I’m not sure why traditional schooling has such great difficulty when it comes to adopting new technology. I taught in the public school system for many years. I’ve always loved technology and was one of those teachers who wanted to incorporate technology into learning as much as possible – I saw the spark in kids’ eyes when it was time to go to the computer lab! I am seeing some good changes in many public schools now but there is still a huge disconnect in regards to serving the techie student who loves to code, invent and create. Gifted students in particular.
Technology has always been a love of mine and it was very hard to see the resistance in traditional education when it came to trying new things or creating projects for students using the computer.
That’s why I decided to create a new kind of online home school – one that would appeal to intelligent, highly creative students who love technology. WiloStar3D is an interactive, techie, FUN way to homeschool – an online homeschool where technology is not feared or avoided, but is leveraged to help students learn, have fun and feel excited about learning. Where students and go on immersive travels and create their own expeditions using immersive technologies!
Over the years, as the Internet grew, we constantly evolved to keep up with the technologies that would allow students to create immersive spaces and educational worlds as part of their learning experience. In fact, we are the world leaders in this area and have pioneered 3D virtual worlds for education.
Technology is a big part of modern life. It can be a great tool for enhancing the learning experience and making it interesting and challenging. Our children have already embraced technology – they see it as an integral part of their lives and use it every day, whether by emailing, texting, playing video games or surfing the Web.
Embracing technology as a wonderful way to teach rather than seeing it as something to be suspicious of makes learning fun for our students and transforms the learning experience from boring to engaging. 3D online homeschooling is the perfect learning system for techies – and as we all know, most of today’s generation who has been born into this can be defined as “techies.”