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5 Days Of Organizing Your Homeschool

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Day 5: Utilizing Technology & Making Room For Fun

Different ways you can use technology in your homeschool. Creative ideas to bring more FUN to your day.

Utilizing Technology

There are so many ways that you can weave technology into your homeschool day.

Computer Station

At our computer station the kids can:

iPad

On the iPad the kids can:

  • transition to the next activity
  • play an educational game
  • access the internet

DVD Player

With our DVD player the kids can:

Portable DVD Player

With their portable DVD players, the kids can:

  • have some transition time
  • enjoy some quiet time
  • watch educational videos

Digital Camera

With my digital camera the kids can

  • record the things we do from their perspective
  • have a record of their memories
  • take pictures for their blogs
  • tell a story with stop motion animation

Xbox

With our Xbox the kids can:

  • transition to the next subject
  • burn off some energy
  • do PE inside when it is raining
  • enjoy music
  • watch educational videos

Television

With our television the kids can:

  • watch educational channels (like National Geographic, History Channel, etc)
  • enjoy some family time

Airport Express

With the Airport Express the kids can:

  • play music or audio books to any room in the house by attaching speakers

USB Flash Drive

With USB Flash Drive the kids can:

  • load their music to play on the XBOX
  • transfer documents between devices

Making Room For Fun

Our theme for this year is to have more fun WHILE we are learning new things. Here are just a few of the ways that I hope to accomplish that:

  • focus on their learning styles
  • follow their interests
  • find out what make each child tick
  • use manipulatives wherever possible
  • do more science experiments
  • get outside more and see God’s world
  • do hands on activities wherever and whenever possible
  • get messy and make art masterpieces
  • have music fill our days
  • get in the kitchen and make some yummy goodies
  • learn that hard work can also be fun
  • find learning experiences around every corner

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Tech Tuesday – Top Ten Tech Gadgets We Use In Our Homeschool

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Tech Tuesday

I want to introduce you to a new weekly feature on Sunflower Schoolhouse. It has come to my attention that my readers are looking for a weekly meme about technology. This is something that my husband and I enjoy using in our homeschool and writing about it is a natural extension. So, welcome to the very first Tech Tuesday @ Sunflower Schoolhouse.

The rules are simple. Write a blog post about how you use technology in your homeschool. Link up the actual url to the post. Visit other party goers. Have fun. The link will be open for a week – until next Monday. Don’t forget to grab the button.

I thought I would kick off the first week with a top ten list – Top Ten Tech Gadgets We Use In Our Homeschool. Beside each of the items, I have made a short list of a few  ways we use each item.

  1. Computers – internet access, word processing, blogging, graphic design, animation, educational software, netflix, educational videos
  2. iPad – transition, communication, education, internet access
  3. XBOX – transition, PE, music, videos
  4. Portable DVD Player – transition, quiet time, education
  5. DVD Player – educational videos, family time
  6. Digital Voice Recorder – podcasts, memory tool, note taking
  7. Television – educational shows, family time
  8. Airport Express – plays music or audio books to any room in the house by attaching speakers
  9. USB Flash Drive – holds music to play on the XBOX, transfer documents between devices
  10. Digital Camera – record the things we do, memories, blogging

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We would love it if you would link up with Tech Tuesday. I am also linking up with Hip Homeschool Moms and Top Ten Tuesday.

 

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