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Pros and cons of distance leaning vs. traditional school

Schoology holds all  assignments and attendance for the school day. Students are required to log in and complete assignments for each class as they would on a normal day. Teachers are doing their best to make everything seem familiar for the students.

Libby Shepperd, Online Editor

April 25, 2020

Towards the end of this year, schools had no choice but to shut down due to the global pandemic known as the COVID-19; this leaves students to responsibly complete their work online on a day to day basis. There are many benefits and drawbacks to doing online school, and it is definitely is not easy ...

Distance learning: a new way of engaging in school

Mya Brainard is a seventh grader at Oakland Middle School. Mya kicks off the day right by getting her distance learning done for the day.

Alexis Brainard, Online Editor

April 13, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, distance learning delivers a new way of learning and will continue until the end of the school year. Students have mixed responses to the distance learning compared to traditional learning.  Distance learning started when Governor Tim Walz declared  Minnesota was on ...

E-learning days provide learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom

Senior Alli Hafner uses schoology to get classwork done. This is the main resource used in the newly implemented E-learning days.

Joseph Devins, Business Editor-in-chief

November 28, 2019

 A new rule has been implemented following two snow days this year called an E-learning day or a Flex day. This consists of attending school, but through the use of Schoology. This new rule is to many students chagrin, but will actually help save them from going to school in June. An E-learning day provid...

eLearning Days keep students learning during snow days

Schoology is an online tool used by students and teachers. Students use Schoology to access courses online. Teachers are able to upload assignments students can do on e-days.

Pony Express Staff

November 26, 2019

  E-Learning or flex days will be implemented this school year. Students can do an assignment virtually on snow or cold days when they will not be in school. This is to prevent adding on days to the end of the school year when students would have to make up the school lost on snow days, and to keep students learning...

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