Using technology to study history

Using Technology to Study History

Episode 35: Using technology to study history with Vicki Tillman


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My guest today is Vicki Tillman. She is a fellow podshow host and you can listen to her on The Homeschool Highschool Podcast. She develops curriculum and is a homeschool coach at 7 Sisters Homeschool.

Techie Ways to learn about History

  • Watch History Movies. Movies help students to get immersed in the period. Look for lists of movies to learn about history.
  • Watch Short Videos. Find good short videos on the History Channel and on Youtube.
  • Play Online History Games. Listen to our episode on Free Online History Games.

Techie Ways to Check for Mastery of History Topics

  • Create History Videos. Students can use their phones to make either a documentary or to write a script based on research and act it out. Students watch each other’s videos so they learn from each other too.
  • Illustrate a video story or song or poem or document about a historic time period. See what Vicki’s son Ezra has done on his Youtube channel

Be sure to take a look at FundaFunda Academy’s online US History class. This class uses all the methods mentioned in this episode – and more – to study history!

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The Desperate Need To Get It Right – HIRL Episode 127

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When we talk about the desperate need to get it right, Fletch is quick to say, “Oh! You mean homeschooling in the age of Pinterest?” On this episode we are talking about how to homeschool when we feel like we just don’t measure up to the other homeschool moms we know.

We are joined in the studio by Kym Smythe, Sabrina Justison and Vicki Tillman, three of the sisters from and The Homeschool Highschool Podcast. We discuss how to handle the competition, comparisons and the desperate need to get it right. has a curriculum bundle of 10 resources including a Career Exploration workbook, tools for writing a personal mission statement, practical instruction for developing interview skills and more. Each piece of the bundle is in .pdf ebook format and downloads instantly to your device after purchase. The bundle is regularly priced at $13.45, but for Homeschooling In Real Life listeners your big sisters at are offering a coupon code that will knock 25% off that price; you pay just $10.08 when you use coupon code 7sistershirl. For a detailed description of all that’s in the Career Exploration Bundle, check out the ebookstore at


1:32 – Fluff : EggNog, Moving and Losing Weight. 
8:12 – Interview with Sabrina Justison, Kym Smythe, Vicki Tillman, Part 1
18:01 – Interview with Sabrina Justison, Kym Smythe, Vicki Tillman, Part 2
32:41 – Goodbye! The Show Is Over!


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