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Kid-Safe Earphones from CozyPhones

CozyPhones are a kid-safe earphones headband which is easy, soft, and fun to use – protecting your child’s ears without the bulk of large headsets or pushing earbuds into their little ears. We go through a lot of headphones in our house. Whether it’s from constant use, rough handling, or being assisted by cord-hungry cats, […]

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Webucation Free Coding Courses

Does your child want to learn more about the world of computers and coding? Here’s an opportunity for them to learn for free, thanks to the folks at Webucator. Offering their self-paced courses for free to homeschooled students, you can now have your kids register for online classes such as: Microsoft Word Photoshop JavaScript PHP Flash […]

Tech in the Homeschool Classroom

Tech in the Homeschool Classroom

Technology is a wonderful gift in the homeschooling world – access to more information than any generation before us! This month, the Canadian Homeschool Blogging Team share how they use technology in their homeschool. Leanne – 4 ways we use technology for French I have a love-hate relationship with technology. I love the way it […]

Teach Your Kids About …. Computer Safety

The world our kids live in is digital. As parents, it’s vital we give our children the tools they need to conduct themselves safely online, and to teach them how to protect their technology. Resources and Information for Parents Internet Safety 101 – about pornography, predators, online gaming, mobile devices, cyberbullying, and social media Growing […]

Gamifying Your Homeschool

Gamification is a buzzword these days – the idea of taking the key features of a video game structure and applying them to non-gaming situations, turning otherwise potentially mundane activities into play and adventure. Education is a prime example of an environment where gamification works, and we can see that trend emerging through so many […]

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Media Smarts

Media Literacy is an important skill  in today’s world. Children are inundated with messages from television, music, video games, movies, and the internet on a daily basis. They need to learn how to filter the messages appropriately and how to be safe in their digital environments. Media Smarts is a website that focuses on education, public […]

Teach Your Kids About …. Keyboarding

These days, computer skills are a must-have for our children. An important skill to learn is how to type quickly and properly. Here are some resources to help make learning keyboarding fun and easy. Practice Games: DanceMat Typing – Popular typing game by the BBC Upbeat – Guitar Hero style music game using ASD space and […]

Video Game Review Worksheet

If your kids are anything like mine (aka video game junkies), you might wonder how in the world to use their passion for something good instead of just mindlessness. After much mulling it over, I thought that encouraging their love of gaming to help them learn the art of reviewing and critiquing would be a […]

RPG Maker

If your child is a video game enthusiast and you are trying to find a way to expand on that, I encourage you to check out RPGMaker. Taking the classic approach to RPG gaming, this program allows designers to get behind the game and make their own from scratch. This site has several different options, but the […]