Tech Tuesday

Movie Making 101

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Malachi is 8, soon to be nine and he is so excited. Well, soon being August and I don’t know what is special about nine, but he is looking forward to it. That wasn’t what I wanted to talk about today though.

Malachi loves army men, knights and castles, and Star Wars. He got some Star Wars Lego for Christmas and he has carted it around the house in a small bucket just about everyday. If he is not playing with a bucket full of Lego he is setting up a battle scene with his army men, but that is a story for another day.

On this day, not today, but the day he took this picture, he was making a movie with my camera. Not just any movie, Lego stop motion animation. Malachi is creative with the camera and takes interesting shots or whatever he is shooting. He had his whole movie set designed in Lego and the characters were having quite the battle. Let me tell you, any day around here sounds like a war zone with our boys and their mouth noises.

Malachi's movie set

I loved this shot that he took because it is a really creative angle (with daddy in the background). Apparently some of the characters were already taken down in the gun fight.

Malachi loves taking pictures, he always has. It has taken some training and discussion for him to learn what is appropriate and what is not, but I am pretty sure he could grow up to be a photographer. Well, he could be a photographer unless he decides to direct movies or be a foley artist (because he is really good at that too).

I want to be the mom who encourages her children to follow their dreams and for some of them this involves technology. How do you use technology in your homeschool? Leave me a note in the comments or write a post and leave your link in the comments.

Tech Tuesday – Something New For You

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I mentioned before how we use the iPad for learning our memory verses. That method works well for us, but we are also working on a series of animations. Which you have seen previewed here before.

We have been working hard on a fun site for our kids to view all of the bible verse animations that we are making and we wanted to share a sneak peek of it with you.

We have purposely kept it simple and easy for little ones to navigate. Hosanna, our three year old daughter, loves to watch the animations on the iPad. We watched her navigate the site and tailor made it so that it would be easy for anyone to use.

Note: We are working behind the scenes to create a separate parent’s/educator’s area and we’ll let you know when that is ready for you to use.

Come on over and have a look. We would love to hear what you think.

It is also Tech Tuesday, so don’t forget to link up your posts about how you use technology in your homeschool.

iPad Apps For Speech Therapy

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Today is Tech Tuesday (I apologize for completely missing last week) and I thought I would talk about our iPad again.

Do you have an iPad or other mobile device? Do you use it with your children?

Yesterday I spoke about needing to help Malachi with his speech in order to help him learn to read. We have an iPad and I knew that there must be resources we could use for speech therapy on there.

Here are some of the Apps that we already have that could be used to help with speech therapy:

I also went on an Internet hunt for iPad Apps to research and investigate further. I found a couple of individual apps that were reviewed by Apps for Homeschooling (awesome site, by the way) and some other great apps.

Individual Apps:

Did you know that Starfall now has an app?  We have long been fans of Starfall, so I was very excited to see them moving into the app world. 

I was excited to find a few great list of apps specific for Speech and Language that I want to explore.

Lists Of Speech Therapy Apps:

What apps do you use for helping your child with their speech?

If you have a post about technology and you want to link up to Tech Tuesday, please leave your link in the comments.

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