A Student's Tips For Completing Projects


Hello. I am going to share Quick Trip Tips to Equip. These tips can help any online homeschooling student while working on projects!

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Protect Your Child's Online School Experience: Understand What a VPN Is and Why It Matters


As parents, it's our job to ensure the safety of our children. That's where virtual private networks (VPNs) come in. With a VPN, your child can browse the internet with confidence and security. In this post, we'll explain what a VPN is and why it matters for online students. So keep reading to learn more about how this technology can give you peace of mind while your child learns at home!

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What Every Online Student Taking a World Language Needs to Know: Typing Accent Marks and Other Special Characters


Online students taking a world language course will need to submit written work with the correct accent marks or they may lose credit on that assignment. Students typing in another language may need to include special accent marks, characters, or punctuation depending on the language they are learning. 

Here are a few resources available to students to help!

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Unlock the Power of Writing: An Introduction to Word Processors on Your Computer!


Welcome to the world of word processors! A word processor is a computer program that helps you create and edit documents with ease. From class assignments to book reports to creative stories, you can use a word processor to type, save, and print all types of written documents. Whether you use Google Docs or Microsoft Word, this guide will help you unlock the power of writing on your computer!

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Setting Up a Computer Lab for a Partner School: A Step-by-Step Guide


As the manager of a partner school, you may face the challenge of setting up a computer lab for your students. While this may seem daunting at first, it doesn’t have to be! With proper preparation and research, you can easily set up a functional computer lab that will serve as an invaluable resource for your students. In this post, we’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to select the right computers and monitors, how to properly configure the network settings, and how to set up firewalls and antivirus software. Read on to learn more!

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Discover Enlightium Academy: The Accredited Christian Homeschool Online Program


For parents looking for an accredited online Christian homeschool program, Enlightium Academy is a perfect choice. With an extensive selection of core and elective courses, Enlightium Academy offers students the opportunity to thrive in their faith while they gain an excellent education. From personalized learning plans to high-quality coursework and extracurricular activities, the Enlightium Academy experience can help students reach their academic goals while deepening their understanding of what it means to be a Christian.

In addition to providing an excellent academic foundation, Enlightium Academy helps students grow spiritually and socially. Enlightium hosts an extensive selection of electives and extracurricular activities such as Bible studies, spelling bees, drawing contests, and the Pen Pal Program!

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Do Online Students Need a Printer? A Parent's Guide to Outfitting Your Child for Success


As the parent of a student learning online, you want to get the most out of their education. But one question might loom large: do they need a printer? It seems like an obvious necessity – yet keep in mind that online students don't have to lug a backpack full of books and papers. So is a printer really necessary? In this blog post, we will provide some tips on types of printers that your student can use in case they will need to print some lessons or work on projects.

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How to Help Your Online Students When They're Falling Behind: Tips, Strategies, and Encouragement


When your student is falling behind in their online courses, it can be challenging to know how best to help. With the right strategies, support, and encouragement, you can work together with your student to create a plan of action that will help them succeed. In this blog post, we will explore different tips and strategies for motivating your student. We will also discuss the importance of encouraging students through regular check-ins and helping them create a plan for success.

As parents and guardians of students learning online, it’s important to recognize that the transition to learning remotely may not be easy for some students. It may take some time to adjust to remote learning, stay motivated, and keep themselves accountable for schoolwork. That’s why it’s essential to create an effective study plan and provide ongoing social support and encouragement throughout the process of learning remotely. 

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Understanding Operating Systems: A Guide for Parents of Online Students


Parents of online students often have questions about the technology their children use. One important topic to understand is operating systems, as they are the foundation of every computer and device. Whether it's a PC, Chromebook, Mac, or another device, each has an operating system (OS) that helps it run and allows users to do various tasks. In this blog post, we'll explain what an operating system is and how it affects online learning. We'll also provide helpful tips on choosing the right OS for your child's needs.

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Eco-Friendly Education: How Learning from Home Can Help the Environment


It is a blessing that we are able to follow how the Bible teaches us to take care of our land. “You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you shall possess,” Deuteronomy 5:33. God does not promise to make Christians wealthy or healthy, but he does bless those who walk with him in ways that draw them nearer to him. To walk with God means to direct all things toward him, even how we steward our planet. So, when we take care of our surroundings it pleases the Lord. Even small steps can make a meaningful difference to our environment. 

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Accountability Programs for Online Private School Students


You may find yourself in a situation where your student needs accountability when using their computer for school work. The Internet is a useful tool for learning, but it can also be a distraction when your student needs to focus on their assignments. With this in mind, there are a number of resources that you can use to provide the structure and accountability system that your student may need. 

