Alyshia Olsen
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Educational Startup Needs Help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kev Dec 30, 2008. 2 Replies

 

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At 3:13pm on March 10, 2010, Russ Wilcox said…
Hey Alyshia. You sent me something back in 2008 and man oh man, the time got away from me and I didn't get a chance to see the blog, but I looked at the site. Looks very interesting. Interested in hearing what you guys are doing and the goals to make kids engaged in learning, especially with things being what they are in education.
At 6:54pm on March 30, 2009, Khalid Rasheed said…
helo dear how r u
At 5:20am on March 8, 2009, Deb said…
Hi Alyshia,
So sorry I didn't see you post and get back to you sooner. Your idea sounds great but the the time frame is a little tight. Unfortunately, nothing happens quickly in education. Hope you were able to find a good candidate.
Deb
At 6:07am on January 6, 2009, Michael O Neill said…
Alyshia,
Thanks for the invite for comment. What I'm going to say is possibly contradicting some opinions but from an Australian school's perspective, the type of project you are working on will not be successful -- even though it should. The new wave of 'filtering' websites within organizations means that any outside 'service' is mostly not available within schools. Moodle is in fact blocked in (all) Queensland government schools; in fact the act of putting school content on an outside service is actually against policy!

The Queensland government has established its own parent/teacher/student communication 'portal' - - http://education.qld.gov.au/learningplace/community/blackboard.html -- even though a lot of what you seek to do is not there yet, it will probably be there eventually - as they are seeking a 'safe' way to communicate between school and parents. They have a bigger more ambitious project as well: http://education.qld.gov.au/oneschool/

I'm not sure if this is true of the rest of the world - and as far as markets go, we are insignificant, so good luck with your project.

From my perspective, what there is yet to be created is an effective teacher communication web2 service yet; and I'm not sure why.

Good luck.
Michael
At 1:44am on January 6, 2009, James O'Reilly said…
Thanks for the references :-)
At 10:54pm on January 4, 2009, Robert Barker said…
Alyshia,
Your idea is ambitious and I really respect your passion. As a tech enthusiast, I am always looking for ways to implement technology in the classroom (I teach 6, 7, and 8 English/History). I find that there are two factors which sometimes get lost in the tech integration discussion and they are interrelated:
1) anticipating ways the technology has the potential to impede, rather than promote student growth;
2) tying technology to learning goals.
Many students where I teach are struggling with social issues, oppositional defiance, dissociation from their own feelings, etc. as a result of growing up in a high poverty, high crime neighborhood. As their teacher, I am mindful that they need to connect to other human beings and personalize their learning. Technology is tricky in this regard. It can be used to mask, to hide, to isolate, to numb, to depersonalize, to dilute, etc. Of course it can be used as the antithesis to all those things as well, but in order to get it right, we have to openly talk about learning goals and outcomes and work backwards before implementing software. Yes, no doubt, we are way behind in offering students the resources they will need in the current climate of tech driven..everything. But, before we use anything in the classroom, we have to ask: What are we trying to achieve? Exposure for its own sake is not enough. We need meaningful immersion. And that is a complicated business that requires case by case adjustment. Just some food for thought.
At 11:28am on January 3, 2009, Evan Sveum said…
Thanks for the note! I wish you well in your project!
At 9:02pm on December 30, 2008, Joel Jerume said…
Hi,
I wish you good luck. It's a great idea. Keep me posted.
At 8:42pm on December 30, 2008, Gani said…
Hi Alyshia,
Thanks for the info. This idea looks great. I wish you good luck.
At 8:39pm on December 30, 2008, Jeanette Delgado said…
Good luck
 
 
 

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