Alternative Virtual Learning Environment

Contributor: Chris Jobling @cpjobling

Idea: Use Microsoft OneNote class notebook as a VLE and set yourself and your students free.

Practitioner comments: Students have access to my content on any device, I can annotate my notes in class, there’s a shared space for individual and group work, students can provide a portfolio of their work that is easy for me to mark and give feedback.

Credits: I was inspired to try it by Marjolein Hoekstra curator of OneNote Central (@OneNoteC)

Links: www.onenote.com

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Smartphones at the ready

Contributor: D. Theresa Nicholson @dawnitoes

Idea: In-class collaborative research using smartphones. Instead of transmitting facts, get students to work in groups to research online to find answers, and feedback and explain to the whole class.