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Special Eclipse Update – WHS

Special Eclipse Update


A quick update ahead of tomorrow’s eclipse. Hope to hear from you if you’re watching it!


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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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Star Wars Homeschooling Resources, STEM & Security – WHS 208


Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th (Force) be with you.

With fans celebrating Star Wars all around the globe today, I thought it would be appropriate to share some great Star Wars homeschooling resources that you can use in your homeschool for all your little Jedi (or Sith) sitting at the table in the kitchen.

Star Wars Homeschooling Resources

Printables

You don’t know the power of these printables. That doesn’t sound as menacing as Darth Vader’s line in Star Wars but you’ll recognize the power in these printables for grades K-8 from Year Round Homeschooling.

Arts and Crafts

The Origami Yoda series of books by Tom Angleberger is sure to keep your kids folding and laughing for hours. We own a few of them and seem to have the other constantly checked out from our local library. There’s also a great YouTube channel to supplement the books.

You may also want to check out some other paper crafts as well as metal model kits your older kids can build by themselves or with younger siblings.

DIY Lightsaber

No Jedi or Sith is complete without a lightsaber. Sure, you could head to a local big-box store and buy one but real Jedi build their own! Makezine has a great list of DIY projects that even your young Padawans can build (with a little help).

On a tight budget? Here’s a $5 lightsaber project you can build using a flashlight you’ve already got in your home.

Quick STEM Tip and Resource

NASA has many free resources for educators. As a homeschooler, you qualify to receive them. Also, if you’re near a NASA facility or an aerospace museum watch for homeschool days.

Consumer Affairs Best AntiVirus Software for 2017

Consumer Affairs has put together a great resources for people looking for antivirus software. If you’re not currently using antivirus software or you’re looking to change programs, Consumer Affairs has a great article on various software packages (some are free).

Included in the resource are comparisons, explanations of the different types of antivirus suites, and reviews.

Conclusion

Hopefully you’reading this on Star Wars Day and you’ll have time to try a few of these Star Wars Homeschooling resources. If you run out of time there’s always next year! Did you do anything special for Star Wars Day? Leave me a comment and let me know!


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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 Endorsement
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