The Brilliance Pages is a journal of articles and ideas gleaned from research, reading, and experience to help encourage and inspire great teaching.
Online Virtual Collaboration examines how time, money, and policy has often prevented teachers desiring to provide exciting excursions and field trips for students from doing so, however, today, with the help of tools such as a mouse, printer, and email, teachers can take their students anywhere. These pages shares principles for implementing virtual adventures through collaborating with teachers around the world. The principles discussed include: Know Your Curriculum; Acquire Overview of Any Online Programs; Get to Know the Online Curriculum; Choose Your Level of Involvement; Select an Implementation Model; Make Modifications; Develop Technology Back-Up Plans; Empower Your Students; Build Support; Share Your Success.
Technology for Elementary Students discusses the importance of technology education in elementary school. Its value is classified under the main categories of motivation, orientation, development, experience, and heritage. Integrating technology education into the existing curriculum is the most widely accepted and easiest method of teaching it. Ideas for handiwork activities and cost-cutting resources are listed. Steps to ensure maximum benefit to learners are also provided.