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The Wired Homeschool

John Wilkerson

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Experience Astronomy with Luke Gilkerson - The Wired Homeschool

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Many kids and parents are fascinated by the night sky but don’t know where to start with nightly observations. With Experience Astronomy homeschool parents and students can learn to navigate the heavens and figure out if that bright light is a planet, star, or just an airplane...

Online Great Books with Scott Hambrick - The Wired Homeschool

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Every homeschooler understands that reading is essential. However, sometimes we may not know what our children should be reading. Or, perhaps we know what they should read but we don’t understand the essential themes and ideas of a piece of great literature...

7 Alexa Skills Homeschoolers Can Use With Their Amazon Echo – WHS 231 - The Wired Homeschool

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Last week I talked about 10 Ways to Use an Amazon Echo Dot for Homeschooling and one of those ways was to use educational skills. This week I’ll share 7 Alexa skills homeschoolers can use with their Amazon Echo...

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 - 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...
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