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.