The Wired Homeschool

by John Wilkerson

Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

  

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10 Ways to Use an Amazon Echo Dot in Your Homeschool - The Wired Homeschool

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 […]

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Posted on 20 July 2018 | 2:06 pm


Episode Delayed - The Wired Homeschool

Due to some technical issues, today’s normally schedule episode has been delayed. Once those issues have been addressed, I’ll release the episode. Until then, you may want to check out the conversation I had with Michael Prince from BecauseFamily about eSports in the Olympics.

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Posted on 15 July 2018 | 9:22 am


7 YouTube Channels for Homeschoolers to Learn How to Fix Cars - The Wired Homeschool

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 […]

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Posted on 30 June 2018 | 12:21 pm


Shawn Barrieau of My Fun Science - The Wired Homeschool

Shawn and Heather Barrieau founded MyFunScience in 2016 to fill a need they saw in the homeschooling community. They noticed that parents were struggling to teach math and science starting in the middle and high school grades. The classes are taught from a Christian perspective and they believe: A well-rounded STEM curriculum is critical to […]

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Posted on 15 June 2018 | 12:30 pm


How to Become Fluent in a Foreign Language with Duolingo - The Wired Homeschool

I stumbled across a video on YouTube a few weeks ago by Evan Edinger wherein he talked about how he learned German using Duolingo. If you’re not familiar with Duolingo, it’s a website and app that helps you learn to speak a foreign language through gamification. It’s also free. It uses a very novel approach […]

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Posted on 30 April 2018 | 10:18 pm


Acer Chromebook Tab 10 vs 2018 Apple iPad: Which is Better for Homeschooling? - The Wired Homeschool

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 […]

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Posted on 16 April 2018 | 3:59 am


5 Steps to Protect Your Facebook Privacy – WHS 225 - The Wired Homeschool

Facebook has been in the news quite a bit lately because of privacy concerns. A third-party (Cambridge Analytica) used data it collected from Facebook to profile users. That information was used to serve ads and articles to people via the social media network and influence their behavior online. Many people have deleted their Facebook accounts […]

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Posted on 31 March 2018 | 12:35 am


Connect Movie Review and Discussion with Michael Prince of Family Tech Blog - The Wired Homeschool

Kirk Cameron’s new movie Connect aims to make parents aware of the dangers of social media for teens and provide parents with tools to steer kids away from social media’s traps. Does it succeed? Michael Prince from Because Family joins me to review the movie and to provide some practical advice and tools to help […]

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Posted on 3 March 2018 | 12:18 am


Winter Olympic Games and STEM - The Wired Homeschool

I recently became a grandfather so there is no full podcast for February 15th. Instead, I’ve provided links to some videos that explain the science behind some of the Olympic events. Please check out the Homeschooling and Liberty Summit to hear my session. Below are some of the videos I’d planned to discuss. Take some […]

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Posted on 16 February 2018 | 2:13 pm