Tech Skills Needed to Succeed in College [Infographic]

I work at a technology-focused university. Every student is required to carry a laptop. Students use various online resources for classes and administrative tasks.

We need to prepare our kids to use tech so they can excel if college is in their future. This infographic shares some interesting data about the need for technology literacy in college.

Only 25 percent of U.S. public high school graduates have the skills needed to succeed academically in college… —The Gates Foundation

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What Do You Need for Online Homeschooling? #askwiredhs

mommab6 asked in the comments:

What technical equipment do I need for online homeschooling? I have 3 children in school. Their ages are 9, 8, and 5. I want to start using free online curriculum from ages past and add newer games or ‘what-not’ to help it stick. I currently have an iPad and iPhone. Laptop is out of commission. What do you suggest for reading and that will also play games or use a stylus pen for learning to write. Honestly, I don’t know where to even find the writing apps or software. Can you help me? I am ( at this point ) very nontechnical! Do I use kindle? iPad? Nook? Etc.? Thanks in advance!

Here’s my response:

Links mentioned:

Dew Learning
Ambleside Online

Have a question? Just send a Tweet to @wiredhs with the hashtag #askwiredhs and I’ll respond by video. You can also leave a question in the comments below.

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Tech Spaghetti Aims to Unlock Kids’ Creativity

Techspaghetti - The Young Innovator's Toolkit
Tech Spaghetti uses a proven teaching method combined with online courses to unlock your child’s creativity. If you have a child that’s interested in digital arts, this innovative program will help him to learn the skills necessary to demonstrate his talent.

Teaching digital arts is probably something most homeschoolers don’t think about doing with their kids but if you have a gifted child that wants to create Tech Spaghetti looks like a great tool that you can use to hone your child’s craft.

Leah Hinton is the the co-founder and chief educator at Tech Spaghetti. Her background is in the Arts and education and she has been teaching internationally for eight years. She is responsible for product development and education work. Leah comes from New Zealand and now lives in Berlin, Germany. I asked Leah to share her thoughts on teaching the arts in our digital world. Continue Reading →

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Homeschool Build Your Bundle Sale

Hey folks, I wanted to let you know about a special offer that’s coming along in a few weeks. It’s a great way to get a lot of digital homeschool products at a low price. I don’t normally do these kinds of sponsored posts but I felt like this homeschool build your bundle sale has a lot of value.

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

The BIGGEST digital homeschooling curriculum sale EVER is coming! Mark your calendars!

Save up to 92% on popular homeschooling curriculum!

ONE WEEK ONLY – July 21-28, 2014!

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Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

What is the “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool Edition Sale?

The “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool Edition is designed to contain the best educational digital products on the internet! Sprinkled throughout the bundles are well known publishers, including products on Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 list!

Unlike overwhelming bundle sales with nearly a hundred ebooks, the “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool Edition is a brand new concept that will allow homeschoolers to pick and choose what they want to purchase ~ all at a MASSIVE discount of up to 90% off!

Tell me more about all the available bundles…

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