Is It Time We Introduced Cyber Security Into Our Children’s Upbringing? [Guest Post]

Is It Time We Introduced Cyber Security Into Our Children’s Upbringing?The technology and internet in today’s world are ever changing and evolving. How to make sure your privacy is secured online, and how to defend yourself from phishing emails, malware attacks and other forms of cyber threats are common topics for adults.

But what about the younger generation?

How can the society or parents teach young children to use the internet in a safe way? The kids growing up today are often introduced to smartphones, laptops or tablets at a very young age. When you look around, how many kids do you see using a smartphone? Personally, I see it relatively often.

These children know everything about video games, YouTube, animal animations, etc. But little do they know about malicious malware, viruses, phishing, and other online threats. Continue Reading →

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Falcon Heavy Launch: A Homeschooler’s Guide and What to Expect

One of the great things about homeschooling is that we can break away from our routine and take advantage of teachable moments. The Falcon Heavy Launch happening today is a great opportunity for homeschoolers to use as a teachable moment.

Falcon Heavy will be launching from a historic launchpad: 39A in Cape Canaveral. This is the same launch pad that sent men to the moon. One day, men and women may go to the moon or Mars from this same location.

Lift-off is scheduled for 3:45 PM, EST and will be streamed online via YouTube for the whole world to see. So what should you expect?

Note: this article was updated to include the new launch time. Launch time may change throughout the day. Continue Reading →

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5 3D Printers Under $500 for Homeschooling – WHS 223

When you think of 3D printers, what comes to mind? Do you think technology like 3d printing is beyond the reach of homeschoolers?

3d printers under $500

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It’s not! 3D printers have become affordable and easy to use. There are many 3D printers that have been specifically designed for home use and homeschoolers can use them to teach STEM topics.

Your kids can learn about 3D modelling, engineering, and other scientific principles while designing their own creations. Who knows, maybe your child might design a better mousetrap with his or her 3D printer.

In this podcast, I’ll cover the basics of 3D printing, some basic guidelines to consider when purchasing a 3D printer and talk about 5 3D printers under $500 for homeschooling. If you’re already familiar with 3D printing you can skip ahead to the list.

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Homeschooling and Liberty Summit

Homeschooling and Liberty Summit
I had the pleasure of participating in the Homeschooling and Liberty Summit along with 27 other homeschooling and entrepreneurship leaders.

This free summit starts on February 1, 2018 and features interviews with myself and others on topics that will interest veteran homeschoolers as well as parents who want to start homeschooling.

Besides me you’ll hear from Ron Paul, Pam Laricchia, Dr. Brian D. Ray, Kerry McDonald, Pat Farenga and more!

Sign up through email at www.homeschoolingandliberty.com and you’ll receive each interview in your inbox every day in February. Continue Reading →

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