No more classroom, no more books: Hazelwood Elementary takes wireless learning outdoors
St. John's school moves some classes outside and online
Hazelwood Elementary will move some of its classes outside in September thanks to new technology recently installed at the St. John's school.
On Monday morning, teachers and students at Hazelwood launched their wireless outdoor classroom.
"It's a very special day," said principal Dale Lambe.
"One of our teachers had the idea that, not only could we construct an outdoor classroom but make it more accessible for all and make it more appealing for learners in the 21st century."
Most of the total cost of about $18,000 came from government funding and construction took about a week.
Using wireless Internet and tablets, students will be able to use apps to study nature and the school's outdoor surroundings.
Lambe said the school has been working on implementing this idea for the past few months.
Both students and teachers look forward to learning outside this September when the program officially starts.
"We are very blessed with a beautiful property. It's a property that our teachers use a lot for covering course work," said Lambe.