Welcome! For years, I have been on a quest to find the best online resources to use as I guide my daughters’ home education. When I discover some cool website or handy app, I end up geeking out over it to my friends. And they end up loving me even more for it because I shared something that makes them seem all cool and techie to their kids (or so we think). But really, I know that by homeschooling with webtools and online resources, I am setting my children up for future success in our technology-driven world.  

 

Techie Homeschool Mom is a place for moms who want to guide their home learners in this ever-evolving digital age. Whether you are …

  • a techno-phobe who sweats every time your kids ask for help with the computer,
  • a techno-user who hasn’t made digital learning a priority,
  • a techno-enthusiast who can’t figure how to fit technology with your kids’ learning styles, or
  • a techno-whiz who needs encouragement about homeschooling in general

…whatever your comfort level with technology and digital learning, I’m glad you are here.

Here are four things you should do while you are here.

  1. Come hang out with me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitterwhichever is your “place”.
  2. Sign up for emails.. Subscribers get all the good stuff, like free and discounted unit studies, downloadable homeschool resources and email updates.
  3. Visit my blog to get to know me and my family and to learn how we use technology for home learning.  Read some posts, but please don't let me do all the talking.  Comment to let me know what you're thinking.  It's ok if you can't finish your sentence because your kids interrupt. I'll get it.
  4. Check out the Online Unit Studies I've created.  I had been planning Internet-based unit studies for my girls, eventually organizing the information in eLearning so they could be more independent. A few friends encouraged me to start selling Online Unit Studies, and so I did.

I'll see you around, my friend!

