Monday, July 30, 2012

Class on Friday

Class on Friday was fun; I enjoyed hearing about other resources that I could use in the classroom.  I liked Evernote a lot! I used it a little bit about a year ago but did not stick with it.  At the time I felt remembering to use it was more of a hassle, instead of it actually helping me.  Hearing about it on Friday has encouraged me to give it a shot again.  I liked that you could create a class Evernote! That could be a great way to post assignments, reminders, voice memos, etc. for the class to get access to any time.

I liked having my classmates present the topics rather than have a lecture set up.  It made the topics more interesting and it was a nice change.  My tool was Diigo.  I had never heard of it before, so it was interesting to learn about.  As of right now, I don't see Diigo being something I would use.  I almost feel I have a bookmarking system that works for me.  I feel I can get some of the same benefits from other sources.  I did like the idea of having access to your bookmarks wherever you are.  However, I typically am not in a situation where I don't have my computer but want something I have bookmarked.  


  1. Musetta, I totally hear you when you say "it was more of a hassle, instead of it actually helping" about evernote. I agree with you also though that it could be worth getting to know more about and using more often so that I can become proficient with it. I can see how it could be useful eventually to use in a classroom setting though, which makes me wish I was more familiar with it.
    I also agree when you say that you liked having peers teach you the material. I typically enjoy that method, too. It can sometimes be challenging to stay on task in that environment, but for the most part I think it goes well. I like to see the other MACers teach us something too, since that is what we all want to do.

  2. Commenting on the idea of having students teach each other...

    I like this method too, and I think I have an idea why: learning from each other takes away the "weirdness" that naturally occurs in the hierarchical relationship between teacher and student. In other words, we can "be real" with each other.

    This says a lot about the safe environment we all need (as students) to facilitate our learning. There's something uniquely safe about teaching each other. I remember that I conquered a few scary calculus concepts, thanks to a lunchtime math tutor (one of my peers); the funny thing about this, is that I was absent the day these concepts were taught, and I was overly anxious about forever being confused about them, since ALL of my classmates and previous calc students warned me about their difficulty. The fact that my peer math tutor made it so easy, is a testament to the power of our teaching abilities with one another.