Today, we enjoy the benefits of technological advances like bullet trains, Facebook, and phones with cameras, wi-fi Internet access, and apps that do almost everything. With these advances in communication and travel, all of us can appreciate how the world has become a smaller, more connected place. [Read more…]
December brings end-of-semester tests. Tests bring anxiety.
For students, test time brings up fears and stress unlike any other time of the year. This can really dampen the end of the year if students don't know how to deal with test stress. [Read more…]
What would you do with a brand new laptop?
Jenny Harth, a homeschool mom from Oklahoma, faced exactly that question when she found out she won a brand new Dell XPS 17" laptop from the Alpha Omega Academy booth at a homeschool convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. [Read more…]
Thanksgiving has come and gone. Now it's time to prepare for Christmas!
Like the rest of us, students love to look forward to Christmas. For students, there's more to look forward to than just Christmas gifts around the tree, holiday baking, and Christmas parties. [Read more…]
Thanksgiving is a unique holiday. It is different because it is the single holiday on the U.S. calendar dedicated to a feeling: gratitude. Most holidays are for famous people, saints, historical events, or religious observances. Not so with Thanksgiving. It stands proudly alone as a day to be simply thankful. [Read more…]
If you're thinking about online school, you're probably wondering how socialization happens for those students. It's true the advantages of learning online give your K-12 student much more convenience with learning by having access to teachers and lessons online. In effect, online school removes the physical need for attending a brick-and-mortar building with pre-set class schedules. [Read more…]
These days, there is a week or holiday to celebrate almost anything.
This week (Nov.14-18) actually recognizes something important: International Education Week. While promoting international education and student exchange worldwide, International Education Week also brings to mind the thousands of U.S. students who study abroad. [Read more…]
The leaves are falling.
That means it's time for fall art projects! No matter if you're an online student or a teacher with 20 students in your class, arts and crafts is a wonderful way to celebrate individual creativity and the beauty of the seasons. [Read more…]
On November 11, the United States honors its military veterans who have served our country with the gift of their lives. Traditionally, Veterans Day is celebrated on this day as a remembrance of Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of World War I. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed the holiday in 1919 to honor WWI veterans, but since then has expanded to recognize all U.S. veterans. [Read more…]
Having math problems? No matter if you're a teacher or a student, math can be a difficult subject to tackle.
As a teacher, it's challenging to find various ways to explain math concepts to appeal to different learning styles in your students. [Read more…]