- Free Tech for Teachers offers information about a blogging service you can use with your students in this post.
- Check out this Edublogger blog post about using iPads to blog. I’ve seen more and more educators talking about getting iPads in their schools, so I thought this would be useful to share.
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Thanks Tyler Berbert for the submission!
While it was made by a student trying to solve a student problem, I’m beginning to think there has been nothing created since the internet that could help teachers more than Piazzza.
If you know anyone teaching over the summer, consider it an obligation as a citizen to introduce this colleague to it. It’s free. Here’s a pretty good article about it, and here’s something I wrote about it. So yeah. Enjoy!
Purdue University, in Indiana, developed its own backchannel system, Hot Seat, two years ago, at a cost of $84,000. It lets students post comments and questions, which can be read on laptops or smartphones or projected on a large screen. Sugato Chakravarty, who lectures about personal finance, pauses to answer those that have been “voted up” by his audience.
Before Hot Seat, “I could never get people to speak up,” Professor Chakravarty said. “Everybody’s intimidated.”
“It’s clear to me,” he added, “that absent this kind of social media interaction, there are things students think about that normally they’d never say.”
Who I am: A fourth year high school history teacher at an urban(ish) high school in New Jersey.
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