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Osmo Coding Jam Unboxing and Reveal

The latest fun & interactive game from Osmo has just been announced and I have a copy to review. Look for a review in an upcoming podcast. Until then, here’s an unboxing video for you!

Osmo Coding Jam

Coding Jam combines coding and creativity and is fun for kids ages 5-12. The open-ended approach allows kids to make cool music and share their creations with others.

Your kids will learn:

  • Coding fundamentals
  • Pattern recognition
  • Sequencing and loops
  • Rhythm, harmony and melody
  • Creative coding

Coding Jam is currently available to purchase in the Osmo Store and at Amazon. It will ship May 25th. Keep in mind that you’ll also need a base (if you don’t already have one) to use the game.

I’ll reveal more about Coding Jam in an upcoming podcast so make sure you’re subscribed.

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2017 Total Solar Eclipse Infographic

Are your kids excited about the total solar eclipse this summer? Want a handy way to teach them about eclipses? Here’s a great infographic from Space.com that illustrates what causes eclipses and the different kinds you might see.

2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Quick STEM Tip

You can spend an entire week investigating eclipses. The best application is to figure out the math that determines when an eclipse will occur.

Bonus #1: If you have an artist in the house, have your child draw the relationship of the sun, moon, and earth during an eclipse.

Bonus #2: Take a look through your history books and see when an eclipse occurred at the same time as a major historical event.

WARNING: Never view the sun, even during a total solar eclipse, without protective eye wear.

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CES 2017 Wins and Fails with K. Michael Prince – WHS 204

CES 2017 Wins and Fails with K. Michael Prince – WHS 204

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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 →

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15 STEM and STEAM Ideas for Homeschoolers – WHS 191

15 STEM and STEAM Ideas for Homeschoolers

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There are a number of creative ways to incorporate STEM topics into your homeschooling. During this year’s Podcast Awards I released 15 mini-episodes that shared 15 STEM and STEAM Ideas for Homeschoolers.

I’ve compiled all 15 of those ideas into this single podcast. Listen to or read all of the great ways you can teach STEM and STEAM topics to your kids. Continue Reading →

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