Category: Tips and Tricks

Helpful Tips

Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks that you can borrow for free? There are some awesome apps out there that allow you to have access to all of these books for free! All you need to do is download some apps, such as Overdrive or Libby. These apps allow … Continue reading “Helpful Tips”

Tips & Tricks: Sharpen Your Study Skills

Pick up a pen/pencil: Taking handwritten notes can increase your ability to recall information. Scientists believe the physical act of writing deepens intellectual processing. While having a designated study space is important, permit yourself to travel sometimes. Moving to new locations is recommended by many cognitive scientists because the change in scenery boosts long-term memory. … Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Sharpen Your Study Skills”

Outdoor Study Breaks for Online Students

“I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.” –Frank Lloyd Wright Kids spend considerably less time outside than previous generations did. This comes as no surprise when there are so many indoor gadgets vying for their attention. However, time in nature can lead to a more productive and pleasant day. All … Continue reading “Outdoor Study Breaks for Online Students”

Considering a Public Online School or Homeschooling?

  Many parents toy with the idea of enrolling their kids in a K-12 online school or homeschooling them, but they are afraid to take the leap. Some common concerns often come up in conversations with parents, and we would like to give those of you who are considering one of these options, a little … Continue reading “Considering a Public Online School or Homeschooling?”

Internet Safety

As a virtual school, we view technology as a tool to open doors, expand minds, and promote access to information and opportunity. However, we also know that with that great power comes great responsibility. Keeping our learners safe online is of utmost importance to us. We want you to know that we use safe and … Continue reading “Internet Safety”

Tip of the Week: Go Outside!

We love technology! In fact, we love it so much, we believe that children and teenagers can actively learn, think, engage, and create with online school. However, we also know that the benefits of frequent activity and time outside are necessary for healthy human growth, development, and behavior. We all need time outside, even when … Continue reading “Tip of the Week: Go Outside!”

Tip of the Week: Organizers for Success

We’ve created an organizer for your success! Make your own copy or print out, and use to help you complete your classes each week! Click HERE to view the organizer.

Tip of the Week: Go Outside!

The research is clear. Children and teenagers benefit from nature more than any other age group. Nature has a direct effect on the functioning of our immune health, stress levels, resilience, and physical health. Our online learners spend a lot of time looking at screens, so we want to encourage each learner to take a … Continue reading “Tip of the Week: Go Outside!”

Tip of the Week: Clean Out Those Google Drives!

The end of the semester is a great time to go into the Google Drive you used to complete your schoolwork in this semester and clean it out. Creating a simple and effective organization system that works for you is an important skill you will need in college, life, and your career. There are many … Continue reading “Tip of the Week: Clean Out Those Google Drives!”

Tip of the Week: Scanning for Options

Scanning artwork, hand-written papers, documents, and photos can come in handy when communicating with instructors and others. There is no need to purchase a scanner, because you can use an app on your phone. We have tested CamScanner and found it to be user-friendly. If you can take a photo with your phone (android or … Continue reading “Tip of the Week: Scanning for Options”