Sunday, April 29, 2012
C4T 4 - Jenny Luca
Jenny Luca is the Head of Information Services at Toorak College in Australia, and she has a blog called Lucacept - intercepting the Web. The first post I commented on was titled, "Is it just me?" In it she discusses how much importance is placed on someone who made a photo sharing app versus someone who is trying to make the world better. As you can imagine, more importance is placed on the person who made the photo sharing app, but can you tell me why? There's no logical answer to that question. We have to change what the world views as important. It's not going to be easy, but if we start early by teaching our students this then maybe it'll catch on. However, no matter what we just have to push through the criticism we'll receive and try our hardest.
The second post I commented on was titled, "Using Evernote to record a lesson." I thought Evernote was more of a text-based program, but apparently it can be used for voice recordings as well. She used it to record a lecture for two of her students that would be unable to attend class one day. Then the next day she asked the students if they'd like her to record it again, and many of them said yes and had her e-mail the lecture to them. I think this is a wonderful idea because it gives students the chance to revisit the lesson. Students still need to take notes, but this way they can use them to reinforce what they hear when they listen to the lesson again. It's also great for students who have to miss a class but don't want to get behind.