By Guest Blogger on January 23rd, 2018
French philosopher Descartes may have been on to something when he said, “I think therefore I am.”
At FLVS, we want students to not only think, but think critically. Critical thinkers have the ability to improve their thinking through systematic self-assessment and reflection. Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on May 20th, 2015
FLVS Physical Education students may be who you think will be playing hard this month, but this is a call to action for all students, friends, and families.
As you’ll quickly see, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is not just for PE students, it’s for everyone!
But don’t expect to be here too long because soon it will be time to get going and leave your screen behind. Continue reading
By Elise Harris on December 29th, 2014
Will you be hitting the reset button?
Educators, will you be adding to your classroom and personal routines? Parents, will you be seeking new ways to be involved in your child’s education? Students, are you setting goals or hoping to improve your study habits?
Here is my list of New Year’s resolutions as a virtual instructor: Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on December 19th, 2014
As our students, parents, educators, and staff prepare for Winter Break, we are excited to feature two articles from our student newspaper, News in a Click, about staying healthy over the holidays.
Thank you to student writers Meera Radhakrishnan and Cristi McKee for sharing these exercise tips and winter superfood suggestions! Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on December 11th, 2014
Have you ever stopped and thought about the wide variety of products, resources, and learning opportunities available at Florida Virtual School? As an FLVS student, I appreciate that FLVS and its teachers offer many different paths and methods for learning. Two fun new mobile apps include Solar Skate and Cave Bro.
In the game Solar Skate, you navigate through a skating course, solving math puzzle challenges as you skate away. You skateboard after an alien bully in the game named Noswad, who has taken Zach and wrecked the skate course. You can have fun in this game while practicing a few math skills on the side.
Another new adventure at Florida Virtual School is Cave Bro.
By Guest Blogger on November 20th, 2014
“In 2012 more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity are the result of ‘caloric imbalance’ – too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed – and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors.” – Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Are you shocked to hear that information? Our kids are eating too much and not moving enough and it is causing our country to become very obese. I believe that technology has been a major factor in the decline of young people getting up and moving. Technology, however, can also be used to counter this trend. In the P.E. course offered by FLVS, the students get educated on how to live a healthy lifestyle using their electronic device and then are expected to go out, get moving, and develop healthy habits. Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on October 10th, 2014
If you’ve ever wanted to see what happens when you feed a caveman nothing but cupcakes, now’s your chance.
Florida Virtual School recently released Cave Bro in both the Google Play and iTunes stores. This free game teaches students how to make good nutritional choices in a fun and fast-paced style. Students can also experience Cave Bro in upcoming releases of the FLVS Health and PE courses.
Cave Bro has been frozen for more than 30,000 years, so needless to say he’s hungry and will eat anything. It’s up to players to decide what he eats, how much, and how often. Good choices win. Bad choices create one really cranky caveman.