Equipping your children for careers in an AI world

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Equipping your children for careers in an AI world

 

262: Equipping your children for careers in an AI world

 

With the AI revolution upon us and facing a future we can only guess at, how do we  homeschoolers equip our children for careers in an AI world?

Key Topics Covered:

  • How rapidly AI is changing and transforming the job landscape
  • 3 scenarios for how AI could impact jobs and careers
  • Importance of discussing AI and its impact with kids
  • Teaching kids to be computer & tech literate to keep skills up-to-date
  • Encouraging creativity since AI handles routine tasks
  • Developing critical thinking and problem solving
  • Dangers of kids using AI to cheat instead of thinking independently
  • Teaching entrepreneurship and business skills
  • Helping kids be adaptable, resilient, and lifelong learner
  • Importance of broad skillsets and being able to transition between areas

FundaFunda classes mentioned in this episode

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Equipping your children for careers in an AI world

Free vs Paid Online Resources

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Free vs Paid Online Resources

239: Free vs paid online resources

Free vs Paid Online Resources? This episode covers reasons you might choose one over the other and I give a few ideas on where to find free resources. For all the details listen to the episode.

Things to consider

1. Budget
2. Priorities
3. Kids abilities and interests
4. Core or Supplementary
5. Sometimes free is better than cheap
6. Free to see if you like the style
7. Free if not sure how long your kids interest will last
8. Paid – you are more likely to follow through

Free Resources Mentioned

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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.

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Free vs Paid Online Resources

3 Digital Resources to Include in Your Homeschool This Year

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3 Digital Resources for your Homeschool

238: 3 Digital Resources to Include in Your Homeschool This Year

As you plan your school year, consider adding these 3 digital resources to your homeschool. They are all free and can help both you and your children.

The 3 digital resources for homeschooling are:

Listen to the episode to learn how to use these 3 resources

FundaFunda classes mentioned in this episode:

Writing Mechanics
Writing Fun
Computer Applications
Graphic Design with Canva
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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.

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3 Digital Resources for your Homeschool

How to Create your own Wordle-type games

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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

Flippity

Scratch

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How to Create your own Wordle-type Games

Using Tech for Summer Learning

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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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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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Using Tech for Summer Learning

Creating Electives with Online Resources

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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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