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5 Online Science Classes for Homeschoolers

Model of human skullHomeschooling parents know science can be a difficult subject to teach. Even if your student understands basic scientific principles, some children simply do not like science and that can lead to a lot complaining. Add to that, the cost of equipment and materials for labs and it’s understandable why so many parents shy away from teaching science at home.

Online science classes allow parents to hand over some of the responsibility to online classrooms. Your kids can engage with a teacher during a live class or with interactive courses that help homeschool students learn at their own pace.

While not a replacement for your teaching, an online course can help fill in any gaps in your homeschooling or supplement your current curriculum.

Here are 5 Online Science Classes for Homeschoolers that I’ve found that will help homeschooling parents teach science to their kids. Continue Reading →

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5 Best Grammar Tools That Will Make Your Writing Flawless [Guest Post]

5 Best Grammar Tools That Will Make Your Writing FlawlessEnglish writing is one of the toughest assignments for a homeschool student. Even if they grew up speaking English, students find it hard to write a flawless piece of literature. A strong command of English language in not only speaking but also writing portrays understanding, intelligence and a sense of class.

Whether you child is writing a 500-word essay, short story, book or a blog post, the content is judged based on good grammar. For this reason, there is a growing number of grammar tools that can help writers in preparing their content. Below are some of the most powerful tools used by many authors, students, and professors. Continue Reading →

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Top 5 Downloaded Podcasts of 2014 – The Wired Homeschool

Top 5 Downloaded Podcasts of 2014
Last year was a great year for the podcast. I had more listeners and released more episodes than in past years. I saw significant growth and I’m truly blessed to have met some other great podcasters along the way. I’ll be sharing another top 5 list next week. This week I’m being a little selfish.

Top 5 Downloaded Podcasts of 2014

  1. What’s New in iOS 8 and Yosemite for Homeschoolers?
  2. Is Your Homeschool Teen Ready for College?
  3. How to Choose the Best Tablet for Homeschooling
  4. Interview with Michael Prince of Four Point Families
  5. How to Keep Using Windows XP After End of Life

What was your favorite podcast from last year?

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Top 5 Podcasts of 2013 – The Wired Homeschool

2013 has been an up and down year for me as a podcaster, blogger, and public speaker. It’s hard to believe that because of my podcast I was invited to speak at two regional homeschooling conventions. Another amazing thing is the outpouring of support from all of you when I announced my “retirement” from podcasting (more on that in next week’s episode).

I was looking through some statistics for the podcast and decided to wrangle up a quick top 5 list for you of the most-downloaded shows of 2013. I hope you enjoyed listening to these as much as I enjoyed recording them. Here are the top 5 podcasts you listened to in 2013: Continue Reading →

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5 STEM Apps for Homeschooling Mathematics – The Wired Homeschool

As the school year quickly approaches, you may be wondering how you can cover STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in a fun way while homeschooling.

Mathematics is one of those subjects a lot of homeschoolers don’t feel equipped to teach, especially once their children start highschool. Most parents feel comfortable with teaching elementary mathematics but once letters start appearing in the equations some parents break out in a cold sweat. Have no fear! There’s an app for that! While these apps won’t necessarily teach certain math topics, they will help reinforce what your child is learning.

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Did you miss all of the other lists? Check out all the other subjects: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, and ENGINEERING. Now on to MATHEMATICS! Take me to the apps!

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