Using Google Wave in the classroom

Like many other educators I’ve been pondering how to use Google Wave in my classroom this year. Having created an account for use in my classroom I’ve come up with my first use.

I’ve created 3 private waves between my class and me.
1. How to use Google wave
2. Questions for me
3. Photography Task

#1 is obvious – it’s a wave showing things like formatting bar and reply button etc. #2 is for asking me questions about school work – I’ve used Edmodo in the past and will continue to but this is a way of also introducing wave to parents. #3 is for the students to let me know when they’ve finished a photography task so I can mark/assess/comment on it.

Most of us learn best by doing – this is a simple way to use Google Wave and to get the students used to the format of it.

2 thoughts on “Using Google Wave in the classroom

  • January 8, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I’ve been wondering about this! I’ve heard so much but understand so little about “The Wave”, am not working with a regular group of students right now and am interested to see how this works out for you! Also, what is the deal with wave invitations? Thanks for sharing and I look forward to reading more!.

  • February 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Kia ora,

    like your blogs and now following u on Twitter. met adrian on train today and he shared u use googlewave in class, sounds really interesting. Am involved in educational digital resource development and would love to learn more about how you integrate tech tools/googleapps etc into teaching lessons.

    I/we could learn so much form you to inform future developments. If ok, how best to get / keep in touch?


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