Friday, April 8, 2011
As promised, I am breaking out into Youtube!
So my tech goals this semester were to experiment with Facebook and with Youtube. I have now done a little of both. I am using Facebook as a "chat" page for my students (there is a bit of disinformation being passed there, but at least I can catch it and stop it) and as online office hours (using the live chat function). I have used Youtube for their videos on occasion, but not actually as a teaching tool, so I have decided to start mimicking my mini-lectures as videos that can be reviewed over and over as the students wish and also to give verbal directions for homework, lab, and so on that pairs with the written directions. Both seem to be working really well, though I will finally have to learn to speak more slowly. Sigh.