A new ad from Google proves just how important internet resources have become for teachers and the students they educate.
The two-and-a-half-minute documentary-style spot tells the inspirational story of Cheryl Oakes, a resource room teacher in Wells, Maine, who is using web-based educational tools to help her students according to their needs. The spot is a collaboration between director Jon Lancaric, editor Karen Kourtesis of Crew Cuts, and audio post-production house Sound Lounge.
Cheryl, who says her job is to give students the skills and tools to become independent learners, has been working closely with Morgan, an 11th grader with a learning disability. Cheryl taught Morgan to use the Search by Reading Level feature on Google Search to sort results according to her comprehension level and introduced her to Voice Search, so Morgan can speak her questions and overcome her difficulty typing.
With Google technology, Cheryl has helped Morgan save time, reach new levels of success in school and recognize the possibilities for her future. In fact, Morgan just registered to take her first college course this summer.