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The Wired Homeschool

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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

All 78 episodes from oldest to newest

Homeschooling After a Pandemic

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If you were forced into homeschooling because of the pandemic this year, you may be considering continuing to homeschool your children.

Maybe you’re not comfortable with how your school district is planning to reopen or you’ve decided that this is something you think is a good fit for your family.

In this episode of The Wired Homeschool, my wife, Lisa joins me to talk about homeschooling philosophy, curriculum, online resources, and more.

We condense 20 years of homeschooling into a 30-minute episode. Listen in to learn what you need to know if you plan to homeschool after COVID.

Resources mentioned (in order):

Ducksters
Cathy Duffy Reviews
The Great Courses
Khan Academy
Multiflyer
Mark Rober
Cincinnati Zoo
Deep Space Sparkle
Art for Kids Hub
Scouter Mom
Danica McKellar’s Math Books

Do you have homeschooling questions? Leave a comment below or email feedback@thewiredhomeschool.com and we’ll do our best to answer them in a future episode. You can also message us on Facebook, if you prefer.

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram so you can watch my Summer STEM Series and get a free teaching guide each week.

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 19 2020

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Kirk Martin (Encore)

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This month’s encore episode is an interview with Kirk Martin from October 2017.

Kirk helps parents restore calm in their homes with practical advice for parents of strong-willed children. Find out more about his courses and seminars.

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.

May 31 2020

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Tony Ceraso (Encore)

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In this encore episode, we revisit an interview I did with Tony Ceraso from Homeschool Astronomy.

This interview was originally recorded at the 2012 Northeast Great Homeschool Convention.

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.

Apr 17 2020

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Todd Wilson (Encore)

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In this encore episode, we revisit an interview I did with Todd Wilson from Familyman Ministries.

This interview was conducted in June of 2012 at the Northeast Great Homeschool Convention.

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.

Apr 02 2020

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Andrew Pudewa (Encore)

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In this encore episode, we revisit an interview I did with Andrew Pudewa from the Institute for Excellence in Writing.

This interview was conducted in June of 2012 at the Northeast Great Homeschool Convention.

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 26 2020

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Emergency Homeschooling and COVID-19

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led a number of school districts across the United States and the world to close.

Due to these unforeseen circumstances, many parents are now considering or have been compelled to homeschool their children.

For many of these parents, this is an especially stressful time full of uncertainty.

It’s important that we in the homeschooling community do not panic and show kindness and compassion towards each other during these difficult times.

If you’re new to homeschooling or if you’re looking for additional resources I’ve listed a few below.

If you have any resources you’d like to share, please reach out to me on Twitter or via the contact page.

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 13 2020

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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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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.

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.

Apr 15 2019

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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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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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