Cinematic documentaries, movies set in a specific time period, chemists performing experiments on-screen: these are just a few of the ways that you can utilize movies in homeschooling to enhance learning. If you already use unit studies to teach your children then you probably know that a great way to meet the needs of your visual […]
Teachers and homeschool parents: Imagine taking your task cards with you on a tablet or computer. Your student(s) work independently, getting instant feedback on their work, whether correct or incorrect. They even take their spelling test right there in the app! When you get a chance, you check their progress on their digital task cards. At […]
I am so excited that my 8-year-old son Raisin is finally becoming mature enough to be a lot more self-directed this year! It’s just in time. This year my daughter is going to be home preschooled, and I also have a soon-to-be-walking baby! It’s going to be crazy enough, so I’m really grateful anytime my son can […]
My son’s science class in our co-op finished learning about the ocean just before break. Although there is not often take-home work, the teacher did in this case give the class an assignment: learn about a sea animal and report back to the class in some sort of presentation (a poster, a pamphlet, etc.). Since […]
It was time to upgrade our electronics this fall. Our 2010-era tablet was just not working properly with modern apps any longer. Waiting for my son to get to the right page of his textbook took longer than reading the first paragraph! It was not helping our school day run smoothly. We decided on the Samsung […]
My two-year-old daughter loves Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. For those who may not be familiar with this toddler show, it is the “next generation” of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. (See Elizabeth Bird’s “deconstruction” of this aspect of the show for more enlightenment.) So she and I were naturally excited about the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood App (from Android […]
Today’s Teaching with Technology post focuses on how we use Google Earth. I say I use it for “our homeschool,” but really, I just let my son play with it and explore the world. Maybe next year I’ll give him more specific assignments. There are so many tools as a part of the Google Earth […]
It’s time for another Teaching with Technology post, and this week I’m featuring a YouTube channel I have found. Minute Physics give just moments to basic and not so basic subjects.