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Digital Music Production

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Digital Music Production

249: Digital Music Production

In this episode, music industry veteran Brent Daniels shares resources teens can use for digital music production.

Online Tools Mentioned in this Episode

Garageband (iOS)
Bandlab, Soundtrap (Windows / Chrome)
Next level – Logic Pro (Apple)
Waveformfree (cross platform)
Pro Tools – Avid Sub and FL Studio

Where to find Brent Daniels

Find the Digital Music Production course on the Mr. D Math website

Trailer for the Digital Music Production Course

You can find Brent at BrentDanielsMusic.com
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Digital Music Production

Digital Tools to Help you Write a Novel

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Digital tools to help you write a novel

247: Digital tools to help you write a novel

Just in time for NaNaWriMo, guest Jennie Miller shares some digital tools to help you write a novel. These can be used by middle and high schoolers.

The resources Jennie mentions are

Jennie’s online English classes for high school

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Digital tools to help you write a novel

3 Digital Resources to Include in Your Homeschool This Year

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3 Digital Resources for your Homeschool

238: 3 Digital Resources to Include in Your Homeschool This Year

As you plan your school year, consider adding these 3 digital resources to your homeschool. They are all free and can help both you and your children.

The 3 digital resources for homeschooling are:

Listen to the episode to learn how to use these 3 resources

FundaFunda classes mentioned in this episode:

Writing Mechanics
Writing Fun
Computer Applications
Graphic Design with Canva
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3 Digital Resources for your Homeschool

Navigating College Prep in the Digital Age

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Navigating College Prep in the Digital Era

234: Navigating College Prep in the Digital Age

This podcast discusses many different aspects to navigating college prep in the digital age.

Until June 30, 2023, the coupon POD5 will give you a $5 (20%) discount on the self-paced College Prep class / contest (High School Challenge) from show sponsor FundaFunda.

Previous podcast episodes mentioned in this podcast are:

Episode 117: Tips for Completing Online Scholarship Applications
Episode 179: Free Tools for Researching Colleges and Universities

College prep resources mentioned in this podcast are:

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Navigating College Prep in the Digital Era

Navigating the Digital Battlefield: Staying True to Your Christian Faith in a Hostile Online World

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Staying True to Your Christian Faith in a Hostile Online WorldNavigating the Digital Battlefield: Staying True to Your Christian Faith in a Hostile Online World

In today’s interconnected world, the internet has become a virtual battleground where ideas clash, opinions collide, and hostility seems to lurk around every corner. As a Christian, it can be challenging to maintain your faith amidst the chaos and negativity. However, by employing certain strategies and adopting a Christ-centered approach, you can navigate the digital landscape with grace and stay true to your Christian convictions.

1. Cultivate a Strong Foundation:

To withstand the challenges posed by the online world, it is crucial to build a solid foundation in your faith. Spend time in prayer, studying the Bible, attending church, and engaging in meaningful conversations with fellow believers. This strong spiritual grounding will equip you to respond to the hostility you may encounter online with wisdom and grace.

2. Embrace Humility and Love:

When engaging with others online, humility should be your guiding principle. Remember that our faith teaches us to love even our enemies. Therefore, approach discussions with a genuine desire to understand others’ perspectives rather than imposing your own beliefs forcefully. Respond with kindness, empathy, and respect, regardless of the hostility you may encounter.

3. Exercise Discernment:

The internet is a vast ocean of information, ideas, and opinions. It is essential to exercise discernment and evaluate the content you come across. Not everything on the internet aligns with Christian values, and exposure to hostile or ungodly content can erode your faith. Be cautious about the platforms you engage with, the sources you trust, and the discussions you participate in.

4. Seek Wise Counsel:

In the face of hostility, seeking wise counsel from experienced Christians can be invaluable. Connect with mature believers who have navigated similar challenges in the digital realm. They can offer guidance, encouragement, and practical advice on how to remain faithful while engaging with the online world.

5. Practice Digital Sabbath:

Constant exposure to the online world can be overwhelming and detrimental to your spiritual well-being. Incorporate regular digital sabbaths into your routine—periods of intentional disconnect from technology. Use this time to focus on nurturing your relationship with God, engaging in offline activities, and finding solace in the natural world around you.

