How WizIQ Can Support Home-Schooling Families
Home-Schooling is quickly becoming commonplace in the United States. Currently, according to the National Home Education Research Institute, there are more than 2 million children being educated at home, and the population is growing by 2-8% each year. Home-based, parent-led education is also growing in other countries, such as Australia, Canada, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, and the United Kingdom. Families that home-school know that students do not need a “School” to learn. They know that they do not need a specific curriculum from the state, nor a particular test to prepare for.
Instead, at WizIQ we contend that students need:
-A supportive learning community: Kids simply need other kids. By creating an authentic audience of peers, children’s motivation to write and to create increases.
-Interesting curriculum: The possibilities are as endless as the Internet. Never before in the history of the world have students had access to this much information, and much of it is well-made.
-Time and space to process ideas: While learning together has a definite power, one of the wonderful things about web-based learning is the ease with which students can repeat lessons.
-A multi-sensory approach to ideas: Web-based curricula are often organized to engage multiple ways of learning. Curricula will have a reading, videos, online activities, and actual activities for children to do, as well as questions for them to respond to.
A safe way to gather new ideas: Along with the world of possibilities comes a world of concern. The Internet is simply not a safe place for students to be exploring, unless a parent is immediately present. . The beauty of WizIQ is that there is no unchaperoned exploration of the World Wide Web.
WizIQ is a platform for online teaching and learning. It is a virtual space where people- even children- can learn together, from their own homes. Classes can happen at a certain day and time with live communication or can happen asynchronously. In the asynchronous classroom, students work from the same videos and learning activities, but they watch the video and do the learning activities whenever it is convenient for them.
Parent-teachers can easily use the WizIQ platform to explore ideas or share curricula with other children. The classroom is equipped with:
-White-boards, that parent-teachers and students can write on, and that everyone can simultaneously see.
- An audio-visual projector. Videos can be found online or created especially for the class.
- A library of unimaginable proportions from where educational resources can be brought up almost instantly in class.
-The ability for students to speak and write with each other and the teacher.
- Intuitive feedback methods to allow students to respond to teachers.
WizIQ can make it easier for families to home-school by facilitating educational experiences for children in disparate locales. The WizIQ classroom, as well as the availability of excellent and affordable curricula, make it easy for families to work together to create learning communities for their children, share her skills with other children in the group, and it would be fun for everyone.
This paper will outline how WizIQ supports each of these needs. WizIQ Virtual Classroom is used by colleges, universities, K-12 schools, and businesses in order to deliver many forms of distance and blended instruction. The WizIQ's eLearning platform is also unique in its flexibility, working just as well for homeschooling parents as it does for online universities.
Download “How WizIQ Can Support Home-Schooling Families” to learn how parent-teachers can easily use the WizIQ platform to explore ideas, or share curricula with other children.