While at the Tri-State Best Practices conference last month, the most interesting panel I attended was the one on teaching with technology. I had spoken earlier in the day about wikis, so I was interested in seeing what others would do.
Rich Lauria spoke on wikifying your classroom
- More than a blog, less than a CMS
- Can do things Blackboard cannot
- Wikis organize your work
- A lot of attendees interested in paperless syllabus because students lose them
- I am interested in getting them info immediately
- In other words, if it is Saturday and we don’t meet until Wednesday they need and deserve access even if they lost it.
- Rich uses PBWORKS too
- Some debate about whether wikis should be viewable by all or only logged in students
- Every semester I have a number of students who show my eng101 wiki to their friends to help them with their work
Maria Schrita from Hudson CCC up next on using Youtube in classroom
- Students can view Youtube at home or their convenience
- Using short youtube videos to intro debateable issues
Jessica Fargnoli from Bergen speaking on using audio/video captures in the classroom.
- This is something I would like to do more of in the future.
- 84% of internet users download or watch video
- Echo 360 is a popular software
- A lot of people in the room curious about why you would publish student work publicly versus privately