Why Should You Use a Kindle When Homeschooling? + GIVEAWAY!!

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Do you use a Kindle when homeschooling? I have to admit, I really don’t. I do have a kindle and I do collect books on it….but that’s about it.

KindleWhen my sweet friend Marcy over at Ben and Me invited me to be a part of the giveaway with the Review Crew, I quickly said, “Sure!” with the thought, I’ll work on my kindle between now and when the post goes live.

Then jury duty hit in October, and November was used to dig my family out of the mountain of dishes, clothes, and a half-way unscheduled life.

I still do not use a kindle in my homeschool.

But perhaps you are like me: a little bit behind when it comes to technology and teaching. And so I asked the question –

Why Should You Use a Kindle When Homeschooling?

In researching, I found these reasons why using a kindle would improve a homeschooling situation.

1) Less paper!

2) There is a text to speech option which would be great to use for beginning, or struggling, readers.

3) There is a dictionary feature that can be used for unknown words.

4) Audio books can be used as well as ebooks.

5) You can send PDF’s and Word files to the kindle through email.

6) A Kindle Fire can show video.

7) They are small, light, and great for traveling.

These are enough reasons for me to think about upgrading to a Kindle Fire. {This should be a BIG hint to my hubby who ALWAYS reads my blog posts!!}

Here are some other resources with info you might want to read if buying a Kindle Fire has peeked your interest:

Top apps for math

Using a Kindle in the Classroom {or maybe in co-op?}

Kindle Fire in the Classroom

Using the Kindle for Homeschool

10 Reasons to Use a Kindle in Your Homeschool

Blog about using Kindles and Tablets in Homeschooling

And now……..{I feel like there should be a drum roll……}

I get to tell you about this giveaway!! This is my last hurrah of sorts since I will not be returning to the Review Crew next year. (Sad Face.) But maybe one of my fabulous FFS Readers will win one of these!!
Christmas Fire GiveawayThe Crew is on hiatus from writing reviews until January. So while we have a little time on our hands, we thought we’d bless our awesome readers with a super cool Christmas Fire Giveaway! Twenty of our team members and The Old Schoolhouse have joined together to sponsor this incredible giveaway with 3 winners!

We are excited to be giving away not one, not two, but THREE Fire HD Tablets!

One person will win a Fire HD 7 Tablet, and TWO people will win a Fire HD 6 Kid’s Edition (in your choice of lime green, blue or pink).

Fire HD 7 Tablet ($139 value, one winner)

Powerful, full-featured Fire HD tablet—with beautiful 7″ HD display, 2x faster quad-core processer, dual speakers with Dolby Audio, and unsurpassed reliability in its class.

Fire HD 6 Kid’s Edition ($149 value, two winners)

All-new Fire HD 6 tablet—with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, Kid-Proof Case, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee—up to $95 in savings


To enter, use the Rafflecopter below. The winner will be announced at our It’s a Crew Christmas Facebook Party on Tuesday, December 16, 9PM ET.

RSVP for the Christmas Party.

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Terms and Conditions:

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited by law. Must be at least 18 years of age. This giveaway is in no away associated with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Amazon. No purchase necessary for entry. Odds are determined by the number of entries. Selected winner will have 48 hours to respond to email notification to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn. Entry into this giveaway will subscribe you to the Schoolhouse Review Crew email list.

Sponsoring Crew Bloggers

Only Passionate Curiosity I Choose Joy! Homeschool Encouragement Ben and Me The Potter’s Hand Academy As We Walk Along the Road Adventures with Jude A Mama’s Story futureflyingsaucers Kathys Cluttered Mind Footprints in the Butter Crystal Starr Lextin Academy Living Life and Learning My Harbor Lights Our Homeschool Studio Pea of Sweetness Embracing Destiny Be The One Simple Living Mama

Our team of bloggers will be sharing about how tablets can be used in homeschooling, and linking up their posts here for you to learn more.


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