Techie Teen Callie: Digital Photography

Techie Teen Callie Digital Photography

139: Techie Teen Callie: Digital Photography

Our guest is techie teen Callie Fulghum who talks to us about her hobby doing digital photography.

During the episode, Callie responds to these questions. Be sure to listen to the episode to hear her answers.

1. What are your interests outside of tech?

2. When did you start doing photography?

3. What camera do you use? And software for the editing?

4. How have you learned photography?

5. What projects have you worked on?

6. Any camera equipment you are using?

7. Where can people find you online?

8. What advice do you have for a teen who would like to learn to get into digital photography?

The websites Callie mentions:

* She learned photography through FundaFunda’s online photography class
* Editing software – Pixlr and the Photoshop Mobile app
* Callie’s Instagram account

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Techie Teen Natalie: Virtual Assistant

Techie Teen Natalie Virtual Assistant

138: Techie Teen Natalie: Virtual Assistant

Our guest in this episode is techie teen Natalie Vaughn who works as a virtual assistant. In this episode, she talks about how she learned the necessary skills and what her job entails.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Scratch online coding class Natalie took
Google Drive Unit Study – how Natalie learned basic Google Drive skills
Digestive System unit study Natalie created
Alabama unit study Natalie created
Computer Applications online class
Canva – free graphic creation software

During the episode, Natalie responds to these questions. Be sure to listen to the episode to hear her answers.

1. What are your interests not related to technology?

2. When did you start working as a virtual assistant?

3. What tech skills did you need for the job? How had you learned them?

4. What are the tasks you perform?

5. What advice would you give to a teen thinking of working as a virtual assistant?

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Techie teen Eli: Game creation

Techie Teen Eli Game creation

137: Techie Teen Eli: Game Creation

My guest is Eli Fergusson and in this episode, he talks about video game creation without using coding.

The websites Eli mentions:

During the episode, Eli responds to these questions. Be sure to listen to the episode to hear his answers.

1. What are your interests outside of tech?

2. When did you start creating games?

3. Explain RPG Maker. Where can you buy it? How much does it cost? How did you learn to use it?

4. What have you learned from creating video games?

4. What games have you created?

5. What are your future plans?

6. What advice do you have for a teen who would like to learn to create games with RPG Maker?

Show sponsor FundaFunda Academy offers a short self-paced online class – Intro to Game Programming – that teaches the basics of game design.

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Techie Teen Addie – Digital Print Designs

Addie Digital Print Designs

136: Techie Teen Addie: Digital Print Designs

This week’s techie homeschooled teen is Addie Snyder who creates Digital Print Designs. Be sure to listen to the episode to hear exactly what she is doing. And here are brief notes and links to the resources she mentions.

1. What are your interests outside of tech?
Level 10 gymnast

2. Tell me about your Etsy shop? What gave you the idea to start it?
It was during the time when everyone was home during COVID and I had just got my license – and realized I needed to earn money to buy a car someday.

Her Etsy shop is CleanSlateInspire – she sells inspirational home d├ęcor and clothing

3. How do you create your designs?
Canva and Printify

4. How did you learn to use the software?
Outschool class on Canva. Also learned about the business by watching webinars and Youtube videos.

5. How many hours do you spend on it each week?
Work mainly on the weekends.

6. Made any sales?
Yes! A couple

7. Any advice to give teens who might want to do something similar?
Keep going! Join a group to support you. I am a member of the Board of Directors for Young Business Prodigies

Be sure to visit Addie’s Etsy store and follow her on Instagram at @cleanslateinspire and @adeline.snyder2024

** Show Sponsor FundaFunda Academy’s Computer Applications class teaches Canva and other programs that allow you to create digital design.
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Techie Teen Jake: Cybersecurity

Techie Teen Jake: Cybersecurity

135: Techie teen Jake: Cybersecurity

Our summer series of interviews with techie teens kicks off as I interview Jake Stough. Here are brief notes and links to things he mentions, but you need to listen to hear him explain what he has done.

