One of the biggest struggles for increasing AP access is providing first-time AP students with sufficient support. We can use technology platforms like Google Hangouts to increase resources for first time AP students. For students in schools with limited AP enrollment, this tool can let students have the collaboration with peers that is part of a rigorous learning environment. It can also help new AP teachers learn from master AP teachers and allow more students access to instruction from master teachers. This could be achieved by creating an online community where students and teachers can join up with other AP classes, either real time or by accessing archived materials. I am already doing this for my students via Google OnAir Hangouts, which archives classes for students that are absent.
Idea No. 422