The Tang Institute, responsible for some of Andover’s finest efforts to stay on the forefront of secondary education such as a partnership with Khan Academy, Connected Learning opportunities, and adding vegetables to Paresky’s shrimp scampi, has just come out with their newest innovation, and wow! It’s truly incredible.
When students opened their phones on August 19th to an array of texts from their friends saying “do we have any classes together,” they opened their web browsers and were stunned. After thinking for a split second that schedules weren’t up because there was nothing on the far right panel of PAnet, students clicked the My Schedule icon and what happened next blew their minds! Rather than being brought to a pretty, colorful image of their weekly schedule, students found a blank calendar, which they clicked through until they found all of their courses laid out in calendar format for every day.
Wow! Just wow! Through countless surveys and forums, the Academy has truly gained an understanding of the struggles that Andover students face. Navigating a clear image with color coded periods and class information neatly assembled is just too confusing for the world’s brightest young minds, and the ability to view other students’ schedules is a complete breach of security. In this new schedule site, students enjoy the luxury of seeing only one color, and periods are indistinguishable from each other. And students will never be schedule stalked again now that your own schedule is the only schedule you can view.
Isn’t it amazing? When Samuel Phillips had a vision of bringing together youth from every quarter, he could not have imagined an innovation as revolutionary as this one! Exeter must be scratching their heads wondering how they can top it. Maybe changing the numbers of a whole bunch of their courses and add random letters to the end? Oh wait…