Duolingo Review: App Advent – WHS 174

You’ve probably heard a lot about Duolingo either from friends or seen it reviewed on various blogs. In this episode, I interview two of my kids to get their take on it after having used it for three months. I also provide some insight from a parent’s point of view.

Duolingo Review

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Top Budget Tablets for the Holidays – WHS 173

With the holiday shopping season upon us, many parents think about purchasing tablets for their children. You can pay a lot or very little for a tablet and I’ve rounded up some at various price points for you to consider.

While price isn’t the only thing you should consider when purchasing a tablet, it generally is the strongest determining factor. You can listen to episode 108 for my tips on choosing the right tablet.
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Social Media, Tragedy, and Activism – WHS 172

When tragedy strikes in our country or around the world, social media is flooded. Some of the posts are compassionate and heartfelt while others can be callus or indifferent.

How are we as parents to respond to our kids when they ask about what they’ve seen on social media? In this special episode of The Wired Homeschool I examine how a parent should respond to their child after tragedy is exposed on social media.
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Social Media and Bullying [Infographic]

Cyberbullying InfographicIf your kids are using social media, they’ve probably been harassed by someone in the past 12 months. Yes, even our “sheltered” and homeschooled kids can get bullied. It’s alarming, really, and as parents we need to be vigilant and prepare our kids for a world where people hide behind a keyboard instead having face-to-face conversations.

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3 Reasons to Buy a Microsoft Surface Pro – WHS 171

While I was on hiatus Microsoft announced the availability of the Surface Pro 4 tablet and Surface Book. Although the devices have been available for a few weeks now, I though I’d go over some reasons why I would buy the Surface Pro 4 instead of the iPad Pro.

Surface Pro 4 with Type Cover and Pen

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