Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
When creating your site, you can specify if you want it viewable by the whole world, anyone from your domain, or specific users. You can also invite users to be collaborators, meaning that they can edit the pages on the site.
One thing to be careful of, however, is that it seems the option "Anyone at
Monday, January 19, 2009
I was reminded today, again, that it is a good idea to have copies of any important digital documents in at least two locations. Those little USB flash drives occasionally stop working or get misplaced, so I wouldn’t recommend keeping your only copy of a file on there.
Likely your school-provided network storage location is backed up automatically, so that’s the best place to store things. I’ve also written previously about online (Internet) storage options for your files.
That reminds me, I need to backup my photos at home.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
USB flash drives: either student or school provided, students can save their work to individual flash drives, or have multiple students save their files on a single flash drive.
Email: I usually have students email their completed assignments to me, since we have gmail accounts set up for students and teachers with about 7 GB of storage space each. I can then mark the assignments on any computer with Internet access.
TurnItIn.com: our district subscribes to this website which provides originality checking and online marking, as well as opportunities for peer review.
Learning Management Systems: online systems can be set up for assignment submission as well as peer interaction et ceteras using something like Moodle or Ning.
I'm sure there are other ways that teachers are marking digital assignments, but these are just a few I've experimented with. Feel free to comment on some of the systems you've used or seen in use.