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The Wired Homeschool has been nominated for the 2nd year in a row as one of the “best homeschool dad blogs” by the Homeschool Post.
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Have you ever found yourself barreling around the house looking for your keys or cellphone? Maybe one of your kids misplaced their backpack and you didn’t find out until you were headed out the door to co-op.
Electronic trackers like Tile for iOS can help you find those lost items.
Besides keeping track of valuable items, electronic trackers can also be used for educational purposes. Hide them around the house or park and send the kids on a scavenger hunt. For example, you could hide tiles in the park and kids have to identify the plant where they found the tile. Maybe you place them in a museum or library (ask permission first) and kids have to report on the art or book they saw where they found the tile.
Here’s another idea: put the tracker in something that floats (like a plastic storage container) and let it loose down a stream. See how far it goes downstream (TrackR might be better for this because it uses “crowd GPS”).
You could have a lot of fun with these things. What are some ways you’d use an electronic tracker in homeschooling?