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.
Wednesday, 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