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Keep Your Online Student's Browser Up-to-Date: A Guide for Parents on Chrome and Firefox


As parents of online school students, it's important to keep our children's computer browsers up-to-date. With the rapid development of technology and new vulnerabilities in online security, having an outdated browser can put your child at risk. In this blog post, we'll explore how to stay on top of the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox browsers and ensure your student's online safety. We'll discuss why it's so important to keep browsers updated, as well as provide step-by-step instructions for updating them. Let's get started!

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The Value of a Meal Plan for Homeschoolers


Welcome to Enlightium Academy’s blog series, Healthy Meal Plans for Homeschoolers! It’s important for families to be healthy at home and in their communities. Food and nutrition are important components of lifelong health. My goal in this series is to share the tools you need to plan and provide healthy meals for your homeschoolers.

What is the best diet? People understand that there is a connection between what you eat and your health. Parents especially are eager to provide the best they can for their growing children. Whatever your family eats should meet your family’s health and nutrition needs, respect your resources (e.g. time, money, energy, and skills), and, of course, taste good! 

Meal planning is a popular method families use to make sure what they eat is appropriate for their lifestyle. Ideally, meal planning also makes mealtimes less stressful so you can enjoy spending more family time together. In the next sections, we will discuss the basics of meal plans, how you can stick to a meal plan, and what to do when you are tired of eating the same foods over and over. Finally, I will share a simple meal plan to help you get started.

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Learn Anywhere with Online Schooling


Have you ever wanted to learn something new, but the traditional classroom setting just isn’t for you? With online learning, your classroom can be wherever you choose. Now more than ever before, students have the opportunity to explore their interests and expand their knowledge with eLearning platforms that are available from the comfort of home.

The transition from a traditional classroom to an online school has opened up new opportunities for students all around the world. With the internet being so accessible and technology advancing at such a rapid rate, you can attend classes anywhere—whether it be in bed, on the beach, or even in your PJs!

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How Much Computer Storage Does Your Online Student Need?


Are you a parent of a student who is taking online classes? If so, you may be wondering how much computer storage your student needs. While it's easy to think that more is better, there are a few key considerations to bear in mind when assessing the amount of storage your student should have. In this blog post, we'll look at the different types of storage available and explain why having just the right amount can help ensure your student's success.

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What Devices can be Used with Ignitia?


With so many devices available to use in today’s world, it is important to know which devices will work best for your student’s online schooling. Ignitia is compatible with most computer systems, tablets, and smartphones. However, not all devices will work as well as others.

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Are a Webcam and Microphone Required for Your Child's Online Learning?


If you’ve found yourself in the position of having to help your child learn from home, you may be wondering how important it is to have a webcam and microphone for their computer. The answer is: it depends! 

It might be an essential tool for participating in online classes or social opportunities, or it could just be a nice bonus. Keep in mind that many computers come with a built-in webcam and microphone, but they may not be of the best quality. Read on to find out more about the role of webcams and microphones in online learning, and what you need to know when deciding if your child needs one.

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The Importance of Studying a Foreign Language


Being born into a bilingual family, I have never thought about how beneficial it could be to speak another language. My parents did a great job creating an environment that helped me learn two languages easily. At the age of five, I started learning my third language, and by the age of eight, I could read, write, and speak three languages: Ukrainian, Russian, and English. During my university years, I started learning two more foreign languages, French and German.Then, I faced the reality that learning complex languages can be very challenging, not like in my childhood. It can be difficult to comprehend varying verb conjugation, genders, and numeric systems. 

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How Texas Families can Enroll at Enlightium Academy


Enlightium Academy is an approved private Christian school that is accredited by Cognia and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and has served homeschool, online, and co-op school K-12 students since 2003. In general, state institutions recognize Enlightium Academy as an out-of-state private school that allows students to transfer in or transfer out to public and private schools. Enlightium Academy provides our families with generic information about their state’s requirements, though parents are also encouraged to review their state’s requirements at hslda.org/legal and/or the Texas Education Agency, as educational policies are subject to change over time. Once enrolled at Enlightium Academy, join our Texas Group in Enlightium’s Parents app to connect with Texas families. 

The resources below serve as a starting point for research for your family.

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Is an Online High School Diploma Enough to Impress Employers?


As online high schools become increasingly popular, parents are often left wondering: will employers take a diploma from an online school seriously? The answer is a resounding yes! 

In today's digital world, online education is becoming more common — and employers are taking notice. From larger corporations to small businesses, hiring managers are beginning to understand the value of an online high school diploma. This article will explore why employers are so impressed with online diplomas and how you can make sure your student's credentials stand out from the rest.

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