Homeschooling and Entrepreneurship with Daniel J. Lewis

Daniel J LewisI spent most of the week preparing for a message at chruch this week so I didn’t have time to put a new podcast together. Instead, I decided to edit down an old interview I did with Daniel J. Lewis of the Noodle.MX Network.

Daniel is a podcaster, public speaker, and a website and graphic designer. We talked about how Daniel’s experience being homeschooled prepared him for his future.

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Music for the podcast by Kevin Macleod.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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HP’s New Sprout PC Enables STEAM-Powered Education

hp-sprout-enables-steam-powered-educationYou’ve probably already heard of STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Increasingly we’re starting to see the emergence of STEAM education by adding Arts into the picture (pun intended). This combination of high-tech learning and classical education is finding a niche in homeschooling.

HP’s news Sprout PC enables STEAM education in a ways that boggles my mind.

What do you think? Is this something you think could be useful in your STEAM-powered homeschool?

Here are the specs (provided by HP)

Operating System Windows 8.1
HP Illuminator HP Illuminator, powered by the HP DLP Projector, the HP High-Resolution Camera with up to 14.6 megapixel resolution and the Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera for instant capture of 2D and 3D objects, along with an LED desk lamp
HP Touch Mat 20″ diagonal, 20-point touch-enabled touch mat with an ultra-resistant top coating
Stylus Adonit Jot Pro stylus to write and draw comfortably. It can be attached magnetically to the upper-right side of the Sprout display.
Processor 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4790S Processor
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 745A with 2GB DDR3 dedicated memory
Integrated display 23″ diagonal, 10-point touch-enabled, Full HD (1920×1080) Wide Viewing Angle, White-LED backlit LCD Display
Memory 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 SDRAM memory2x4GB (expandable to 16GB)
Hybrid drive 1TB SATA 6G Solid State Hybrid Drivewith 8GB flash acceleration cache offers SSD-like Speed & HDD capacity
Webcam HP High Definition 1MP Webcam
Sound DTS Sound™
Wireless 10/100/1000 Base-T Network and Integrated Bluetooth® 4.0 and Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n featuring Dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO technology
USB ports Dual USB 2.0 ports and dual USB 3.0 ports, including a powered port to charge phones or other USB devices
Memory Card Reader HP 3-in-1 Media Card Reader – Supports SD, SDHC, SDXC
Keyboard and mouse Premium wireless chiclet-style keyboard with volume control, Windows 8 hot keys and optical mouse
sprout workspace The app for capturing, creating and sharing your ideas
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iPod Classic Discontinued for Lack of Parts

Do you have an iPod Classic? You know, the square one with the click-wheel that you can stuff thousands of songs onto? Apple finally discontinued the product and I honestly think the other iPods will follow soon.

Apple finally explains why it killed the iPod Classic

Apple swiftly assassinated its iPod Classic line last month, a move that was met with perhaps more outcry than it expected. And speaking at WSJD Live, Tim Cook explained why: it couldn’t get the parts anymore.

Unless you’re into carrying lots of audio books and lectures around on your classic iPod, it really doesn’t hold much educational value. The 16GB iPad Mini is worth the extra $50 for a larger screen so I wouldn’t buy an iPod Touch unless being able to put something in your pocket is more important than additional screen real estate.

I give the iPod another 5 years. By then Apple will have come up with a way to bean the Apple Store directly into our brains.

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9-inch Tablet Showdown: Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2

9-inch tablet showdown google nexus vs ipad air 2Apple and Google recently announced new tablets for the masses and people will be rushing to stores to buy them. Before you buy your next full-sized tablet you’ll want to know which one gives you the best value and will meet your needs.

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It’s a tablet beat-down between the Google Nexus 9 and the iPad Air 2. Both tablets give me the wiggles inside but the Nexus 9 edges out the iPad Air 2 in my opinion. Listen to find out why.

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The Wired Homeschool is a proud member of the Tech Podcast Network. For more family-friendly tech podcasts visit techpodcasts.com

Music for the podcast by Kevin Macleod.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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New Kindles, Windows 10, and Ello – WHS 125

There’s a lot of tech news that I cram into this episode along with your answers to the question of the week.

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New Kindle Devices

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  • Kindle Voyage—Prices starts at $199. The device comes with a 300 ppi display, new adaptive front light, it’s thinner than all other devices, and has a battery that lasts weeks.
  • Kindle with Touch—Prices start at $79. New touchscreen, faster processor and double the previous storage.
  • Kindle Paperwhite—Prices start at $119. Double the storage but remains mostly the same.
  • Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition—Prices start at $149. Comes with 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited, a “kid-proof” case, and 2 year worry-free guarantee.
  • Kindle Fire HD—Prices start at $99. 6- or 7-inch display. 8GB or 16GB of storage. Multiple colors.
  • Kindle Fire HDX—Prices start at $179. 7- or 8.9-inch display. 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage. 4G LTE cellular service available.

Reference: http://www.ereaderortablet.com/amazon-unveils-kindles-for-201415

Windows 10

Windows 10
Microsoft recently announce the name of their upcoming operating system: Windows 10. According to Microsoft they chose to skip a version number because this isn’t an incremental release. Here’s what you can expect:

  • A different experience on different platforms
  • Minor new features
  • A different approach to touch
  • Continuum will allow tablet users to easily switch between touch and keyboard modes

Reference: http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/microsoft-announces-windows-10

Ello

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New ad-free social network that charges for premium features. Here’s what parents need to know:

  • Fake accounts are OK.
  • Very little privacy.
  • There is adult content.
  • Currently invite-only.

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You can call 518-290-0228 to leave me a message or use this convenient widget to record a message right from your computer.

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Want to be notified of any upcoming news regarding the podcast or if I’m speaking in your area? Join my spam-free mailing list. You’ll receive monthly updates and news about future projects and I’ll let you know if I’m speaking in your area at a homeschooling convention.

The Wired Homeschool is a proud member of the Tech Podcast Network. For more family-friendly tech podcasts visit techpodcasts.com

Music for the podcast by Kevin Macleod.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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