Park City High School teacher Paula Baltzan is holding daily reviews for the AP world history test over Skype, a free Internet calling service. She held her first 90-minute review on Friday and her second on Monday for a handful of students. The students read review notes posted on Baltzan’s school Web page and then
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discussed and asked questions over Skype. Baltzan said she can hold reviews for up to 23 students at once using the service.
This very well could be another tipping point for tools like this to make their way into the mainstream of education. For anything to become part of a learning culture, it has to be easy to use, and the ROI has to be high. Skype for review sessions when the other option is no review for AP exams is a very high ROI.
Notice that the focus of the article is on higher achieving students. Would this hold true for students who are in regular or college prep classes? – post by pjhiggins