News, Book and App Reviews, and More – WHS 86 – The Wired Homeschool

I’ve got a mixed bag this week in the podcast.

First up is some listener feedback from a review in iTunes. Scott left a great review of the podcast. I hope you will too!

Learning in the 21st Century: How to Connect, Collaborate, and CreateI also review the book Learning in the 21st Century: How to Connect, Collaborate, and Create. It’s the book I should have written! Homeschoolers who want to enhance their kids education with technology will find practical and solid advice for integrating technological tools in their curriculum.

Why are games good for learning? – Games are fun and they can be educational. Even games that aren’t geared towards education can benefit people.

Make Movie Magic at an Apple Retail Store – Are you looking for a creative outlet for your techy kids this summer? Why not send them to camp at a local Apple Retail Store?

Filtering Now Available in Covenant Eyes for iPhone – With the addition of filtering, parents can now provide comprehensive internet protection for their children. Not only will you get the award-winning reporting service provided by Covenant Eyes but you’ll also get a browser that filters unsafe content.

7.5 Million Kids Under 12 Using Facebook – If you have a teenager in your house, more than likely he or she has a Facebook account. It is the most popular social media network in the world and the second most popular website behind Google.

Math Mathews Makes Multiplication an Adventure – Getting your kids to practice multiplication tables can sometimes be a chore. Finding a way to make it fun and exciting can sometimes be difficult. With Math Mathews your kids will not only practice their multiplication facts but also have fun playing an excellent game.

I will be taking a hiatus in July. There will still be “best of” podcasts released every week. I’m going to take a month to recharge and do some planning.

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