Did you know that the Old Schoolhouse Magazine is now digital and it is free?
Occasionally we have had subscribed to the print version of the Old Schoolhouse magazine. I am also signed up for the email newsletter but somehow I missed the transition to digital.
Since the magazine is no longer in print (except as a yearly volume) The Old Schoolhouse now has a special online education portal full of homeschooling resources for every subject and grade. It is called SchoolhouseTeachers. Not only is the Old schoolhouse digital magazine free but you can try out Schoolhouse Teachers for a year free if you are a homeschool legal defense member!
The digital version of the Old Schoolhouse magazine is like typical magazine. You can scroll through different volumes. You can even pull up past issues in the archive section.
Navigation in the magazine app on the iPad is not the most fluid experience, but it works OK. There is also a search function that can help find a specific topic. Overall I am excited to be able to use my iPad to look at the Old Schoolhouse magazine for FREE!
It finally happened – my iPad’s front glass got cracked. You would think I would have learned my lesson about letting kids play unsupervised with my iPad, since my wife’s phone got fried
by our two year old. I am surprised it did not happen sooner. I have let the kids use the iPad for the last two years so I guess I was getting complacent.
This is how it happened:
My older son was trying to get my five year old to come for dinner. He was trying to get my son to stop playing on the iPad. Somehow the iPad dropped on a paint can! That’s right a paint can that just happened to be in the living room.
Even though I don’t have any “games” installed on the iPad my five year old would play on the iPad every hour if he could. since the screen got cracked I decided to I put a password lock on the home screen so he can’t play on it without our permission.
I was surprised the iPad still worked with the broken digitizer. It looks like just the glass was broken but unfortunately you have to replace the whole iPad digitizer assembly which is very difficult. Thankfully I paid extra to add the accidental insurance from Best Buy. I just dropped it off today to be repaired.
This is now my second device
that has been damaged by little children. Now I am a firm believer in mobile device insurance.
What do you think about kids and mobile devices? How do you protect your tablet?