It’s one of my favorite times of the year — homeschool convention season. For the 3rd year in a row, I’ll be highlighting some of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s favorite homeschool conventions — in fact, TOS will be attending 9 conventions this year.
So, beginning tomorrow, I’ll be sharing a bit about each of these conventions:
GHC – March 20-22 – Greenville, SC
GHC – April 24-26 – Cincinnati, OH
FPEA – May 22-25 – Kissimmee, FL
TPA – May 30-31 – Wichita, KS
HEAV – June 5-7 – Richmond, VA
GHC – June 12-14 – Ontario, CA
AHEC – June 26-28 – Pigeon Forge, TN
AFHE – July 11-12 – Phoenix, AZ
VHE – July 25-26 – Modesto, CA
But that’s not all! I’ll also be featuring one speaker from each convention with a giveaway of their wonderful products. Fun, huh?
And what convention would be complete without a Vendor Hall? So each post will contain a list of homeschool companies that will be at the featured convention each day, with links to our Crew Reviews of their products.
I’m excited to get started, aren’t you?
Oh wait . . . did I mention we’re going to kick things off today with a giveaway? Two winners will each receive a Kindle Fire HD!
To enter, use the Rafflecopter below. Residents of the US, age 18 and older please. See other terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter. See our complete contest rules here. And be sure to check back every day for the next 10 days for even more awesome giveaways!
165 thoughts on “2014 Bloggy Convention! (and Kindle Fire HD giveaway)”
I would love to have this for reading on the go to my kids as another home educating tool!
anything that helps with learning is a blessing!
If I had a Kindle Fire, I’d definitely use it for reading!
Books! Lots and lots of them.
I would use it for educational apps for the kids.
Oh, I would fill it up with books! It would be amazing to have a Kindle for just children’s books!
I would definitely use a kindle fire for books first.
My kids gave me a Kindle for Mother’s Day two years ago and we put so many apps on it for our 9 year old, that I have kind of lost “custody” of my device and would love to have one to call my own again. 🙂
I would use a new Kindle Fire for books for my sons, ages 2,4,6, and 7, whom I homeschool. You can go anywhere and be anything via the power of a book!
I would use the Kindle Fire for my girls – I would get books for my oldest to read, and learning apps for my youngest. It would be nice for them to have this so I can keep use of my own tablet 🙂
What a wonderful giveaway!!!!! Looking forward to attending our local convention.
I would use it for learning apps and some classic literature.
Books…especially the classics
Want kindle fire for all the great books the kids and I are reading this year!
I would read a lot of classics and religious books.
Books! Glorious books !
E-books for my oldest to read.
Book. Definitely book frist
We would use a new Kindle for books! I would build up our homeschool library.
I would definitely use the kindle for the apps!!
I would use it for books.
Books and apps both, I think!
I would use a Kindle for my kids to use for reading, especially when we are travelling.
I would love to win for my boys! We would definitely read books together on it!
I would probably move all my books to the Kindle Fire and let the children keep our current kindle specifically for school. It’s hard sharing it with them!
I’m not sure – we use e-readers a lot (though our original Nook Color and a Kindle paperwhite are both dead), but there are also apps I’ve been waiting to have a tablet to use them on – it’s not the same on a phone screen. 🙂
e-books, library app, games and educational apps.
I would use a Kindle for reading and educational apps for my girls.
Would use it for my kids reading! Would be so great!
What a great giveaway!
I would use it for apps, books and on the go net access.
This is awesome! My kids have a kindle but I never get any time on it. Would love to have one of my own!
I would mostly use it for books.
I would love to win a Kindle Fire for my son. He loves to read!!
I would use this for books and apps. We have never used one so it would be asset to my children and a blessing for their home schooling!
apps AND books! woooo hooo!
Books, books, books!
I’m not sure exactly! I don’t know a lot about them. Apps and books, I’m sure!
First thin g I would do is take advantage of free educational apps available! 🙂
My six year old loves to read to her little sister. It would definitely be helpful for homeschooling!! 🙂
I have one Kindle but 2 homeschoolers, I SO need another one!
Books, lots and lots of books!
I would definitely use the books first.
Would totally use a kindle for books. We have been waiting to get one, my son is home schooled and I think he would enjoy reading on this more than conventional books..and this would be a great prize to win.
Books and whisper sync!!
I would love a Kindle for reading books!
Oh books for sure! I am a firm believer that you can never have to many books.
I would use it for learning apps for my sons!
I would use it for books and educational apps.
I would love to win this as a tool for teaching my techie son!
Apps, books and everything else.
I would use it to download books and apps for my kids homeschool.
Apps for sure.
Books….and lots of them. I finally had to leave my ‘library” behind when a move a few years ago included 190 boxes of books—not counting books that ended up in other boxes. Now that Kindles exist, I could re-collect books and move them…in a tote bag!
I would definitely use it for reading, then apps.
