Some teachers provided lessons to snowbound students in real time, said Connie White, the academy’s technology director. Teachers can use Moodle, a free web application that allows them to post content to online forums, as well as DyKnow, which allows teachers to make interactive whiteboards.
“It’s like being at school but in a blended environment,” White said. “They can hear the teacher and follow along with slides.”
The private school provides laptops to middle and high school students.
Seventh-grader Katie White said her studies included an online quiz on static electricity and a digital history lesson on World War II. She devoted the rest of her afternoon to playing in the snow.