1. What are your interests outside of tech?
Hockey

2. When did you start coding? What language did you learn first?
Age 11 – learned Lua from Roblox –

3. What other languages have you learned? How did you learn them?
Starting modding for several games in C++
Other languages: Python, Java, Javascript, C#, HTML, CSS, node.js
Learning Resource: Freecodecamp

4. Any cool projects you have done with coding?
Game creation

5. How did you get interested in cybersecurity and where did you learn it?
Reading the news and used Cybrary

6. Have you participated in hackathons?
Hackathons are Hacking competitions: – NSA, Georgia Tech, VA tech, Harvard
Another one to look at: PicoCTF.org

7. What certifications have you done/are you working on?
Data Analytics:
https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificates/google-data-analytics

CS Analysts Certificate
https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificates/ibm-cybersecurity-analyst

Level 1 Security Engineer Certificate:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/azure-security-engineer/?tab=tab-learning-paths

Expert Level Cyber Security Certificate:
https://www.giac.org/

Additional Resources He Used:
https://www.udemy.com/course/the-complete-internet-security-privacy-course-volume-1/
https://www.udemy.com/course/network-security-course

8. What advice do you have for a teen who would like to code and learn about cybersecurity?
Keep learning – look for a mentor

Show sponsor FundaFunda Academy offers an online Python class (full semester or 5-week classes) for those who want to get started with coding.

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Introducing the summer series: Techie Homeschooled Teens

Techie Homeschooled Teens

134: Introducing the SummerSeries: Techie Homeschooled Teens

During June and July, I will be interviewing a number of techie homeschooled teens. They will share about what they are doing using a wide range of technology – game-making, app creation, T-shirt designs, video creation, cybersecurity, and more.

In this episode I share what my own children did as teens:

  • built their own computers
  • fixed computers
  • created movies for high school graduations and choir tour – sold them
  • created websites
  • laid out a recipe book
  • theatre posters (used Gimp, Adobe Photoshop)
  • used Google drawings for stage layout
  • took senior photos and edited them
  • took photos for products on a website
  • did sound at church and for weddings
  • created Youtube channels
  • eBay / Amazon reseller
  • blogged
  • Stop Motion Animation

If your teens need help with their tech skills, consider FundaFunda Academy’s Computer Applications online class that covers how to use many different computer applications.

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Intentional Summer Screen Time

Intentional Summer Screen Time

133: Intentional Summer Screen Time with Sara Radginski

Sara Radinski joins us to share her idea of intentional summer screen time – instead of having battles with your children over screen time all summer. Listen to the episode to understand her plan.

Here are some resources she mentions:

Be sure to join the Summer Screen Time Challenge This will help you with ideas on how to make screentime intentional and you may learn about resources you didn’t know about too!

You can find Sara at Techie Homeschool Mom and her Facebook group TechinYourHomeschool

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Using Tech to Enjoy Nature

Using Tech to Enjoy Nature

132: Using Tech to Enjoy Nature

This episode shares resources on using tech to enjoy nature. Technology doesn’t need to take us away from nature but can be used to enhance our enjoyment of nature.

Be sure to listen to these previous podcast episodes;

  • Geocaching is basically an outdoor treasure hunt for all ages
  • Google lens is a great way to identify things you encounter in nature

Apps mentioned in this episode

  • Alltrails
  • Smart Bird ID
  • Merlin Bird ID from Cornell
  • Audubon Bird Guide
  • Skymap
  • iNaturalist
  • iNaturalist Seek

Website mentioned in this episode

Project Noah gets everyone involved in identifying things they see in nature and you become a contributor to science!

Class that combines art and nature

Show sponsor FundaFunda Academy offers a unique online Nature Journaling class for 7th – 12th graders.

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Digital College Prep

Digital College Prep

131: Digital College Prep

These are the websites I mention in this episode on Digital College Prep. If your high schoolers participate in the High School Challenge offered annually in the summer by show sponsor FundaFunda Academy, they will participate in assignments using websites like these, as well as many more.

Every summer, show sponsor FundaFunda Academy runs a College Prep contest during June and July. Students use online resources and games to learn about college prep – and also earn points that can win them prizes. Learn about the High School Challenge here (it is for rising 9th -12th graders and only for homeschoolers)

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Exploring Media Bias

Exploring Media Bias

130: Exploring Media Bias

My guest is Randi Smith from Peanut Butter Fish Lessons, who talks to us about Exploring Media Bias.

The resources she mentions are:


You can find Randi at

Peanut Butter Fish Lessons
Instagram @peanutbutterfishlessons
Facebook @peanutbutterfishlessons

Show sponsor FundaFunda Academy includes some lessons in media literacy in their online Computer Applications Class

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