS 212 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration: 00:16:21


Games in Education Symposium Announcement - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

8/2/2017
More
This Friday, August 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. I will be presenting “There’s an App for That! STEM Homeschooling with Games and Apps” at the Games in Education Symposium. In this presentation, I will share from my personal experience the pros and cons of using apps and games in homeschooling and give designers and developers […] The post Games in Education Symposium Announcement appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration: 00:03:08


Top 5 Homeschooling Podcasts in Apple Podcasts – WHS 211 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

7/12/2017
More
There is a growing number of homeschooling podcasts in Apple Podcasts (also known as iTunes) and they cover a variety of topics from the sacred to the secular. In this episode of The Wired Homeschool I’m reviewing the highest-ranked homeschooling podcasts found in Apple Podcasts (iTunes) in the K-12 category. I’ve listened to the latest […] The post Top 5 Homeschooling Podcasts in Apple Podcasts – WHS 211 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration: 00:25:59


How to View the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse – WHS 210 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

6/20/2017
More
The total solar eclipse that will traverse the United States is quickly approaching. Where will you be on August 21, 2017? Don’t miss this opportunity to see a phenomenon you and your kids will talk about for years. The best way to see the eclipse this year is to be somewhere along the path of […] The post How to View the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse – WHS 210 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration: 00:16:21


Osmo Coding Jam Teaches Kids to Code and Rock Out – WHS 209 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

5/27/2017
More
I was recently given early access to Osmo Coding Jam to review the product ahead of its launch. It’s a game combined with tactile elements that teach kids to code using pictograms on tiles. A nifty stand and mirror allow your iPad to see the tiles laying on a table in front of the device. […] The post Osmo Coding Jam Teaches Kids to Code and Rock Out – WHS 209 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration: 00:19:13


Star Wars Homeschooling Resources, STEM & Security – WHS 208 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

5/4/2017
More
Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th (Force) be with you. With fans celebrating Star Wars all around the globe today, I thought it would be appropriate to share some great Star Wars homeschooling resources that you can use in your homeschool for all your little Jedi (or Sith) sitting at the table in the […] The post Star Wars Homeschooling Resources, STEM & Security – WHS 208 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration: 00:21:10


Apple’s App Rating System Explained and Google Family Link- WHS 207 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

4/11/2017
More
More and more, companies are finally starting to realize that parents want a way to let their children safely use digital devices. Apple and Google have been providing app ratings similar to the ESRB ratings for video games for years now but what do those ratings mean? In this episode of The Wired Homeschool I […] The post Apple’s App Rating System Explained and Google Family Link- WHS 207 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration: 00:21:04


X-STEM Symposium Free for Homeschoolers and Other Tech News – WHS 206 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

3/11/2017
More
Top Story Special offer for Homeschool Families – STEM Conference for Middle and High School Students – The USA Science & Engineering Festival’s X-STEM Symposium in Washington DC this April! On Friday, April 28, 2017, the USA Science & Engineering Festival – the largest and only national science festival – will be holding its annual […] The post X-STEM Symposium Free for Homeschoolers and Other Tech News – WHS 206 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration: 00:15:30


Nintendo Switch Initial Reaction and Other News – WHS 205 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

2/11/2017
More
The Nintendo Switch console will be released in less than a month. While the system isn’t really something parents would consider educational, it’s possible some homeschoolers out there who like gaming will be getting the system. Response has been mixed from the gaming community and I thought I’d share my thoughts as well as give […] The post Nintendo Switch Initial Reaction and Other News – WHS 205 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration: 00:20:30


CES 2017 Wins and Fails with K. Michael Prince – WHS 204 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

1/12/2017
More
This year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) companies debuted a number of exciting new technology from smart trash cans to virtual reality suits. K. Michael Prince from BecauseFamily.org joins me to talk about some of the great tech we saw and some tech that most people can probably live without. Please note: There is […] The post CES 2017 Wins and Fails with K. Michael Prince – WHS 204 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration: 00:27:52


Recycling and Re-Using Old Tech – WHS 203 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

12/19/2016
More
As Christmas approaches, many of us are going to have tech that is either broken or going to be replaced because it’s too old. Disposing of it responsibly can be difficult. For the purpose of this podcast, we’ll assume that you’ve decided not to repurpose the old tech yourself. If you’re like me, you probably […] The post Recycling and Re-Using Old Tech – WHS 203 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration: 00:20:08


