The purpose of school is to create
scholars and citizens: It’s where we publish
and produce portfolios
. Today, learning is everywhere, so the purpose of school is bigger than ever. Meanwhile, software vendors, administrators, even parents have delegated too much responsibility for students' learning experiences to systems and tools that are alienating learners. Previous 1-to-1 technology initiatives focused on putting a machine in every student's hands only to see students submit assignments to digital folders that no one ever sees again. At Fanschool, students own and share their learning
Fanschool is a safe and social learning network. It’s where young people build lifelong learning blogs by actively engaging in reading and writing. It’s how teachers help students produce portfolios through publishing and play. It’s how parents can support the construction of their child’s learning scrapbook.
Fanschool effectively gives all 7-17 year olds the power to have a voice and choice. As lifelong students, parents, and teachers ourselves, we know that to learn, students need to do something. Fanschool’s profile of a learner enables real-world, action-oriented learning, creating ownership for young people.