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Protecting Your Family Online: A How-To Guide for Parents by Covenant Eyes – The Wired Homeschool

As a Covenant Eyes affiliate I get access to a lot of great resources that I can pass along to you. This free guide provides insightful information about Internet use for families, great tips for making the Internet a safer place for your kids, and some guidance for using the accountability reports provided by Covenant Eyes. Just click the graphic below to download the PDF.

Protecting Your Family Online: A Parent's How-To Guide

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50 Educational Podcasts to Stick in Your Ears – The Wired Homeschool

I’m always looking for podcasts or websites that inspire me to find fun and exciting ways to educate my kids. Credit to Titus Dalisay for sending me this list of 50 podcasts that focus on education. Granted, some of the podcasts approach education in its traditional forms but there is still some great information that can be gleaned from them.

Some of the podcasts you’ll find here include:

TED Talks: What should future schools look like? How do brains learn? Some of the world’s greatest educators, researchers, and community leaders share their stories and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Nerdy Cast: Hosted by Nicholas Provenzano, This is an education podcast featuring some of the smartest and funniest people in education. We are going to talk education, technology and pop culture.

Grammar Girl: Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Whether English is your first language or your second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer.

Those are just a few of the great podcasts you’ll find in the informED article, “50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out”.

Missing from the list are homeschooling podcasts. Not even one appears there. Homeschoolers have unique and insightful ideas when it comes to education. We have a smaller budget and less staff so creativity is a must for parents who’ve determined to educate their children outside of traditional methods. Maybe next time a list like this is developed at least one homeschooling podcast will be featured.

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