Definitely use if for books! Would love to finally win something on these contests I’m constantly entering!
Books first, always! But I’d love to be able to use it as a tablet with apps, as well. I’d love to read TOS magazine on the Kindle. I can’t do that with my simple Kindle.
Books, and apps! Ha…but books first. 🙂
I’d use it for educational apps first!
I would love to use this with my growing daughter. She loves to read and this would work wonderful to help expand her growing library.
I so need this!!
I would like to win a kindle fire because it would be a big blessing to our homeschool and family. 🙂
I would give it to my son, who’s been saving up for one.
Books and audiobooks!
I would use it primarily for educational apps for the children, but books, too, of course!
I would use it for my books, and give back the one I have been using. I’m sure they miss it.
Books!!! and more books!!!
I think I would get apps for my kiddos first! 😀
books for sure
I would get books, apps, videos, music and dvd down loads.
Books! Books! And books! Did I say books?
I would love to have this! I would use it exclusively for my youngest child – books and apps.
I’d use it to read books with. My eyes don’t see very well when I read a regular book anymore, but the light on a computer screen makes it easier.
I would definitely use it for reading.
Definitely books. Thank you for the giveaway.
A new kindle would be wonderful. We’d definitely use it for books and educational apps.
Books, apps…anything that will help us in our school day!
I would use it to read all the books!
I would love this kindle to read books and blog posts.
I would add some of the books that are on my laptop Kindle
I would use it for all of the above. I would probably give it to one of my children.
I’d would use a Kindle Fire to enter Giveaways.
I would use a kindle for reading.
BOOKS, BOOKS, and more BOOKS! LOVE books! ha 🙂
Books, for sure. LOVE to read!
Books for sure!!
Books, books, books. I have an iPad for apps. 🙂
Books and Educational Apps.
Faithful Acres Books
I would love to get the kindle Fire,
I would defiantly use it for books and reading on my kindle
Definitely books first!
I would use it for books
I would use it for books.
I would use this for apps first like Facebook and Twitter.
Books, books, books!!!
appss for my kiddos!
I would like to use it for kindle books. I have quite the collection I’ve accumulated over the past couple years, mostly free and it would be nice to have a Kindle to read them on.
Apps with the kids probably. Only when they let me alone would I do books and other.
All of the above!
I would use it for books first and foremost.
Books for sure!!
I would use it primarily for books. This would be a great tool to use in our homeschool.
Would love to win to continue our family’s love for reading!
I would want the apps first
It would be great to have a portable teaching/learning device!
I would definitely use it for books!!!
Apps and books would be used on the Kindle!
I would use it mostly for books.
I would use the Kindle Fire for our homeschooling. Apps, eBooks, games, you name it!
I have been looking at the Kindle Fire HD. I would love to have one for books and educational apps for the kids!
Books, books, and more books:)
We would use the Kindle for books.
Reading and logic apps for the kids!
i’d give it to my mom!
I would use mine for books, of course!
This would be a great way to get my youngest to read and use all those great educational apps!
I would use the Kindle Fire HD mainly for books. My kids also like to play games, so I would probably get some apps also. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest.
I so would use it for books.
I would use it to read, but the kids would use apps!
I would use it for books for ME — not my kids (who seem to take over everything I own.) Thanks!
Books! Apps! More books! I love how it is a tablet and reader in one. And I love the Kindle Free Time feature to help manage what the kids can and cannot access or even see, and then it sets time limits on the things they can access. What a great idea! I love it.
books first! always books. thank you for this giveaway! i really hope i win.
I would love to win a Kindle Fire. I homeschool two special needs children and this would be a wonderful tool to add to our resources. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter the contest.
I would use it for Facebook, apps, and games for my kids!
I would download books/textbooks for school.
Educational apps for the kids and books for me!
Books of course!
i would use it for my ebooks.
We would definitely use this for books at first, then maybe venture into some apps. 🙂 What a great give-away for homeschoolers!
I would use it for books, first and if my girls want some of the educational apps that are available.
For books! My current Kindle Fire is loaded with a TON of books, but it won’t turn on anymore….
Would be used for books
We would be a huge blessing for this homeschool family. Thanks for the opportunity.
I would get apps first.
We would use it to read books recommended by our homeschool curriculum. That would be fantastic!
I would use it for books.
I would love to win this!
I would use it for ebooks
Apps. We love to read, but don’t have a tablet, so Apps would be something new for us.
To read books… Thanks
We’d use the Fire for reading books, on the run!
I’d love to win a Kindle since I love to read and don’t have one yet.
I owned books! I was totally against kindles and tablets to begin with but I played with a friends kindle last year and I loved it!
I would love to use the Kindle Fire for reading a variety of great books.
Books, most definitely!!!
I would use it for books for both me and the kids!
Books for me, apps for my kids
Books and Apps
I would use it to read books
books books and more books
I would download some books for my vacation.
I would download the book Divergent!