Showing posts with label High School Students. Show all posts
Showing posts with label High School Students. Show all posts

Thursday, April 29, 2010

GenYES - A Technology Course in San Juan School District

Gen Yes from Jeff Darrow on Vimeo.

This is a very interesting video from the GenYES class in San Juan School District in California. What do you think? 

Millennial Professor
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Virtual Campus Tour - Student Interviews on College Click TV

With the help of an informative, yet innovative website - high school juniors, seniors, and their parents have the chance to "meet" students who attend the college or university they are considering. College Click TV enables future students to view the "best [residence halls], the school spirit, night life, Greek life, campus activities, and professors" by watching the streaming video interviews.
My take - Personally, I will recommend this website to students who attend the "College Prep Boot Camp" workshops. Most of these students come from low to middle income families, which may not be able to attend college viewing events.

Here is the Texas A&M University section of the website.

Here is the Boston College section of the website.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Are High School Students in Rural Environments Left Behind in the College Admissions Process?

In my spare time, I operate "Academic Workshops: The College Prep Boot Camp" with my husband. Through this boot camp, we prepare college students to take the SAT/ACT, inform them about the college admissions process, and navigate through the financial aid process. We focus on rural communities in Texas.

Many of these students will attend two year or four year colleges/universities. Most of these students indicated that their high school counselors do not help them with the college application or admission processes. In addition, many of these students are first-generation college students who feel that they cannot attend college because of tuition costs.

High school students who live in the urban/suburban environments have access to Go Centers or city-based services. Students who attend high school in rural environments do not usually have access to these services.

What does your state do to reach these students?