Articles: Virtual

No more snow days? Online instruction is replacing snow days in a growing number of school districts.
Matt Zalaznick
E-learning could relieve districts of having to add make-up days at end of year
School systems in at least 10 states used up the year’s snow days by mid-February
Alison DeNisco
Districts in several states are turning to online learning to make up for missed class time.
Students participating in the virtual field trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden watched horticulturalists demonstrate tree removal and the environmental impact of an invasive beetle.
Alison DeNisco
Google+ program helps classrooms confined by budget cuts explore the world outside of school
At the Chino Valley (Calif.) USD, Ruben S. Ayala Senior High School’s concert percussion ensemble uses digital displays from ViewSonic to enhance their performances. The vivid colors and crisp images that the displays project help make Ayala Senior High consistently one of the top teams in competitions. The ensemble can hang the signage with a crane 13 feet in the air, or use them as a stage and perform on top of them.
Kylie Lacey
The latest technology is essential in capturing attention and sharing critical information.

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