Have you heard of Cosmeo yet? Seen the commercials, like the one that aired during American Idol last week? Did you hear the buzz at the FETC conference?
Obviously one such school has! Darlene Wolfe from Ocoee High School has been corresponding with Joel Jacobson to work out how Cosmeo can reach the Ocoee Students.They are ready to get their students into Cosmeo! But what exactly is Cosmeo and why should you be interested?
Cosmeo is a home product designed to assist students with studies by providing access to videos, homework help, educational interactive games, and encyclopedia articles. Students who are struggling to learn or those that are just a sponge soaking everything up will benefit from Cosmeo. As a parent, I like the idea of being able to track my child’s progress. I also like the fact that students can earn points for the various activities they complete on-line. One clarification: Cosmeo is NOT the home version of unitedstreaming. While the videos in unitedstreaming are great for teachers because of the rights that come along with a subscription, Cosmeo videos can only be played at home for study purposes. They cannot be viewed at school or downloaded for projects. The two services are not the same and shouldn’t be confused.
The similarities: Like unitedstreaming, you can sign up for a 30 day trial. Also like unitedstreaming, all content is aligned to state standards.
But unlike unitedstreaming, you can actually do a fundraiser for your school by selling subscriptions to Cosmeo. Think about it. You don’t have to receive boxes and boxes of goods to sort and pray get back to the person who ordered them. There’s no chocolate to melt in your car, or be eaten by you. (This is an all familiar in my arena.) Oh the hassles you won’t have to deal with! It’s a fun educational product, one that will benefit all students k-12. The money can be used for items your school is in need of, but never seems to have the funds to buy. Think of the possibilities! If you’re interested in more information on this topic, you need to contact Joel Jacobson.