6. Choose Battles Wisely:

The online world presents countless opportunities to engage in debates and arguments. While some discussions may be worthwhile, it is crucial to discern when to engage and when to let go. Remember that not every battle needs to be fought, and some encounters may only lead to further hostility and division. Seek God’s guidance to discern which battles are worth your time and energy.

7. Pray Continually:

Prayer is a powerful tool in navigating the online world with grace and conviction. Pray for wisdom, discernment, and the strength to withstand hostility. Dedicate time each day to converse with God, seeking His guidance and asking for His protection over your online interactions.

Living out your Christian faith in the hostile online world may seem daunting, but with the right mindset and approach, it is possible to stay true to your convictions. Cultivate a strong foundation in your faith, embrace humility and love, exercise discernment, seek wise counsel, practice digital sabbaths, choose your battles wisely, and commit to continual prayer. By following these principles, you can remain a beacon of light and love in the midst of the online battlefield, making a positive impact on those around you while staying true to your Christian identity.


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Organizing Digital Homeschool Resources

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Organizing Digital Homeschool Resources

219: Organizing Digital Homeschool Resources with Brooke Poston

Our guest in this episode is Brooke Poston from Homeschool Resource Co who has some great tips to share on organizing digital homeschool resources.

Brooke explains what she means by digital resources and supplemental content and where one can find this content. She then details how to create an inventory spreadsheet to keep track of everything.

Finally, she breaks down the 3 main ways to organize content and the benefits and drawbacks of each.

Listen to the episode for some easy-to-implement ideas.

The workbook and course on Digital Organization Brooke mentions

The digital resources Meryl mentions are

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Digital Milestones for Kids

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Digital Milestones for kids

202: Digital Milestones for Kids

Lisa Honold, our guest, suggests some guidelines for digital milestones for kids in this episode. Lisa is a national speaker on protecting kids online and helping them develop a healthy relationship with technology over time. Find her at the Center for Online Safety.

Don’t miss her podcast, Unplug and Plug In, which is described as “the go-to-guide for parents on using tech intentionally”.

Lisa has been on the show before helping us to answer the question: Is this Okay? How to know if a game or app is safe for your child.

In the episode Lisa mentions a post she has written about the 5 Circles of Safety.

Then she goes through the years of childhood and suggests what is age appropriate in regards to the devices children should be using, and what they should be doing with the devices. You can find all the info laid out in this post.

Listen to the episode to hear Lisa on this important topic.

You can find Lisa on Instagram and Facebook.

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Digital Milestones for kids

Replay: Digital Breakouts

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Digital Breakouts

This is a rerun of episode 14 which explains what Digital Breakouts are and where to find them.

You can find the show notes on the original episode here.

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Digital Breakouts

Digital Christmas Cards

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Digital Christmas Cards

162: Digital Christmas Cards

Listen to the episode to hear why I think you should encourage your children to create Digital Christmas Cards.

Here are the tools I suggest they use. All have free plans and all allow you to upload your own photographs:

  1. Smilebox
  2. Canva
  3. Adobe Spark
  4. Google Slides
  5. Scratch

FundaFunda’s unit studies that incorporate teaching how to create interactive cards are

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Digital Christmas Cards

Google’s Free Applied Digital Skills Lessons

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Google's free applied digital skills lessons

148: Google’s Free Applied Digital Skills Lessons

I first learned about Google’s Free Applied Digital Skills lessons from Coach Victor Hicks in an interview he did on the 10 Minute Teacher podcast. Listen to it to hear he how has used these lessons with students.

You can find all the lessons here (currently 160 of them!)

You can filter the list of lessons by age, topic, and tool

The results of a search can be sorted by popular, recent, duration, alphabetical

You can either set it up as a teacher with a classroom (or multiple classrooms) and assign your children specific lessons, or you just tell your children which individual lessons to do without a classroom setup.

There are so many options to choose from which makes this is an ideal way to help your children learn more tech skills that will be useful in college and the workplace. You can learn along with your kids! The videos are short and explain everything really well.

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Google's free applied digital skills lessons

 


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