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CES 2018 with Matt Kamla and Michael Prince – WHS 222

CES 2018

Photo credit: Ryan Boyles


CES 2018 has passed but coverage still continues. There’s no doubt you’re seeing many articles about the gadgets and gizmos from CES 2018 that will make your life easier or more connected.

Matt Kamla (a listener of the podcast) and Michael Prince from Family Tech Blog both attended CES this year and shared some of the things they were excited to see. In addition, I shared three things from CES that caught my eye.

From VR to conductive ink, here are the things we’re excited about from CES 2018. Continue Reading →

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Osmo Genius Kit Review – WHS 216

Osmo Genius Kit Review

The Osmo Genius Kit includes 5 hands-on games that foster creativity & problem solving skills: Masterpiece, Newton, Tangram, Numbers, and Words.

In this episode of The Wired Homeschool I’ll share my thoughts on the Osmo Genius Kit and preview some upcoming episodes.

Thanks to my Patrons for supporting this episode: Aaron, Lori, Matt, & Winston. Your continued support on Patreon helps make this podcast possible. Continue Reading →

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Solar Eclipse Timer – STEM App of the Week

Solar Eclipse TimerIf you plan to view the total solar eclipse this year, it helps to know when certain events will occur. Solar Eclipse Timer can help you determine if you’re in the path of totality and the times each significant event will occur during the eclipse.

Description

Solar Eclipse Timer is your smartphone guide for a total solar eclipse. It’s like having your own personal astronomer help you on Eclipse Day! It is extremely simple to use and has unique features that are ONLY found in this app! Just get into the path of the solar eclipse, and then with just 2 taps on your device, the app is ready to “talk” you through the eclipse.

Cost: $1.99
Platforms: Android and iOS
Rating: E (Google Play Store)/4+ (Apple AppStore)

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Osmo Coding Jam Teaches Kids to Code and Rock Out – WHS 209

Osmo Coding Jam Teaches Kids to Code and Rock Out - WHS 209


I was recently given early access to Osmo Coding Jam to review the product ahead of its launch. It’s a game combined with tactile elements that teach kids to code using pictograms on tiles.

A nifty stand and mirror allow your iPad to see the tiles laying on a table in front of the device. It’s an ingenious design that I found fun to use.

Before I give my full review, here are some things you’ll want to know about Osmo Coding Jam. Continue Reading →

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Dash and Dot Help Kids Make Wonder

When I was contacted by Wonder Workshop last month to test Dash and Dot (robots that help kids learn to code) I was skeptical at first. Once my kids started using them I could see the potential hidden beneath their cute appearance.

Dash and Dot Help Kids Make Wonder

At first glance, these two little robots look like nothing more than expensive toys but after my kids started to explore the many features and functions I was astonished with the potential hidden under the child-like fa├žade. Continue Reading →

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