PC Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Family’s Computers Working Great

PC Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Family’s Computers Working Great

Using more technology for our homeschooling means lots of little (and big) hands using our arsenal of PCs, Chromebooks, and mobile devices.  That means, we need to maintain the health of our tech devices so they run efficiently for a smooth learning process to occur. It’s crucial that I direct my kids on how to use them properly and safely. But, I’m sure you know that you can’t rely on your children always follow directions, right? That’s why it’s important for techie homeschool moms to know these PC maintenance tips to keep your home learning from being stalled by computer problems. Tip 1: Find programs that can keep your devices secure There are quite a number of programs that have come in handy in protecting our family’s devices … [Read more]

STEM Subscription Boxes for Homeschoolers

STEM Subscription Boxes for Homeschoolers

I remember the excitement I felt as a kid when my monthly edition of Games Magazine showed up in the mailbox. My parents gave me a subscription as a birthday gift, but I got to enjoy it all year long. Nowadays, my kids can experience that same excitement, but to the nth degree with STEM subscription boxes delivered to your door every month. Don’t you wish there were monthly subscription boxes for kids like this when you were growing up? Each is filled with science, math, technology and/or engineering activities and resources. A monthly subscription box (or two…or three) is a perfect addition to your homeschool plans. In fact, my kids don’t even realize they’re learning as they dig into their STEM projects. …CLICK HERE … [Read more]

Cool Stocking Stuffers for Tweens and Teens Who Love Tech

Cool Stocking Stuffers for Tweens and Teens Who Love Tech

It’s hard to know what to buy your tech-lovin’ tweens and teens for Christmas. You may not have the budget for a new computer or expensive gadget, but these cool stocking stuffers are sure to please any kid who likes technology. From earphones to texting gloves to mini-arcade games, you’re sure to find something special to give. …CLICK HERE to discover 100+ Fun Gifts for Kids and Teens Who Love Tech… Christmas Stocking Ideas Vomach Wired Stereo Sound Earphones with Mic Great quality sound and noise control for a reasonable price, plus a mic to use with a gaming system, make these earphones a perfect stocking stuffer idea for tweens. Pop Sockets Never lose your grip on your cell phone or tablet again, Pop Sockets … [Read more]

20+ Cool Minecraft Presents for Kids

20+ Cool Minecraft Presents for Kids

Got a big Minecraft fan in your family? One whose conversations include words “nether”, “pickaxe”, “sandbox” and “redstone”?  A child whose most visited website is Minecraft Wiki?  One way to support your child’s passions and natural learning process is to give gifts that nurture their interests. These Minecraft presents do just that. There are a ton of Minecraft gift ideas out there depending on what you’re looking for. For kids, they will love something they can play with or show off to their friends, so this gift guide is full of great Minecraft present ideas! You can outfit your whole home with Minecraft goodies, and anyone who is obsessed with playing the game will love all of these under their Christmas tree. You’ll find online courses, … [Read more]

15 STEM Toys that Teach Coding

15 STEM Toys that Teach Coding

Whether you already have a code loving child or want to have your child explore engineering and programming, this gift guide of top toys that teach coding is full of great ideas. All of these ideas are both fun and educational ways to explore the world of coding, and are geared towards children of at least 5 years old. I will admit though, some of these are pretty awesome and you might find yourself wanting to check them out with the kids! These are all budget-friendly gift ideas, so don’t be afraid to share this list of STEM toys with the grandparents so they can have a “win” come gift-giving day. …CLICK HERE to discover 100+ Fun Gifts for Kids and Teens Who Love Tech… Toys … [Read more]

Best Tech Gifts for Kids: 2017

Best Tech Gifts for Kids: 2017

No matter if you’re shopping for Christmas or birthdays, you’ll find something your techie kids will love in this 2017 collection of the best tech gifts for kids.   I know that it’s hard for us digital immigrants to find quality (yet affordable) gifts for the digital natives in our lives. We want to find gifts that are fun, but still educational, right? We don’t need yet another toy that gets forgotten a week after your child gets it. If your child is into electronics, they’ll be delighted by any of these gifts. …CLICK HERE for 100+ Fun Gifts for Kids and Teens Who Love Tech… 12 Best Tech Gift for Kids Piper Piper is the perfect gift to capture the attention of any kid … [Read more]

Best Books for Kids Learning Coding

Best Books for Kids Learning Coding

So, your child wants to learn to program computers. And you have no idea how to teach them to code, right? Well, that’s a great recipe for self-directed learning. Hook your kids up with one of these books for kids learning coding, and soon they’ll be teaching you to code. Learning to code isn’t reserved just for techie kids. Coding and computer programming should be a part of every homeschooler’s education. Technology isn’t going away and your child will need to be comfortable with tech for their future jobs. Teaching coding helps your child understand the nuts and bolts of technology. Plus, learning to code requires problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Your child won’t just be consuming content, but he/she will be a tech creator. … [Read more]

How to Find Black Friday Discounts on Amazon

How to Find Black Friday Discounts on Amazon

We all know that we techie homeschool moms love the convenience of shopping online and that we love some good deals. If you’re looking for Black Friday discounts on Amazon, you might be happy to know that you don’t even have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving this year. Amazon has announced they will be rolling out their Black Friday discounts early and doing an entire 10 days of Black Friday sales and deals. What could be better than that? Now, if you want to have a chance at all the greatest discounts, you’re going to want to be prepared. Amazon has different types of Black Friday deals. For example, they have flash deals that only last for a short time. They will have a … [Read more]

7 Things to Consider When Buying for a Homeschool Computer

7 Things to Consider When Buying for a Homeschool Computer

So you’re looking to buy a new homeschool computer? Feeling overwhelmed by all the choices out there? Not sure what which home computer is right for your family? You’ve come to the right place. The best homeschool computer is the one that does what you need it to do. In other words, before you even look at your options, you need to determine exactly how you’re going to use it. For example, there’s a world of difference between the computer you’d need for heavy video editing and one you’d use for web surfing and e-mail. Features to Consider When Buying a Homeschool Computer Portability: If you plan on taking your computer from one place to another (field trips, gatherings), you’ll want to get something portable … [Read more]

Techie Homeschool Organization: Managing Digital Files

Techie Homeschool Organization: Managing Digital Files

Homeschool organization is an area we moms struggle with a lot. We want to have things in their place so that learning runs seamlessly, but we don’t have the time and focus to get it all together. And now, as we start to use more digital resources, there’s one more area of our homeschools we need to keep organized, right? Techie homeschool moms, I hear your cries. Techie homeschool moms have shared…. “I download too much and can’t remember which folder I downloaded it to” “Homeschool organization is getting more and more complicated. I have so many courses, e-curriculum, and e-books that I don’t even know what I have.” “I struggle with not knowing what resources I have to begin with. Also not knowing how to incorporate … [Read more]