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Staying with the theme of distracted homeschooling, I thought I’d bring back an interview I did with Todd Wilson last year at the Great Homeschool Convention in Connecticut. It’s short but it helps to cement the idea that we’re getting too distracted as parents. Yes, we love technology and it can be very beneficial but we must assess whether or not we’re too caught up in our gadgets and gizmos.

Please consider nominating the podcast for the 9th Annual Podcast Awards.

The 100th episode of the podcast is coming up on November 11th. I’d like to get your feedback about how the podcast has helped you, why you listen, and if there’s anything you’d like to see more of in the podcast. Send an email to feedback@thewiredhomeschool.com with the Subject “Episode 100 Feedback” or use the other contact methods below to have your feedback featured on the 100th episode of The Wired Homeschool. Please send your feedback by November 4th so it can be included in the 100th episode of The Wired Homeschool.

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The Wired Homeschool is a proud member of the Tech Podcast Network. For more family-friendly tech podcasts visit techpodcasts.com

Music for the podcast by Kevin Macleod.

Unlimited lifetime online backups for one price.This episode of The Wired Homeschool is brought to you in part by DrivePop. You can get a lifetime license to backup an unlimited amount of data on an unlimited number of computers for just $99.99. Plans start at $49.99 if you only need to back up one computer. Sign up today.

If you’re a homeschool blogger or parent trying to encourage a young writer in your home, the tools you use play an important part in how easily you complete your task. This week’s guest post by Nikolas Baron focuses on some online writing tools you may not know existed.

If there’s one skill that you cannot live without, it’s definitely writing – every one writes. But what separates mediocre writing from an engaging piece of text is, without a doubt, the content. So how do you come up with these magnificent ideas that will bring your writing up a notch?

Young School Teacher Working on Her Desk in Class

Before you start subconsciously listing down the applications that half the world already knows (Evernote, Google Docs, or worse still, Microsoft word processes), let me reassure you that this article isn’t going to cover the same old generic software programs. Thank God for technology!

From productivity to generating ideas, let’s take a look at the following simple tools to level up your writing.  Show me the tools!

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Have you ever consider what your kids thinks about your use of social media? Recently, I watched a video by Mark Malkoff that really struck a nerve in me.

Many people start homeschooling because they want to spend more time with their family and end up spending more time with a screen in front of their face instead of getting some face time with their kids.

What do you think? Are you spending too much time with social media? Think you should spend more time with your kids and put the smartphone away?

Please consider nominating the podcast for the 9th Annual Podcast Awards.

The 100th episode of the podcast is coming up on November 11th. I’d like to get your feedback about how the podcast has helped you, why you listen, and if there’s anything you’d like to see more of in the podcast. Send an email to feedback@thewiredhomeschool.com with the Subject “Episode 100 Feedback” or use the other contact methods below to have your feedback featured on the 100th episode of The Wired Homeschool. Please send your feedback by November 4th so it can be included in the 100th episode of The Wired Homeschool.

Like what you see? Connect socially!

Voicemail – 518-290-0228 or record a message with your computer


Etc.

Want to be notified of any upcoming news regarding the podcast or if I’m speaking in your area? Join my spam-free mailing list. You’ll receive monthly updates and news about future projects and I’ll let you know if I’m speaking in your area at a homeschooling convention.

Would you like me to speak to your homeschool group? Schedule a virtual workshop today.

The Wired Homeschool is a proud member of the Tech Podcast Network. For more family-friendly tech podcasts visit techpodcasts.com

Music for the podcast by Kevin Macleod.

Unlimited lifetime online backups for one price.This episode of The Wired Homeschool is brought to you in part by DrivePop. You can get a lifetime license to backup an unlimited amount of data on an unlimited number of computers for just $99.99. Plans start at $49.99 if you only need to back up one computer. Sign up today.
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I’ve got a mish-mash of topics this week starting with iHomeschool Network’s #honorcopyright week and a new homeschool podcasting network: Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Four Online Transcript Tools

4 Online Transcript Tools

1. My Homeschool Transcripts – Free version available. $39 lifetime access for an unlimited number of students and transcripts.
2. Scholaric – 15-day free trial. Monthly fee starting at $3 per student.
3. HEAV Homeschool Transcript Service – $35 per student. Additional fees for addition students/copies. HEAV members receive 10% discount.
4. HSLDA Fast Transcript – $16 per student annually. $110 lifetime membership. HSLDA members receive a discount. Free blank Word templates available.

Please consider nominating the podcast for the 9th Annual Podcast Awards.

The 100th episode of the podcast is coming up on November 11th. I’d like to get your feedback about how the podcast has helped you, why you listen, and if there’s anything you’d like to see more of in the podcast. Send an email to feedback@thewiredhomeschool.com with the Subject “Episode 100 Feedback” or use the other contact methods below to have your feedback featured on the 100th episode of The Wired Homeschool. Please send your feedback by November 4th so it can be included in the 100th episode of The Wired Homeschool.

Like what you see? Connect socially!

Voicemail – 518-290-0228 or record a message with your computer


Etc.

Want to be notified of any upcoming news regarding the podcast or if I’m speaking in your area? Join my spam-free mailing list. You’ll receive monthly updates and news about future projects and I’ll let you know if I’m speaking in your area at a homeschooling convention.

Would you like me to speak to your homeschool group? Schedule a virtual workshop today.

The Wired Homeschool is a proud member of the Tech Podcast Network. For more family-friendly tech podcasts visit techpodcasts.com

Music for the podcast by Kevin Macleod.

Unlimited lifetime online backups for one price.This episode of The Wired Homeschool is brought to you in part by DrivePop. You can get a lifetime license to backup an unlimited amount of data on an unlimited number of computers for just $99.99. Plans start at $49.99 if you only need to back up one computer. Sign up today.

Every year people from all over the world vote on the best podcasts chosen by listeners like you. Before the voting begins there are nominations and they are now open.

Would you please consider nominating The Wired Homeschool in the Education category this year? Remember, you can only nominate podcasts once so make sure you choose your favorite podcasts in other categories too.

Here’s how to do it:

First, go to the Podcast Awards site and put in The Wired Homeschool with the URL http://thewiredhomeschool.com

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Add any other podcasts you’d like in the other categories.

Next, fill in your personal information.

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Click “Submit” and you’re done!

Your nomination would be greatly appreciated and if I’m nominated I’ll be looking for your vote too!