Via Scoop.it – teaching with technology
Piazza is a free online gathering place where students can ask, answer, and explore 24/7, under the guidance of their instructors. Students as well as instructors can answer questions, fueling a healthy, collaborative discussion.
One Note is an amazing piece of software. In fact it might just well be the best thing that Microsoft has. It allows users to save clippings, documents, insert files, images, sound and URLs straight into a program that is incredibly user friendly.
One small problem so far has been the lack of support for the iPad. Well now there’s an app! http://www.appscout.com/2011/01/microsoft_releases_onenote_for.php
….not if you live in Australia. Only US residents can get it at this point. Clearly the rest of the world does not work as well as Americans.
I am trialling using Google Docs in my year 12 Literature class. We have worked together on notes on the text we are studying and students have chatted along the way (until I stopped them because they were off task!). Students reported it as a good way to work and I will continue to work with that class this year.
We are getting a new LMS in the school later this year and so I will then be doing the same type of thing on there, but for now, this is a very useful substitute.