The Wired Homeschool

by John Wilkerson

Tech, Tools, & Tips for Homeschooling a Digital Generation

  

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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? – WHS 226 - 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 – WHS 224 - 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


5 3D Printers Under $500 for Homeschooling – WHS 223 - The Wired Homeschool

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 […]

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Posted on 30 January 2018 | 10:05 am


CES 2018 with Matt Kamla and Michael Prince – WHS 222 - The Wired Homeschool

CES 2018 has passed but coverage still continues. There’s no doubt you’re seeing many articles about the gadgets and gizmos from CES 2018 that will make your life easier or more connected. Matt Kamla (a listener of the podcast) and Michael Prince from Family Tech Blog both attended CES this year and shared some of […]

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Posted on 18 January 2018 | 4:01 pm


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