In our household, we are enthusiastic users of Instagram. I have an account on Instagram with the name of @10ktotalent, my wife has an account with the name @hardlotion, and my 16 year old son has this account @coinchat. Even my 14 year old son Caleb also has his own account called @bladesofbelaq. Why are we so bullish on this social media and encourage our children to use it?
Today features an interview with Jimmie Lanley of the iHomeschool Network. iHomeschool Network is a cooperative of almost one hundred outstanding homeschool bloggers. Their blog posts, videos, ebooks, and podcasts provide practical how-tos and inspirational encouragement to homeschool parents across the globe.
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About Jimmie Lanley
Jimmie Lanley, co-owner of iHomeschool Network, is a work-at-home mom who homeschools her daughter Emma. Jimmie’s background is in education (BA in English and a MS in education). It was after seven years of teaching middle school language arts in public schools that she began homeschooling her then Kindergartner.
Besides her work at iHN and her own blogs, Jimmie is a social media consultant and manager for several clients.
Jimmie lived for over eight years in China and currently lives in Memphis, TN.
About iHomeschool Studio
iHomeschool Studio is an event when homeschool parents receive the continuing education and encouragement they need to persevere in the homeschool journey with excellence and resolve. The 24 convenient online sessions will take place during the afternoons and evenings of Tuesday, February 11 through Friday, February 14, 2014.
Your ticket price of $25 gives you access to
- the 24 live sessions
- the MP3 audio recordings of all 24 sessions
- special discounts, door prizes, and giveaways from our speakers and sponsors
You do not have to attend the live sessions to have access to the recorded sessions. Your ticket price includes all MP3s whether you attend live or not.
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Music for the podcast by Kevin Macleod.
When I was a kid I wanted to go to Space Camp. I never got the opportunity to go but even through high school I was fascinated with the idea of becoming an astronaut. I’d even considered attending the Air Force Academy to improve the likelihood of me becoming an astronaut.
The movie Space Camp came out when I was a kid and romanticized the idea of becoming an astronaut while the Challenger explosion grounded me and helped me realize it was a dangerous endeavor. Blast off with Space Camp…
“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” —Bill Gates
That’s a good thing to remember mom & dad. Teach your kids to use the tool effectively and responsibly and you’ll get great results!
If your kids struggle with the screen on a tablet changing orientation when it’s set on a table or their lap you can lock the screen orientation. Here’s how to do it with an iPad in iOS 7.