Related to "lectures at home, homework at school," it's not that hard to make tests a web-based experience that's more-or-less cheat proof. This also opens up the idea of online certificates for course credit like the Mozilla Badges project http://goo.gl/BMW4N
There are thousands of free online educational tools, but teachers do not have the time to find them all. I created this website to connect teachers with free, kid-safe educational tools: http://edutechdatabase.wikispaces.com/
The tools are categorized by grade level, subject, and standards.
Explanation and reflections on this project may be found at: http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/blog_jon_orech/digital_citizenship_reflections
By creating labs in a virtual world, we can open access to students who must take courses online. By offering synchronous instruction, even distance students get a complete lab experience in which they can interact with their instructor and classmates. Our community college is doing this successfully.
Students use 1:1 technology to enter "Learning Hot-Spots" that allow for virtual face time classes, online curriculum, and assisted lab/testing environments so students can create, participate in, and graduate from a program that gears them towards success in post secondary... more »
Retention of this understanding was the important component of the project, and a second approach was used by having the students... more »
7th Grade [2008-2009]
PowerPoint project involving research about President Obama’s Agenda via www.whitehouse.gov.
The students were assigned various categories within President Obama’s Agenda:
Civil Rights, Defense, Disabilities, Economy, Education, Energy and Environment, Family, Foreign Policy, Health Care, Homeland Security, Immigration, Iraq, Poverty, Seniors and Social Security, Service,... more »
Previous "under performers" are showing rapid growth, mastering of concepts, skills and memory. Digital based learning models also provide individualized learning at the student's level, thus... more »
Many students think that science and math education ends where the walls of the classroom meet. This would create a virtual community of student STEMiticians discussing ideas about the world that is happening around them daily.
Many students never see things... more »
As President Obama recently told Congress and the American people,
"In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity -- it is a prerequisite. Today, three-quarters of the fastest-growing occupations require more than a high school diploma. And yet, just over half of our citizens have that... more »