How to Create your own Wordle-type games

How to Create your own Wordle-type Games

201: How to Create your own Wordle-type games

You can use Wordle-type games for reviewing vocabulary in your homeschool and in this episode I share how to create your own Wordle-type games with free tools

These are the websites I mention:

mywordle.strivemath.com

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How to Create your own Wordle-type Games

Using Tech for Summer Learning

Using Tech for Summer Learning

184: Using Tech for Summer Learning

While you might be wishing your children stayed off teach this vacation, let me share some ideas for using tech for summer learning that might change your mind.

Using tech on vacation / staycation

1. Clio – shows historical sites near your locations
2. Geocaching – listen to episode 38: Geocaching: Technology meets nature
3. Scavenger Hunt apps – Let’s Roam is a good one. Also listen to episode 41: Explore cities with digital scavenger hunts

Educational Fun when outside play isn’t possible

1. Games that require communication eg Overcooked
2. Games that teach coding or other skills – Daisy the Dinosaur, LightBot, Game Builder Garage, Human Resource Machin etc
3. Games that get everyone moving – Wii – Just Dance, Wii Sports
4. Games that have educational content eg Civilization and Age of Empires. Listen to episode 56: Learning history through video games
5. Critical Thinking – games like Myst and Nancy Drew PC games

Learning new hobbies /deep dives into topics

1. Youtube tutorials – listen to the episode 157: Technology and Handicrafts
2. Web-based unit studies -take a look at those offered by show sponsor FundaFunda
3. Learning tech – many previous podcast episodes cover free tools to use for video, art, writing, coding etc. Taake a look at show sponsor FundaFunda Academy’s 5-week coding classes

Don’t forget to sign up your homeschooled high schoolers for sponsor FundaFunda’s annual summer High School Challenge for homeschoolers in rising 9th – 12th grade. This contest gamifies the learning and offers gift card rewards – as well as an overall cash prize.

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Using Tech for Summer Learning

Creating Electives with Online Resources

Creating Electives with Online Resources

89: Creating Electives with Online Resources

In this episode, I first explain why I believe homeschoolers should add electives for high school and then I dive into the topic – creating electives with online resources

Find content for electives in the following places:

  • Great Courses
  • Your public library’s online resources eg Lynda, documentaries
  • MOOCs
  • Youtube look for playlists on topics, How to videos if the elective is a hands-on
  • Google – Look for an outline of what should be covered in the syllabi of high school or colleges courses, videos, games, tutorials, and contests (these often include practice material)

** The Linguistics contest I mention is NACLO

Evaluation and assigning a grade

If you find a MOOC or other class that you can use as part of the elective, it may have tests and assignments you can use.

Otherwise, get your child to do one or more projects to show what they have learned. The project could be to create a video, slideshow, website, children’s book or a portfolio if they are doing something creative. (See many of our other episodes for ideas on these)

If you want ready-done for you electives, take a look at the ones offered by our sponsor FundaFunda Academy

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