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Games in Education Symposium Wrap-Up – WHS 212

Games in Education Symposium 2017

Presenting “There’s and App for That! STEM Homeschooling with Games and Apps” at GiE17


The 11th annual Games in Education Symposium (GiE17) brought together educators from the United States and Canada to learn how to supercharge their classrooms with video games.

While this conference’s target attendee is the public school teacher, I was able to present as well as attend. While there, I learned a lot about game-based education and will be sharing how homeschoolers can use games to teach STEM topics.

In this episode, I provide a wrap-up of my time at GiE17 and share some thoughts about future episodes and collaborations with some of the people I met at the conference.

Games in Education Symposium 2017 Live Stream Day 1

Games in Education Symposium 2017 Live Stream Day 1

EK Theater Performance at Games in Education Symposium 2017


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Top 5 Homeschooling Podcasts in Apple Podcasts – WHS 211

Top 5 Homeschool Podcasts

There is a growing number of homeschooling podcasts in Apple Podcasts (also known as iTunes) and they cover a variety of topics from the sacred to the secular.

In this episode of The Wired Homeschool I’m reviewing the highest-ranked homeschooling podcasts found in Apple Podcasts (iTunes) in the K-12 category.

I’ve listened to the latest episode of each podcast for five minutes. Why only five minutes? Two reasons: 1.) I don’t have 6+ hours to listen to homeschooling podcasts and 2.) the first five minutes is the amount of time I give to a new podcast before I decide to skip it or subscribe.

I’ll be rating each podcast on the following criteria: quality, content, host personality, and relevance. Continue Reading →

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Cyber Security 101: Tips On Teaching Your Children About Being Safe Online While Homeschooling [Guest Post]

Cyber Security 101: Tips On Teaching Your Children About Being Safe Online While Studying
Nowadays, schools and teachers require students to do homework online. Additionally, the internet has become the primary method for children to study for projects, tests, and assignments. Unfortunately, that does not mean that it is a completely safe way for children to learn. In fact, the Internet poses many potential problems for a child’s safety when studying online. Continue Reading →

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Solar Eclipse Timer – STEM App of the Week

Solar Eclipse TimerIf you plan to view the total solar eclipse this year, it helps to know when certain events will occur. Solar Eclipse Timer can help you determine if you’re in the path of totality and the times each significant event will occur during the eclipse.

Description

Solar Eclipse Timer is your smartphone guide for a total solar eclipse. It’s like having your own personal astronomer help you on Eclipse Day! It is extremely simple to use and has unique features that are ONLY found in this app! Just get into the path of the solar eclipse, and then with just 2 taps on your device, the app is ready to “talk” you through the eclipse.

Cost: $1.99
Platforms: Android and iOS
Rating: E (Google Play Store)/4+ (Apple AppStore)

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