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4 Tips for Making Friends in Your Online Class

Online classes are made up of a community of students, just like any traditional classroom. Thanks to social media, interactive online tools, and digital curriculum design, students have plenty of opportunities to help facilitate making friends with their virtual classmates. Being proactive about forming friendships goes a long way when you learn online. Here are four tips for building friendships with your digital peers.  1. Connect on social media.  Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter are already cornerstones of interaction for friends IRL. In fact, a third of the 76% of...
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Our Favorite Extracurricular Activities for Online Learners

Admit it—when you think about your high school days, you definitely remember the clubs you were part of more than you remember the specific lessons you learned in math class. Extracurricular activities are an important part of high school because they give students a chance to interact with their peers,...
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How Online Clubs Help Students Connect with Their Peers

It is a common misconception that online high school students miss out on the socialization component that a traditional school offers. However, students are breaking down the digital barrier and proving that participating in online clubs actually enhances the socialization aspect of virtual schooling. Kathleen Hofmaier, an English teacher at...
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How Students Interact and Gain Social Skills in Online Classrooms

Online education is different from traditional schooling in many ways. Class time is spent in front of a computer instead of in a classroom, and interaction between students and teachers usually happens with some degree of separation. Learning, especially in high school, is as much a social experience as it...
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How to Encourage Your Introverted Student to Engage Socially

Help Your Introverted Student Connect At School and In An Online Learning Environment We all remember how nerve-racking it was to try and make friends in high school. You would sit next to someone you thought looked friendly and strike up a conversation, hoping your efforts would be reciprocated. With...
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5 Myths About Socialization While Learning Online

Socialization in Online Learning As enrollment in online schools continues to grow, so do misconceptions about how students socialize in the world of online education. We took it upon ourselves to seek out five of the most common myths about socialization in online learning — and then debunked them. Myth...
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Top 5 Summer Programs for High Schoolers in Arizona

Arizona Summer Programs for High School Students In today’s future-focused world, high school summers are now seen as opportunities to rack up college credits and build skills, rather than to lounge on the couch. As the emphasis on a student’s personal journey expands, so do the options for immersive summer...
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