The Wired Homeschool

The Wired Homeschool

John Wilkerson

Description: Tech, tools, and tips for homeschooling a digital generation

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10 Ways to Use an Amazon Echo Dot in Your Homeschool - The Wired Homeschool

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When the Amazon Echo Dot was originally released many people saw the smart speaker as nothing more than a novelty.

Many people bought it and its older sibling the Amazon Echo and quickly realized how helpful it could be in their day-to-day lives...

Episode Delayed - The Wired Homeschool

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Due to some technical issues, today’s normally schedule episode has been delayed.

Once those issues have been addressed, I’ll release the episode.

Until then, you may want to check out the conversation I had with Michael Prince from BecauseFamily about eSports in the Olympics...

7 YouTube Channels for Homeschoolers to Learn How to Fix Cars - The Wired Homeschool

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A major part of homeschooling involves teaching practical life-skills like how to fix cars.

OK, maybe not everyone needs to learn to fix a car but basic maintenance or knowing when to take your car to a mechanic are skills every homeschooler should learn...

Shawn Barrieau of My Fun Science - The Wired Homeschool

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Shawn and Heather Barrieau founded MyFunScience in 2016 to fill a need they saw in the homeschooling community. They noticed that parents were struggling to teach math and science starting in the middle and high school grades.

The classes are taught from a Christian perspective and they believe:...

How to Become Fluent in a Foreign Language with Duolingo - The Wired Homeschool

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I stumbled across a video on YouTube a few weeks ago by Evan Edinger wherein he talked about how he learned German using Duolingo.

If you’re not familiar with Duolingo, it’s a website and app that helps you learn to speak a foreign language through gamification. It’s also free. It...

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 vs 2018 Apple iPad: Which is Better for Homeschooling? - The Wired Homeschool

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At the end of March, Acer and Apple announced new tablets targeted at education. Acer’s Chromebook Tab 10 and Apple’s 2018 iPad are priced competitively but which is better for homeschooling?

Acer Chromebook Tab 10...

5 Steps to Protect Your Facebook Privacy – WHS 225 - The Wired Homeschool

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Facebook has been in the news quite a bit lately because of privacy concerns.

A third-party (Cambridge Analytica) used data it collected from Facebook to profile users. That information was used to serve ads and articles to people via the social media network and influence their behavior online...

Connect Movie Review and Discussion with Michael Prince of Family Tech Blog - The Wired Homeschool

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Kirk Cameron’s new movie Connect aims to make parents aware of the dangers of social media for teens and provide parents with tools to steer kids away from social media’s traps.

Does it succeed? Michael Prince from Because Family joins me to review the movie and to provide some practica...

Winter Olympic Games and STEM - The Wired Homeschool

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I recently became a grandfather so there is no full podcast for February 15th. Instead, I’ve provided links to some videos that explain the science behind some of the Olympic events.

Please check out the Homeschooling and Liberty Summit to hear my session...

5 3D Printers Under $500 for Homeschooling – WHS 223 - The Wired Homeschool

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When you think of 3D printers, what comes to mind? Do you think technology like 3d printing is beyond the reach of homeschoolers?

It’s not! 3D printers have become affordable and easy to use. There are many 3D printers that have been specifically designed for home use and homeschoolers can use...
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