Celebrating the 4th of July


Trying to make plans for the 4th of July holiday? Whether you are looking to see some fireworks, attend a festival/ parade or other events, we have provided some great resources below to plan a fun-filled holiday weekend.


This is a great resource where you can search the different 4ht of July events by city/zip code in the entire state of Virginia


 Northern Virginia Magazine.com

Details about events scheduled within the Northern Virginia region.



More information about celebrating the 4th of July in Richmond


Virginia Beach.com

Schedule of events for the 4th of July in VA Beach


Colonial Williamsburg.com

Celebrating our nation’s birthday in Colonial Williamsburg



10 ways to celebrate Independence Day in Washington D.C.


Stay safe on the 4th of July in Washington D.C.  and take advantage of a free ride home


We hope that all NOVA Online students and their families have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

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Fun and Free Apps to Explore

With thousands of apps available, it can be challenging to uncover an app that fits your needs. If you are searching for that perfect study app or an app to help you develop your career, the following apps may provide the inspiration that you have been searching for:

picture of mobile apps

Blackboard (Bb) Mobile Learn: Provides organized, on-the-go access to the latest course announcements, quick access to the discussion board and instant access to your journal posts, upcoming assignments and more.

Flipboard: Stay on top of information in your field with Flipboard! Flipboard is your personal magazine. Users can catch up on the news that they enjoy, explore information and articles from around the world, and stay connected to the people closest to them. Save and collect information into your own personal magazines such as articles focused on coursework, personal interests and more.

Flowboard: Storytelling and presentation app that en
ables the user to create side-scrolling publications with images, text, videos, links, and photo galleries. Flowboard allows you to create & present from your iPad, or share to any device. This app could also be used to maintain accomplishments and share in an interview or incorporate into an online resume.

Quizlet: Excel during your study time creating practice tests and quizzes, flashcards or take advantage of  pre-made flashcards.

Screenchomp: Share course concepts and thoughts with friends or classmates. To begin, tap the record button; draw on the whiteboard with the app pen or markers and record a running narrative.  ScreenChomp will record the user’s voice and drawings and uploads the creation to ScreenChomp. The user will be provided with a link which can be shared via e-mail, Twitter, or on the clipboard.

What are  your favorite apps? Let us know in the comments below!

NOVA Online March Madness Bracket Competition

Have you signed up for our NOVA Online March Madness Bracket Competition? The tournament begins March 20th!

Join our Tourney Pick’ em through Yahoo.

Bracket group name: NOVA Online March Madness Competition password eli1234.

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NOVA Online March Madness 2

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NOVA Online March Madness 3

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