Win with Cosmeo

I read an article recently about homework help. It mentioned a few sites other than Cosmeo. One mentioned a fee of $25 an hour for tutorial help. One mentioned free, but all it really was was a bunch of links. Cosmeo, well that’s a really sweet story at the right price. Such a right price, that if my son’s school decides to sell it – he’s getting a new account.

By now I hope all North Florida (and other readers) know what Cosmeo is. I did a demo the other day in Santa Rosa on how if I was a science teacher I could use unitedstreaming to create my projects, but if I had a student with Cosmeo power, he could go home and continue learning about the digestive system on his own. Extend the learning in a fun manner. Teachers, your students need access to this power.

Now, it’s 1 in the morning, I’m answering email and I just had a DEN member ask if she could get commission for selling Cosmeo. Not exactly, but her school can earn money if they sign up for the Learning Adds UP Program. Okay, so that’s old news. SOME of you have already signed your school up.

I did promise a school in North Florida a chance to win if they sign up for the Learning Adds Up program. Guess what? After scrolling through the South Florida schools (one time Karen won hands down) I have a winner.

Wait? You want another chance? You didn’t realize how great Cosmeo was? You’re ready to jump on board? You’re in luck! The top ten schools in the nation that are successful with the Learning Adds Up program has a chance to win an LCD projector. I’m attaching the flyer with the information. Download LAU.PC.EARN.1.S4.pdf

So sign up today and see if you’re school can win! And don’t forget, Cosmeo events can count towards an event with DEN!

And don’t forget, comments are going to win you some sweet prizes right now. I want to hear the chatter!

Comments

  1. Christy Smith

    I didn’t know anything about Cosmeo until I read your emails after getting back to school and into the grove. I signed up for a 30 day trial just to check it out. So far I am impressed! This is a great tool and I will be passing the info along to my teachers so that they can pass it along to their parents!

  2. Danielle Abernethy

    Wait Christy! Before you pass the info on, get your school signed up as a Learning Adds Up School Contact Joanne Hayes (joanne_hayes@discovery.com) I mean, if they are going to purchase it, you should get some of that money back for your school to use as needed!

  3. Debbie Bohanan

    To my knowledge, Reedy Creek Elementary in Kissimmee was the first school to sign up with Learning Adds Up. After getting the Fed. ID information it was very easy to setup. You will receive a complimentary subcription for your media center when you register at learningaddsup.com. This will allow four students to access the program in your media center.

    My school requires the parents to come to school to recieve the report card for the first nine weeks and meet with the teacher for a 15 minute conference. We are using this night to showcase Cosmeo for the parents and Karen Seddon has agreed to come and assist me with this project. If we can get the parents to see it in action, I know they will be really impressed. I have demonstrated it to our SAC chair and it was presented to SAC and PTO.

  4. Danielle Abernethy

    I’m not sure who was first, but I do know that Ocoee High School was looking into it before it was official. Darlene Wolfe had her school signed up quickly. I also know California was all over it. However -I will say that Reedy Creek was one of the FIRST SMART schools to do the LAU program!

  5. Michele Futch

    Debbie,

    What a great way to promote Cosmeo. I didn’t know your library would get 4 free subscriptions just by signing up?

    I signed us up yesterday. That’s nice to know. I plan on really promoting it at our Science Night next month.

  6. Michele Futch

    Does Learning Adds Up send you an access code to sign up your library with?

  7. Danielle Abernethy

    Joanne Hayes can help you with that Michele. I’m not sure.

  8. Michele Futch

    I’ll contact Joanne.

    Thanks everyone for the contact info and the tips about free Cosmeo thru Learning Adds Up!

  9. Debra Gastelum

    I really need to explore this more. I would love to have access in the media center and I’m sure our kids would enjoy it too.

  10. Danielle Abernethy

    unitedstreaming schools that sign up for the Learning Adds Up Program to raise money selling Cosmeo can get 4 individual licenses to use in the media center for student research or during after school tutoring. Definitely worth checking into. And I think Sears is still giving away a few 3 month trials if you buy something. Go bully them into giving you yours!

  11. Nathan Guteras

    Our school thinks Cosmeo is a great way to increase student achievement with parential support. Thanks for offering it to us.

  12. Cheryl Woolwine

    I signed my school up last week just waiting on the acceptance with the school code to come through! I have already started sharing the information with parents and it is selling it itself. I hope Joanne Hayes hurries with my school code as my parents are chomping at the bit to get started!

  13. Debra Gastelum

    Cheryl,

    Do you think parents in our county will be interested in this? Or maybe I should ask if you think they’ll have the money for this? I thinks it’s great, but I’m not sure our students’ parents will see it as a necessary expense. Being from Putnam yourself, what do you think?

  14. Cheryl Woolwine

    Actually I constantly get asked for software recommendations for students and so now I am recommending Cosmeo. The reaction I have received so far is very good – The trick is getting them in to experience it then sell it to the student.

  15. Cheryl Woolwine

    Having Cosmeo in the media center is an advatage to signing up in itself. then if the kids get used to using it they may go home and ask for it!

  16. Debbie Bohanan

    Another way to promote COSMEO is to have your students make a short video talking about all the great features of the program. Kids love to watch themselves on t.v and the rest of the student body will enjoy watching their classmates.

  17. Debbie Bohanan

    Has anyone had issues in their county with using the website banners for Cosmeo on their school site? It is currently against our district internet policy because it is advertising a product. If you have a solution, please let me know how you were able to get around this issue.

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