Nov 6, 2012

Help from an "Expert"

Teachers who are planning a class project and need "expert" volunteers are invited to post project ideas on the new Virtual Volunteer area at . Digital Wish connects classroom teachers with "expert" volunteers by video conference. Throughout the school year, Digital Wish will be recruiting employees of large corporations, entrepreneur networks, and many scientific associations to have their members volunteer to help educators with their class projects.  There is no cost for this program, it is completely free for classroom teachers and their supporters.

A big caution for anyone interested in using this: there is a reason "expert" is shown in quotes. Digital Wish does not list a vetting process, nor is there any clear way to be sure the volunteer would be appropriate for your class. I hope that as the program grows there will be additional tools to help teachers make a decision for their classroom.