One idea that has come to mind is the development of an ED website that kids could use as a place for fun, competitive learning. Kids would register with the site and be able to participate in various learning games against children from all across the country. Games could include game-show style quizzes, logic puzzles, historical scavenger hunts, etc. Children would be rewarded with online awards that they could display for their friends to see.
While there may be other current sites that provide a similar experience, having the ED host a site like this would provide:
- Reinforcement to children that learning doesn't end when you leave school
- Focus toward topics (like math and science) to meet national education initiatives
- Ways to present learning about America, its history, and its culture
Thanks for your consideration and good luck with your plan.