If you ask a child if they want to visit a museum, you might be met with an incredulous look. Without having experienced the wonder of a museum, kids may be inclined to think that it would be a boring experience. After a great trip to any museum, though, kids are often inspired, excited, and passionate about a subject that they never knew they were interested in. That’s the power that museums hold to transform perspectives and shape futures. Continue Reading →
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This year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) companies debuted a number of exciting new technology from smart trash cans to virtual reality suits. K. Michael Prince from BecauseFamily.org joins me to talk about some of the great tech we saw and some tech that most people can probably live without.
Please note: There is an anomaly in the recording that makes it sound like I’m in an echo chamber. I did my best to correct it but couldn’t fully solve the problem. Continue Reading →
As Christmas approaches, many of us are going to have tech that is either broken or going to be replaced because it’s too old. Disposing of it responsibly can be difficult.
For the purpose of this podcast, we’ll assume that you’ve decided not to repurpose the old tech yourself. If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of old tech sitting around already that you’re going to use again “some day”.
Here are some ways you can recycle or reuse old tech. Continue Reading →
I downloaded Super Mario Run yesterday and played it a bit.
If your kids are fans of Mario and running games, they’re going to want you to buy Super Mario Run.
— Wired Homeschool 📚 (@wiredhs) December 16, 2016
About Super Mario Run
A new kind of Mario game that you can play with one hand.
In this game, Mario constantly moves forward through the courses while you use a variety of jumps to navigate. Mario will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps, so it’s up to you to show off particularly smooth moves, gather coins, and reach the goal. the day it was available.
Cost: Free to download, $9.99 to unlock all levels.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Pokémon Go continues to remain one of the most popular casual games even after a blockbuster release in the summer. It’s easy to play and Niantic continues to add features and bonuses that keep over 23 million people a day playing the game.
Pokémon Go is a hit in my household and my kids and I are always on the lookout for new Pokémon to catch.