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Episode 36: Is Internet Learning a Good Thing? What Are My Options?

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Is Internet Learning a Good Thing? Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show sponsored by Homeschool+

Trying to balance online and offline learning in your homeschool? Online learning options are incredibly valuable when implemented properly, and balance is key. In Episode 36 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show: Is Internet Learning a Good Thing? Heather discusses this topic with valuable insight from Cailin Sandvig of Homeschool+. Find the show notes on HomeschoolShow.com.

Connections

Connect with Homeschool+

In today’s episode, Cailin Sandvig of Homeschool+ shared the benefits of adaptive technology in your homeschool. Curious about what adaptive technology is or how it can enhance your homeschool? Read Cailin Sandvig’s article in the Fall 2023 edition of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine for valuable insight.

Advancing Home Education with Adaptive Technology 

Cailin Sandvig has spent her career working to advance quality resources for homeschool children and home educators. At Age of Learning, she has helped shape the company’s homeschool program, Homeschool+, as a curriculum that meets the unique needs of homeschool families.


“We are currently living in incredible times where technology can support education in general and home education specifically like never before.” —Cailin Sandvig

Connect with The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine 

For more on today’s topic, click on the links to these recent articles from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine:

Heather Vogler, today’s host of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show frequently writes for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. Search the Digital Magazine Library for more articles from Heather, like these:

Connect with the TOS App

Hello, autumn, and hello to the TOS App. That’s where you’ll find the Fall issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, along with dozens of timeless, searchable back issues. Put it in your pocket for quick reads on the go. Topics this fall: teaching writing, grammar, and spelling; growing and canning food; homeschool dads; science; heritage; and college. More for your homeschool: HomeschoolApp.com. Or, if you’re on your computer, go to our Digital Magazine Library. It’s one more place to find the latest issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, and it’s free here, too. New issues every quarter. Scroll all fall for all things homeschool!


Homeschool+

Connect with SchoolhouseTeachers.com

SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®, offers Christian, self-paced, online homeschooling courses with customizable curriculum. 

Already a member? Check your Member Dashboard for current and upcoming events.

Connect with The Canadian Schoolhouse

The Canadian Schoolhouse, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®, offers resources, support, and community for Canadian families. Here are a few resources on today’s topic from The Canadian Schoolhouse:

Connect with the National Academic Homeschool Competition

The NAHC is BACK. Register your 12–18-year-old today for THE annual opportunity for homeschooled students to put their college knowledge to the test on a national level with the National Academic Homeschool Competition, brought to you by The Old Schoolhouse® and College Options Foundation. All SchoolhouseTeachers.com members receive a 50% discount on the $110 registration fee for the NAHC, so SchoolhouseTeachers.com members pay only $55. Obtain the code from your SchoolhouseTeachers.com Member Dashboard. Registration covers NAHC access, Total College Success software, and Zero Hour Threat—an interactive game that preps students for the SAT and ACT. Let’s go: NAHCRegistration.com.


“Education is changing. Homeschooling is changing. The digital options are absolutely a positive resource that can help families.” —Heather Vogler

Connect with The Homeschool Minute 

Spend a minute with your friends from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine!

The Homeschool Minute is a weekly eNewsletter for anyone homeschooling or considering starting. It’s brief yet packed with a powerful dose of encouragement to keep you going strong in your commitment to your family and to the Lord. Subscribe to the free homeschool newsletter.

Connect with Upcoming Episodes

New episodes of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show are released every Monday. Check back right here for show notes and links at HomeschoolShow.com. Here’s what you can look forward to next:  

  • 10/9/23: Episode 37—“Reaching Your Rebel’s Heart” hosted by Stephanie Morrison of The Canadian Schoolhouse
  • 10/16/23: Episode 38—“Raising Boys; Raising Girls” hosted by Christine Weller of SchoolhouseTeachers.com and The Canadian Schoolhouse 
  • 10/23/23: Episode 39—“When Should You Teach Foreign Language and Why?” hosted by Stephanie Morrison of The Canadian Schoolhouse and Christine Weller of SchoolhouseTeachers.com and The Canadian Schoolhouse 

Questions or comments on the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show podcast? We’d love to hear from you at HomeschoolShow@TheOldSchoolhouse.com.

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