Every year I’m amazed at how my audience grows. I’m also amazed when certain podcasts seem to resonate with listeners. Sometimes the topics I cover here aren’t directly tech-related but it’s nice to know that you, the listener, appreciate every episode. So, let’s take a look at the Top 5 Podcasts of 2015.
I’m basing my number off of statistics that I get from Blubrry, my media host. If you’re a fellow podcaster, you can get free statistics for your podcast there as well.
70% of teens aged 13 to 17 now use smartphones (Pew Research). 80% of parents say they have no idea how to monitor their kids’ activities online. 95% of teens have at least one social network account (Pew Research). In light of these facts how can we model responsible use of social media to our kids?
Meerkat was the darling of social media in early 2015. At SXSW many popular bloggers and celebrities used Meerkat to propel it into the public eye but is it something that homeschoolers can use or should be concerned about?
Google didn’t unveil a new self-cleaning, Internet-connected coffee mug at Google I/O this year. However, Google offers many free products to the public. Homechoolers can take advantage of these free products to help reduce the cost of using tech.
When your kids start using social media it’s probably the first site they want to use because “all their friends are using it”. Your kids probably watch you use Facebook and ask if you’re going to post pictures of them online or some funny thing they said. Facebook has become a part of most American’s lives and it’s not going away any time soon. It’s part of American and worldwide culture and as parents and homeschoolers we need to understand how to use it and how to protect our family’s privacy.
Rob Jensen from Art for Kids Hub is a father of three and husband to one. His YouTube channel and website have hundreds of videos that teach kids (and parents too) how to draw, paint, and more. Rob records videos with his three kids (Chuckers, Hads, and Austin) every week and shows kids how to bring out their inner artist.
Which episode was your favorite of 2015?
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