Hour of Code 2015

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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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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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Fair Use

This post is part two in a series on copyright compliance online. Fair Use is a term that is used frequently, but do you really know what it means? Many teachers think that anything they want to use is fair use because it is for educational purposes.  That is not necessarily true.  Fair Use is […]

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Meet the Teacher: John Wentland

We recently interviewed Mr. John Wentland, one of our fantastic science teachers here at Achieve Virtual.  He was voted as March’s You Make a Difference award winner and for good reason.  Mr. Wentland currently teaches Chemistry at Crawfordsville High School in Indiana as well as ICP and Chemistry for us at Achieve Virtual.  Our principal, […]

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Understanding Copyright and Public Domain

This post is part one in a series on copyright compliance online. It is very important for teachers, specifically online teachers and instructional designers, to understand copyright. As students begin to utilize resources they find online, such as images, for their projects and presentations, it is imperative they have a good understanding of copyright and […]

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Meet the Teacher: Robert Lewis

Congratulations to Robert Lewis, the You Make a Difference Award winner for last month. In this post, we highlight one of our wonderful social studies teachers.  This short video lets you meet Mr. Lewis as he shares what he is most excited about in his courses, what makes him an effective online teacher, and why […]

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NetTrekker: New for Staff & Students

My Big Campus, the learning environment used for Achieve Virtual Education Academy courses, has added a lot of great content to the My Big Campus library for our staff and students. NetTrekker is a company that curates quality digital content from around the web.  This is a great resource for teachers and students! Teachers can […]

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Hour of Code Week

Hour of Code Week Hello students!  Did you know this week is the official Hour of Code week put on by the website code.org?  The idea is that teachers allow students to learn to code or write some code for at least one hour this week.  It is a celebration happening all over the nation.  […]

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Achieve Featured on CK-12 Website

Achieve Virtual Featured on the CK-12 Foundation Website Check out the guest blog post about Achieve Virtual that was featured on the CK-12 Foundation website.  CK-12 is a leading organization for accessing open educational resources.        CK-12 Aids in Competency-Based Virtual School

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The ‘Quiet’ Online Student

The ‘Quiet’ Online Student Our focus for last month’s professional development was on the introverted student.  Over the past month, I have been reading a book that I have found to be absolutely phenomenal titled Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.   Reading this book through the lens of a virtual school staff […]

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Fall school registration is closed.

Our registration for fall is closed as of September 12, 2018.  We will reopen registration in December for our spring 2019 semester.