Improving tech skills in your homeschool in 2022

Improving Tech Skills in your Homeschool in 2022

16: Improving tech skills in your homeschool in 2022

We discussed why it is important to keep improving tech skills for both you and your children – listen to the episode for that info.

Websites mentioned in this episode:

Pixlr – photo editing
Strava – fitness monitoring app
Lynda – lots of classes, often free on your local library
Udemy – inexpensive classes

The full semester FundaFunda computer classes I mention are found here
Computer Applications
The unit studies I mention can be found here.

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Take a look at show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy to see what they offer for online classes and web-based unit studies.

Join our Facebook Group especially for the listeners of this podcast! You can ask questions and get advice as you try integrating technology in your homeschool.

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Improving Tech Skills in your Homeschool in 2022

Technology Reset in Your Homeschool for 2022

Technology Reset in Your Homeschool for 2022

163: Technology Reset in Your Homeschool for 2022

In this episode, you will get suggestions on how to do a technology reset in your homeschool in 2022.

We touch on 3 areas:

1. Devices

2. Technology Usage. The two challenges I suggest you do with your children are

The FundaFunda class I mention is Computer Applications

3. Areas of frustration in your life

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Take a look at show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy to see what they offer for online classes and web-based unit studies.

Join our Facebook Group especially for the listeners of this podcast! You can ask questions and get advice as you try integrating technology in your homeschool.

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Technology Reset in Your Homeschool for 2022

Special Replay – New Year New Focus

New Year New Focus: Meredith and Felice cover three important goals each have set for their well-being.

Special Replay – New Year New Focus
Meredith Curtis & Felice Gerwitz

Join Meredith Curtis and Felice Gerwitz monthly for Lunch with Meredith and Felice the first Monday of each month. This month Meredith and Felice cover three important goals each have set for their well-being. If you are a Christian wife, mother and a homeschooler you will benefit from this session.

Here is a printable for you to hold onto or take notes on as you listen to today’s session. NewYear_NewFocus_LunchwithMeredith&Felice

Online Primary History Sources

Online Primary History Sources

158: Online Primary History Sources

In this episode, you can learn why you would want to use online primary history sources as well as where you can find them. One use would be if your child is competing in National History Day which I talk about in episode 5.

The 4 sources I mention are:

The FundaFunda Academy history classes and unit studies I mention are:

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Take a look at show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy to see what they offer for online classes and web-based unit studies.

Join our Facebook Group especially for the listeners of this podcast! You can ask questions and get advice as you try integrating technology in your homeschool.

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Online Primary History Sources

Technology and Handicrafts: An unlikely pair

Technology and Handicrafts

157: Technology and Handicrafts: An unlikely pair with Amber O’Neal Johnston

Amber O’Neal Johnston from HeritageMom shares how technology and handicrafts go hand-in-hand in their homeschool. If you think your family is more about crafts and prefer not to spend time using technology, then this episode is for you!

Follow her on Instagram at @heritagemomblog! She has great posts and stories.

Amber answers the following questions in this episode:

  1. What were your initial views of tech?
  2. What made you change?
  3. How did you start integrating tech in your homeschool?
  4. How do you currently use tech?
  5. Technology and handicrafts – how do they relate?
  6. What handicrafts does your family do?

Resources Amber mentions:

  • Instructional videos on Youtube
  • Self-paced courses through Teachable
  • Membership on Craftsy with on-demand courses

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Take a look at show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy to see what they offer for online classes and web-based unit studies.

Join our Facebook Group especially for the listeners of this podcast! You can ask questions and get advice as you try integrating technology in your homeschool.

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Technology and Handicrafts

Screens and Guilt

Screens and Guilt

155: Screens and Guilt with Julie Bogart

Julie Bogart from Bravewriter talks to us in this episode about a subject many parents struggle with: Screens and Guilt.

Follow Julie on Instagram at JulieBraveWriter! That’s where I saw her talking about this issue.

