Choose from the stories below or on the left
to begin your exploration of Captured Wisdom On
Adult Literacy. After each story, you may listen to
the featured teachers answer questions about the projects.
As part of The Antarctica Project,
adult learners correspond electronically with a scientist in Antarctica
to learn about research and life on the ice-covered continent.
The Home Countries project allows ESL learners to share memories of their home countries with new friends by using the Internet to find pictures and information for written and oral reports.
In The Mars Project,
learners go on an electronic fieldtrip to Mars and use project resources
to learn about the environment and rocketry.
In The Restaurant Problem,
students in central Illinois act as consultants hired to save a
failing restaurant. Learners use technology to deal with irate customers,
schedule work hours, and design new menus.
Intrepid Tales tells
the story of an adult learning class that relies on technology to
help them publish an account of their fieldtrip to the Intrepid.
In Creating Family Histories,
ESL learners develop English and technology skills simultaneously
by using a variety of technologies to present family histories online.
Students who work on Presenting
the Whole Package learn how to use business software
and make presentations by developing personal electronic slide shows
and professional portfolios.