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Awesome Websites & Resources for Parents and Students in K-12th Grade

Education and learning isn’t limited to the classroom. There are numerous ways to engage your child in fun and educational activities no matter where you are. If you’re looking for some online resources to help your child better understand their studies, there are a number of educational and interactive websites to explore. This blog will share resources for all grade levels, as well as DIY and creative step-by-step art projects. Here are some of the best websites for students from elementary through high school.

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How to Help Your Child Defeat Procrastination [4 Tips]

It’s very common for students of all different ages and grade levels to procrastinate on homework or school projects. Some students may put tasks off because they might feel overwhelmed with all of their schoolwork; others may procrastinate if the project seems too challenging to complete. Whatever the reason may be, it’s important to be aware of different ways to help your child defeat procrastination so that they can get into a good habit of managing their time effectively and staying on track with their assignments.

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6 Tips to Setting Up a Home Learning Environment

For the past 20 years that PA Virtual has been serving Pennsylvania children, our teachers, staff, and families have all learned a lot about the best practices of cyber schooling and how to set up our students to be successful in this model. If you've just started cyber schooling your child or children, it can be a little overwhelming to figure out where exactly to begin. First and foremost, you may be wondering where exactly your child should learn everyday. Many of our experienced families have shared with us that it helps to set up a specific area in the home where school "happens" each day. While some students may work just as well in a more relaxed environment, setting up a dedicated school area can be a great way for new families to get into the swing of things.

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How to Convince My Mom to Let Me Do an Online School

Thousands of students each year realize that something isn’t working for them at their local school district and they start looking for an alternative way to receive their education. If that’s where you are and you’ve decided that a cyber charter school would be a great fit for you, you’ve come to the right place. This blog can help you prepare to talk with your mom (or dad) about making the choice to enroll at an online school.

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Tips and Tricks for Being Your Student's Learning Coach

The Learning Coach – Not a Nominal Role What’s in a name? Not much, according to Shakespeare. After all, a “rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” right? But names, as well as titles, carry lots of meaning, and it isn’t unusual for people, especially parents, to have several. A parent is not only “mom” or “dad,” but often coach, taxi driver, counselor, cook, nurse, and cheerleader – just to name a few.

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14 Fantastic and Free Online Tools for Teaching and Learning

“How have I survived without this online tool?” “How have I never heard of this app?” You will probably be asking yourself these questions by the time you finish reading this blog post. There are endless free online tools and resources out there to continually engage and teach students (and adults) year-round. Many of these tools are useful both in and out of school. Here are some of our favorites.  

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