Email Strategy in your Homeschool for 2022

Email Strategy in your Homeschool  in 2022

164: Email strategy in your homeschool for 2022

This episode discusses email strategy in your homeschool – we talk about how it relates to both your children and yo, the parent.

1. Your kids and email

2. You and email

Tools to get your emails under control

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Email Strategy in your Homeschool

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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Technology Reset in Your Homeschool for 2022

Digital Christmas Cards

Digital Christmas Cards

162: Digital Christmas Cards

Listen to the episode to hear why I think you should encourage your children to create Digital Christmas Cards.

Here are the tools I suggest they use. All have free plans and all allow you to upload your own photographs:

  1. Smilebox
  2. Canva
  3. Adobe Spark
  4. Google Slides
  5. Scratch

FundaFunda’s unit studies that incorporate teaching how to create interactive cards are

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Digital Christmas Cards

10 Websites You Will Be Thankful I Told You About

Useful Websites for Homeschoolers

159:10 websites you will be thankful I told you about

The 10 useful websites for homeschooling that I talk about in this episode are:

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Useful Websites for Homeschoolers

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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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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Technology and Handicrafts

eBook Creators to use in your Homeschool

ebook creators to use in your homeschool

In this episode, you will learn about various free eBook creation websites and how you can incorporate using them into your homeschool. This month is NaNaWriMo and if your children participate in that they can use one of these ideas to create an eBook that is easy to share with others.

The 5 eBook creators I mention are:

  1. Google Docs – this is a useful article explaining some of the formatting options – https://support.google.com/docs/answer/116338
  2. Writereader – a nice option for younger children
  3. Storyjumperthis video explains how to use it’s main features
  4. Book Creator – has a cool Autodraw feature. Find example books here
  5. Canva – once you export to a pdf you can upload it in Heyzine to create a flipbook.

The 3 FundaFunda Academy classes I mention that have book creating assignments are:

  1. Writing Fun – for 5tth – 8th grade
  2. World Geography – for 8th to 12th grade
  3. US History (Hons) – for 9th – 12th grade

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ebook creators to use in your homeschool

156: eBook Creators to use in your Homeschool

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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Screens and Guilt

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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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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Meterhero practical STEM project


 

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