Technology key tool in delivering lessons to students

Within four days of having school called off for a month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Perkins County Schools students received learning packets from teachers to continue their studies during the interim.

Turns out there was no interim and school was called off for the remainder of the year. 

Technology has played a key role in delivering lessons to students so they can continue the learning process at home on their own. 

Students in grades 6-12 already had their own Mac laptops but there weren’t enough for a 1:1 ratio at the elementary level. 

Elementary Principal Nicole Long and Technology Coordinator Renee Seiler surveyed parents to determine which families had their own device and/or internet. By doing so, they ensured that every elementary student had access to a computer, whether it was one of their own or one from the school.

High School Principal Ben Jones couldn’t say enough good about how the teachers and students have adapted to the new educational delivery, as well as the support from parents. 

“It was definitely a learning curve from administration to teachers to parents to students,” Jones noted. 

Teachers have incorporated Zoom.com conferencing to create virtual classrooms for themselves and students.

 

 

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