Odblog: A post about everything and nothing
A post about everything and nothing
I don't normally post on the blog to rant, but I really feel the need to express my opinions about couple of things and seek those of others regarding the direction and use of ICT in class . I asked my s4, who have a NAB assessment tomorrow, to answer some questions on the wiki- not all by themselves, three or four people to a question, which would require two or three lines input. I offered feedback, a kind of supported study if you like. I have had the laptop turned on most of the day, and had a look yesterday as well, but have only had one response (feedback provided) to look at (two now, one more while writing).While I feel disappointment for a number of personal reasons ( time I've spent on the resource, time I've offered in support of others), this really isn't about me. I have to ask of myself and you, is this really what you want or need? I was thinking about all the things we've used in class over the last year- this blog, the blog for celebrating success and some homework, the moblog, the Higher Wiki, the Intermediate wiki, the wiki for s2 project work, blip for movies, scribd and Ourmedia for files, del.icio.us and bloglines for Advanced Higher. Is it overkill, or just plain complicated. What if you could have all of these things delivered in the one place (e.g. a ning-a social network) but still see them all? Are there any that you don't think work-and if not, why not? What do you think has been useful for you, and in what way? If you like the idea behind some of these, but haven't used them, why haven't you used them? I would prefer that you are honest. I really don't want to be putting time and effort into a resource which you find redundant. These are all supposed to be of some help to you, but if they're not doing that then let's take stock-Please leave a comment, or talk to me personally. If any teachers are reading and have some take on this or suggestions, then, again, please comment. I feel at a bit of a brick wall, which may or may not be of my own creating, and any guidance would be greatly appreciated-again, honest appraisals, particularly of what could be changed for the better.