Category Archives: Research and Professional Development

Where do you get your news?

A recent study by Stanford University found that many middle school, high school, and college students cannot tell the difference between real news and fake news. This may be because a lot of those students are getting their news from social media sites, rather than from credible news sources. You can click HERE to listen to or read National Public Radio’s Cory Turner’s story of a non-profit organization that has established a digital curriculum for high school students that helps them assess and determine whether the news they are receiving is real or fake.

Happy New Year from IVS!

There is still time left to enroll in the Jan. 5 and Jan. 19 full-service course start dates. Click HERE to view Illinois Virtual School’s course offerings. Students seeking credit-recovery courses can enroll and start at any time. Have a great 2017!

Tools for teachers to utilize for “Hour of Code”week.

HERE is an article from SmartBrief that lists 5 different platforms that offer introductory activities for students. Such activities include: Minecraft, Angry Birds, Pong, and JavaScript to name a few.