Covenant Eyes Repeats Cyber Monday Sale

I wanted to pass this along this great deal to you. If you purchased any computers, smartphones, or tablets for your kids for Christmas make sure they are protected online.

Besides using parental controls, you can also use accountability software like Covenant Eyes to monitor online activity and filter objectionable content.

Covenant Eyes Cyber Monday Sale

Click the image to take advange of this deal. Use promo code cybermonday to save.

I’m a Covenant Eyes affiliate and I highly recommend their products for all of your devices. I use it at home and on my iPhone and iPad. It’s installed on all the PCs in our house. Right now, you can get 2 months for free if you use the promo code cybermonday when registering for Covenant Eyes. I recommend the family plan if you have three or more devices you want to protect.

In addition to getting 2 months free, you’ll also help out the podcast if you use my affiliate link. It doesn’t cost you any extra and it helps me pay the hosting fees for the website and media. Thanks!


Lost Time Is Never Found Again [Infographic]

Have you ever found yourself barreling around the house looking for your keys or cellphone? Maybe one of your kids misplaced their backpack and you didn’t find out until you were headed out the door to co-op.

Electronic trackers like Tile for iOS can help you find those lost items.

Virtual Lost & Found

Besides keeping track of valuable items, electronic trackers can also be used for educational purposes. Hide them around the house or park and send the kids on a scavenger hunt. For example, you could hide tiles in the park and kids have to identify the plant where they found the tile. Maybe you place them in a museum or library (ask permission first) and kids have to report on the art or book they saw where they found the tile.

Here’s another idea: put the tracker in something that floats (like a plastic storage container) and let it loose down a stream. See how far it goes downstream (TrackR might be better for this because it uses “crowd GPS”).

You could have a lot of fun with these things. What are some ways you’d use an electronic tracker in homeschooling?

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Monitoring Your Google Account Just Got Easier

If you use Google services like Drive for homeschooling you can now easily monitor what devices have accessed your account recently.

Monitoring Your Google Account Just Got Easier

Google has recently added a Devices and Activity dashboard that allows you to see what devices are currently accessing your account and when devices have accessed your account previously.

A new Devices and Activity dashboard gives your users additional insight over the devices accessing their Google account. The page shows a comprehensive view of all devices that have been active on an account in the last 28 days, or are currently signed in. And in case any suspicious activity is noticed, there’s a setting to immediately take steps to secure an account and change a password.

You can read more about this and other new features at the Google Apps Update Blog.


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