Share work and projects with parents/family and other teachers.
So many projects are completed and sent home and nobody gets to see them but me. I want to connect the families with the classroom more. Show work of all students, share ideas, etc.
Could it be scanning documents, photographing work, shooting videos... then uploading them to a site where a small description would be - and then an electronic notice sent to families? Families could then send the link to grandma and such.
It should be easy enough that non-tech savvy teachers could do it with the little spare time they have - and easy and accessible enough for students to do the scan/upload part right from the class computers.
Charlie Gerancher commented
I am currently working on this issue and posting this idea here. My initial idea is to utilize a private Symbaloo with links to each student's "share site". Or, to have each student set up their own private Symbaloo with links to their sharing portfolio. That portfolio could be simply scanned documents, presentations, digital photographs of physical products save in their Google Docs account. This is a work still in progress. Any thoughts? firstname.lastname@example.org
A local installation of WordPress would allow each student to have his or her own blog. Students then can create posts and upload media and other documents.
As an added benefit, students can comment on each other's work.
Deniene Davis commented
Could this be a secure application sitting within a facebook page? Pages can be seen on phones as well as non-facebook grandma via website allowing easy access for most all users. You could have a page for the school, grade and teacher.....