In honor of Veteran’s Day next week, we want to share helpful online resources for teaching your online learner about the U.S. military. [Read more…]
Tips to Help Your Student Develop a Healthy Sleep Routine
Sleep can make or break a day for students, depending on how much rest they get at night. A recent study published in Medical Xpress found that homeschooled teens generally get more sleep than students who attend public or private high schools. If you plan your student's academic day reasonably around his or her sleep schedule, distance learning can have a similar impact on your child's sleep routine.
10 Tips for Teaching Your Student Respect
Bullying is ugly. When a student stands by and let's another child be bullied, he is in fact condoning that behavior. Fear of becoming a fellow target or not knowing how to control the situation are several reasons students stay silent. (Warning signs of bullying to look for in your student.) [Read more…]
Websites for Teaching about Native American Month
Ah, November, the month of Thanksgiving, turkey dinners, and college football games. Yet centuries ago early American were establishing colonies, traveling over dangerous seas, and exploring the unknown. It's hard to think back a few hundred years and appreciate how our ancestors came to America and what they did to live in the New World.
U.S. Military Website Resources for Students
Veteran's Day is next week. This year, the official observation of this federal holiday will be November 12, 2012. Last year, we looked at 4 ways to combine Veteran's Day and schoolwork. This year, we wanted to share helpful online resources for teaching your online learner about the U.S. military. [Read more…]
Fun Ideas for Teaching Government to Kids
You can definitely tell when it's a presidential election year in the U.S. This year is no exception. With all the debates, campaign ads, and riled up posts on social media, one can't help but be exposed to the democratic government force from all sides. The question is does your young student understand everything going on? [Read more…]
How Educational Technology Can Help Dyslexic Students
How frustrating would it be to see one thing and have it be something else? How trying would it be to not be able to pronounce a sound, write the correct letter, or learn phonics rules? For many dyslexic students, this is a way of life. Letters and words might was well be in code or a foreign language for these students.
How Part-Time Online Courses Accelerate Graduation
Does your homeschool or traditional school student want to graduate high school early? If your student is satisfied with his current schooling option, but simply wants to speed up course completion and move up high school graduation, part-time online courses are a good option!
10 Ideas to Grow Computer Skills and Digital Literacy
October is Computer Learning Month. When could be a better time to grow your student's computer skills and digital literacy? Granted, most K-12 students are digital natives, knowing instinctively how to navigate websites, use smart phones, and even create web content of their own. Sometimes it feels like today's generation come wired for tech use! [Read more…]
8 Tips to Promote Discovery in Your Student
There's no replacement for it.
Discovery is the fuel that drives the desire for learning. Remember when you learned how to balance on a bike or what clouds were made of? Childhood is filled with questions, why this and why that. Most parents can admit to answering thousands of "why?" questions in their lifetime.