This week Jeff found a very similar article to mine that talked about students resubmitting work. This is such an easy strategies, and once I read the benefits, I feel like I should promote it more in my classroom. This would really encourage students to do things right rather than just rushing through.
I also read and responded to Natalie’s blog. She is giving her students so much freedom and her lesson sounds great. I just wonder how that would work in my classroom. I think it would be great to post a bunch of resources for students to view and to then ask them to create something with the information. It would be like what we are required to do in this class. Read and then create. It really makes me think and process what I am learning so I am sure many of my students would feel the same. I just worry that I would really need to build my students up first. I also wonder how much time I would need to give them. For me creating takes so long and I feel some of my students would need more time than I can give them.
As always I really enjoy Twitter. It is so great to hear how things work in other classrooms and to get new ideas. I really love how Cherie uses screencastomatic to make homework help videos. I wonder if I could do something similar but instead make them summary videos to tell what we learned either that day or maybe even for the week (time always seems to be an issue). Another thought would be to assign students this task during the semester.