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Title: Online Learning Tools What Parents Need To Know

Online Learning Tools What Parents Need To Know
  • By Kris Pepper
  • Adelphi University

Aspects of Online Learning
  • Homework support
  • Enrichment \ Summer Advancement \ Regents \ SATs
  • Summer school alternatives
  • College Classes Online
  • Purchasing a computer
  • Touch of CyberBullying

Homework Support Teacher Site
  • School site
  • Contact numbers
  • Some teacher sites
  • Homework
  • Lecture notes
  • Email address
  • Sometimes parents welcome to email
  • Subscriptions to online tools

Homework Support Knowledge Sites
  • Knowledge sites
  • Nassau Library
  • Live one-to-one help Every day from
    200pm to 1000pm
  • Includes writing help
  • Online databases for research sources
  • Kahn Academy (math, science, history - video,
    exercises, interactive!)
  • Purplemath (good explanations - reference
  • WolframAlpha Math (good pictoral explanations)
  • Justmathtutoring (arithmetic through calculus -
  • You Tube
  • Just google

Khan Academy Try It
  • Search Angles
  • See topic, video, exercise
  • Click angle types exercise
  • Stuck watch a video
  • Move the protractor
  • Get hints
  • Enter wrong answer
  • Topic angles
  • Practice - see the map and click angles

Homework Groups
  • Skype
  • Get homework help from friends
  • Join many people to one call
  • Some teachers skype
  • Share screen (but has issues)
  • Choose basic free
  • Tell the other person the access number
  • Share the mouse

Enrichment / Summer Advancement
  • Ask teacher/district to acknowledge
  • Probably will not get credit, but can advance if
    pass a school placement test - must work out
  • Motivation
  • Agreement with school
  • Kohn Academy awards badges
  • What motivates your child?
  • Try to tap into self motivation

Summer School Alternatives
  • Must get approval from district
  • Can sometimes satisfy degree requirement with
    lesser course
  • Algebra 2 instead of Algebra/Trig
  • Commitment
  • Self motivated, reliable on time homework
  • Encouraging supervision at home
  • Regent retake no agreement necessary

Finding Classes
  • Here are just a few online schools that offer
    both recovery and advancement classes
  • Keystone
  • Francis School
  • Laurel Springs
  • Penn-Foster
  • Oak Meadow
  • NovaNet (how one school uses it)
  • NYC Department of Education runs I-Zone
  • email

Online High School Class Questions
  • Cost
  • Class time where everyone joins a session at the
    same time? - unusual
  • What forms of help?
  • Qualifications of teachers?
  • Class prerequisites
  • Syllabus
  • Workload and study time needed
  • Credits
  • Does the college you want to attend accept these
    credits as valid?

Free Online College Courses
  • Certificates often, but Not for college credit
  • Can take a CLEP exam (check college policy)
  • Can test to challenge the course - advancement
  • Not Accredited
  • (There are accredited online schools you can pay
    for, but no accredited free schools or classes
    that I can find.)

Some Schools
  • MITx - Top professors lecture snippets and exams
  • Stanford Engineering Everywhere
  • Classes designed for the web
  • 160,000 students took Artificial Intelligence
    Course, with a couple net meetings for "office
  • Coursera
  • Founded by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, also
    Stanford Professors, but on leave
  • Website for accessing courses at many colleges
  • Some courses created for Coursera

Some Schools Not Associated to Physical
  • Udacity
  • Founded by Sebastian Thrun, former Stanford
    Professor who helped launch their online program
  • Paid by companies that hire top students
  • Truly built for web, not just lectures taped
  • Udacity certificates
  • Many more
  • Itunes University
  • Markoff, John. "Online Education Venture Lures
    Cash Infusion and Deals With 5 Top Universities."
    New York Times. 18 Apr. 2012. Web. 22 Apr. 2012.

Physical College's Online Course
  • Adelphi Hybrid (Blended) Course
  • https//
  • Discussion Boards
  • Assignments
  • Optional resources
  • Tests - with ability to review answers
  • Grades

Tips on Handling Online Courses
  • Know when to come to class
  • Keep track of online assignments
  • How to keep on track
  • Check email regularly.
  • Review assignment day description
  • Plan to work BEFORE the online date
  • When your PC fails, get to the library
  • How to organize your work
  • Keep one directory for all your work
  • Backup
  • Expect memory sticks and hard drives to fail
  • Work in groups - either online or physically

  • Skipping an online day is the same as cutting
  • NOT just homework assignments.
  • Brush over in class OR new material
  • SKIPPING ? fall behind in class quizzes
  • NOT easily done later.
  • Library PCs and Backup ? no excuses

Buying Home Access to the Internet
  • The internet itself Reduced price internet
    access may be available at Cablevision (FCC
  • Tablets, Netbooks, Desktops, Laptops
  • Mac vs PC
  • Refurbished OK?
  • What brand - Dell, Gateway, HP?
  • What processor?
  • Intel vs AMD ?
  • Older Processors (Pentium4 )?
  • Low end Processors?
  • Open Office --- SurgeForce
  • Google docs

  • How a parent can help
  • Internet is public and recorded forget privacy
  • Mistakes are public and can be considered
  • Help students realize they can restrict their
    online world
  • Blocking
  • Deleting
  • Taking Breaks
  • Assess
  • Is your child at risk of physical harm or
  • how are they handling the attacks emotionally?
  • Warning signs
  • Depression, withdrawal more time online
  • Talk to the school
  • Dignity for All Students Act - school environment
    free of harassment and discrimination

  • Homework support
  • Learn more - Advance
  • Makeup problem classes
  • How to find and use Free online college
  • Bringing internet access to your home
  • Little CyberBullying Hints