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We have recently been impacted by the Swine flu and advised by our District that we may have to close if their is an outbreak.  This can have a significant impact as we only have approxinately 7 weeks until final exams and several new topics to cover.  Not to worry!  I told my students that we will still learn online by utilizing our online learning Lab which I have created in Moodle.  The Mastery Review Lab is a Moodle site where I have created online course modules for my students in each of the subjects I teach.  With this online space I create videos which I post to review various topics as well as lessons where students can post their work via a drop box.

Using a tool like Moodle will help us to finish the material we need  to cover if we are forced to close.  Let's keep our fingers crossed that we will not need to do so!

Here's the link!  www.masteryreview.com

School never closes when you have online options!

Swine flue

gladys's picture

Argentina has had to close schools too because of Swine flue. As from tomorrow, schools will be closed for almost a month (two weeks closed plus winter break). Technology today allows us to keep working and keeping in touch with our students.
I work in a private K-12 school, 40 kms from Buenos Aires. Two years ago we started a very ambitious project, our students from 5th to 9th come to school with their own netbooks, their classrooms are equipped with IAW, teacher's PC and there's WIFI in the whole school. Each form works in a Moodle platform. Secondary students and teachers have had the possibility to work in a Moodle platform too.
Now the situation is different, all students will have to work online. We have also opened a Ning space for parents, students and teachers to use to communicate, teachers in Kinder and lower forms will be posting activities and material for their students too.
This is a big challenge we have ahead, but also an enormous possibility to show how education and schools can profit from all the possibilities technology provides.

Gladys L.

Thanks for sharing!

The Maze's picture

WOW...A month! 

I keep telling my felow teachers that we face an unknown world ahead.  I will be prepared as my class will be set up so we can proceed if the worst occurs.

Please keep me posted as to how things go for you.  It is an interesting story.  You can email me at masterymaze@gmail.com with updates.

Sue