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  • Illustrated quote graphics are a great project to add to any homeschool study. No matter what you are studying, you can find a memorable quote. It might be wisdom from a notable person or a quote from a favorite story. Watch this tutorial for creating your own images.
  • Looking for a homeschool history curriculum? This list is just what you need to find an online history curriculum for your for your homeschool lesson plans.
  • Meet Lauren, a techie homeschool mom, and be inspired to add more digital learning to your homeschool.
  • One crucial skill for digital natives is keyboarding. Techie homeschoolers need to know who to type efficiently, not only to create words but also to navigate around their documents and online. That's where all those extra keys on a keyboard come in. F-keys, Tab, CTRL, ALT. Have you or your kids ever wondered what all those extra keys are for they are all for? Read to learn some common CTRL key shortcuts.
  • Students today need different skill sets than before. At no other time in history has the maxim “Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire” been more applicable. In this post, Pat shares her insight about homeschooling 21st century learners.
  • Learn about America's great athlete, Jesse Owens with sports, spreadsheets and a movie. This mini-unit study is a sample of the Famous Birthdays Online Unit Study.
  • Are you concerned that your children are wasting time on electronics? Use these three questions to determine if screen time is productive or not.
  • Check out these ideas to go techie for family game night.
  • Homeschool Planet ... an techie solution for online homeschool planning.
  • Enroll in the All About Elections Online Unit Study. With this online homeschool course, elementary and middle school students will discover the importance of voting. Read for more details and a preview lesson.
  • Homeschooled kids don't know how to learn like past generations did. Read to discover what they need.
  • Meet Amber, a techie homeschool mom, and be inspired to add more digital learning to your homeschool.
  • Visual design projects are a great way for homeschoolers to share what they learn. Do you need to add more projects into your homeschool lesson plans? Be inspired with these 15 awesome projects homschoolers can create with Canva.
  • Discover online homeschool science curriculum to help you choose a homeschool science program your kids will love.
  • Use this mini-unit study to learn about techie visionary Steve Jobs.
  • I feel like I’ve messed up a little bit with my youngest daughter. I feel like I used too much tech too young with her. Now, as comfortable as I am with tech, I’m not a huge fan of kids five and under using lots of it, especially for home education. Read to find out why.
  • It seems my kids believe everything they read on the Internet. It's up to us parents to teach them how to find out if a news source is reliable. This article share some smart tips for avoiding fake news.
  • Discover how to be a savvy shopper as you look for homeschool curriculum online.
  • Want to keep your computers working great? Discover routine computer maintenance tasks anyone can do.
  • Your family needs to know how to use technology in a healthy and productive way. Read 5 tips for encouraging healthy tech habits in your family.
  • Looking for techie projects for your homeschool? Check out mysimpleshow to create explainer videos about any topic in your lesson plans.
  • Guess what? You NEED to be teaching your kids how to be safe online. Here are some great tips to help you talk to your kids about internet safety.
  • Can you confidently direct your kiddos about the legal use of digital media in their learning projects so that they are not stealing someone else's property? Are you teaching them how to be an upstanding digital citizen? Read this guide to help your homeschoolers understand the rules about using online images in student projects.
  • Have you ever considered social media sites as learning tools? Is social media a part of your homeschool lesson plans? Read to discover 6 reasons you should add social sharing to your homeschool.
  • How would your kids like to create a virtual art gallery? They can use this webtool to share their own artwork or to demonstrate what they have learned about famous artists and artwork. This is a 'must do' project for any homeschool art curriculum. Get your free template today.
  • When people hear that we do most of our learning online, they are curious about which resources we use. These are the websites that we have liked best. #techinourhomeschool
  • I got this radical idea about summer screen time. Instead of figuring out how to keep the kids off the computer, what if we intentionally put our our kids on electronics? Find out how.
  • Many homeschool methods and curriculums encourage timeline creation. Check out these 5 tools digital learners can use to create interactive, multi-media timelines.
  • Meet Tatiana, a techie homeschool mom, and be inspired to add more digital learning to your homeschool.
  • I love hearing how other families homeschool. This is a good post for anyone who homeschools high schoolers.
  • A Kindle isn't just for reading ebooks. Learn all the ways you can use it for homeschooling, including the best type of Kindle to get and recommended educational apps for Kindle.
  • How We Homeschool: Our Daily Routine
  • Homeschooling doesn't need to stop when you travel. Learn how one family uses technology to make roadschooling happen.
  • Here's some good advice for ways to use more tech for home education. Simple is what I need.
  • I think lots of homeschool moms can relate to this post. What can I do to help my techie kid when I feel clueless about tech???
  • Being a Charlotte Mason homeschooler doesn't mean you need to avoid anything techie. Charlotte would have loved all the options available to learn online.
  • The “how to”s of writing have changed with the development of technology. And homeschooling moms need to change the way to teach writing to your children. Using these 4 digital tools makes the writing process more efficient and prepares your children for a productive future in our tech-driven culture.
  • What is the advantage of going paperless with your homeschool? Read to find out.
  • Black Friday is a great day to stock up on all the tech you need for your homeschooling, both the fun and the functional electronics. But, how do you find the best deals? Read these 6 tips for finding Black Friday Deals on electronics
  • Discover helpful tips for keeping kids safe on YouTube
  • I hate it when I sign my kids up for an online course and ends up seeming like something out of a B movie. Poorly produced, boring instructor, totally old school. Find out how to avoid this with these 5 tips for choosing video curriculum for homeschooling.
  • One of the easiest ways to start techin’ your homeschool is to include eBooks. The advantages are appealing to me, but purchasing ebooks for our large family gets spendy. so, using an eBooks subscription service makes sense. Read to learn more about three eBooks subscription options and decide which is best for your family.
  • Meet Sarai, a techie homeschool mom, and be inspired to add more digital learning to your homeschool.
  • Hone your working homeschool mom superpowers with these techie tips to help you manage your family's home education while you work.
  • I was concerned that my teen daughter was spending too much time on Pinterest. Then I checked out her boards and I was surprised. Find out what I discovered.
