Friday, May 12, 2017

Homeschool Technology

We are constantly using technology throughout our homeschool day.  When you think about it, it's really hard to get through the day without it.  Below are just a few of the resources we use day to day.


I don't know what I would do without my computer!  It's a lifeline to my friends and with that comes encouragement and help.  And I can't count how many worksheets, forms, documents, planning pages, and crafts I've created with it over the years.  Our daughter uses it to write stories and reports, as well as take online classes.


As much as I hate wasting paper and ink, I absolutely need my printer! I've had several over the years. I currently have the HP Officejet Pro 6830 and it works really well! Just wish the ink was cheaper. 

High Speed Internet

This is a must!  I just do too much online to not have it.


We LOVE Netflix!!  It has so many educational movies and documentaries that I'm sure you can probably find something to go along with any topic you are learning.

Amazon Prime

We actually still don't have Amazon Prime but I always think about getting it for the instant streaming of movies and TV episodes.  Plus, there's FREE 2-day shipping and over 350,000 Kindle titles to borrow for free. Still something we are thinking about.


We use the iPad all the time for downloading books and educational apps.  It's also a great way to sit down and read lessons anywhere in the house.  Our daughter now uses a program to draw and another program to write and organize chapters in stories. It's just so convenient.

DVD Player

Got to have this! Over the years some of our curriculum has come with DVDs to watch as the lesson.  As our daughter gets older and the subjects get harder, I expect we'll be using more {especially with math}.


Yep, it can be a time waster, but also a lifesaver!  I probably spend way too much time on it myself, but I've also made friendships I would have never made otherwise.  And we have joined several local homeschooling groups because of it.


Another probable time waster, but Pinterest has so many ideas!!  We have used it for plenty of craft ideas, but it's also been helpful for homeschool ideas too.  I really only try to use it when I want to search for a specific topic, otherwise I could be on there all afternoon.  Oh, and it's great for menu planning too!


I almost hate to admit it, but we have never had a laminator.  I don't think I would use it as much now that our daughter is older, but I know I could have put it to good use when she was little.  I'm certain this is a must for many homeschool families, so I wanted to add it to our list.  And if you are looking for a good one, I've heard great things about the Scotch Thermal Laminator

Modern Appliances

We don't cook together as much as I would like to, but we could never do the baking we do without modern appliances.  I know it seems silly, but a modern kitchen with good working large and small appliances is a necessity! 

Sewing Machine

I'm not a sewer but hubby got me one when our daughter was younger.  It's sat more than not, but I've used it way more than I thought I would.  When she was younger I made her a simple dress, a purse, and things like doll pillows, which she can now make herself. I never know what it will be used for next, so it's nice to have on hand.


No explanation necessary!  Use this daily!!


What technology do you use in your homeschool?  

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