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


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 

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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:

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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: 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!


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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 members receive a 50% discount on the $110 registration fee for the NAHC, so members pay only $55. Obtain the code from your 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:

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

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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 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 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 and The Canadian Schoolhouse 

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