Educational Technology

December 26, 2014

Schools replace snow days with online classes

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:32 am

by Bailey Loosemore,Courier Journal

On a Monday morning in November, Louisville awoke to it’s first snow day of the school year. With a layer of white covering lawns and roadways, Mercy Academy geometry teacher Amy Wheatley scrapped that day’s plan and came up with a new one — a video lesson her students could view without leaving their homes. She determined what type of problem they’d be tasked with solving, filmed a video of herself working through an example and uploaded it to an online classroom program, Edmodo. Then, she waited for questions to come via email.

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