What is ChatGPT?

215: What is ChatGPT?

What is ChatGPT?

What is CHatGPT? ChatGPT is a type of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that uses deep learning techniques to generate human-like text. It is trained on a massive dataset of text from the internet, allowing it to understand and respond to a wide range of natural language inputs.

Log in at https://chat.openai.com/ It is currently free. Only people over 18 can sign up.

The blog post mentioned can be found here on BusinessesGrow.

Listen to the episode to hear what ChatGPT can and can’t do and how it is such a disruptive technology.

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9 Techie Jobs Teens can do to Start a Business

9 techie jobs teens can do to start a business

214: 9 techie jobs teens can do to start a business (or for small businesses) with Katie Hornor

Katie Hornor, entrepreneur and business coach, is our guest in this episode and she shares 9 techie jobs teens can do to start a business – or they can do these tasks for small businesses.

These are the techie jobs she mentions:

1. Graphic design – tools Humorus.co, Canva
2. Bookkeeping
3. Data entry
4. Video editing – tools Capcut app, iMovie, Davinci
5. Podcast editing – tool Garageband
6. Youtube/social media management
7. Podcast notes
8. Email scheduling
9. Funnel building

For more ideas listen to the series from Summer 2021 where I interview 8 techie teens.

You can find Katie at theflamingoadvantage.com and KatieHornor.com . She is on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Daily Online Puzzle Games

Daily online puzzle games

213: Daily Online Puzzle Games

Daily online puzzle games can be a fun way for families to learn new facts together. The ones mentioned in this episode are

  1. Wordle – listen to episode 201 on how to create your own Wordle-type games.
  2. Tridle
  3. Artle – guess the artist
  4. Artle UK version – guess the work of art
  5. Worldle – guess the country from its shape
  6. Tradle – guess the country or state from its exports
  7. Semantle – guess the word from its semantic relationship to other words
  8. Nerdle – figure out the equation
  9. Redactle – work out which Wikipedia page it is
  10. Spelling Bee – limited version is free

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Teaching children to be kind online

Teaching children to be kind online

212: Teaching children to be kind online

Vicki Tillman is a veteran homeschool mom and a trained counselor and in this episode she shares ideas on teaching children to be kind online.

Topics covered include:

1) Why should we intentionally teach young people to be kind online?
2) When should we teach them to be kind online?
3) What are some guidelines for kindness to think about sharing with kids?
4) What should they do if they experience unkindness online?
5) What should they do if they slip up and act unkindly online?

Where you can find Vicki

Vicki Tillman is a fellow podcast host and you can listen to her on The Homeschool Highschool Podcast. Vicki also develops curriculum and is a homeschool coach at 7 Sisters Homeschool.

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Taking Holiday Photos with Storytelling in Mind

Taking Holiday Photos with Storytelling in Mind

210: Taking Holiday Photos with Storytelling in Mind


In today’s episode, Becky Brinkman from Rose and Bird shares ideas on taking holiday photos with storytelling in mind

Listen to the episode for all her very useful tips. The resource page with videos and articles that go into more detail on some aspects can be found here

Where to find Becky Brinkman online:

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Challenge your kids to code

Challenge your kids to code

208: Challenge your kids to code

There is no better time to challenge your kids to code! Computer Science Education week is December 5 – 11, 2022 but the free resources I talk about in this episode are available year-round

Mentioned in this episode:

Hour of Code – in the episode, I explain how to navigate the website to find the perfect activity for your child.

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Safe phones kids can wear

Safe Phones Kids Can Wear

207: Safe Phones Kids Can Wear

You probably don’t want your elementary-age child to have a phone – but there are times you wish you could contact them – and that is where safe phones that kids can wear ie watches are such a good option.

My sister, Lynne Robinson, bought one for her daughter and she answers these questions plus more:

  • Why did you get this watch?
  • How useful has it been?
  • What can the kids do on the watch?
  • What can’t they do?
  • Who can children call / text?

Currently (Nov 2022) the watch is on sale, but you can find all the info on costs here

Read this useful post about the Gabb watch

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Using tech to encourage thankfulness in your homeschool

Using tech to encourage thankfulness in your homeschool

206: Using tech to encourage thankfulness in your homeschool

Here are some ideas on using tech to encourage thankfulness in your homeschool. Listen to thee episode which goes into more detail:

  • Email teachers and coaches
  • Write Reviews – books, podcasts, classes etc.
  • Create Digital cards or use a tool like Canva to make ones to print out.
  • Zoom or FaceTime or call

Use tech to remind your family to send thank yous. Set reminders on your phone. Use the Notes app or aa tool like Evernote or Google docs to keep track of people you want to thank.

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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AI resources for your homeschool

AI Resources for your homeschool

204: AI resources for your homeschool

In this episode, we look at some free AI resources you can use for your homeschool.

The AI tools mentioned are:

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Digital Milestones for Kids

Digital Milestones for kids

202: Digital Milestones for Kids

Lisa Honold, our guest, suggests some guidelines for digital milestones for kids in this episode. Lisa is a national speaker on protecting kids online and helping them develop a healthy relationship with technology over time. Find her at the Center for Online Safety.

Don’t miss her podcast, Unplug and Plug In, which is described as “the go-to-guide for parents on using tech intentionally”.

Lisa has been on the show before helping us to answer the question: Is this Okay? How to know if a game or app is safe for your child.

In the episode Lisa mentions a post she has written about the 5 Circles of Safety.

Then she goes through the years of childhood and suggests what is age appropriate in regards to the devices children should be using, and what they should be doing with the devices. You can find all the info laid out in this post.

Listen to the episode to hear Lisa on this important topic.

You can find Lisa on Instagram and Facebook.

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