CHINOOK’S CYBER EXPLANATION:
A presentation at a regular Chinook School Division board meeting on May 13 highlighted the benefits of course options available to students through the Chinook Cyber School. The presentation was made by Cyber School Principal Shelby Budd (above) and three students. The presentation formats illustrated the interactive use of technology by Cyber School to connect with students and to assess learning. Budd was joined at the meeting by Blaid Snedden (pictured, left), a Grade 12 student at Swift Current Comprehensive High School. Snedden spoke about her experience with online learning while doing the crop production course through Cyber School, and she presented a video she created as part of the course requirement. She won a silver medal at the Skills Canada competition in April with a project about machinery and vehicle safety on the farm. Mollie Black from Consul talked about her information processing course and her digital learning experience in a video presentation she recorded on Flipgrid. Sarah Coakley, a Grade 11 student from Maple Creek, joined the meeting live through Google Hangouts to talk about her preference for online learning to do her computer science class, and she demonstrated a computer game that she designed.