Wednesday 6 July 2011

Whiteboard Experiments Continued...

Here's an update on my experiments with recording whiteboards. As I mentioned last time, I had come across something similar on David Petrie's teflgeek blog. Once I'd mentioned the coincidence to him in the comments on that post, he suggested using these photos as review material with my students on a blog or wiki, which sounded like a great idea to me.

I was going to create a basic site with Google Sites, but then realized that Evernote itself is pretty good at sharing content. All I had to do was put my notes into a new notebook and then share the notebook with my students. You can fine tune the privacy settings quite well, so I sent them individual invites without requiring a sign-in (as I don't know whether they use Evernote). Here's the result:

My whiteboards on Evernote

The fact that I knew somebody else would be looking at my notes also helped improve them, as I then made the titles more specific to jog my students' memories. They can now go through the lessons by date and find the area they want to focus on. Not a bad result, really.

What do you think? Can you suggest any improvements?