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“Virtual learning” is a phrase all too familiar to most of us now. Virtual learning is shrouded in horror stories and mythology, but what’s the truth? Can virtual learning be effective? And what role do students, parents, and teachers play in it?

3 Clear Signs Your Child Is Struggling With Online Learning

Kids nationwide have had a record-breaking number of set-backs this past school year, from a sudden and messy transition online to lonely and overwhelming virtual school days. Although students seem to have adjusted, many are struggling to just tread water while learning online. How could you recognize if your child is struggling? And what could you do to help ease the woes of online learning and make it more sustainable and comfortable?

Student doesn't chose between "tablets vs laptops," he uses both.

Tablets vs Laptops: Which is Best For Online Learning?

Preparing for the school year has forced us to answer questions we maybe weren’t expecting. Specifically: Should my child be using a tablet or laptop for online school? The answer is contingent on a few factors, but age may be the most important. Here are some pros and cons of either device you might want to consider before buying your child anything.

The Pros & Cons of Different Virtual Learning Environments

Not sure which virtual learning model would best serve your child? The choice can certainly be challenging, as each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Read on for the most common arguments for and against the three most common virtual learning environment formats.

Where Does Virtual Learning Go Wrong?

What problems are you most likely to see in your students virtual learning experience? Believe it or not, they’re likely avoidable, and not inherent features of virtual classrooms.

Student doing her online learning from a laptop in a virtual classroom.

Helpful or Harmful: Online Learning & Virtual Classrooms

Virtual learning comes in a variety of ways. This past school year, students across the United States began pursuing their education in a virtual learning environment. The transition online has not been without sweat, and many of us have stopped and wondered: are students really learning in their online classes? Opinions on the matter can be polarizing, but a large meta-analysis from the Department of Education gives us three key reasons to be optimistic.

Virtual Learning for Students K-12: Best Friend or Worst Foe?

Virtual learning has been a miracle for students in their pursuit of education while staying home. However, for as much praise as it gets, some vocal critics raise legitimate concern with its efficacy for students K-12 So who’s right? The answer is simpler than you might think.

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