Top 5 Free Education Apps: App Advent – WHS 132 – The Wired Homeschool

Top 5 Free Educational Apps

1. iTunes U: iTunes U is the best way to create and experience courses on iPad. The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere. Continue Reading →


Covenant Eyes Repeats Cyber Monday Sale – The Wired Homeschool

I wanted to pass this along this great deal to you. If you purchased any computers, smartphones, or tablets for your kids for Christmas make sure they are protected online.

Besides using parental controls, you can also use accountability software like Covenant Eyes to monitor online activity and filter objectionable content.

Covenant Eyes Cyber Monday Sale

Click the image to take advange of this deal. Use promo code cybermonday to save.

I’m a Covenant Eyes affiliate and I highly recommend their products for all of your devices. I use it at home and on my iPhone and iPad. It’s installed on all the PCs in our house. Right now, you can get 2 months for free if you use the promo code cybermonday when registering for Covenant Eyes. I recommend the family plan if you have three or more devices you want to protect.

In addition to getting 2 months free, you’ll also help out the podcast if you use my affiliate link. It doesn’t cost you any extra and it helps me pay the hosting fees for the website and media. Thanks!


Top 5 Free Social Networking Apps for iPhone – WHS 131 – The Wired Homeschool

If you bought a smartphone for yourself or your kids the first thing you’ll want to do is install apps. I’m kicking off a four week podcast series on the top apps available for iPhone. If you’re an Android user, don’t despair. Nearly all of these apps are also available for your Galaxy S4 too. Top 10 Social Networking Apps for iPhone
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Lost Time Is Never Found Again [Infographic] – The Wired Homeschool

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.

Virtual Lost & Found

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?

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