By Katie Hodgins on December 1st, 2022
Get ready for the global movement! Over 180 countries participate in the annual Hour of Code, where you can dive into the world of Minecraft, create your own Star Wars game, or even build your own custom face filter for social media. Join your fellow Florida Virtual School (FLVS) students and millions more from around the world for one (or more!) hours to learn the basics of computer science on December 5-8.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on December 11th, 2021
It may seem like it’s far off, but before you know it, your child will be in high school, preparing for their future. No matter what their interests are – whether it’s art, coding, or teaching – making sure they have real-world learning opportunities is critical for their success.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on December 6th, 2021
We live in a world surrounded by technology. But have you ever wondered how that technology actually works? Curious about the magic of technology? Want to build a future in tech as a startup founder or cybersecurity expert? Florida Virtual School (FLVS) can help you get started.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on November 30th, 2021
You’ve probably spent hours playing video games, learning new dances from social media, or staying in touch with friends and families thanks to video chat. Often all in the same day or on the same device. But have you ever wondered how those games or apps are created? Or who created them and how they work?Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on November 8th, 2021
If you were to travel back in time, even 150 years, you couldn’t find a car, computer, or solar panel in sight. But with creative minds, society has transformed with inventions that bring us closer together and simplify our daily lives. None of this would be possible without the study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
When it comes to STEM education, Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has a lot to offer students in and out of the classroom – so they can be leaders of innovation in the years to come.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on February 22nd, 2021
This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.
On September 26, 2020, FLVS students gathered virtually for an all-day “Game Jam” session. This was the second Game Jam held by Florida Virtual School, with more than 100 students in attendance. The student-led teams who participated created more than 30 original video games!Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on July 28th, 2020
The year 2020 has been an unprecedented one on so many levels, but it’s been said that the best way to get through tough times is to focus on the good stuff whenever you can, so we are happy to share some good news! Florida Virtual School (FLVS) was recognized six times this year by worldwide industry leaders for achievements in education and technology, winning four international awards.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on December 9th, 2019
By Florida Virtual School on February 26th, 2019
From contests to clubs, FLVS offers a variety of ways to learn about coding and computer science, including online technology courses that develop the skills students need for the careers of tomorrow.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses combine academics and the real world, providing hands-on learning that puts students at the center of the action. CTE also helps develop critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills, which means students are better prepared for college and career life.
By Florida Virtual School on February 1st, 2019
February is Career and Technical Education Month – a time to recognize the importance of practical skills students need to succeed in the real world.
In support of this same goal, FLVS recently held an online photo and video contest encouraging students to share their love for coding and computer science. The entries featured students participating in a variety of STEM-related activities, from programming robots to participating in an Hour of Code. Continue reading