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EdVillage4Me seeks to create an interactive community of learners, providing each student with the opportunity to createan e-Portfolio of his/her best work.
As you might expect, there is lots to present about EdVillage4Me. We believe in the expression, "It takes a village to educate a child." and EdVillage creates that village in a most unique way.
This Software as a Service (SAAS) really consists of a number of customizable modules. Because each school or institution is unique and different, each school has its own customized and crafted version of EdVillage4Me. No two schools are exactly alike, and that's why our consultants work with you to design the best solution from all the available modules.
This is an
educational ecosystem that you create to meet your school needs. And
no one is exactly the same. Frankly, we don't want everyone to be
Current available modules include the following -
Blogs - These represent highly interactive possiblities for students and teachers to write, present and discussion the issues of the classroom, the world, or the learning of the day.
Learning and Lesson Plans - Teachers can post all their lessons, assignments, and learning plans on-line. They can share them with studetns and with each other. This means that students can always check the plans for the today, tomorrow - or when they were absent, or absent minded. Because these plans are all shared, the school can determine who else sees them - including parents if you want.
On-Line Assessment - OLA - This module allows teachers (and students) to create quizzes, worksheets, polls, and tests which are graded immediately, providing quick and timely feedback to the students. Teachers can set time limits, re-take options, and randomization options for all OLA options.
The Assessment and Learning Profile System - ALPS - The Assessment and Learning Profile system (ALPS) is the most unique grading program available today. Teachers can grade student work based on tradtional point systems, or, on proficiiency based systems, or - a combination of the two. The ALPS system is designed to provide updates to studetns and parents through a "dual transcript" optoin - providing both a traditional and proficiency based transcript.
Teacher Notes -
The Teacher Notes system makes keeping students, parents, and school
personnel informed into a task of joy. Teacher Notes creates a
support network around every student - a safety net of adult involvment to
guarantee student success.
e-Portolio - The e-Portfolio system is the crown Jewel of the EdVillage4Me module system. The e-Portfolio module gives students an opportunity to save - and share- their best work, or thier draft work as they move toward excellence. The e-Portoflio provides students with the chance to share their work with others - friends, parents, teachers, college admissions, or job recruitment people. It's versatile, comprehensive, and reveals the strengths of evidence-based assessment.
Messaging - EdVillage4Me is a complete
learning ecosystem. It has a full suite of messaging abilities -
sending messages to all its registered users. Given the advanced
permissions settings available, as school can decide to include all
parents as members of the learning community. Or, alternatively, parnest
can be involved through their most frewquently used email program.
The point is - it works the way you want it to
Chat and Whiteboard
- The full implementation of EdVillage4Me also contains a
"synchronus" learning communiation system. With chat and whiteboard
capabilities, a student can "chat up" a teacher whenver they are both
signed in. Chats can become classroom conversations - great for study
review. The system also has a whiteboard feature, meaning students
can demonstrate math solutions to the whole class directly from their
seat, the classroom, or home.
Why all this?
- People and schools considering evidence-based assessment really
are thinking differently. They look to the development and quality
of actual study work as indicators of student learning. All too
often, educators rely on a test-based assessment to determine what a
student knows. We beleive that students are really capable of much
more than what's indicated by a test - and so we developed a model based
on the ideas of "collecting," "organizing," "reflecting," and
"evaluating." We call this CORE. We believe that CORE learning
Think about this -
Just so, the wise educator will choose a “proper
soul,” and plant in it λόγοι – words or discourse – together
with knowledge. Once the words have had time to mature fully, they will
produce an abundant harvest.
O'Brian, Dan &David E. Cooper. Gardening -
Philosophy for Everyone.