Screen Time in Our Homeschool

Screen time in this house:

We have to take turns on the iPad and it is a large family

There are only educational apps and Netnanny for the internet

The internet via Netnanny is heavily guarded by many witnesses unafraid to tattle on a sibling

I assign which apps I want them to use (yesterday, my daughter was assigned “CLEP Western CIvilization I” app. Another was told “History, Geography or Science.” Another was told, “Math.”)

Sometimes they grumble about all this but they will be o.k.

There is no Wii or “non-educational” television until after dad gets home. Those are homeschool hours.

There are only certain situations in which I will let them watch educational shows, sometimes on DVD and somtimes on t.v. They have to ask permission.

Many times if they watch t.v. or a DVD, it is a DVD I bought which features a math, science, creative writing or history teacher lecturing. Oh, yeah!

Here is an article about screen time addiction that I find very sad. I know because I was addicted so much to facebook that I quit it cold turkey in February becuase of my screen addiction! Screen Addiction is Like Drug Addiction, Raises Dopamine Levels Lots!

I thought you would like this very exciting video made with an iPad app about the Book of Mormon.

5 minutes thoughts

He is sleeping but he is still sucking a bit. I should switch sides. 9:40. We have an hour and a half to get showered and bathed, eat breakfast and be ready for the temple. I should pump before the temple. I should pump at 11:00. We should feed him the pumped milk and the formula at 11:15 so he will be happy in the temple. Steven, I am so nervous about him. I hope it goes well for him. I hope my dad gets to push him. The temple people are so nice, though. I am sure everything will be amazing. I am so glad people of all religions and without religions get to go see the temple. I wonder what they think when they walk through it. It is so crazy that my dad said that they had problems with little kids climbing on the alters so had to close off the sealing rooms.

Seriously? It has been three minutes. How did that lady get so much typed in 5 minutes? How did she think that many thoughts in 5 minutes? I think that was more than 5 minutes. She probably did twenty minutes.

Now I have to go back and check my spelling. There are lots of typos. Typing on this ipad not as easy as on a computer keyboard.

This is in response to this: http://www.lifebuzz.com/mommy-thoughts/