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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snow Days Mean E-Learning

We can't afford to lose a day of instruction!

A small rural Ohio school district is experimenting with a new version of the traditional snow day -- one that some kids are not likely to enjoy much.

When snow makes it took difficult to keep schools in operation, classes are cancelled and kids sleep in and goof off the rest of the day.

But this year the Mississinawa Valley School District, on the Ohio-Indiana border, has lessons ready for students on their computers at home that they are expected to do.

There are rules, too, for kids who don’t have home computers: They are expected to complete the work too, though they have longer to do it because they don’t get the assignments until they get back to school.

Humans evolved in the real world.

These days, we do everything in the virtual world.

I say, give kids the snow days off, let the little kids go sledding and play snow fort and the bigger kids make some money shoveling.

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