In our Year 10 Unit “The Geography of Wellbeing”, we are using Botswana as a case study to investigate responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Since many of my students initially had no idea of where Botswana is (could you point it out on a map right now?) and because none of them had been to Africa, I decided to take them on a virtual visit: Continue reading
I heard a good analogy, but I can’t remember where. I think it was in a podcast.
The presenter said that Google+ is like the BlueRay discs and Facebook is like the good old DVDs that every one has. BlueRay discs were/are touted as the next big thing, better quality, better storage, better everything, just like Google+. But in spite of BlueRay possibly being better, everyone sticks with their old DVDs. They are cheap, good, plentiful and easy. Same with Facebook. Everyone is on it, we know it, it’s easy. Google+ may be better, but why change? Many of us are already suffering from information overload, you’d need a really good reason to add / replace an online social network.
My school has changed its report writing structure, so we now write our reports earlier in the year. This year I have streamlined my report writing by using Google Docs forms in a more efficient manner.
(Updated and extended PD version of this post here: http://thinkedu.net/blog/web2/reports/)
All students complete a Google Docs survey before I write the reports. The survey contains questions which relate to the subject, their performance and their experiences of the subject. Here are two examples: Continue reading