Starting next year, the Red Oak
School District is going to give all students 6th-12th grade a laptop to use in
school. Fortunately, all of the alternative students are also receiving laptops
as well. This last 6 months or so have been a whirlwind of activity for me as I
start the process of moving many of the classes that I offer from a textbook to
an online format. The Health and Biology classes that I am working on will not
use a textbook at all. All of the information that the students will need will
be online. Much of the leaning will be inquiry based, so that the students can
be more actively engaged in the learning process. This will also allow them to
complete assignments in different formats based on their interests and strengths.
In this process I have found many online tools to help in this conversion to a
1:1 program. Later I will compile a list of some of the things that I am using.
Best of all, all of the things that I have found are free. This post is to be
the first of many as I journey to the land of the digital.