School Replaces Snow Days With 'eLearning Days'

There are few things better for kids than waking up, seeing tons of snow on the ground and finding out that school’s closed because of the weather. I mean, who wouldn’t love a free day off to play in the snow? Well, in case you missed it, one school district is now putting and end to that, and you can thank technology for it.

Starting this year, Anderson School District Five in South Carolina is doing away with snow days, although they won’t be making parents and kids trek to classes in dangerous weather. Instead they are implementing what they are calling “eLearning Days,” with teachers sending parents digital assignments that kids will have to complete from home, with teachers having the ability to monitor children remotely.

Kids will get their eLearning assignments at the same time parents find out school is closed, and they can’t make excuses to get out of it. If there’s something keeping kids from connecting to the Internet during those days, they’ll still be required to complete the assignment within five days on their own time.

"With today's technology, it makes so much sense, from the practical standpoint and financially," District 5 Superintendent Tom Wilson explains. "Technology has changed every profession, and we have the technology in place to keep kids working during the snow days and eliminate the makeup days."

Source: CBS News



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