About – Homeschool tablet

Hi, I’m Josh a homeschool father of eight children ages 1 to 18 (7 boys!).  Ever since the first iPad tablet was announced I realized the tremendous potential the iPad would have for homeschooling.   I started this blog to provide any tips or advice I have learned homeschooling with tablets and technology. 

My reviews:

Here are some of my homeschooling app reviews:

Reading unlocked review
Reading Raven 2 Phonics app review
Skyfish Phonics app review

Tips for using technology for homeschooling:

Here are some of the posts about using technology for homeschooling.
SchoolhouseTeachers online learning
Creating copywork pages with the iPad

So, whether you are just starting out homeschooling or want to catch up on some of the latest technology for education, join me!
You can contact me via e-mail or follow me on Twitter.

  • Looks like we are both dads homeschooling our kids! Let us know how we can help you out 🙂

  • Thanks so much for you blog here, it is just what I need as I am venturing into using a tablet in our homeschool!n

  • Terry Heick

    Interesting site and very clear focus. What are you using in terms of “curriculum” for your homeschooled children?

    • We have a curriculum but we mostly use it as a guide. We are trying to follow the classical education model and the Charlotte Mason style of education. Since there is no comprehensive curriculum for tablets you must improvise a little. Thanks for the question.

    • Currently we are using a mix of classical education and the Charlotte Mason approach.  The “curriculum” we use as a guide is My Fathers world.  We are going chronologically  through time.  Currently we are studying Egypt.

  • Scottedwards

    I am in the market for a tablet(s) for my homeschooled kids (9,8,6,and 3)  It seems that it is hard to go wrong with an Ipad.  I guess i am debating on two lesser tablets or an Ipad.  We have WIFI so dont think I will need a 3G one.  I have read some on the Fire and Nook and other tablets but it seems some folks have problems and very few issues with Apple.  Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions or great places to shop?

    • One thing I noticed about the nook was the screen size. It is probably best suited for personal use. I know there are many times with homeschooling that I use the iPad to show several of my kids the screen. This is when the larger screen has an advantage. The other big advantage of the iPad is the apps. Apple also has nook reader and kindle reader apps. The real appeal to the fire is the price. If the fire handles flash well then this could also be useful for homeschooling.

  • future teacher

    I do not yet have children. But I was homeschooled and plan to homeschool my future children. I am getting ready for college and planning on getting my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. I can’ t wait to see what life throws my way. I will be using an online school that uses ebook textbooks and now have the HD Fire Kindle. Its fantastic