Instead of making up snow days at the end of the school year or by extending school days, how about engaging in E-learning at home instead?? This is exactly what the Frontier School Corporation School District called for.

snow_dayWednesday, January 7th,  classes were canceled in many school districts in Chalmers, Indiana, due to the extreme cold temperatures.  Frontier Junior Senior High School  students experienced their very first day using E-learning, at home. There were two support staffers at the school to answer calls for any technical questions the students had while using their rented Chromebooks.

A senior at the high school, Jacquie Chitty mentioned how the E-learning system assigned more than just busy work, but it implemented the state standards, “It’s faster, and I can get right to the point instead of having to listen to the lecture, but it would also be nice to have the lecture just in case I get lost.”

ScootPad uses 100% Common Core Standards, so students like Jacquie Chitty can learn at their own pace and gain deeper knowledge in the Common Core concepts. However Jacquie mentioned the need of having a resource for when she “gets lost”. ScootPad has a remedy. For the moments when students get confused or don’t entirely know how to answer a homework question, they can click on a “Scootorial” (engaging audio-visual explanation assigned to each homework problem) to receive the appropriate instruction and to wash away any doubts.

Both students and parents alike saw the value in E-learning. (Plus, one less snow day to make up!)

For more information, visit: http://www.wthr.com/story/27785328/schools-use-cold-day-to-try-out-e-learning