Local students have used remote learning during the pandemic to study articles from Moorabool Online.
‘MO’ has been used alongside articles from NewsLimited’s Kids News and ABC News to help children learn comprehension, critical thinking and IT skills.
One of the first assignments that came to our attention was when Grade 5/6 students from Ballan’s St Brigids Primary were asked to create a poster about ways to get the best WiFi signal at home.
Students were also asked to read an article about big cat sightings in Moorabool – and form opinions on what they believed was happening.
“It’s great to see schools coming on board like this,” Moorabool Online’s Priscilla Dunlop said.
“Children love reading articles and seeing videos from their own region. When they recognize a place name or person they know, they instantly relate to it.
“It also supports local media and helps children to develop the habit of reading news articles, watching TV news and listening to radio bulletins.
“Knowing what is happening in your immediate world is a huge part of staying connected to the community.”
** We would love to hear about similar projects at your local school. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message via Moorabool Online’s Facebook page.