Gamified Science Apps for Neurodiverse Brains

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263: Gamified Science Apps for Neurodiverse Brains


Gamified Science Apps for Neurodiverse Brains

In today’s episode, host Meryl Van Der Merwe interviews homeschooling mom And Clark about two gamified science apps she uses with her neurodiverse kids — Brilliant  and TytoOnline. These gamified science apps make science interactive and engaging for both neurodiverse and neurotypical students. Brilliant offers supplemental math and science courses while Tyto is a 3D video game focused on middle and high school science.

Brilliant

  • Offers math, science, computer science courses and puzzles
  • Pay monthly or annually
  • Has free preview available
  • For advanced middle school and high school students

Tyto Online

  • 3D science video game for middle and high school students
  • Costs $5/month for first child, $4/month for additional children
  • Includes courses on cells, ecology, earth systems, etc.
  • Students create avatars and conduct virtual experiments

You can find Andi at AndiClark.com

 


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Gamified Science Apps for Neurodiverse Brains

Science Olympiad

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Learn about Science Olympiad and its benefits

242: Science Olympiad

I have coached a homeschool Science Olympiad team for many years and have seen the huge benefits it has provided to the students involved.

For more information about the contest visit Soinc.org.

If you can’t find a team in your area – start one!

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Learn about Science Olympiad and its benefits

Everfi Free Online Courses

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Everfi Free Online courses

229: Everfi Free Online Courses

In this episode, I explain how homeschoolers can use Everfi’s free online courses.

There are courses for all ages and they cover finance, career exploration, health, entrepreneurship, and more.

There are interactive online modules you assign to your children and also lesson plans that you can use to assign offline projects related to the material covered.

Listen to the episode to see if you can use Everfi in your homeschool.

Show sponsor FundaFunda Academy classes mentioned in this 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.

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Everfi Free Online courses

More Online Geography Games

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More online geography games

222: More Online Geography Games

In this episode I share more online geography games – find the first episode on this topic here (episode 16). Also be sure to listen to episode 129 where I talk about a variety of digital resources for learning geography – I include some games that I don’t mention in the current episode.

Online Geography games mentioned in this episode:

Games like these are used in show sponsor FundaFunda’s web-based Geography unit studies and their high school online Geography class.

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More online Geography games

How to Select Tech Tools for your Homeschool

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How to select tech tools for your homeschool

205: How to Select Tech Tools for your Homeschool

It is overwhelming when looking at all thee options to figure out how to select tech tools that will be useful and not distracting in your homeschool.

Tech tools should do one of these things

1. Solve a problem

2. Prepare your kids for college and their future

3. Provide “professional” development for you

Listen to the episode to learn how I suggest you find the right tech tool to fit your needs

The three Facebook groups I mention in this episode are

Love the podcast? Write a review wherever you listen to it, or share about it on social media. Take a photo or screenshot as proof and send it to meryl@fundafunda.com. To say thanks, select any $20 web-based unit study from show sponsor FundaFunda Academy and you will get free access. Let me know which you want when you send the screenshot. The offer is valid until 11/30/22.

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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 into 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 select tech tools for your homeschool

Carschooling with Technology

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Carschooling with technology

203: Carschooling with technology

Homeschool moms can find themselves carschooling on occasion, regularly, or on vacation – here are some ideas on carschooling with technology.

Here are some websites and apps mentioned in this episode – listen to the full episode for all the ideas.

Love the podcast? Write a review wherever you listen to it, or share about it on social media. Take a photo or screenshot as proof and send it to meryl@fundafunda.com. To say thanks, select any $20 web-based unit study from show sponsor FundaFunda Academy and you will get free access. Let me know which you want when you send the screenshot. The offer is valid until 11/30/22.

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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 into 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

Carschooling with technology

Online Poetry Resources

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Online Poetry Resources

127: Online Poetry Resources

This episode is about online poetry resources for poetry appreciation and to teach students how to write poetry. Here are the resources mentioned in this episode.

Online Resources for Poetry Appreciation

Resources on How to Write Poetry

  • Poetry4Kids contains lessons, a rhyming dictionary, a poetry terms glossary and much more. Show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy, uses some of these lessons in one module in in the middle school Writing Fun class when the students write humerous poetry.
  • Verse by Verse is a website that uses AI to help you write poems.

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Online Poetry Resources