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Well, this is certainly going to put a twist on dodgeball. North Carolina's Virtual Public School is piloting the nation's very first online gym class. That's right - starting this fall, enrolled high school students will be logging into P.E.

Virtual Public School students be like:

Basically, how this works is teachers provide online demonstration while students practice those skills then spend the semester compiling a video portfolio to display "progress and display mastery," a press release from N.C. Department of Public Instruction details.
Kind of cool, I guess. But I kind of wish there were more virtual reality involved.
The classes were created to give local students an opportunity to catch up on credits, allow homeschooled students to join a shared P.E. course, and assist "pre-professional athletes with rigorous athletic training demands that require an alternate academic schedule."
If the program proves to be a success, it will be expanded to the greater Charlotte area by spring of next year.
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@danidee I know right? they also tend to give more classwork than regular classes... I had good grades in U.S. History but since I had to take their final exam, my final grade was 89, I passed Spanish 1 easily with a 96 (I'm a Spanish speaker that's why)... but Spanish 2 almost failed me due to the amount of work they gave, to me they had projects in each lesson than actual classwork (I had 62, but catched up, and had 87 for my final grade) then you had another class online for Spanish 1 & 2 because you needed to practice pronouncing the words right with a teacher online LIVE.
@MinionPeach17 Yeah, I ended up dropping pretty much every online class I signed up for in college because I felt the same exact way. You have to work harder to prove that you're learning whereas in class, you're with your teacher and they can obviously tell whether or not you're absorbing whatever the subject is well. Those Spanish class oral exams were always stressful enough. I can't even imagine how it'd be online.
I had a hard time with math and spanish
@danidee I know right? they seem to have more objectives than what teacher actually teach you, and to be honest I didn't even learn anything in those course, U.S. History and Spanish 1 & 2 didn't really taught me, I basically took the classes just to graduate. I know most of their work was online but is not like I was practicing what I learned after school... just a daily routine I had to do ... honestly
My daughter's school offers this as a summer school course. Online PE. She takes a dance class every semester so she only needed 1 PE credit. Ummm...online PE...pretty much ended up being more like a general health class.