5 Great Lessons from Abraham Lincoln

Not too many people will dispute that the United States’ 16th president is among the greatest of the greatest; the best of the best. In nearly every poll of historians, Abraham Lincoln ranks among the top leaders in history. Whether for his charisma, oratorical skills, his leadership qualities, or the fact that he was the […]

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Hour of Code 2015

Each year during Computer Science Week (December 7-13, 2015), we celebrate the “Hour of Code.” The Hour of Code is a global movement to get students engaged in an introduction to computer science using basic code. During this designated hour, students are encouraged to learn the basics of coding to see just how fun (and […]

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Take a Virtual College Tour

It’s that time of year! Seniors are making decisions about what college or university they are interested in attending in the fall.  Part of that important decision is making college visits to potential universities.  Sometimes that is not as easy as it sounds, though.  For many of our virtual students, it is difficult to travel […]

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Free Proofreading Tool: Grammarly

Do you sometimes make silly errors in your writing because you’re typing too fast? Is grammar or spelling not your strongest skill? Would you like a tool that makes proofreading easier? If you answered yes to any of those questions, I know of a tool that you are going to LOVE. Grammarly is an extension […]

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7 Rules for Online Etiquette

As an online student at Achieve Virtual, communication is a bit different than in a face-to-face setting.  We pride ourselves in providing several opportunities for social interactions, but the difference is that most communication is via written text in an online environment.  Because this means you are missing body language cues and immediate feedback from […]

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Debunking Myths Infographic

There are many myths and misconceptions floating around about virtual education. In fact, quality virtual schools can provide an alternative solution for students that is just as rigorous and valuable as a traditional high school experience. Learning is no longer confined to the four walls of a classroom, but rather can happen anytime, anywhere. Check […]

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Creative Commons

This post is part three in a series on copyright compliance online. There is an easy way to be sure that you are including images in your online courses and products that you are allowed to use.  Creative Commons is an organization that allows anyone to license their images, videos, music, or other work for free. […]

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Student Tech Tip: Math Review Tools

If you are an online math student with a phone or tablet, here are some apps and websites that might help with some of your online courses and give you extra practice.   Khan Academy Khan Academy allows you to watch videos over various math topics and challenges you to show mastery through a game-based […]

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5 Benefits of Virtual Schooling

There are many benefits to attending a virtual high school.  If you or your child are interested in this option, take a look at just five of the benefits of online learning.   1. Flexibility Without online education, there isn’t a traditional 8-3 schedule.  Students have the ability to learn when and where they want. […]

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Infographic: Evolution of Virtual Education

The success of education is dependent on evolution and adaptation. While traditional environments have worked before, one type of education that has evolved with the digital age is virtual education, which has influenced efficiency in today’s learning environments. While most people think of virtual education as online education, virtual education is defined as any educational […]

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