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As time goes on, more options are becoming available for high school students to receive an education. The most common is still public school, but other options are there. One is online high school, a great option for parents who might not feel comfortable homeschooling their children but still want some of the flexibility it offers.

Choosing the right online high school is the first challenge parents and their teenagers will have. There are three main types of online schools to choose from: public, private, and charter.

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In today’s economy, it is becoming more difficult to find a decent paying job to support your family unless you have some sort of formal education. However, going back to school can be difficult, especially if you have a family or if you are working a lot of hours at a mediocre job in order to pay the bills.

This is why online courses are starting to become more and more popular. They allow people with busier schedules to attend classes and get their education on their own terms. People are Read the rest of this entry »

One of the hardest things about teaching a child with autism is communicating. They know what they want, they have an idea of what they want, but they often have trouble articulating that desire into words you can understand. Luckily, in a world where there’s an iPad app for everything from finding internet providers by zip code to local bars, there is a literal plethora of helpful apps that can help children with autism break out of their shells and express themselves.

ABA My First Words
This app allows children to view flash cards with audio and play matching and word association games.

ABA Therapy Images
This app is meant to help autistic children learn through visual stimulation with a series of photos.

Fizz Brain: Quality Learning Games by Real Classroom Teachers
Made for children all over the autism spectrum, this app helps children practice eye contact and expand their learning through rewards and encouragement.

And that’s just a small list of the many apps you can find.

One of the most important things that you can do as a parent when your child starts school is to stay connected with your child’s teachers. This is easy to do and there is no excuse why a parent should not stay informed as to what their child is doing. When the time comes for school to start, you want to go with your child to open house. This is the first step in getting to know who your child’s teacher is and what they expect out of your child. Read the rest of this entry »

The classroom of the future is happening now, blending teaching and technology into incredible learning opportunities for students. Computers have opened multiple sources of learning, new experiences and opportunities that students can interact with.

Computers and technology have allowed students to interact with history, books and learning on a whole new level. They can now do research directly through websites such as the National Archives, Smithsonian, their local library and various other organizations. The media available online allows them to interact with books as they are read, watch videos about historical Read the rest of this entry »

Learning can sometimes be hard to do because of the amount of distraction that you are facing. Other students are talking, your nervous, the teacher is having a bad day, or you’re just not feeling like yourself that day. Luckily technology can help you get motivated, positively thinking, and working hard on your school work. There are many benefits to working in a wired classroom. One of those benefits could include the distance learning process. A teacher might not always be able to teach their class in person; that’s where technology comes in.

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Hate it or love it, Facebook, Twitter and Skype have become an essential part of everyday life. It is hard to imagine what life would be like without tweeting, updating one’s status on Facebook and skyping with a friend who lives across the country. Many educators are wondering what role does social media play in education? Social media is a catch-22 when it comes to education. There are ways that it can both hurt and Read the rest of this entry »

Hate it or love it, Facebook, Twitter and Skype have become an essential part of everyday life. It is hard to imagine what life would be like without tweeting, updating one’s status on Facebook and skyping with a friend who lives across the country. Many educators are wondering what role does social media play in education? Social media is a catch-22 when it comes to education. There are ways that it can both hurt and help a child’s education.

Social media sites allow people to stay in contact with each other and that is one way that it can help Read the rest of this entry »

Everyone loves to play games. Especially when you are bored and “There is nothing to do.” With the advances in both technology and education a new favorite pass time activity for both moms and children is computer games that will actually teach your children to read. Unfortunately, it is imperative to state this, but this is not intended to replace reading with your children and sitting down and doing some core book work, but more or less to support what they Read the rest of this entry »

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