Welcome to Coursekit
My responsibilities as a junior administrator in my building have, for the most part, taken me away from directly teaching students. I am able to keep a foot in the door by managing our students that take online courses, or independent study.
Harrison Prep is an International Baccalaureate MYP school of choice. We don’t offer athletics, so many students have an early release to participaet at another high school. The students don’t ‘sit’ for the courses in a classroom. When I do meet with them it’s in my office, and we don’t meet every day.
This term I’m teaching a course that prepares my students for Microsoft Office Certification, part of the Microsoft IT Academy Program. Previously, I managed classroom content through, Teacherweb. It’s the service our district uses for teacher and building websites. Teacherweb is easy to use, and works great for most applications in the school. My students needs are a bit different due to the nature of the course.
I want something similar to what I used in post-secondary courses. A tool like Blackboard or Moodle. Earlier this year I read a story about Coursekit. It is designed to compete with the blackboards and moodles of the world, and it is free. The whole process of registration and setting up my class took about five minutes.
So far so good. I’ll be sure to share my experience. It’s headed up by some UPenn grads, so I have high expectations.