3 Ways to Use Vine for Homeschooling – WHS 116

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.

3 Ways to Use Vine for Homeschooling

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. #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!

Tech News

Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited subscription gives you access to 600,000 ebooks and thousands of Audible audiobooks for $9.99 a month.

European regulators want Apple to do more about sneaky in-app purchases. Interestingly, Amazon is also being sued by the FTC for similar problems with their Kindle Fire tablets.

iTunes Pass now available in more countries. iTunes Pass allows Apple customers to visit a local Apple Store and add credit to their account without having the bother of typing in codes from gift cards.

Thanks to Tweeter707 for the positive iTunes Review

You don’t need to be a homeschooler to appreciate this podcast. John does a great job of reviewing different hardware and software innovations, and explaining their possible use or impact on homeschooling and education.

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