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Rank #64 in Education for Kids category

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Education for Kids
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Tech, tools, & tips for homeschooling the digital generation.

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Tech, tools, & tips for homeschooling the digital generation.

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The 'cool' Homeschool Podcast

By calenelson - Jan 26 2015
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Give John a listen to connect with all things Homeschool and Tech!!!

First time listener

By Charlie Rodarte - Dec 03 2012
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I work with church media at Dunamis Pasadena Church. I like this podcast.

iTunes Ratings

36 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
2
0
1
2

The 'cool' Homeschool Podcast

By calenelson - Jan 26 2015
Read more
Give John a listen to connect with all things Homeschool and Tech!!!

First time listener

By Charlie Rodarte - Dec 03 2012
Read more
I work with church media at Dunamis Pasadena Church. I like this podcast.
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The Wired Homeschool

Latest release on Jun 19, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Top 5 Homeschooling Podcasts in Apple Podcasts – WHS 211

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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 […]

Jul 12 2017

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Rank #2: Managing Your Kids’ Screen Time with Kirk Martin – WHS 219 [Interview]

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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 […]

Oct 27 2017

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Rank #3: 10 More Internet Safety Tips for Homeschoolers

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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, […]

Nov 09 2017

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Rank #4: Acer Chromebook Tab 10 vs 2018 Apple iPad: Which is Better for Homeschooling?

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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 […]

Apr 16 2018

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Rank #5: 5 Traits Your Child Can't Learn from Textbooks or Online Curriculum

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Our children can learn a lot of things from textbooks and online curriculum but there are some intangible things that cannot be learned through typical schooling.

Often, it’s intangible traits or characteristics in our children that determine whether or not the will succeed. This list is by no means exhaustive but it’s a good start when considering what we want to encourage in our children.

Grit

Determination, or grit, will sometimes differentiate your child from others. In sports and other activities, sometimes the person with the most grit gets the best results.

Cooperation

Although we hear a lot about “self-made” men and women, there really isn’t anyone who did it all themselves. Look beyond the facade and you’ll see many times when that person needed to work with others in order to obtain success.

Curiosity

People who are curious want to know more about the world and how it works. These are inventors and big thinkers who sometimes challenge the status quo to go on to do remarkable things.

Empathy

This is one of the hardest things to teach some kids. Most kids are born empathetic and grow out of it but others lack the ability to care for other’s feelings.

Adaptability

Being able to adapt to situations will help your child go further than someone who is stuck in their ways. Adaptability allows someone to see when something isn’t working and pivot to move towards a solution to a difficult problem.

If you enjoyed this episode of The Wired Homeschool, consider supporting the podcast by buying me a coffee.

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Music for the podcast is “RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. In some cases, I may have been given a free sample of a product to review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement.

Apr 15 2019

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Rank #6: 10 Ways to Use an Amazon Echo Dot in Your Homeschool

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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 […]

Jul 20 2018

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Rank #7: How to Include STEM in Your Homeschooling Every Day

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Looking for practical ways to teach your kids STEM topics? Today I share some suggestions for teaching your kids about STEM topics through everyday things like visiting the gas pump or watching sports. Briefly, the three examples I give in this podcast are: At the gas pump – How is fuel made? Watching sports – […]

Dec 15 2018

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Rank #8: 7 YouTube Channels for Homeschoolers to Learn How to Fix Cars

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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 […]

Jun 30 2018

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Rank #9: 5 3D Printers Under $500 for Homeschooling – WHS 223

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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 […]

Jan 30 2018

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Rank #10: Dave Stotts – Drive Thru History Adventures – WHS 235

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About Dave Stotts and Drive Thru History Dave Stotts has spent the last two decades in professional video and media production. His career in documentary production has taken him to nearly 30 countries to shoot and edit films on a wide variety of topics, including history, science, religion, homeland security, and Bible archaeology. In 2004, […]

Oct 30 2018

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Rank #11: How to Homeschool Like Ursula Burns

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Ursula M. Burns became the first black woman to head a Fortune 500 company when she was appointed CEO of Xerox. She also became the first woman to succeed another as head of a Fortune 500 company.

Burns led the STEM program of the White House from 2009 to 2016 and is the current chairman and CEO of VEON, the eleventh largest mobile network operator in the world based on subscribers. Burns is also on the board of Uber.

Much like we did with the previous “Homeschool Like” series, we’ll take a look at her business acumen and apply that to homeschooling.

1. Be Authentic.

In an interview with Time, Ursula Burns said in the early years of her career the one thing she would not give up is her hair.

She encourages women, especially women trying to get into STEM to use their uniqueness as an opportunity to distinguish themselves from others.

We need to encourage our children to embrace what’s unique about themselves (being homeschooled) and use that as a way to stand out from the crowd. Don’t look at it as a burden, but an opportunity.

