I have been trying to model notetaking on my class wikispace with both my Freshmen and senior classes. I believe I am making some headway, but I can not be sure. I use the LCD projector and we work cooperatively with the class to brainstorm and edit notes from class sources. I am hoping that by showing them the process and that mistakes can happen and they will understand not only the information but learning process better. Sometimes it doesn’t show, especially when I turn them loose outside of class, but some seem to be getting it.
I know I have been beating this topic over the head since the Polycom training, but I am fired up. Several teachers have contacted me about video linking our classrooms for lessons. I am working on several ideas which should be interesting to see how they turn out. I need to brush up on my Technoman skills. The first several attempts with my new webcam lead to fatal errors and my computer shutting down, but I believe I have that remedied!!!! At least until the next time I forget to turn off the webcam programs when I log into Skype. I hope to have some comments on my successful attempts and video conferencing here in the near future!