10 Internet Safety Tips for Teens and Tweens – WHS 202 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

10/10/2016
More
Sometimes being on the Internet is like driving into oncoming traffic. It’s bad enough there are potholes, reckless drivers, and traffic jams to deal with when making your way down the “information superhighway” (bonus points for 90s tech references) but if you’re not careful you and your kids can inadvertently swerve into oncoming traffic. Following […] The post 10 Internet Safety Tips for Teens and Tweens – WHS 202 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration: 00:15:35


How to Get More Mileage Out of Your Older Devices – WHS 201 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

9/21/2016
More
Device manufacturers want us to buy new smartphones and tablets every year. Sometimes we need to buy a new phone but other times there a less expensive alternatives to buying the latest and greatest. In this episode of The Wired Homeschool I shared six ways you can get more mileage out of your older devices. […] The post How to Get More Mileage Out of Your Older Devices – WHS 201 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration: 00:23:20


Apple iPhone 7 Event Summary – WHS 200 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

9/19/2016
More
Apple’s recent press event was met with the anticipation one would normally expect despite leaked details about the new iPhone 7. Many rumors were confirmed and some were clearly found to be false. What, if anything, can homeschoolers take away from the announcement? Sponsor: Visit K12.com/LISTEN or call (855)-628-9529 for more information. Thanks to all […] The post Apple iPhone 7 Event Summary – WHS 200 appeared first on The Wired Homeschool.

Duration: 00:18:22


5 Dangers to Avoid in Digital Homeschooling – WHS 199 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

9/12/2016
More
Parents choosing to homeschool in this digital age can sometimes get overwhelmed with all of the devices, apps, and software that can be used to educate their children at home. Avoiding these five key dangers in digital homeschooling can save you time, money, and sanity. Sponsor: Visit K12.com/LISTEN or call (855)-628-9529 for more information. Thanks to all the individual patrons who have supported the podcast. Special thanks go out to Matt Kamla, Lori Silsbee, Winston Crutchfield, &...

Duration: 00:19:40


Throwback Episode: Choosing a Tablet for Homeschooling – WHS 198 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling the Internet

9/4/2016
More
Choosing a tablet for homeschooling can sometimes feel overwhelming. In this throwback episode, I'll talk about the 7 things you need to know when choosing a tablet for homeschooling. Sponsor: Visit K12.com/LISTEN or call (855)-628-9529 for more information. Thanks to all the individual patrons who have supported the podcast. Special thanks go out to Matt Kamla, Lori Silsbee, Winston Crutchfield, & Aaron Hughey. 7 Things to Consider When Buying a Tablet for Homeschooling Purpose –...

Duration: 00:41:18


Give Your Kids Their Own WiFi Network with KoalaSafe – WHS 197 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling the Internet

8/29/2016
More
Kids start using Internet connected devices at earlier ages these days and it's nice to finally have some choices when trying to manage their devices and filter out undesirable content. KoalaSafe is one of those devices and in this podcast Justin Lowmaster reviews the Koala. Sponsor: Visit K12.com/LISTEN or call (855)-628-9529 for more information. Thanks to all the individual patrons who have supported the podcast. Special thanks go out to Matt Kamla, Lori Silsbee, Winston Crutchfield,...

Duration: 00:11:51


Michael & Melinda Prince from BecauseFamily.org – WHS 196 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling the Internet

8/19/2016
More
When friends come to visit it's important to get them on your podcast! This week, Michael and Melinda Prince from BecauseFamily sat around the table with me to talk about their ministry and life as a roadschooling family. Sponsor: Visit K12.com/LISTEN or call (855)-628-9529 for more information. Thanks to all the individual patrons who have supported the podcast. Special thanks go out to Matt Kamla, Lori Silsbee, Winston Crutchfield, & Aaron Hughey. BecauseFamily exists to inspire and...

Duration: 00:31:59


How to Homeschool Like Bill Gates – WHS 195 - The Wired Homeschool - Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling the Internet

8/13/2016
More
Sponsor: Visit K12.com/LISTEN or call (855)-628-9529 for more information. Bill Gates didn't build a successful company or become the world's richest man by chance. There are specific things he did in his life and career that got hime to where he is today. Let's take a look at how Bill Gates managed and led Microsoft and see how we can apply that to homeschooling our children. Thanks to all the individual patrons who have supported the podcast. Special thanks go out to Matt Kamla, Lori...

Duration: 00:18:30

See More