There is no private school for 7th to 12th grades in Anguilla. A number of parents send their children to the next island at great cost and extra time for the children. If I can get computers to do most of the teaching I may be able to start a school and get some paying students and make some extra money. I am wondering if computers can do most of the education for junior high and high school age students, so that one teacher might have 10 or 20 students even when they are at different ages. My plan is to start with just my two older boys (ages 9 and 11 in Sept) for the fall. After this, if I think I can handle another 10 kids, and if I can get a school license, then maybe expand in January.
I am a Libertarian atheist. I don't want a religious education for my kids, nor one that makes it seem like big government is a good thing.
The Calvert School seems very good but when I spoke with them they seemed to strongly believe that humans have to do the teaching, not computers. I think they are wrong and that computers can be very good teachers and are the future of teaching.
I have been impressed with or had recommended to me the following computer based education. We are already at the point that students learn much faster with many of these than sitting in a normal class with 10 or 20 other students listening to a teacher. The software and online videos will keep getting better.
- Reading Eggs - reading
- Rosetta Stone - languages
- ALEKS - math
- Spelling Power - spelling
- Easy Grammar - grammar
- Brain Pop - several subjects
- Excellence in Writing - writing
- Khan Academy - many educational videos but mostly for college level
- NeoK12 - many educational videos
- YouTube/education - lots of videos from many sources
- Open Culture - lots of videos that are well organized
- Academic Earth - lots of college videos