A Wireless Freshman Academy: Preparing Students for Success in High School and Beyond
Gerald Burgess, Albany State University, United States ; Bertina Young, Pepperdine University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract - Education research has found that students learn best when given the opportunity to learn skills and theories in the context in which they are used. Then, construct their interpretations of a subject and communicate those understandings to others. Using a wireless computer environment teachers and students can instantly access web-based research material, streaming multimedia content, review complex information during conversations or lectures and annotate key points on classroom presentations. Students can interact and contribute to an existing database of peer work, as well as comment on the contributions of others. This in turn facilitates a wide sharing of knowledge and the creation of a community of learners sharing common goals and enriching the learning environment. This paper discusses some of the problems and the solutions while providing a wireless computing learning environment for a Freshmen (9th Grade) Academy in Southwest Georgia.
Burgess, G. & Young, B. (2005). A Wireless Freshman Academy: Preparing Students for Success in High School and Beyond. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3101-3106). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).