fischertechnik Introduction to STEM I & II Kits – Review – WHS 180

Teaching STEM topics to homeschooled kids can sometimes be difficult. Often times, the “freebie” worksheets and experiments you find online are either too simple for older or more inquisitive kids or they lack detailed explanations about how to perform the experiments. In addition, many science curriculum lack the rigor we desire for our kids. Our family is probably unusual in that regard.

When I was contacted by Studica to review the fischertechnik Introduction to STEM I & I kits they offer I was excited. After I actually used them with my kids my excitement was justified. These two kits exceeded my expectations in their quality, level of detail, and their supplemental as well as supporting material.

fischertechnik Introduction to STEM Kit

Introduction to STEM I

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5 Fantastic Reasons to Use Tech in Homeschooling – WHS 179

Why do we use tech in homeschooling? Is it just to look cool or keep up with our neighbors? Do we think we’re giving our kids an advantage when we use tech?

This week’s episode is a replay of one of my earlier episodes. It’s what I consider part of the foundation of this podcast and illustrates why tech is important to homeschooling.

Use Tech Homeschooling

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The Rise of the Teenage Social Media Narcissist

Selfie Obsession - Social Media Narcissist
The word “selfie” was coined online on September 13, 2002. It was of someone’s busted lip (no joke). While people were taking pictures of themselves for years and putting them online before 2002, the word “selfie” wasn’t used in conjunction with a picture of oneself until 2002.

11 years later, “selfie” became the Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year. Little did “Hopey” know that in an online forum her had started a revolution. Continue Reading →

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Super-Fast Way to Tie Your Shoes [Video]

Tying shoes is one of those skills that some kids master quickly and other struggle with. Sometimes you may even include “practice tying your shoes” as part of your curriculum. Here’s a quick and easy way I found that can help your kids get their shoes tied.

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7 Winter Safety Tips for Laptops, Tablets, & Smartphones – WHS 178

Winter Safety Tips

Brace yourself. Winter is coming!

Winter is finally upon us and that means, snow, ice, and clod temperatures. OK, maybe not for everyone but here in the Northeastern United States it can get nasty. If you live in any country where temperatures can drop below freezing you’ll want to follow these 7 winter safety tips for laptops, tablets, & smartphones.

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