How many working computers are in your home?<br><br>
Do you use them frequently for homeschool stuff?<br><br>
We are a very computer-heavy homeschool. I have mixed feelings about that, but it just seems to be the kind of homeschool family we are.
We have two. One is the family computer, and the other is my son's laptop (thought it isnt currently ready for internet use). We use the computer alot! Like multiple times a day alot lol. We love it, and after books/library I would say it's our number one learning tool. My son and I are on posting in our forums, playing games, looking stuff up. Hubby does his geneology, and Dd writes emails and plays games. I have no problems with our heavy use of the computer. It's just another tool that we enjoy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
I actually ment to click on two computers. We have a desktop and a laptop that my dh uses for his college classes he is taking.<br><br>
At this point in time I use the computer for my own personal hs research. My eldest is 5yo and I don't want him on the computer much yet. I have a feeling that there will be plenty of that in the future.
Both DH and I both have our own computers that are hooked up to the internet. The kids also have a computer they share that is not hooked up to the internet. DH also has a work laptop that he uses when he works from home on occasion.<br><br>
DH works with computers all day long and I also use mine throughout the day for both homeschool purposes and personal use. The kids use theirs several times a week for keyboarding, math programs, and just playing computer games. They also use mine or DH's for the internet or for more advanced computer games.
We have 3 in our house - 1 laptop and 2 regular ones. THe laptop is old (has windows 95 on it :LOL) but the other two are used faithfully. One is my own (that I bought with my student loan money), and the other is my family's. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
We have 5, 2 of those are laptops. My dh is a web developer so I guess it just goes with the territory.<br>
Actually, I just remembered that we have one computer that's used soley as a juke box so I guess that brings our total to 6.
We have 3 old ones and 3 new ones. They all "work." Sort of <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> 2 are PCs and the rest are Macs. 4 are laptops the other are desktops. There are times when everyone is on a computer-- the 3 yo old, the big kids, DH and I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
My son absolutely loves the computer. He is planning on it being one path of his college focus <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
I voted "one" in the poll, but then remembered that dh has a laptop for work. It belongs to the city though, not to him personally. ANYWAY mostly the laptop is used for dh's work. Our home computer is used by the whole family and there are times when there's a waiting list for who gets to use it next.
The second one I've almost got paid off.When I bring the 2nd one home it will be our new family computer.This one we are currently using although effecient enough is getting slow and I will give to Greg for his room for games and stuff.But it won't be hooked to the internet.The new one will.We use computer for multible things all centered around homeschooling.Greg is probably on line as much as I am.We unschool except for math and I believe there is learning in everything he does including playing games and talking on message boards. :LOL He has a ball and loves it too boot.
I chose five, then realized you said "working" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> We have two laptops, one is dh's from school, two desktops, and enough parts to build a third desktop. We will probably be building our own version of a Tivo this year as well, so that would really give us five working computers.<br><br>
The only time I had less than two computers was in the 80s when all I had was a Commodore 64 or a TRS80.
I voted one but actually it's 2. We have one main computer and then we have dh's laptop which is exclusively for his work. No one else uses it, except he will loan it to me when Nitara is in the hospital. So I didn't count it in the polls.<br><br>
Abi loves the computer and I let her play on it for about an hour each day. Most of the programs are educational, a couple are just for fun. My dad is getting her JumpStart Spanish for Christmas.<br><br>
We have two computers. Mine is here in the living room and the kids' computer is in my son's room. Both are on the internet and I put no restrictions on computer use, but Hollis uses it a lot more than his sister does. He can do stuff like search on Google, but her reading isn't good enough yet to do that.
We have five. None of them are used by dd. :LOL<br><br>
I have a laptop (G3 iBook) that I got for my birthday. I also have a G4 Desktop that dh brought home from his job a few years ago. If he ever quits his current job, we'll have to give it back. Then there's an older iMac that he uses (we can keep it if he leaves the job because it's worth less than $100). Then there's a really old laptop that only works for watching DVDs and other non-internet activities (making it useless to me, lol), and another laptop that dh's father gave to him from HIS job that was broken, but dh soldered the wires and fixed the monitor.<br><br>
Can you tell dh works in computers? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">We have two computers. Mine is here in the living room and the kids' computer is in my son's room. Both are on the internet and I put no restrictions on computer use, but Hollis uses it a lot more than his sister does. He can do stuff like search on Google, but her reading isn't good enough yet to do that.</div>
We also do not have any restrictions for computer use. We love Google lol. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
Dh is in the web development business, and I run a web site, so we have 6. We have his old laptop that works some of the time but could stand a repair to fix a short, his new one, my desktop - all Macs. Then there's a PC downstairs in our office for testing things, plus two servers. We'll have 7 soon, as we look into a new (or refurbished) iBook for me. Right now DD uses my desktop, and sometimes she uses DH's laptop. After I get a new iBook we'll set up this desktop to be hers.
Dh has a software company, and I voted 4. One laptop has to go back to a previous employer, though. We have an older laptop for him that he takes with him on jobs and does company things on, a desktop that is connected to the net, and my son has his own that he bought.<br>
My grandfather is giving us his as well, it's just an older one we will use for games and things. We have a non-working one that we'll scavenge for parts to upgrade that one. We're also getting a server. That'll make 5. Plus we're switching to high-speed (since we all have to share this one and I limit time out of a proven need to) and a wireless network.<br>
We're all teched out and it's not surprising my son will be taking computer programming when he heads off to college.
We have two computers. One is mostly "mine" but is located in the school room right next to the kid computer. Both have internet access. I don't generally let them use computers alot but since I'm so close to giving birth they've been doing alot of work on the computer lately.