The Wired Homeschool

by John Wilkerson

Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

  

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Top Posts and Podcasts for 2017 – WHS 221 - The Wired Homeschool

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 […]

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Posted on 14 December 2017 | 10:00 am


10 More Internet Safety Tips for Homeschoolers - The Wired Homeschool

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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Posted on 9 November 2017 | 2:21 am


Managing Your Kids’ Screen Time with Kirk Martin – WHS 219 [Interview] - The Wired Homeschool

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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Posted on 27 October 2017 | 9:05 am


Your Devices Are Listening to You – WHS 218 - The Wired Homeschool

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 […]

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Posted on 16 October 2017 | 9:40 am


Google Pixel 2 Event Initial Reaction – WHS 217 - The Wired Homeschool

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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Posted on 11 October 2017 | 10:20 am


Osmo Genius Kit Review – WHS 216 - The Wired Homeschool

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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Posted on 30 September 2017 | 10:34 am


iPhone X Initial Reaction and Cassini's Grand Finale - The Wired Homeschool

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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Posted on 20 September 2017 | 12:43 pm


Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa Review – WHS 214 - The Wired Homeschool

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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Posted on 9 September 2017 | 10:49 am


2017 Eclipse Wrap-Up – WHS 213 - The Wired Homeschool

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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Posted on 31 August 2017 | 12:10 pm