5 reasons to Teach Your Kids to Code [Infographic] – The Wired Homeschool

Coding is not something that I am particularly fond of. I started out my college years learning to program at a local community college and soon got bored of the endless lines of code I had to decipher in order to complete an assignment.

These days, coding is completely different. Yes, being a programmer takes a keen eye but there a more tools to help debug and decipher the thousands of lines of code that someone will have to write.

Additionally, object-oriented languages have made it easier to accomplish tasks that used to take a few hundred lines of code. Kids also have a number of friendly tools available that can help them learn the basics and possibly spark and interest in a lifetime hobby or career. Continue Reading →

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7 Alternatives to Apple’s Podcasts App – App Advent – WHS 134 – The Wired Homeschool

If you have an Android smartphone or tablet or if you’re not happy with the built-in Podcasts app in iOS you’re in luck! There are many apps out in the Android and iOS stores to choose from. Here are seven apps that are worth giving a try.

7 alternatives to Apple's Podcasts App
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Top 5 Free Kids Apps: App Advent – WHS 133 – The Wired Homeschool

Top 5 Free Kids Apps

1. Dr. Seuss Treasury: Over 50 Dr. Seuss classic books in one app! Your child will love reading these Dr. Seuss classics with their favorite characters – the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, the Lorax, Sam-I-Am, and many, many more! Parents can see their children’s reading skills improve with statistics for number of books read, hours read, pages turned, and words tapped. Try it FREE for 7 days, then subscribe for unlimited access to a library of 55 digital books you can take with you anywhere. Continue Reading →

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Do you want PORN with that Happy Meal? – The Wired Homeschool

The ubiquity of wi-fi access is great! You can check your email, update your social media statuses, check the latest scores, and find a video for your kids to watch while you’re waiting in line somewhere or at a restaurant.

There is something that is troubling, however. One particular restaurant that markets itself to your kids doesn’t filter Internet access: McDonald’s. That’s right, ole Ronald doesn’t care if your kids have access to porn in their restaurants. Continue Reading →

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