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Top 5 Free Education Apps: App Advent – WHS 132 – The Wired Homeschool

Top 5 Free Educational Apps

1. iTunes U: iTunes U is the best way to create and experience courses on iPad. The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere. Continue Reading →

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Using Scholaric to Plan Your Homeschool Year – The Wired Homeschool

Planning your homeschool year can be tough. If you’ve never tried using an online tool to plan your homeschool year you might want to consider Scholaric.

I asked Jeff Schmitz, the creator of Scholaric, to write an article about planning your homeschool year.

Why Use a Planner

Using a planner can help organize your homeschool day, allowing both the parent and students know exactly what needs to be completed each day. By planning your school year in advance, you can see at what rate you must progress to complete the selected curriculum within your desired time-frame.

Using Scholaric to Plan Your Homeschool Year - Planner

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Having a planner also means less time wasted trying to determine “where did we finish yesterday?” and moving directly into learning. For older students, having a checklist means more independence and more visibility into their school day, right from the start. Continue Reading →

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5 STEM Apps for Homeschooling Mathematics – The Wired Homeschool

As the school year quickly approaches, you may be wondering how you can cover STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in a fun way while homeschooling.

Mathematics is one of those subjects a lot of homeschoolers don’t feel equipped to teach, especially once their children start highschool. Most parents feel comfortable with teaching elementary mathematics but once letters start appearing in the equations some parents break out in a cold sweat. Have no fear! There’s an app for that! While these apps won’t necessarily teach certain math topics, they will help reinforce what your child is learning.

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Did you miss all of the other lists? Check out all the other subjects: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, and ENGINEERING. Now on to MATHEMATICS! Take me to the apps!

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5 STEM Apps for Homeschooling Engineering – The Wired Homeschool

As the school year quickly approaches, you may be wondering how you can cover STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in a fun way while homeschooling.

Homeschoolers don’t have big budgets so really elaborate science experiments are usually out of the question. Fortunately, there are some great apps that you can use to teach your kids STEM topics. They think they’re having fun and you can feel better knowing that the games being played are educational.

Teaching Engineering with Apps for Homeschooling

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5 STEM Apps for Homeschooling Technology – The Wired Homeschool

As the school year quickly approaches, you may be wondering how you can cover STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in a fun way while homeschooling.

Homeschoolers don’t have big budgets so really elaborate science experiments are usually out of the question. Fortunately, there are some great apps that you can use to teach your kids STEM topics. They think they’re having fun and you can feel better knowing that the games being played are educational.

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