NORTH MANKATO —
“Now I get to see them working on it. I get to help them,” he said.
There have been issues with students showing up unprepared, Anderson said. But that’s true when any work is given to complete outside of the classroom, he said.
Children who do not have access to computers or other technology to view videos can check out iPads at school or use the school’s computer lab before school, during study hall or after school, Anderson said. Students who do have iPads, laptops or smart phones can bring their own devices into the classroom, Brovold said.
Anderson said he’s enjoying using the model this year. However, he said it’s too soon to know if the method will be more effective for student achievement on standardized tests.
Brovold said the Byron district did see growth in achievement on tests.
Mankato may look at expanding the teaching method next year to seventh grade, she said.