The Wired Homeschool

by John Wilkerson

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

  

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

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 […]

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Posted on 15 April 2019 | 8:00 am


How to Homeschool Like Ursula Burns

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 […]

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Posted on 30 March 2019 | 10:43 am


What Homeschoolers Need to Know About Stadia

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 […]

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Posted on 25 March 2019 | 4:04 pm


Rob Jensen and Art for Kids Hub

Rob Jensen graduated from BYU with a BFA in Industrial Design. After graduating, he moved to Michigan to work for Ford Motor Company where he designed future cars for 7 years. After moving back to Utah and starting a business, Rob began drawing with my kids and realized it would be fun to share their […]

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Posted on 1 March 2019 | 11:28 am


Scratch That Coding Itch with Ryan Swanstrom

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, […]

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Posted on 15 February 2019 | 10:58 am


Homeschooling With Hulu? 10 Documentaries You Can Watch Now

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 […]

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Posted on 30 January 2019 | 9:04 am


CES 2019 Round-Up

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 […]

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Posted on 15 January 2019 | 2:26 pm


Top 5 Blog Posts & Podcasts of 2018

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 […]

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Posted on 31 December 2018 | 1:25 pm


How to Include STEM in Your Homeschooling Every Day

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 – […]

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Posted on 15 December 2018 | 12:35 pm