  • When we started using Netflix, it was the only video streaming site out there. But lately, I haven't liked the selection. So, we said "goodbye" and replaced our standby with other video streaming services. Read to find out more.
  • So, your child wants to learn to program computers. And you have no idea how to teach them to code, right? Discover the best books for kids learning to code (recommended by Techie Homeschool Mom)
  • Educaplay is one of my favorite homeschool webtools because it gives my family opportunities to be information creators, not just information consumers. We can create crossword puzzles, jumbled sentences, interactive “maps” (which could be any type of image), matching games and more.
  • If you're going to be learning online, you need to right devices. Find out the best devices and equipment to get for your homeschooling.
  • Encourage your homeschoolers to to make gifts for others. They learn a new skill and develop character traits such as problem-solving, perseverance, frugality and consideration of others. Check out this list of 50 online courses for DIY gift making.
  • We are the first generation of parents (aka "digital immigrants") raising "digital natives". We still don’t know quite how to handle tech. We need to get rid of our fears and ignorance about tech so that our kids can develop healthy attitudes about this tool that isn’t going away.
  • Reading eBooks doesn't seem natural to me. So, should I keep my kids from reading eBooks? Absolutely not! Read to find out why.
  • Have you heard of Amazon's STEM club? Every month, they send you a toy to encourage learning about science, technology, engineering and/or math. Read to get my opinion of the subscription box.
  • Join us for 12 weeks of photo adventures. Connect with other homeschoolers and learn about photography, graphic design, video production through this online club.
  • As the first generation of digital moms, we need to figure out ways to guide our kids towards healthy habits and attitudes about electronics usage. And one way to do this is offering screen time that brings people together.
  • Who doesn't get overwhelmed by all the choices of homeschool curriculum online? If you want to use unit studies, you should check out these digital options for your homeschool lessons..
  • Avoid infecting your computer with malware and viruses by following these practices to protect your computer.
  • Ideas for helping my teen stay organized??? Yes, please!
  • Watch Techie Homeschool Mom's live video series of techie gift ideas.
  • It's crucial that you teach your kids how to use online resources for homeschooling. This Techie Homeschool Workshop gives some tips for Teaching Your Kids to Search Safely Online. I show three ways to search within trusted websites, including setting up custom search engines. Plus, I share some tips for being safe when using typical search engines.
  • Homeschooling doesn't need to stop when you travel. Read this to get ideas for keeping the learning going when you travel with kids
  • Is it time to transition to more digital homeschool planning? Read to find out what apps help to plan lessons for your family.
  • This list of 15 STEM Toys that teach coding will give you lots of gift ideas for techie kids.
  • No need to search all over the Internet for the best math curriculum for your homeschool. Check out this list of recommended online math programs.
  • Discover PC Maintenance tips that will keep your family's computers running smoothly.
  • The legalistic rules I had made about computer usage led to strained relationships and unrest. I knew that I needed to stop micro-managing my kids' screen time and to teach them to self-govern their tech habits. I needed to give more freedom to have more peace in our home. Read to discover how giving our kids unlimited tech time has been the solution to our problem. Plus, download a copy of our Unlimited Tech Time Guidelines.
  • We discovered online courses when my oldest daughter wanted to take voice lessons. We wanted her to prove her interest before investing time and money in private in-person instruction. No matter what your child's aspiration is, there is probably an online course for them. Check out this list of 100 online courses.
  • Meet Krysta, a techie homeschool mom, and be inspired to add more digital learning to your homeschool.
  • These cool stocking stuffers are sure to please any tween or teen who likes technology. From earphones to texting gloves to mini-arcade games, you're sure to find something special to give.
  • If you’d like to start techin‘ your homeschool homeschool foreign language study with the very best tools, here are three easy—and proven—ways to do so
  • Techie Homeschool Mom's Favorite Homeschool Webtools for online learning
  • Using Online Classes is the Way to Go When Homeschooling Teens. But There's A Lot to Consider When Choosing the Best Course for Your Teen. Read These Great Tips.
  • YouTube plays a big role in homeschooling. However, there are a few pitfalls that should have you considering whether YouTube is the best thing for your home education. Read to find out more.
  • Single parents are superstars, especially the ones who homeschool. I love this post where one single mom shares how technology helps her to homeschool.
  • You know that you need to add more tech to your homeschool plans, but are nervous about letting your kids loose online, right? I get it. Read to find out how this homeschool mom transitioned to using more digital learning for her elementary homeschool lessons.
  • Find over 20 gift ideas for an aspiring YouTube star.
  • We've replaced workbooks with apps, textbooks with websites, and activity books with YouTube. What homeschooling resources have you replaced with online tools?
  • Do you have an aspiring designer in your home? You can nurture their interest and point them towards information that will introduce them to design concepts. Your budding designer needs to “play” with the digital tools that real designers use. Check out these 8 Homeschool Webtools that "real" designers use.
  • Check out over 200 live online homeschool classes at Outschool. Outschool is a perfect fit for eclectic techie homeschoolers.
  • Udemy is a great resource for any techie homeschool family. Each of Udemy's 40,000+ courses is taught by an expert instructor, and every course is available on-demand, so students can learn at their own pace, on their own time, and on any device. With so many courses available, it can be hard to find one that is good for kids. But...I've got you covered, my friend. Here is a list of 50 courses for kids on Udemy.
  • A Mom's Biggest Struggle in a Tech-Driven World | Why do we struggle so much with our kids being “plugged in all the time”? It’s a big issue for us moms, trying to figure out how to guide our kiddos’ media consumption and electronics usage. And to balance the good of technology with the bad.
  • One simple way for Techin’ Your Homeschool is to start using curriculum in digital format. But, when you print out that curriculum, you're pretty much eliminating all the advantage of digital downloads. Read to find out why you shouldn't print homeschool curriculum.
  • It's your responsibility to teach your children healthy social media habits while they're in your care. Just like you need to let them experience money so that they grow up to be fiscally responsible, you need to let them experience social media so that they grow up to be digitally responsible. Read to find out how to get started teaching your kids about social media
  • Looking for the best tech gifts for kids? This list will give you some ideas for presents any techie kid will love.

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