2. Listen to your employees.

Some parents think they have all the answers when it comes to homeschooling. While we are certainly responsible for educating our children, we should listen to them too.

As our children get older, their interests will change and we should be able to tailor their education so that they have a vested interest. We can only do that if we listen to them.

3. Recognize that you can not do everything yourself.

Speaking with Poppy Harlow on CNN Money, Burns reminds men that they need to step up when their wives have a baby. Women shouldn’t have to do all the work of raising children.

The same is true in homeschooling, it’s difficult for one parent to be the only educator. Both parents need to help.

4. Take a stand for what you believe in.

Believe it or not, there are still people out there who think homeschooling is bad for children. Governments, like Brazil and Germany, have basically made it illegal to homeschool.

There may come a time when you need to take a stand for your belief in homeschooling. Be prepared to hold your ground against family, friends, and total strangers.

5. Measure goals and outcomes to make better decisions.

Grades are not goals. test results don’t always reflect the outcomes you’re looking for when educating your children. Book knowledge shouldn’t be the ultimate goal.

In our family, we want to instill a love of learning. We want to equip our children to be successful adults. We also want them to define what success looks like.

6. Have fun and truly enjoy your job to have the most success.

When I hear about parents and children who are burdened by homeschooling my heart drops. Anyone who is homeschooling and doesn’t truly find joy in the process will not have ultimate success.

It brings a smile to my face when I see the joy on my wife’s face when she’s talking about an experiment the kids did or a history nugget she learned about that day.

If you enjoyed this episode of The Wired Homeschool, consider supporting the podcast by buying me a coffee.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and more.

Music for the podcast is “RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. In some cases, I may have been given a free sample of a product to review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement.

Mar 30 2019

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Rank #12: Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa Review – WHS 214

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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 an archived episode of The Wired Homeschool. I’ve […]

Sep 09 2017

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Rank #13: Top 5 Blog Posts & Podcasts of 2018

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Throughout 2018, there were a number of blog posts and podcasts that readers and listeners found helpful. Some of them were published this year, and some are more popular now than they have been in the past. Here are the top five blog posts and podcasts for 2018. Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018 7 […]

Dec 31 2018

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Rank #14: Experience Astronomy with Luke Gilkerson

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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 […]

Aug 30 2018

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Rank #15: What Homeschoolers Need to Know About Stadia

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Google recently announced a gaming service that requires no console. They’ve made some big promises about this new product and it looks to be the future of gaming. Michael Prince from BecauseFamily joins me today to discuss what parents and homeschoolers need to know about Stadia.

For more information about Stadia and cloud gaming, check out these links:

If you enjoyed this episode of The Wired Homeschool, consider supporting the podcast by buying me a coffee.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and more.

Music for the podcast is “RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. In some cases, I may have been given a free sample of a product to review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement.

Mar 25 2019

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Rank #16: Online Great Books with Scott Hambrick

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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 […]

Aug 15 2018

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Rank #17: Scratch That Coding Itch with Ryan Swanstrom

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Scratch 3.0 was released in January 2019 and includes a number of great new features including the ability to create and play projects on a tablet. Ryan Swanstrom joins me today to discuss Scratch 3.0 and how homeschoolers can use it to teach their kids how to code, for free! Ryan is a homeschool dad, […]

Feb 15 2019

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Rank #18: Homeschooling With Hulu? 10 Documentaries You Can Watch Now

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Educational content is available all over the Internet. As streaming services become more popular, more educational documentaries become available to homeschoolers. Previously, I’ve shared YouTube channels and documentaries on Netflix that are educational. In this episode of The Wired Homeschool, I share 10 documentaries you can find on Hulu right now that you can use […]

Jan 30 2019

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Rank #19: Noah Tetzner - Homeschooler to Full-Time Podcaster

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About Noah Tetzner

Noah Tetzner is a homeschool graduate who enjoys sharing his passion for history with the world! He is the host of multiple historical podcasts that feature interviews with some of the world brightest scholars. Recently, he has launched a new podcast called Lessons from a Homeschooler where you can join him in learning about topics such as history, education, and literature from acclaimed speakers across the homeschooling world.

Make sure you have a listen to both of Noah’s podcasts: The History of Vikings and Lessons from a Homeschooler.

If you enjoyed this episode of The Wired Homeschool, consider supporting the podcast by buying me a coffee.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and more.

Music for the podcast is “RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. In some cases, I may have been given a free sample of a product to review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement.

Jun 10 2019

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Rank #20: CES 2019 Round-Up

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This year at CES, there were a number of themes amid all the tech that was on display. This is the third year in a row I’ve covered CES from afar and each year things get more and more interesting. Last year, I had reports from people at CES but I was unable to coordinate […]

Jan 15 2019

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