As cancelled school days snowball during this year's polar vortex, schools are warming up to e-learning as a way to keep the fires of education burning at home.
Question: How can my student socialize while attending an online school?
Question: Every year my family takes a vacation and we are gone for a week. I'm scheduled to take a course, but I don't know if I'll have Internet access. What should I do?
With all of the negative things you hear about kids and the Internet, it's easy to think that the two weren't meant to mix. However, a growing body of research indicates there are benefits for children who use social media in an appropriate way.
Question: Online classes always ask for student bios. What should I put?
Minecraft is a fun way for children to learn both classroom and life lessons. And now, educators around the globe are modifying the game to further its academic potential.
Question: If I enroll my daughter in a full-time online program, will she be able to have access to any of those extras like music, library, or even PE? Or will that kind of stuff fall on me?
Question: What do I do if my child is bullied while participating in online school?
K-12 education expert Christi Wilson shares her experience with Edmodo, a social networking site for students and teachers.
Question: Since my son won't be taking time out for recess, lunch and all the other activities associated with a traditional school day, can I expect his day of online learning to be shorter than a full day at a regular institution?
Question: Is it possible for online students to play sports?
Digital badges give students young and old concrete evidence of their knowledge, skills and accomplishments. Learn more about this emerging trend in education.
Graduation season is here once again. This year, consider honoring your favorite senior's accomplishments with one of these 10 unique gifts for high school graduates.
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Sarah Stracco could be the poster child for online schooling, except for one important detail: She lacks broadband access. As educational technology skyrockets, both students and schools find themselves grappling with their bandwidth needs.
Inventive note-taking apps aim to help students keep track of the mountains of information piling up. These 10 note-taking apps could help you make sense out of your schoolwork and keep you organized.
These 10 video games encourage school-age children to build math, science and language skills while helping them socialize with their peers or families.
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Whether you're looking for the latest teaching technologies or ways to avoid burnout, these 10 bloggers offer practical advice on surviving and thriving as a 21st century educator.
When it comes down to dissecting a frog for a science project, many home school moms don't have the resources, nor the desire, to conduct such a slimy class. Have no fear, the internet is here! With thousands of free resources online, here are some of the top notch sites for high school science programs.
It's easy to get stuck in the relaxing summer limbo period of not cooking as much and eating out often. However, there is an efficient strategy to avoid spending all of your summer savings on unhealthy food. Here are some tips from guest blogger Laura Fuentes, the chief mom over at SuperGlueMom.com and founder of MOMables.
Summer is finally here! Among the various fun-in-the-sun activities you have planned with your little one, there are numerous amounts of resources to keep your crew learning throughout the summer. Resident mommy blogger Jennifer Fink tells us her ideas beyond building sand castles, what are yours?
Procrastination, isolation: sound familiar? For online students, there are several roadblocks standing in the way of success. Here are just five of them you need to avoid.
Resident guest blogger Noel-Marie Taylor enlightens us with her optimistic spin on online learning in children's daily web surfing.
The best afterschool programs in Los Angeles are not just about improving your child's grades. Introduce your kids to arts, sciences, fitness and computers through these top programs that begin when class is dismissed.
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A list of blogs about parenting in New York City, with perspectives that can help New York parents cope with, and even enjoy, the challenge.
Human Resources professional Maddy Sharp drops by to share what she thinks are five of the best Android Apps that every aspiring entrepreneur should know about and use.
In this edition of Mom tips, Kathryn Harvey discusses her alternative to snow days and sick days within her homeschooling agenda.
Noel-Marie Taylor discusses the delicate balance between homeschool teaching and being a loving parent in this edition of Mom tips.
Jennifer Fink is back again and this time she is talking about how to help her homeschooled children find friends, while also finding some friends for herself as well.
Q: What sort of LGBT services do online HS students get? It's not that my son needs "special attention" or anything, it would just be nice to know there are programs where he is able to feel comfortable...
Q: I’m interested in sending my son (12 y/o) to an online school, but I’m worried about him becoming even more anti-social. What kind of opportunities do these kids have to meet other kids? What are some examples of social activities these students can attend?