Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A Groupboard Experiment

Groupboard has reorganized and appears to be seeking some $$ for support, but it also allows the addition of a board to your own Web page. I thought I'd try to see if you could add a whiteboard and chat right inside an old Blogger blog. And it seems to work!

[May 12, 2006 - I have taken down the Groupboard, as it seemed to slow down the loading of the blog, and the ads got annoying. Hope you had a chance to look at it. It did indeed function as promised here inside the blog space! I think this would be a great addition to a blog activity, and students could take a screen shot to save their work.]

Click to go to the main Groupboard page, where you can link to the code that will let you add a groupboard to your own blog or Website.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Marsha Chan: Using Audacity to Comment

Marsha shows us with a QT animation how to use the two tracks on an Audacity recording to make comments on a student's oral work. The illustrations are very useful and the explanations quite informative. A great technology combined with excellent pedagogy.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Lessons Ideas Exchange

Sue Lister has had another great idea--let's collect our lesson ideas in a wiki:

I've started a page from there (I hope) on Teaching Literature Electronically.

So let's hope everyone contributes. To access the editor use the password lessonideas.

Friday, March 03, 2006

This site has a collection of videos of teachers teaching real classes of students, with a nice preview and accompanying explanation of what the teacher is doing and why. Unfortunately, some of the pedagogy looks pretty awful.

Interesting feature--a scrolling closed caption (that almost works). You need RealOne Player to watch the movies.