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Homeschool Unrefined

Feb 10, 2020

It’s seems like there’s a lot of stigma and shame around screens, especially for us homeschoolers. But should there be? Is all screen time created equal? We’ve embraced what we call “app schooling” for a few years, and now we want to help take away some of the shame around using screens for learning. Apps can take the pressure off us (and our kids!) on busy days and around difficult subjects (*cough* math *cough*). We love the variety, efficiency, and freedom apps have to offer. Listen as we talk about how app schooling can help keep homeschool simple, real, and fun!


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Highlights from this episode:

  • App schooling frees us up to expend energy on other things, including our strengths and activities we enjoy.
  • App schooling keeps us moving forward academically, even through busy days and challenging seasons.
  • Apps can offer a more efficient (and exciting!) method of teaching and learning.
  • Technology is kind of our kids’ language—it can be a more comfortable way for them to learn.
  • Did we have a preconceived notion about how we would teach our kids, formed long before we reached this educational stage? Do we need to reevaluate our ideas and standards around screens?
  • App schooling can give all of us a much-needed break from direct teaching.
  • Be ok with trying something! You can always pull back.



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