Online Learning Update

February 24, 2011

Teachers, students use Facebook to keep learning going online during snow days

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By JENNA MINK, The Daily News

Sara Halcomb and Amanda Kieffer don’t get to skip tests just because there’s a few inches of snow on the ground. Even though Warren County Public Schools were closed Thursday and today, the Greenwood High School sophomores were preparing to take quizzes.Jones and other AP teachers are trying to complete their lessons before the AP test – a national exam that has a set date this spring and does not take into account missed class time. Students take the AP exam to get college credit for their classes, and they must pay to take the test. So most of those students want to get as much instruction as possible, even if it means doing class work on snow days. Amanda, 16, is trying to get the Commonwealth Diploma, which means she must complete a certain number of AP courses. “The AP exam is at the end of the year in May and it has a set date, so we have to stay on track,” said Amanda, who’s taking an AP world civilization class. The online work “is usually pretty easy, but it does make you think.”

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