What is ChatGPT?

215: What is ChatGPT?

What is ChatGPT?

What is CHatGPT? ChatGPT is a type of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that uses deep learning techniques to generate human-like text. It is trained on a massive dataset of text from the internet, allowing it to understand and respond to a wide range of natural language inputs.

Log in at https://chat.openai.com/ It is currently free. Only people over 18 can sign up.

The blog post mentioned can be found here on BusinessesGrow.

Listen to the episode to hear what ChatGPT can and can’t do and how it is such a disruptive technology.

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9 Techie Jobs Teens can do to Start a Business

9 techie jobs teens can do to start a business

214: 9 techie jobs teens can do to start a business (or for small businesses) with Katie Hornor

Katie Hornor, entrepreneur and business coach, is our guest in this episode and she shares 9 techie jobs teens can do to start a business – or they can do these tasks for small businesses.

These are the techie jobs she mentions:

1. Graphic design – tools Humorus.co, Canva
2. Bookkeeping
3. Data entry
4. Video editing – tools Capcut app, iMovie, Davinci
5. Podcast editing – tool Garageband
6. Youtube/social media management
7. Podcast notes
8. Email scheduling
9. Funnel building

For more ideas listen to the series from Summer 2021 where I interview 8 techie teens.

You can find Katie at theflamingoadvantage.com and KatieHornor.com . She is on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Daily Online Puzzle Games

Daily online puzzle games

213: Daily Online Puzzle Games

Daily online puzzle games can be a fun way for families to learn new facts together. The ones mentioned in this episode are

  1. Wordle – listen to episode 201 on how to create your own Wordle-type games.
  2. Tridle
  3. Artle – guess the artist
  4. Artle UK version – guess the work of art
  5. Worldle – guess the country from its shape
  6. Tradle – guess the country or state from its exports
  7. Semantle – guess the word from its semantic relationship to other words
  8. Nerdle – figure out the equation
  9. Redactle – work out which Wikipedia page it is
  10. Spelling Bee – limited version is free

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Teaching children to be kind online

Teaching children to be kind online

212: Teaching children to be kind online

Vicki Tillman is a veteran homeschool mom and a trained counselor and in this episode she shares ideas on teaching children to be kind online.

Topics covered include:

1) Why should we intentionally teach young people to be kind online?
2) When should we teach them to be kind online?
3) What are some guidelines for kindness to think about sharing with kids?
4) What should they do if they experience unkindness online?
5) What should they do if they slip up and act unkindly online?

Where you can find Vicki

Vicki Tillman is a fellow podcast host and you can listen to her on The Homeschool Highschool Podcast. Vicki also develops curriculum and is a homeschool coach at 7 Sisters Homeschool.

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Online learning for homeschool moms

Online Learning for Homeschool Moms

211: Online learning for homeschool moms

In this episode, I talk about why online learning for homeschool moms is important – and I suggest various free resources that make learning easy to do.

The resources I mention are listed below. Listen to the episode to learn more about each one.

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Replay: Non-tech skills students learn from coding

Non-techSkills Students Learn From Coding

This is a replay of episode 144. You can find the show notes here.

Non-techSkills Students Learn From Coding

Replay: Fitness apps and websites for your homeschool

Fitness Apps and Websites for Homeschool Families

This is a replay of episode 120. You can find the show notes here

Fitness Apps and Websites for Homeschool Families

Taking Holiday Photos with Storytelling in Mind

Taking Holiday Photos with Storytelling in Mind

210: Taking Holiday Photos with Storytelling in Mind


In today’s episode, Becky Brinkman from Rose and Bird shares ideas on taking holiday photos with storytelling in mind

Listen to the episode for all her very useful tips. The resource page with videos and articles that go into more detail on some aspects can be found here

Where to find Becky Brinkman online:

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Techie Gifts for Your Children

Techie Gifs for your children

209: Techie Gifts for Your Children

Here is a list of techie gifts for your children you can use as inspiration this Christmas.

  • 3d pen – Listen to a previous episode (199) on 3D printing and visit the 3D printing tab here
  • headphones
  • Kindle / tablet / Gabb watch (listen to our recent episode), drawing tablet
  • Video games – Human Resources Game, Game Builder Garage
  • 30 days lost in space
  • Kits – robots, electricity etc
  • Coding board games
  • Creative software – Adobe, Canva etc
  • Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts
  • Phone accessories like tripods, external battery
  • Classes to teach tech skills – see show sponsor FundaFunda Academy’s options and special offer below

You can find specific items for some of these suggestions at Stem Gifts Under 50 Dollars

Show sponsor FundaFunda’s programming classes – you can get $15 off any of them with code HWT15 until Dec 31, 2022: 5-week Beginner Scratch or Python or Full semester Scratch or Python classes

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Challenge your kids to code

Challenge your kids to code

208: Challenge your kids to code

There is no better time to challenge your kids to code! Computer Science Education week is December 5 – 11, 2022 but the free resources I talk about in this episode are available year-round

Mentioned in this episode:

Hour of Code – in the episode, I explain how to navigate the website to find the perfect activity for your child.

Show sponsor FundaFunda’s programming classes – you can get $15 off any of them with code HWT15 until Dec 31, 2022: 5-week Beginner Scratch or Python or Full semester Scratch or Python classes

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