Julie answers the following questions in this episode:

  • What makes video gaming controversial?
  • How can families use screens constructively?
  • What does the current research say about video games in particular?
  • How can parents set healthy boundaries for screens while also celebrating the good they accomplish?
  • Do you have any recommendations for parents who might want more information about screens and kids?

Resources Julie references:

Pre-order Julie’s upcoming book, Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent’s Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age.

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Take a look at show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy to see what they offer for online classes and web-based unit studies.

Join our Facebook Group especially for the listeners of this podcast! You can ask questions and get advice as you try integrating technology in your homeschool.

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Screens and Guilt

Online Resources for Brain Teasers

Online Resources for brain teasers

154: Online Resources for Brain Teasers with Christy Rickman

Guest Christy Rickman shares with us her favorite online resources for brain teasers. Christy first explains why it is beneficial for your children to be doing brainteasers.

These are the resources Christy mentions in the episode

1. A website with lots of brain teasers – Puzzlebaron

2. Most interesting brainteaser – Einstein’s puzzle

3. Most challenging – Lights Out

4. Most fun – Colored Lines

5. Other suggestions? Do online searches for battleship analogies

Get Christy’s web-based Brain Games Unit Study for 50% discount until the end of 2021 with code BRAIN50

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Take a look at show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy to see what they offer for online classes and web-based unit studies.

Join our Facebook Group especially for the listeners of this podcast! You can ask questions and get advice as you try integrating technology in your homeschool.

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and give a rating and maybe even a review! Subscribing will help you make sure you never miss an episode.

Online Resources for brain teaserss

How tech skills helped one homeschooler pay for college

how tech skills helped one homeschooler pay for college

153: How tech skills helped one homeschooler pay for college with Samantha Shank

Samantha Shank from Learn in Color is our guest and explains how tech skills helped her pay for college.

Listen to the episode as she tells her story of how she started out as a 14-year-old – who didn’t have techie parents – and how she has grown the website to what it is today. And how it funded her college education!

The websites she mentions that she uses to create her products are

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Take a look at show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy to see what they offer for online classes and web-based unit studies.

Join our Facebook Group especially for the listeners of this podcast! You can ask questions and get advice as you try integrating technology in your homeschool.

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and give a rating and maybe even a review! Subscribing will help you make sure you never miss an episode.

How Tech Skills helped one Homeschooler pay for college

How To Add Tech To Any Curriculum

How to add tech to any curriculum

152: How to add tech to any curriculum

In this episode, I discuss how to add tech to any curriculum – whether it is heavily dependent on books, completely online, or somewhere in between.

1. Review games/quizzes
2. Further exploration – webcams, virtual tours, youtube
3. Simulations – Phet, videos of experiments
4. Readalouds – audiobooks
5. Movies
6. Computer/video games eg Civilization
7. Use tech projects instead of essays
8. FundaFunda unit studies for a deep dive into topics

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Take a look at show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy to see what they offer for online classes and web-based unit studies.

Join our Facebook Group especially for the listeners of this podcast! You can ask questions and get advice as you try integrating technology in your homeschool.

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and give a rating and maybe even a review! Subscribing will help you make sure you never miss an episode.

How to add tech to any curriculum

Meterhero: A practical STEM project

Meterhero practical STEM project

151: Meterhero: A practical STEM project

In this episode, Nate Conroy explains how he came up with the idea for Meterhero and your children can get involved.

Meterhero gets students to monitor their own home’s gas, water, and electricity usage and then use the data to see trends, figure out ways to save money and much more.

It is a very practical STEM project and great for homeschoolers – especially as it is free because it is sponsored by The Vela Education Fund

This video explains it – and be sure to listen to the whole episode

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Take a look at show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy to see what they offer for online classes and web-based unit studies.

Join our Facebook Group especially for the listeners of this podcast! You can ask questions and get advice as you try integrating technology in your homeschool.

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and give a rating and maybe even a review! Subscribing will help you make sure you never miss an episode.

Meterhero practical STEM project


 

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