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"In our study of Asia, I had a brainstorm that has worked beautifully to
improve communication between my students and I. I simply wrote my home
e-mail address on the board and told students if they had any questions
about our classes, needed information, or just wanted to chat, they could
e-mail me and I would reply quickly. The 1st night I had 2 students, the
2nd night 2 students, and the 3rd night 5 students. I reply with the information
they requested but also with a positive compliment about something they
are doing in class. Then if I have time I also send an e-card. The students
and I love it, and we are forging good relationships with each other. Furthermore,
most of the students ask for web sites where they can research further on
"Using TalaPhoto for Web-based Electronic Portfolios"
"I used TalaPhoto free cross-platform software from Talasoft (www.talasoft.com)
to create electronic portfolios from a series of digital photos. It is extremely
easy to use to generate the web-based electronic portfolio and is a great
tool. Recommended. Two big thumbs up!"
"Use technology to create portfolios of students' work. Teach your
students how to create a web page where they can display there works, be
it writing products, drawings, projects that they completed, etc. Teach
them to use various technology equipment like scanners, digital photo capture,
etc. so that they can include all medium in their portfolios. If they create
a web page, they can work on their portfolios from home and you can visit
their site and monitor work as it progresses. Student have fun doing it
and you have a way to assess their work in progress."
"Get rid of the overhead projector and start using presentation software
that will enahance your lectures. You can prepare your lectures on either
"Microsoft Power Point" or "Corel Presentations." It
is so easy to learn how to create slide presentations that you'll wonder
why you might have waited so long! Once you get the hang of it, you can
add graphics, sound, video, and so much more. Your lectures will never be
the same. The students prefer this method so much more than straight lecture.
It is great for visual learners and it also presents information in a much
more appealing way. It is also a great way to file information that is so
much easier to retreive than going through those paper files of the past!
It's so much eGetting A Job Ice Breakers asier to manage your lecture material."
I always give the students a super short quiz the second they come into class. Students may test in pairs at home or school. They just need to be reminded that they are responsible for all the work we are doing.