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, […]
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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 […]
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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 Hoemschool. News Google Home Mini Always Listening to You See What’s Saved in Your Voice & Audio Activity You May Have an FM Radio […]
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Google’s recent Pixel 2 event revealed some exciting technology that homeschoolers will be able to take advantage of in their homes. Not everything announced looks to be immediately useful in the homeschooler’s toolbox but there are a few interesting things that parents may want to keep their eyes on. In this mini episode of The […]
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The Osmo Genius Kit includes 5 hands-on games that foster creativity & problem solving skills: Masterpiece, Newton, Tangram, Numbers, and Words. In this episode of The Wired Homeschool I’ll share my thoughts on the Osmo Genius Kit and preview some upcoming episodes. Thanks to my Patrons for supporting this episode: Aaron, Lori, Matt, & Winston. […]
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Apple’s announcement of the iPhone X was a bit underwhelming but Cassini’s “grand finale” left me grinning from ear-to-ear. In this episode of The Wired Homeschool I’ll share my initial reaction to the iPhone X, go over Cassini’s grand finale, and talk about how the two are closely related. Links mentioned in the podcast: Through […]
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On Prime Day, I purchased 3 Amazon Fire 7 Tablets for our family. We’ve been Fire users since the first generation and now that the 7th generation is out I thought it was time to review their newest model. For this review I used the criteria from episode 108 of The Wired Homeschool: How to […]
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My trip to see the 2017 eclipse was a great success. Here are my thoughts on the trip, the event, and planning for the next one in 2024. No show notes for this episode because I was speaking with little preparation. Thanks to Aaron, Lori, Matt, & Winston. Their continue support on Patreon helped make […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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