Note: I normally write about the things I do with the 6-8th graders at my school, but this post is an extension of a 1 credit class I teach to undergraduates. You can follow some of the things we’re doing in class at tech42s.pbworks.com.
Dear Tech 42s,
Over the past month we’ve covered a variety of resources and the purpose of today’s class was to provide a little review while modeling a way to incorporate technology in a room that isn’t full of computers. Keeping with the theme of student centered learning, I had you create the content for today’s class by reviewing some of the tools that stuck out to you in class.
Though the voicethread didn’t work out as planned, your movies and podcasts (phoned in via drop.io) gave me a good idea of what is sticking and what isn’t. It also became clear that one-hour just isn’t enough to learn, practice, and implement the tools we’ve learned about. I realized that I’ve raced through some things in class without much explanation. While everybody is pretty psyched about google docs and drop.io, there are a few things that haven’t really caught on. One of the main things that hasn’t caught on is delicious. I started a list of sites that we’ve covered in class here (though it needs some updating) and listed some potential tags you could use to identify these sites. Below is a slide tutorial, that I’ll also add to the class wiki, showing how to start, use, and embed delicious bookmarks. I hadn’t planned on making delicious a required assignment, but I think it’s important enough to include at this point. See your assignment (previously unscheduled) below the slide show.
Assignment: Create a delicious account (if you haven’t already). Add 2 or more bookmarks to it and email me the link to your delicious account. Use some of the sites from the Delicious page on the wiki or find something new in your Google Reader. You should have subscribed to the bundle I made for you during class (if not see Class 6 on the wiki). I only included 5 blogs on it, but it should have a ton of great resources for you to peruse.
Extra Credit: Leave a comment on this post and tell me what you think. I’d also like to hear more about what else you’d like to learn about in class or what is challenging you.