Thursday, December 11, 2008

Great Site for Teaching Ideas
In my perfect world, all my students have laptops (and thanks to cloud computing, they would be inexpensive ones) and I could serve more as a facilatator. In that world, I would produce assignments such as these found here. This is a great site for many reasons. 1) it connects to many terrific pages which have videos, pictures, ect. 2) it allows a teacher to let the kids go and work in small groups where help is needed. 3) it is a good example of what you can do with Edublog which allows (notice the student names on the left side of the linked page) students to put their work in one place (whether you want them to blog is irrelevant). Edublog allows you to upload documents (an advantage over Blogspot where this blog is housed) and have easy to get tabs to follow student work. In short, it is an example of teaching in the Internet age.

2 comments:

Larry Ferlazzo said...

Thanks for the positive feedback.

It'll be particularly interesting to compare the assessments between the US History class using this site in our lab everyday, and my other US History class using my usual engaging (in my mind, at least!) classroom curriculum.

I'm doing both semester and year end assessments using several tools, and all students also used the same tools the first week of class so we have a baseline.

Larry

December 10, 2008 7:55 PM

Ken Halla said...

Definitely keep us up to date as it would be great to look at the results.