I’m about to experiment with E-ngage Live and it may well blow my Health and Career Education Planning lessons into the ionosphere!
E-ngage Live caught my eye with its slogan, “Bringing the community into the classroom…” It has always been important for me to connect my learner’s with their community at every opportunity. It is the community, after all, who will employing them later in life. Over the years I’m found that my learner’s become complacent or isolated in school and on occasion have difficulty seeing the bigger picture. Inviting community members into schools helps combat this.
E-ngage Live provides a secure environment for students of all ages to practice strategies that they will need in the community. What sets it apart from other educational platforms is it’s ability to connect small groups of students to highly skilled professional community members and subject-area specialists across the globe.
It is hoped that by participating in an event, learner’s make sense of the community they live in and the problems they face on a daily basis. It is marketed as cross-curricular giving education relevance and authenticity.
In the past E-ngage Live has facilitated student collaboration on a variety of topics including, citizenship, Internet safety, and road safety. In the future, events are planned to cover topics such as, bullying, drug and alcohol issues, and environmental issues.
It was relatively easy to sign up for an account and now I’m patiently waiting to hear back. I’ll be sure to let you know how things go.