Ned Furtney, Alex Jenney, Andrew Sartorelli, Melanie Scott, Bradley Schwartz, Sharun Mayani MoorjaniA Lesson in Service Learning Fitzgerald Robert Rachel Anthony Elijah Fitzgerald Chris Aidan
Our Service Learning“America Clicks! is a one-on-one computer tutoringprogram that works to develop an interest andcompetency in technology in 3rd, 4th, and 5th gradeelementary school students. Structured as a 10-week one-on-one tutoring program, America Clicks!is curriculum based whereas participatingelementary and Bentley students attempt to bringwhat they have been studying in their classroomand digitize it. Elementary school students learnhow they can use technology to further theirlearning through the use of the Microsoft Word,PowerPoint, Excel, the Internet, and grade-specificsoftware.” – Service Learning Definition
Fitzgerald Elementary SchoolSchool Motto: “Our panther pride we alwaysshow, and everyday we learn and grow.”Fitzgerald is your ideal elementary school.Students are polite, studious, and active.Faculty are helpful and approachable.
Fitzgerald TechnologyFitzgerald uses Dell computers equipped withWindows 7 and Windows XP.Computers are installed with Office 2007.Printers are found throughout the school, andare mainly HP.All in all, Fitzgerald is relatively up to date withtheir technology.
ControversiesTeacher Communication4th Credit OptionCORI Process
Suggestions for ImprovementBetter Communication between drivers, projectcoordinators, faculty and the students.Electronic Submission for Lesson Plans andEvaluationsJournal Entry OverhaulLesson Plan/Session Evaluation OverhaulSome lessons could be updated/omitted.
ResultsGreat relationships between Fitzgerald students andBentley students.Creates a unique learning environment for not onlyFitzgerald students, but also Bentley students as well.Enhances Bentley curriculum by applying conceptslearned in class to elementary students.A rewarding experience.