The Wired Homeschool Needs Your Vote

The Wired Homeschool Needs Your Vote

Good news! The Wired Homeschool is a finalist in the 2016 People’s Choice Podcast Awards. Since this is a people’s choice award, all the votes come from podcast listeners like you.

After 6 years, The Wired Homeschool has finally reached the final round for a Podcast Award! As far as I know, The Wired Homeschool is the first homeschool podcast to receive this honor. It will certainly be the first to win an award if that happens.

A BIG thanks to Daniel J. Lewis and the listeners of the podcasts over at the Noodle.MX Network for helping with the nomination. He included my podcast along with others as suggestions. Make sure you thank him!

I’m in the education category with other great podcasts but I think we can make some noise! Here’s the deal: voting starts at midnight on May 29, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 12, 2016. You can vote once per day every day. I’ll be sending out daily reminders via Twitter and Facebook so follow me on those social media platforms if you’d like those reminders.

So what happens next? I need you, the listeners, to vote for The Wired Homeschool! Also, would you pass this along to the homeschooling community? It would be great if a homeschooling podcast could win the award. Let’s do this! While you’re at it, you may want to vote for some other podcasts too.

Visit, checkmark the podcasts that get your vote, fill out the brief form, and confirm your vote via email. That’s it! It only takes a minute or two.

Resourceful Designer
The Productive Woman
Government & Organizations
Congressional Dish
Kids & Family
Dad Spotlight
The Bugcast
People’s Choice
The Hollywood Outsider
Sports & Recreation
Packers Fan Podcast
The Audacity to Podcast
TV & Film
ONCE – Once Upon a Time Podcast

If you’d like a daily reminder to vote, please check out Daniel’s mailing list. He’ll send you a reminder every day.

During the voting period, I’ll release daily mini-podcasts. Each podcast will be one of 15 ways you can incorporate STEM and STEAM learning into your homeschooling.

I’ll also try to do daily Periscope reminders that will include these tips.

The podcasts will only remain in the podcast feed for 24 hours. At the end of the voting, all 15 tips will be put into one episode without all the voting reminders.

Voting starts on May 29, 2016 and you can vote every day for 15 days! Vote early and vote often! Thank you for your support!

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The Wired Homeschool is a Podcast Awards Finalist

Podcast Awards Finalist

Against all odds, The Wired Homeschool is a finalist in this year’s podcast awards. Voting starts on May 29th and I’m up against some stiff competition.

Here’s the catch: I’m on a hiatus. Possibly, a permanent hiatus. So, I need your help. Should I release short episodes while the voting is active? Please let me know in the comments or email


How Teens Consume Digital Media [Infographic]

Teen Digital Diet
As parents and educators, we’re very aware of the food that goes into our kids’ bodies. Some days we may serve cereal for dinner, but on the whole, we make sure that our kids are eating nutritious meals.

Have you ever thought about what your kids are consuming digitally? When your kids get a little older you loosen the reigns and let them make decisions about what digital content they consume and as homeschooling parents they may consume digital content more than traditional content like books and magazines.

In this inforgraphic from Rawhide, you’ll see that teens are consuming more content on screens than ever before. As parents and home educators it’s important for us to make sure we’re aware of the type of content they;re consuming as well as how much. Continue Reading →


Michael Prince: What’s in Your Pocket – WHS 188

In 2013 Michael Prince and his wife Melinda founded Because Family to inspire parents to be the first influence in the lives of their children. They believe that to accomplish that goal parents have to be aware of what their children are doing on their devices.

Since hitting the road with their children, Michael and Melinda have covered thousands of miles while homeschooling. Along their journey they’ve written a valuable resource for parents: What’s in Your Pocket? The Parent’s Guide to Protecting Your Children Online.

Michael Prince and Family

Michael and Melinda Prince with their family.

Thanks to all the individual patrons who have supported the podcast. Special thanks go out to Matt Kamla, Lori Silsbee, Winston Crutchfield, & Craig Tingey. Continue Reading →


Roadschooling with Technology

Roadschooling with TechnologyMy wife (Melinda) and I decided to hit the road full time with our four children almost a year ago. We had been homeschooling since our first was school age, but we knew that life on the road would make it a requirement. Because we travel all over the country, We were excited for our children to not only learn about the US but to experience it. Obviously, our homeschool looks different than most. The biggest difference is that we don’t want to be on the road full time and just sit in the RV doing school work. Our goal is to make our experiences a major part of how our children are learning. Plus, we have to be creative with how we do education with limited space in our motorhome. We aren’t able to stockpile curriculum or spread our children out all over the house to do their bookwork. Because of this, we use technology regularly to supplement their education.
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