I’m at the Leading Future Learning conference at Holy Cross and heard a great talk by Jonathan Werner, a library and instructional technology specialist in Cape Ann, ME. (I’ll post his presentation later; it was a great presentation, both in content and as how to prepare an effective presentation.)

Among the many interesting things he said, one that was almost an aside perhaps struck me the most. He mentioned a teacher trying to be in six different places at once, with students working in groups, and his suggestion was (or maybe the teacher came up with it) to record the group work using the iPad that each student had.

This struck me as a great tool for my English classes, that those group discussions, that are often more productive than whole class discussions, be recorded and submitted. We could of course replicate this with the laptops. I’d have to sort out submission and grading but this is something I will experiment with.