Technology revolutionizes accounting classes

Megan Haislar , Editor-in-Chief

The Accounting 2 class is using technology and online programs to take their class to a whole new level.

Ms. Shelly Tribble, the accounting teacher here at Oakville, and her students are using McGraw-Hill Connect to do the majority of their work.

This program gives students an online textbook that coordinates with their assignments. SECRET MESSAGE: FRANKLIN THE TURTLE Students also have the chance to work at their own pace and start problems over if they are having trouble.

“As long as you’re doing the work, doing the assignments, you’re learning all the materials,” Tribble explained.

Once assignments are completed, students are able to see their results and get detailed feedback as well. They can also message their teacher and ask for help on the site.

“I want them to be able to see what they’re doing wrong so they can learn how to correct their own mistakes.” Tribble said, “I don’t penalize them for trying to get it right. It’s part of the learning process.”

Students are able to see every test, every assignment, and every page they have ever worked on throughout the semester. They can use these previous exercises to simply revisit the material or to study for their end-of-semester exams.

“I use it to study for tests,” Chad Johnson (12) said, “to study what I get wrong for future reference.”

However, hand-written assignments are not quite extinct in this class, as students still do some work on paper in addition to the online assignments.

“Supplementary exercises teach them how to do the work on paper as well,” Tribble explained. “They do stuff manually well as online so they know why; so they have a solid understanding to move on in accounting.”

The Accounting 2 students also have the opportunity to earn up to 9 college credits for taking the class. They can earn 3 credits for the first semester for financial accounting and 3 for the second semester for managerial accounting at MoBap. They can also earn 3 college credits through St Louis Community College for applied accounting for the entire year.

With all of the help this online program, the Accounting 2 students are preparing themselves for a bright future.