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History teacher Phillip Bognar video chats his students during second period so they don't lose a day of learning.

History teacher Phillip Bognar video chats his students during second period so they don't lose a day of learning.

Nick Plassmeyer

Nick Plassmeyer

History teacher Phillip Bognar video chats his students during second period so they don't lose a day of learning.

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Due to the recent flooding in Fenton, history teacher Phillip Bognar is trapped at home.

But that didn’t stop him from teaching class. He came up with the idea to use the video chat service Skype, which allowed him to appear live to his students so that they wouldn’t miss a beat.

“We were surprised at first because we walked in and saw his face on the board,” sophomore Teagan Thomas said.  “It was pretty much like a regular class, it was like nothing was different.”

Bognar skyped his class the entire 42 minutes, while a substitute teacher sat in and listened to the lesson as well.

“I think it’s pretty cool what Bognar did by skyping in a call, and that it’s the next step in education,” assistant principal for staff development Dr. Ron Rebore said. “We will probably use it again soon, because Bognar will be stuck in his house again tomorrow.”





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