WHS 52 – Northeast Great Homeschool Convention Round Up Part 1 – The Wired Homeschool

Last week I attended the Northeast Great Homeschool Convention.  While there, I heard lots of great speakers and visited with a number of wonderful vendors.

This week and next week I’ll be sharing interviews I recorded with speakers and vendors at the convention.

All of them were very gracious and spared a little time out of their busy convention schedules to talk with me.  

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The first interview is with Andrew Pudewa, the founder, principal speaker, and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing.  He shared an number of insights about writing and learning and we spoke about writing and how technology (specifically typing) affects the creative process.  My wife and I attended a couple of Andrew’s sessions and found his style and presentation to be both entertaining and educational.

The second interview is with Todd Wilson of Familyman Ministries.  Todd is the author of author of Help! I’m Married to a Homeschooling Mom and The Official Book of Homeschooling Cartoons, is a dad, writer, conference speaker, and former pastor.  Meeting Todd and hearing him speak in person was a delight for me because I’ve been following his ministry for at least ten years.  We talked about taming the techno-beast in our homes.

Finally, I spoke with Mark and Victoria Kempf from Screen Retriver.  Mark and Victoria developed Screen Retriever because they wanted to know what their computer savvy girls were doing online.  They felt that all the other filtering solutions out there weren’t meeting their needs and they also wanted to teach their girls how to use the Internet responsibly.

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Music: Poofy Reel by Kevin Macleod.

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