Three Ways to Use Google Drive for Student Assignments

collaboration with Google Drive

In this post, I offer three suggestions for assignments using Google Drive to create spaces for dialogue for you and your students.

Three Reasons MOOCs Should Include Digital Humanities Projects


Of all the things Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have to offer, their potential to spread digital humanities work beyond a single campus, library, or museum is possibly the most exciting to Evan. In this post, Evan considers three reasons why incorporating digital humanities projects into a MOOC would be an excellent idea.

Collecting Student Assignments with Google Drive

When someone has shared a document with you using Google Drive, you may get an email like this.

Since all students at W&M have Google accounts, they also have access to some of Google’s online applications, like Google Docs (now located within Google Drive). In this post, I consider how I would use Google Drive to accept and comment on student assignments in order to streamline my grading workflow.

Open Source Textbook Resources


Open source textbooks have been getting a lot of attention over the past few months, so in this post, Kim has brought together some resources for people interested in this free resource.

Using WordPress in Your Class for Student Writing and Websites

Thinking about using a Web-based assignment in a class this semester? If so, this post covers the basics of assigning these kinds of projects to students. Evan also lists many resources for writing Web-based assignments using WordPress, as well as tutorials to help you get started.

Laptops in the Classroom – Pros, Cons, and Policies


What kinds of factors should you take into consideration when thinking about a laptop policy for your classes? In this post, Kim discusses several reasons why you might want to let students use their laptops and reasons why you might not, as well as some strategies for laptop policies.

Student Thoughts About Podcasting Assignments

If we weren't required to leave the room, we would probably look like this...(Leaning over the table while students write)

When requiring students to complete non-traditional assignments like blogging and podcasting, it can be difficult to predict how students might respond to these kinds of learning activities. In this post, Evan shares some of the input he received from students who did blogging and podcasting in his classes. He also shares the questions he uses for his Technology Evaluation that he asks students to fill out at the end of the semester.

Using Rich Media in Study Abroad Student Projects, Part 2: Photography


In this post, Mike talks about how one might go about thinking about using photography projects for study abroad students.

Blogging in the Classroom: Three of My Mistakes


Evan reflects on three mistakes he made while using blogging in the courses he’s taught.

The MOOCs that (Almost) Ate UVA

Broadcasting from W&M Weather Vane

As I’ve confessed¬†recently, I’m not very good at predicting the future of technology. ¬†I missed wireless and YouTube, and there were nights when I had serious doubts about this whole “world wide web” thing. ¬†Nonetheless, recent events seem to suggest that even in those of us working in traditional institutions might need to pay some […]