Sunday, November 16, 2014
Will SNOW DAYS be a Thing of the Past?
Here's a little secret. Teachers love snow days, too! And, they may be a thing of the past as schools turn to technology. Imagine, a snow storm and school closed but students still have... virtual classes. It's being tried at a private high school in Minnesota. With virtual classes, students can go online to work on assignments that teachers have posted. Schools must be in session for a specific number of days each year. For most schools, this is at least 180 days. Too many snow days often mean having to make up the days over other breaks. If states approve this alternative virtual school day, such make-up days would not be needed.
Which would you rather have, a virtual school day or have to make up the day over other school breaks? Why?
Can you see any problems with virtual school days?