Do you think Vine is just a place for cool special effects, looping funny videos, and an outlet for teen stupidity? While it is used for those things, I think there are three significant ways Vine can be used by homeschoolers for educational purposes.
Let me start out by saying that Vine is not for everyone. There are some crude and crass videos that you or your children could stumble upon if you’re not careful, especially if you use the “Explore” option. Just like YouTube, it’s a tool that can be misused.
However, if you use it for educational purposes I think it can be a fun supplement to traditional curriculum. Let’s explore some of those benefits.
3 Ways to Use Vine for Homeschooling
- Educational scavenger hunt. You can either send your kids on a scavenger hunt and have them submit their findings via Vine or post your clues using Vine. It’s a great way to leverage the technology and your followers can participate too.
- Sharing quick tips with other homeschoolers. Vine is a great way to demonstrate quick tips or glimpses into your homeschooling day. It’s a great way to quickly demonstrate a skill or technique.
- #6secondscience – Just look it up. You’ll be amazed at how much science can be packed into a 6 second video. Some of them are amazing!
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