8:36 am July 6, 2009, by Laura Diamond
Summer school is looking different with more kids taking classes online instead of sitting in a brick-and-mortar classroom.
Students are taking classes online this summer because they failed a class or they want to replace a low grade. Some are trying to free up their schedules for electives.
Several school districts – Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett – run their own online programs. The Georgia Department of Education also operates the Georgia Virtual School.
Online classes are more convenient for many kids and their families. Kids spend so much of their lives online it makes sense that they learn that way.
Does this type of learning work for everyone? Kids need to be more independent and they have to be good at managing their time.
What do you think of online learning? What types of classes do you think work best online?
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