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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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Apple’s App Rating System Explained and Google Family Link- WHS 207

Apple App Rating System Google Family Link

More and more, companies are finally starting to realize that parents want a way to let their children safely use digital devices.

Apple and Google have been providing app ratings similar to the ESRB ratings for video games for years now but what do those ratings mean?

In this episode of The Wired Homeschool I take a look at the Apple app rating system and give a brief overview of Google’s new parental control feature: Family Link. Continue Reading →

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X-STEM Symposium Free for Homeschoolers and Other Tech News – WHS 206

X-STEM Symposium Free for Homeschoolers and Other Tech News – WHS 206

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Special offer for Homeschool Families – STEM Conference for Middle and High School Students – The USA Science & Engineering Festival’s X-STEM Symposium in Washington DC this April!

On Friday, April 28, 2017, the USA Science & Engineering Festival – the largest and only national science festival – will be holding its annual X-STEM Symposium in Washington DC. They are happy to, once again, extend FREE attendance to homeschool families!

The X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium – presented by the U.S. Department of Defense – is a unique conference for kids where some of our nation’s most respected professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will speak to middle through high school students in a “TED-style” format. Continue Reading →

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Nintendo Switch Initial Reaction and Other News – WHS 205

Nintendo Switch Initial Reaction and Other News


The Nintendo Switch console will be released in less than a month. While the system isn’t really something parents would consider educational, it’s possible some homeschoolers out there who like gaming will be getting the system.

Response has been mixed from the gaming community and I thought I’d share my thoughts as well as give an overview of the parental controls that will be available for the Nintendo Switch. Continue Reading →

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