Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Reflection on Speed dating

Overall, I am loving all the helpful links. I'm going to have to look at them more in-depth later, because we only had time to look over them really quickly.  The "Online Resources" page seemed to have the most helpful things, as a lot of the other pages (especially the storytelling page) seemed to concentrate more on younger learners.  I thought that the Kathy Schrock page had a lot of especially helpful links, as did the Federal Resources for Educational Excellence--I'm always looking for new lesson plans and ways to teach things, and both of these sources are new to me and seem very full of stuff.  I'm not sure how I would use it, but I was intrigued by the "Instructables" website, as well.  I am interested in checking out "VoiceThread"---I tried to do a video project a couple years ago in the same style as Mystery Science Theatre 3000, but it didn't sound very good.  This might be a new cool way to do that.  Also, we do a lot of art and architecture reflection in class, and I would be interested in exploring this for that.  Someday, when we get lots of open, available computer labs in the school that aren't used every day for classes (HA!) I would like to use a LinoIt or survey type tool, and while it might be useful once in a while for students to use at home, I still have students who do not have access to a computer, so this isn't possible to make an assignment unless I give them time in class to do it.

I wasn't really a fan of the Poll Everywhere...I'm all about technology, but once I open the door and let students use their cell phones for something in class, I don't see a way to go back.  Plus, it didn't work with my phone.  :(

Thanks for the links and resources, Lisa!  Really cool stuff!!