Virtual School Meanderings

January 1, 2015

Your 2014 Year In Blogging []

I didn’t get this e-mail this year, but was able to find the appropriate URL for the data all the same.

Your Annual Report from

Your 2014 in blogging

Our stats helper monkeys have been busy putting together a personalized report detailing how your blog did in 2014!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 48,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 18 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

December 31, 2014

Statistics for December 2014

In what is a bit of an oddity, this entry is actually being written slightly in advance of the end of the month (so the statistics are as of approximately 3:00pm on 31 December – granted I doubt too many folks are checking this blog on New Year’s Eve).

This past month there were 3,710 visits to this blog from 2,335 unique visitors ( – which is down about 1,000 visits and 300 visitors since November, but still about 1300 or so visits more than December 2013.

The top ten entries this past month were:

  1. Pick EdITLib This Autumn!
  2. Questions About The School Of Tomorrow
  3. Student Holiday Notice
  4. Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning
  5. Early Bird Special – May 2013
  6. Instructional Technology Dissertation Topics
  7. 2015 Annual USDLA Conference Call for Proposals – OPEN!
  8. Dissertation Research Ideas?
  9. Virtual Learning Awards Celebrating Outstanding Online And Blended Learning
  10. New Webinars | Digital Tools, Blended Learning, Character Education…

Search engines continue to account for 10 hits to this blog for every one hit from another source. The top search terms that were used included:

  • virtual school statistics 2014
  • holiday note to students
  • school of tomorrow curriculum
  • barbour, m. k. (2012). training teachers for a virtual school system: a call to action. in d. polly, c. mims, & k. persichitte (eds)., creating technology-rich teacher education programs: key issues (pp. 499-517). hershey, pa: igi globa
  • ace education australia criticism
  • which students will not typically benefit from k-12 online learning?
  • north carolina cyber school
  • cartoon of frustrated college student
  • how to start virtual school
  • early bird

And in a great example of how to screw up a good thing, it seems that all of the new statistical features that WordPress has introduced are useless for reporting into one’s own blog as you can’t copy and paste any of the information. Great #fail!!!

Finally, the statistics from my old blog site


December 28, 2014

Allied Online High School Blog

From Wednesday’s inbox…

Allied Online High School Blog

Link to Allied Online High School Blog

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 03:41 PM PST

Allied National High School Presents… 
“Get To Know Us!”

Watch this video montage of ANHS’ vision and mission statements. see photos of students, view testimonials, and get to know our teachers and administrative staff.  


December 21, 2014

Allied Online High School Blog

From Thursday’s inbox…

Allied Online High School Blog

Link to Allied Online High School Blog

Student at Online High School experiences flexibility and success!

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 12:20 PM PST

Leo A. is currently a senior here at Allied National High School, and started with us as a freshman.  Leo shares his thoughts about online learning, and how ANHS helped him reach his goals by offering academic rigor and scheduling flexibility.

Here is what Leo shared with us this testimonial below, along with his photo:

“ANHS allowed me to pursue my dream of farming while studying.  I convinced my parents to home school me for high school.  I had been home schooled since kindergarten and I really wanted to continue.  My older siblings had attended the local high school but I wanted more time to work with my sheep and in my garden.  ANHS fit our needs.

My main interest in life is farming.  I enjoy all aspects of it including raising vegetables and livestock.  Distance learning works perfect for me.  I am able to do a lesson, and then run outside to move my sheep.  I can process tomatoes while listening to a story.  I can work when it is nice outside and do my lessons after dark.

My future plan is to become a certified electrician.  This will be a nice additional education to have while farming.  My main go9al is to raise livestock by intensive pasture grazing them.”

Leo further states, “The best part of my high school experience was being on my family’s farm.  Allied National High School allowed me to be home, where I could work and learn at the same time.”

December 7, 2014

Allied Online High School Blog

From Thursday’s inbox…

Allied Online High School Blog

Link to Allied Online High School Blog

Mrs. Fields offers a great holiday gift idea – watch this short video!

Posted: 03 Dec 2014 11:22 AM PST

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