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Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft: Education Edition is a great resource to add to your education arsenal! It’s a fun option for engaging children in game-based, student centered learning. Minecraft games are fun and educational. This edition complements core subjects like math and reading while immersing learners in imaginative environments! Some of the cool things students can do are: …

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What are Boom Cards?

Whether you’re teaching virtually, in class, or homeschooling, you’re going to want to learn more about Boom Cards! There are so many reasons that kids, teachers, and parents love these digital wonders. This post contains affiliate links. What are Boom Cards? So what are Boom Cards, anyway? In a nutshell, they’re interactive, digital, self-grading task …

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10 Must-Have Gadgets and Apps for Homeschooling

Here are the 10 must-have gadgets and apps for homeschooling that every homeschool family should have! While we may not always have the latest models or gadgets, there are some that have withstood the test of time and continue to be our favorite gadgets and apps for homeschooling. If you’re looking for some new ideas …

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Homeschool Planning App with Flexibility for Busy Families

You know the kind – dark green vinyl cover with weird light green pages…what is it with green and lesson planning? Well, after a decade of homeschooling, I can honestly admit that that first planner was out the window within the first six weeks. How it lasted that long, I don’t know. I knew there …

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Science and Technology Homeschool Curriculum

They’re not only my favorite homeschool curriculum subjects to teach, they’re also our kids’ favorite subject to study. They get excited about science experiments and eat up everything related to coding and technology. Did you know that both of the boys built their own computers from scratch? I have no clue how to do it, but they …

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4 Minecraft YouTube Channels for Kids

Today’s technology savvy kids have learned to navigate the Internet and hunt down what they need faster than a cheetah chasing a poor, unsuspecting gazelle on the nature channel. It’s impressive really. And also slightly scary. Since parenting is also another word for “try to monitor your child’s every move on the Internet”, it is …

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5 Places to Find Audiobooks

Audiobooks can be a lifesaver for kids with dyslexia, but they also have some great homeschool applications. Here are 5 places to find audiobooks to use with your students. Let’s Talk About Finding Audiobooks They’re particularly useful in a homeschool or classroom setting, where students who have trouble reading can often enjoy a book without …

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Tech Tuesday: 7 Must-Have Apps for Middle Schoolers

These preteens aren’t engaged by rudimentary games and scoff at cartoon characters for kids. Instead, the best apps for them are the ones that introduce critical thinking and challenge their skills. Here is a list of the best apps for middle schoolers, including many apps to help them out at school – no matter if …

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Homeschool Tech Tuesday: Hour of Code

Get them involved in The Hour of Code, of course! From December 8th-14th, more than 10 million students across the world will be spending an hour learning to code. In fact, in 2013 more than 15 million students spent an hour coding…in one week. That makes a tech loving, homeschooling mama’s heart happy. HOMESCHOOL TECH …

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Free App of the Week – BrainPOP

With topics ranging from science to history to math to current events, there has never been a day when we haven’t learned something from watching the daily video. While BrainPOP’s full site requires a subscription*, the app and the Featured Movie of the Day are both free. With fun, interactive learning as the purpose behind …

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