Teaching with Technology (Episode 24, 1/7/13)

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Teaching With Technology, Savvy Homeschool Moms Podcast

In this episode, the moms gather their strength in the midst of some gnarly colds to talk about all kinds of useful and educational apps for the iPhone and iPad.

Links in this Episode:

Horrible Hauntings (Augmented Reality Book)

2013 Rose Parade float Tina mentions, by Honda

The Amazing Race

Books in this Episode:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Good Night, Owl by Pat Hitchens

The Perks of Being A Wall Flower by Stephen Chbosky

The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch

The Wide Window or, Disappearance! by Lemony Snicket

The Fire (Witch & Wizard) by James Patterson

Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne

The Golden Acorn by Catherine Cooper

Alien on a Rampage by Clete Smith

At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon

Pocketful of Pinecones by Karen Andreola

Links of the Week:

Balancing Everything–She changed this to VeryMom.com but changed the feel of the blog a lot.


The Wired Homeschool

iPhone and iPad Apps:


LibraryBooks–no longer exists

(And here’s the episode of our show that Tina mentions that we talk about Kindle Fire Department)


Google Drive


Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com app (together)

Dragon Dictation (for kids who don’t like the physical act of writing…or to help keep ideas flowing w/o the hindrance of writing.)


Google Earth

Star Walk

Distant Suns

Sunrise & Set app no longer available

iBird (The black bird that Tina couldn’t remember was the Great Tailed Grackle, and the top sound here is the weird sound it made.)


Khan Academy (app and website)

Reading Raven

YouTube Channels (pre-built or pre-screened by you)

Kids Learn Sight Words

TED Talks (app and website)

Clue Tracker (for letterboxing)…

Geocaching Intro app (I’m trying out)

iMotion HD (to make stop-motion animations)


Whole Wide World (Geography app)–no longer available


Games we ran out of time to talk about, but we wanted to share with you so mentioned we’d put in the show notes:

Amazing Alex–no longer available

Pettson’s Inventions (& 2)

SumStacker (also Connect Sums and Unknown Square for iPhone, and Symmetry Shuffle and Math Doodles for iPad)

Marble Math


Factor Samurai

Alien Buddies (for preschoolers)


Counting Coin

Fractions Kitchen–no longer available

Grammar Dragon–no longer available

Contre Jour

Cut the Rope

Cover Orange

Bumpy Road

World of Goo

Cat Physics

Rail Maze

This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com.

3 Responses

  1. MyNature

    Thank you for mentioning the MyNature Tree Guide in your podcast. I’m very grateful you selected it as one of your reviews. Happy New Year!!

  2. Sandy

    Have you seen the iphone and ipad app that is called AppGoneFree? They offer paid apps for free. Each day is another set of apps and sometimes you can go back and get the previous days app.

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