HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Ipads, Dell Venues, Blended learning, these are words we hear as we send our kids off to school, but is this new age of education really working for your kids?
It's not the way you may have been taught in school, but Blended Learning is supposed to revolutionize the way our kids learn.
Right now, it's been making its way through all the middle and high schools in Horry County.
Blended learning gets away from the traditional method of teacher lecturing in front of the classroom. At Forestbrook Middle School, classes incorporate this method two to three times a week.
The district told WMBF News they started blended learning in January, when they distributed iPads in Middle Schools. This is the first full year, for this method.
At Forestbrook Middle, it takes an average class size, 25-30 kids, and breaks it into groups.
One group is self guided using digital content, allowing a student to troubleshoot on their own.
The second is project based. It requires collaboration and discussion, teaching students how to work together.