Sunday, September 26, 2010

Exploring Tumblr in the classroom

I have a student that will be out of the country for at least a month and I've been trying to think of ways to easily communicate with him. Here's my latest idea. Some of our assignments in English class we grade together in class so I will just record our grading process with VR+ on my iPod Touch and send it to my Tumblr email address. This should be quick and easy for me. Now to see how effective it will work for my student. He can pick up his assignment as a PDF from the class website and mark it up using Jarnal and then submit it electronically to the class website after he has graded it.

Update: Nov 4, 2010
Initially I thought this was a great idea but after listening to the interaction between myself and the students in the classroom I decided not to go this route. The reason is that I heard to many student names in the background which I thought would not be advisable to be accessible to the general public.