in this issue you'll find
· school ·
3 - academ ic
su ppor t
4,5 - gen iu s
dash boar d
6 - open h ou se
7 - get to k n ow
you r teach er s
8 - l ate n ite l abs
9 - cook in g cl u b
distractions of other students or the awkward
moments of asking your question only to be
told it wasn?t your turn.
· features ·
That?s not all though. Not only does
bookings provide help visually but, you can
also book a phone call. Instead of having to
leave a message and be called back at the
worst time imaginable, you can be guaranteed
to get a phone at a time that is good for you.
h ow to get - 10
teach er s' h el p
col l ege - 11
By Trinity H.
l ear n fr om - 12
Al ask a - 13
poem - 14
th an k fu l - 15
pu m pk in
social m edia - 16,17
Have you ever joined an online
whiteboard hour and been terrified to ask a
question with so many other students
listening? What about having to wait until your
teacher finishes working with the numerous
students that joined ahead of you. Well, this
year, AOA is introducing a new way to visually
work with your teacher. Online bookings!
While it has many features that online
whiteboard hours had, it has a few details that
make it even better. Instead of waiting for
other students to finish, you can book a
session one-on-one with your teacher.
?A teacher can give the student
undivided attention,? says Mr. Born, a math
teacher here at AOA. Each session is fifteen
minutes long, and is pre-booked so you know
exactly when you will get help.
Mrs. Ellis, our principal, states that, ?If
we didn?t have the bookings, teachers may still
run into the same problems of many kids
needing help at the exact same time.? Now,
with bookings, there will be no more
There are also few small details that
make life a little easier. Rather than having to
change your teacher ?s time zone to yours, the
bookings website does it automatically for
you. The bookings website also makes it easy
for you to reschedule your session, as long as
you book the session eleven hours in advance.
When you do book a session, you will get an
email confirming your session details.
The idea of online booking came about
last year when too many students would join
online whiteboard hour. Mrs. Ellis stated that,
?Last school year, we noticed an increased use
of online whiteboard hours where students
could join in an open room throughout the
day. However, we also noticed that many times
the sessions would be packed full of people
and some students weren?t getting their
That?s not all though, she adds that, ?It
can be a little scary to ask all your questions
with everyone else is hanging out there too?
which is something we can all attest to. Online
bookings create an atmosphere for students
to become more comfortable with their
teacher and to no longer have to shy away
from online whiteboard hours. Online
bookings will add just one more thing to make
this year, the best year yet.