Falcon Heavy Launch: A Homeschooler’s Guide and What to Expect

One of the great things about homeschooling is that we can break away from our routine and take advantage of teachable moments. The Falcon Heavy Launch happening today is a great opportunity for homeschoolers to use as a teachable moment.

Falcon Heavy will be launching from a historic launchpad: 39A in Cape Canaveral. This is the same launch pad that sent men to the moon. One day, men and women may go to the moon or Mars from this same location.

Lift-off is scheduled for 3:45 PM, EST and will be streamed online via YouTube for the whole world to see. So what should you expect?

Note: this article was updated to include the new launch time. Launch time may change throughout the day. Continue Reading →

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5 3D Printers Under $500 for Homeschooling – WHS 223

When you think of 3D printers, what comes to mind? Do you think technology like 3d printing is beyond the reach of homeschoolers?

3d printers under $500

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It’s not! 3D printers have become affordable and easy to use. There are many 3D printers that have been specifically designed for home use and homeschoolers can use them to teach STEM topics.

Your kids can learn about 3D modelling, engineering, and other scientific principles while designing their own creations. Who knows, maybe your child might design a better mousetrap with his or her 3D printer.

In this podcast, I’ll cover the basics of 3D printing, some basic guidelines to consider when purchasing a 3D printer and talk about 5 3D printers under $500 for homeschooling. If you’re already familiar with 3D printing you can skip ahead to the list.

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Homeschooling and Liberty Summit

Homeschooling and Liberty Summit
I had the pleasure of participating in the Homeschooling and Liberty Summit along with 27 other homeschooling and entrepreneurship leaders.

This free summit starts on February 1, 2018 and features interviews with myself and others on topics that will interest veteran homeschoolers as well as parents who want to start homeschooling.

Besides me you’ll hear from Ron Paul, Pam Laricchia, Dr. Brian D. Ray, Kerry McDonald, Pat Farenga and more!

Sign up through email at www.homeschoolingandliberty.com and you’ll receive each interview in your inbox every day in February. Continue Reading →

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Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa – How to Setup for the First Time [Video]

Thinking about buying an Amazon Fire 7 tablet? Not sure how to configure it? Here’s a quick video that shows how to set up a Fire tablet. This applies to the 2017 version of the device.

Featured in this video: Amazon Fire 7 with Alexa – $49.99 (incl. special offers)
Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa - Marine Blue

  • The next generation of our best-selling Fire tablet ever – now thinner, lighter, and with longer battery life and an improved display. More durable than the latest iPad.
  • Beautiful 7″ IPS display with higher contrast and sharper text, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and up to 8 hours of battery life. 8 or 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
  • Now with Alexa, for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more – just press the home button and ask.
  • Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games – including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more.
  • Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes – at no additional cost.
  • Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription.
  • Enhance your entertainment experience with features you only get from Amazon, including ASAP, X-Ray, On Deck, Blue Shade, and FreeTime Parental Controls.

(Description from Amazon)

You can also get a refurbished Amazon Fire 7 Tablet for only $39.99.

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