Even a blizzard won’t cancel Lutheran North classes

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By Michael Sudhalter

michael@theleadernews.com

Students across the United States usually look forward to a bad weather day as a rare weekday reprieve from school work.

But those days end up being a headache for school administrators who must tack on an extra day at the end of the school year, or take one off a vacation week.

A screenshot of Edmodo, the digital learning program that makes it possible to have school on a snow day. (Courtesy of LHN)

A screenshot of Edmodo, the digital learning program that makes it possible to have school on a snow day. (Courtesy of LHN)

Lutheran High North head of school Dallas Lusk has found a solution to the problem.

As icy weather is predicted for Tuesday, Lusk said LHN won’t cancel, but rather go remote through a software program that it currently uses called, Edmodo.

Each of LHN’s 165 students has a school-issued iPad with the program on it. Teachers can post assignments or videos, or issue instructions through it.

Edmodo looks similar to Facebook, which gives the students immediate familiarity with it, said Shana Russell, LHN’s desktop support.

According to its website, Edmodo connects more than 31 million teachers and students on a daily basis. Parents also have access to the website, so they can see what’s going on in their child’s class.

Two LHN classes — Personal Finance and Health – are conducted entirely on Edmodo.

 

 

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