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  • MyLittleWonders
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post

    Good afternoon Brit,

    I spoke with Mr. Piland, and he is still researching different options. He's also wants to consult with the MPOA Biology teacher, but he may need to wait until the academic year (specifically, finals) are over. He hopes to have an answer by early June.
    Thank you, Michael, for updating.

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by MyLittleWonders View Post

    Mr. Piland, have you had a chance to look into the Froguts/Mac issue yet? I went ahead and signed my rising sophomore up for bio online, but am wondering how he’d handle the virtual lab part if Froguts is the only option. (My oldest is completing virtual labs with Labster, if that looks like a possibility - we paid for it through Kolbe, so I don’t know if individuals can sign up/pay for the program or not, or if it addresses the same topics MPOA does, but I thought I’d throw it out there.)
    Good afternoon Brit,

    I spoke with Mr. Piland, and he is still researching different options. He's also wants to consult with the MPOA Biology teacher, but he may need to wait until the academic year (specifically, finals) are over. He hopes to have an answer by early June.

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  • MyLittleWonders
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    Originally posted by spiland View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    We're looking into the issue with Froguts . . . I'm a Mac user as well! Just letting you know we're on it.

    Scott Piland
    Director
    Memoria Press Online Academy
    Mr. Piland, have you had a chance to look into the Froguts/Mac issue yet? I went ahead and signed my rising sophomore up for bio online, but am wondering how he’d handle the virtual lab part if Froguts is the only option. (My oldest is completing virtual labs with Labster, if that looks like a possibility - we paid for it through Kolbe, so I don’t know if individuals can sign up/pay for the program or not, or if it addresses the same topics MPOA does, but I thought I’d throw it out there.)

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  • spiland
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    Hi Brit,

    This is something I'm talking about with Mrs. Peterson, as the class covers more ground than the guide. I should know pretty soon though - thank you for your patience!

    Scott Piland
    Director
    Memoria Press Online Academy
    onlineacademy@memoriapress.com
    (877) 745-8866

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  • MyLittleWonders
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    Originally posted by spiland View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    We're looking into the issue with Froguts . . . I'm a Mac user as well! Just letting you know we're on it.

    Scott Piland
    Director
    Memoria Press Online Academy
    Thank you, Mr. Piland! (Oh, and do you know if the MPOA bio course will use the MP guides/pacing this coming school year?)

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  • spiland
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    Hi Everyone,

    We're looking into the issue with Froguts . . . I'm a Mac user as well! Just letting you know we're on it.

    Scott Piland
    Director
    Memoria Press Online Academy

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  • MyLittleWonders
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post

    Good afternoon Brit,

    This past year at least, MPOA covered more of the book than we do, but not all of it. However, they are planning to incorporate our new guides next year, so perhaps the syllabus will be changing.

    HTH!
    Thank you, Michael, for your reply. I love the idea of them incorporating the MP guides. That might be the best of both worlds for my rising 10th grader (well, he might not think so ).

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by MyLittleWonders View Post
    Oh, one question ... does anyone know if the MPOA biology class covers the same chapters as the MP bio schedule, or if the MPOA class covers the entire book?
    Good afternoon Brit,

    This past year at least, MPOA covered more of the book than we do, but not all of it. However, they are planning to incorporate our new guides next year, so perhaps the syllabus will be changing.

    HTH!

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  • MyLittleWonders
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    Oh, one question ... does anyone know if the MPOA biology class covers the same chapters as the MP bio schedule, or if the MPOA class covers the entire book?

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  • pickandgrin
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    Originally posted by MyLittleWonders View Post

    Jumping in here ... I was planning on using Froguts this year. One word of warning, if you don't mind. If you have Macs in the house, it seems impossible (it was for us, even with the (limited) help they could give on the tech end) to get the Mac to allow you to use the Froguts download. They don't believe the online Chrome version will be supported past this fall (2019), so if a Mac family signs up for the online course, they may not be able to complete any of the virtual labs (one big reason I'm not signing my rising 10th grader up for the MPOA class ... we can't get it the Froguts download to work).
    Well that explains why I thought their site was broken! Haha! Thanks for the heads up.

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  • MyLittleWonders
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    Good afternoon everyone,

    Mr. Piland is going to continue to use Froguts, which is now available for free, for labs. He said to use the following link: http://www.froguts.com/

    HTH!
    Jumping in here ... I was planning on using Froguts this year. One word of warning, if you don't mind. If you have Macs in the house, it seems impossible (it was for us, even with the (limited) help they could give on the tech end) to get the Mac to allow you to use the Froguts download. They don't believe the online Chrome version will be supported past this fall (2019), so if a Mac family signs up for the online course, they may not be able to complete any of the virtual labs (one big reason I'm not signing my rising 10th grader up for the MPOA class ... we can't get it the Froguts download to work).

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  • happyhappyjoyjoy
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    Sarah, I appreciated your comments. It was actually helpful to me to consider that my non-science kid might benefit from that text.

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  • Michael
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    Good afternoon everyone,

    Mr. Piland is going to continue to use Froguts, which is now available for free, for labs. He said to use the following link: http://www.froguts.com/

    HTH!

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  • Hahcook
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    Even if you could find a list of ‘bare minimum to say you’ve done it’ lab list would be helpful. I ‘love’ the dissections and the challenges they bring..still remember cutting open that worm while trying not to nick the intestine!! Good stuff...can’t wait but don’t want to go overboard too. But everyone should be able to close their eyes and remember the smell of that specimen preservative...it is a right of passage...a little bit of being an American....

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  • tanya
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    Hello.

    We were going to link the MPOA labs website here, but it looks like it is out of business. Scott Piland is on vacation, but we will check with him next week about what he is going to do about labs in his online classes, and maybe we can find an option that works for everyone. This course that we have developed came out of the HLS classrooms, and the teacher has a lab and can do whatever she wants. But that doesn't help you! We'll be in touch as we look for a solution.

    Tanya

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