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9 Benefits of Daily Reading

9 Benefits of Daily Reading

Times have changed, and so have our attention spans. Roughly a quarter of U.S. adults (27%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year, whether in print, electronic or audio form, according to a Pew Research Center survey. With so many benefits of reading, a large majority of the […]

25 Fun Facts About Plants

25 Fun Facts About Plants

Plants serve thousands of purposes on our planet. From producing the oxygen we need to breathe to providing sustenance, they endlessly surprise humans with their diversity. Help us celebrate National Gardening Week at FDA with twenty-five fun facts about plants. 25 Plant Facts Banana is actually an Arabic word for fingers. There are more than […]

4 Debunked Myths About Online High School

4 Debunked Myths About Online High School

Schools were required to go digital in the past year, and many have found the abrupt transition stressful and unpleasant. It doesn’t need to be that way, so we are here to debunk a few online school myths for you. Fairborn Digital Academy (FDA) has over fifteen years of experience making online, flexible learning pathways […]

How To Balance Screen Time With Online Learning

How To Balance Screen Time With Online Learning

The past year has been a complete lifestyle transformation to what we would consider the opposite of normal. This statement rings true, especially for students, from preschool to college alike. With unlimited virtual offerings, balancing screen time has become a concern for many parents. The educational system adapted to virtual learning, and while too much […]

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing An Online High School

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing An Online High School

Engaging online high school students in their education, giving them timely and appropriate feedback on their work, and making them feel like valued members of a learning community is hard enough to pull off in a regular classroom environment. There is an unfortunate lack of daily face-to-face interaction between teachers and students. When you toss […]

COVID Times: Supporting Your Student’s Social-Emotional Learning

COVID Times: Supporting Your Student’s Social-Emotional Learning

As we navigate the continuous challenges presented by COVID-19 and changes in educational formats, we want to be prepared to create safe, inclusive, and engaged communities for our students.   Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) created a framework to support social-emotional learning, an area that is sorely suffering from the current situation.  The […]

How to Foster Creativity in Youth During COVID

How to Foster Creativity in Youth During COVID

As educators were exploring and discovering the “new normal” for emergency virtual instruction, parents and guardians were at home trying to support learners. It is easy to imagine that if educators trained in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and technology were finding it challenging, imagine what parents were thinking with possibly multiple young learners. Many creative educators […]

3 Helpful Tips for Applying to College During COVID

3 Helpful Tips for Applying to College During COVID

Juniors and seniors in high school are accustomed to feeling the college search and admissions process’s stress. However, 2020 posed a more significant challenge: what would become of college during COVID? Canceled ACTs and SATs with little notice; extracurriculars halted, and classes made a tumultuous switch to the digital form. In short, this is an […]

How to Make a Career Out of Your Interests

How to Make a Career Out of Your Interests

As the saying goes, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” While it sounds like a dream, it is a reality for those who take the right steps. Every decision can impact your pathway towards a career you love. Your interests, hobbies, and daily activities can all serve […]