We shared this week in class. Each of us had found interesting tech tools during the previous week and then we came together and developed a Powerpoint on the fly. We each had a slide and a several minute time slot to share our technology tool with our class. We collaborated to share our research. This ended up giving us all ideas on how to help our students. I know that I left with several ideas from the class.
For example, the collaborative Powerpoint. I can see many ways to use this, and what I like is it can be very quick and give students multiple opportunities to present in front of the class in a manner that is low stakes and fairly informal. This helps them build confidence for those larger, more formal presentations they will also experience. I am going to try to have my enrichment math group use a collaborative Powerpoint to share some explorations they are doing related to inductive and deductive reasoning. Each group will get one slide to summarize what they discovered and will share this info with the whole class. I hope to build on this idea. The more often students get an opportunity to collaborate in this manner, the better they will be at working with others, a skill sadly lacking among many technically competent adults.