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Authentic Online Science Labs

The most critical portion of a science is the lab portion. That's where you should develop scientific thinking skills and an understanding of the nature of science. Yet, hands-on labs aren't doing the job due to expense, time, and incorrect design. Build online science lab investigation experiences using real videoed experiments with highly interactive software that allows students to take individual data using their ...more »

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ESPN for Education

The greatest power of cable television networks is that they aggregate large audiences for specific interests and provide consistent programming for those passions. ESPN for Sports, Food Network for cuisine and HGTV for home improvement & decorating. Yet we have no such television home for education. NBC does a nice job one week a year with Education Nation but it's talking heads and while informative, it's not entertaining. ...more »

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Motivate, Engage, Empower ... MEE

Motivate, Engage, Empower ... MEE ... via Technology and Core Subject Content Motivate, engage, and empower translate as MEE, and this holistic approach to the student psyche will nurture the “id” of the individual via innovation and best practices inside and outside the classroom. To ensure student success: 1) innovation must comprise cognitive/creative planning that effectively melds core subject content with technological ...more »

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Challenge Students to Take Control of the Learning Process

The students were challenged to take control of the teaching process to make Math and Science more exciting and interesting to study. They researched the concepts online, then used visuals, text and animation to bring them "to life". 7th Grade Math: http://tomrchambers.com/7_ppt_math_10-11.html 8th Grade Science: http://tomrchambers.com/8_ppt_science_10.html I'm a firm believer in empowering students to take control ...more »

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Writing Software

The creation of writing software that can score and provide feedback to students on their writing.

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What is 21st century learning & how do we assess it?

Ask ten people and you'll get ten different answers. In today's data driven culture how can we ensure we are meeting the demands of the next generation of learners if we can't operationalize this often used, but misunderstood, concept?

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Help Students Learn to Read - Explore the Test and Train Model

I am a clinical neuropsychologist from a family of teachers and have developed a fun reading program for grades K-3 that systematically develops reading skills. It has become clear to me that children from K to 3rd grade must learn to read, because from 4th grade on they must read to learn. In order to achieve this goal the TNT Reading software first tests a student's skills and then develops a targeted training program ...more »

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Gamification of Electricity and ElectronicsTraining

Our company, ETCAI Products, has a commitment to make learning electricity and electronics more engaging and even fun. Fundamental knowledge of electricity in fundamental to understanding both new energy sources and green technologies. We feel that such initatives should be applied more widely to other disciplines. http://www.etcai.com

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Flatten World Education

http://www.eduit.org This idea of creating fun and accessible learning environments has been out there for quite a number of years and is being spearheaded by Michael Trout of Eduit.org. Check it out. He and a team of International professional freelancers have completely spelled out how it would work in classrooms extending from USA to third world countries using computer technology including the One Laptop Per Child ...more »

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National Online Curriculum/Assessment Marketplace

It's not enough to have disjointed Open Educational Resources floating free around the internet. We need a national online curriculum marketplace that includes readings, simulations, learning games, and most importantly, assessments that actually lead to credits or certification. Any teacher could rent/buy and weave together the resources, and add their own as needed, to offer online courses that actually lead to accreditation ...more »

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Meaningful Technology Integration

How do we as educators provide opportunities for students to use technology in the classroom in a way that improves our instruction? At the same time, how do we make sure that the "what" part of our teaching will still be meaningful when they graduate school in four or five years? We must continue to identify key core ideas that will become an important part of our instruction while not adding "one more thing" to what ...more »

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Novice Driver Training

A computer based instructional system including a driving simulator that can be set up on school and home computers. The system can be self administered by students. Teachers can monitor and guide student progress.

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