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Minecraft EDU

Kids love Minecraft!  My kids love Minecraft! Microsoft has now come up with an educational version of Minecraft just for schools to link learning to the game kids love. Minecraft: Education Edition is available for purchase by schools, libraries, museums, and...
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Eclipse Coming Up

August 21st there will be an eclipse!  This one is pretty rare.  The moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun.  (The sun is a lot larger than the moon, but the moon is a lot closer).  The eclipse is only visible from a certain path and in the US that happens to...
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Alexa in our House?

Personally I love Alexa - I ask her what the forecast is, what temperature it is, to set the temperature in rooms, and to turn off and on lights! It works great for lights that are in the corners of the room behind the chairs and impossible to reach.  The Alexa has a...
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Lumi Drone

One of the items we decided our youngest would love to try was the Lumi drone!  It's by Wowee, a great kid friendly, easy to use company. We gave it a try and right after charging it was simple to fly.  We actually have only flown it in the house even.  The only thing...
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Cozmo the robot!

The robot Cozmo showed up for Christmas at our house!  Cozmo is set up to learn as you play with him.  I did find that I have to hook my phone to the Cozmo wireless network each time we want to play with Cozmo - which is not the easiest and not really something my...
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Robots for Christmas

There are a million types of robots available for the holidays!  My son has decided robots are fun!   Last year we got the Meccanoid robot.  It took us two days to put it together.  - Ours is the one that is the same size as my eight year old.  Now there are a lot of...
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Lowe’s Build and Grow

There are tons of great activities you can find and sign up for online.  One that is free is Lowe's Build and Grow!  It's usually held the first Saturday of each month and is free! We decided to give it a try this month and got to make Christmas Ornaments.  My little...
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Let’s Build a Gingerbread House….

This year we decided to get a gingerbread house...  for Halloween.  We just now finally got around to making it.  Our included green icing - which wasn't especially soft anymore, candy corn, and Scooby doo!  Most kits include the icing, gingerbread, and some candy and...
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Trip to Virginia

While in Virginia we thought we would see a few things. First I searched the internet for things to do with kids in the Charlottesville, VA area. We were going for a physics conference and only going to be there for a couple days at most.   It just happened to be the...
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Partly Off Topic – Political…..

It always amazes me how much our kids pick up from adults.... and explaining things going on around us is tough.  I believe strongly in letting my kids decide, but I'm sure our decisions bleed over too....  We try in everything to look up and have sources.  This was a...
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Videos and Fun!

A fun thing my little one and I have done that I've found he enjoys is making videos of things we have gotten to review.  I like to post reviews of items I've gotten on Amazon to let people know what I think of them.... (the ball below isn't this one, but it is the...
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YouTube Stimming

Stimming is: Self-stimulatory behaviour – or stimming – is repetitive or unusual body movement or noises.  My son stims though as he gets older I’ve noticed the type of stimming has changed.  He would pace and pace, making the whole floor shake when in the house doing...
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Planning Vacation – Texas Drive through Safari

A few years ago we went on a trip to Texas and visited a few places!  We were lucky enough to find a drive through safari!  This one allowed us to feed the animals from the open window of the car.  The animals were active early in the morning - we tried going through...
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3 Fun Indoor DIY Science Experiments for a Rainy Day

Kids are natural scientists in their own right. And when you’re homeschooling, the world is your canvas when it comes to teaching science, as opposed to imparting mere bookish scientific facts and knowledge in a classroom setting. You have the freedom to demonstrate...
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Tinker Crate (Kiwi Crate)

Summer is half over here.... We are always looking for things to do that are fun...  My little one really doesn't like to leave the house much, so an y activities we can do at home are even better. This summer we've added Tinker Crate to our list!  It's a subscription...
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Space and Rocket Center – Huntville (Earthcam)

Last November we visited the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. Before going we checked out their site. They have lots of fun things you can do - including camps.  My oldest went to space camp around 2005 and the camps are still going strong. Their website...
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Science Night at the School

Our local grade school just held a science night.  We go to all the nights, math, science, art night!  Art night the parking lot is packed!  Not so for math and science.  Art night the kids preform and their items are on display whereas math and science night include...
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Traveling during School: Pull out of school?

We travel for conferences off and on and have always enjoyed taking our boys.  We always try to include lots of educational activities, but we also have included fun too!  My favorite is to look for what museums are in the area and any sites that tie into historical...
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Limiting Camera Usage (IPhone) – Protecting your Child

    On your iPhone - or your child's device, there are a lot of settings you can change and options to limit apps! As kids get older or even with my youngest using features like in-app purchases (and who hasn't accidently hit a link once in a while and had to...
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Hidden Apps – spying on your child 2.0

How to find hidden apps on your child's device. One the local cases of kid's sending pics on their device included kids using an app that looked like a calculator app.  Another popular method for kid's to share pics and information in secret is to hide apps on their...
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Minecraft EDU

Kids love Minecraft!  My kids love Minecraft! Microsoft has now come up with an educational version of Minecraft just for schools to link learning to the game kids love. Minecraft: Education Edition is available for purchase by schools, libraries, museums, and...

Eclipse Coming Up

August 21st there will be an eclipse!  This one is pretty rare.  The moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun.  (The sun is a lot larger than the moon, but the moon is a lot closer).  The eclipse is only visible from a certain path and in the US that happens to...

Alexa in our House?

Personally I love Alexa - I ask her what the forecast is, what temperature it is, to set the temperature in rooms, and to turn off and on lights! It works great for lights that are in the corners of the room behind the chairs and impossible to reach.  The Alexa has a...

Lumi Drone

One of the items we decided our youngest would love to try was the Lumi drone!  It's by Wowee, a great kid friendly, easy to use company. We gave it a try and right after charging it was simple to fly.  We actually have only flown it in the house even.  The only thing...

Cozmo the robot!

Cozmo the robot!

The robot Cozmo showed up for Christmas at our house!  Cozmo is set up to learn as you play with him.  I did find that I have to hook my phone to the Cozmo wireless network each time we want to play with Cozmo - which is not the easiest and not really something my...

Robots for Christmas

There are a million types of robots available for the holidays!  My son has decided robots are fun!   Last year we got the Meccanoid robot.  It took us two days to put it together.  - Ours is the one that is the same size as my eight year old.  Now there are a lot of...

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I am a SAHM/WAHM of three boys ranging in age from 8 to 23. We are working on saving enough for college at the same time as taking care of the kids at home. I author a few blogs, including http://teched4kids.com. I have in the past taught computer information technology classes for the local university and taught workshops for kid's in technology education besides being the Kentucky State FIRST LEGO League Championship Coordinator from 2005 to 2008. I now work as a computer consultant, run a handmade home business, and am available for workshops. Life here is always an adventure!