3 Fun Educational Websites for Early Learners with Guest Host Justin Lowmaster – WHS 168

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I am on a bit of a hiatus due to surgery. I asked a few friends to help me out with episodes while I recovered. The first guest host is Justin Lowmaster.

Justin and I have known each other for quite a while now. He listened to my defunct Jesus Geek podcast and has helped me with other podcasting projects in the past.

About Justin Lowmaster

justin-lowmasterJustin Lowmaster was homeschooled and wired from a very young age. He now has achieved level 31 in years, and has a wife she is much nicer looking than him, and has sired a son and a daughter, with a third child on the way. Send help.

For hobbies Justin games with his friends and families, occasionally writes for pure pleasure, and more often writes for the Guard Frequency podcast. In addition to humans, chickens also reside on their urban farm.

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Do Your Kids Fall Into One or More of These Categories?

I’m pretty sure my kids can identify with every one of theses types of homeschoolers.

This is a fun video to watch but it can also be very educational. First, we can use it to talk about stereotypes. Second, we can use it to talk about how we should accept people for who they are. Have fun with this.

Which of these types of homeschoolers do your kids identify with the most? Let me know on Twitter or Facebook.

10 Things You Can Do With Old Smartphones – WHS 167

Inevitably, you’re going to have an old smartphone kicking around the house. What should you do with it? Recycle it? Reuse it?

In today’s episode of The Wired Homeschool I’ll discuss 10 things you can do with old smartphones.

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New 7-inch Kindle Fire Unboxing

feature-kids-heroI recently purchased 2 5th generation Kindle Fire tablets from Amazon. Here’s a quick unboxing I did live on Periscope last night.

Product Details

  • Beautiful 7″ IPS display (171 ppi / 1024 x 600) and fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor.
  • Rear and front-facing cameras.
  • 8 GB of internal storage.
  • Free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices.
  • Add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage.
  • Up to 7 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching videos, and listening to music

First Impressions

My initial impressions are positive. It’s much faster than the older model and the new FireOS include great features like parental controls and user profiles which are missing from the iPad and iOS. Restoring from backups of older devices was really easy. The power button, volume toggle, headphone jack, and USB port are all at the top of the device. The cover for the microSD card seems a little flimsy but if you’re not opening and closing it constantly it should be OK. A full review will be coming soon.

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