I blog about a lot of resources here and I’m curious about what sorts of things teachers are finding useful. In some ways I am shooting arrows in the air with no idea where they come down. In other words, what things are people finding useful? What courses and age groups are people using the things I blog about? Is anyone out there? OK I know there are people out there. I get statistics (raw numbers with no detail) that tell me people are reading. And from time to time I get an email or a message from the contact form that tells me someone is using something. But generally I don’t know how much is actually being used.
Yesterday Garth Flint (Loyola Sacred Heart High School, Missoula Catholic Schools in Montana) left a comment on my post about Small Basic curriculum that he will be using those presentations in his intro programming course. In fact he is going to directly use it to put the students to work.As he said in part:
The scheme is to have the kids critique the PowerPoint slides and the curriculum overall. Of course that means they will have to learn the SB along with writing comments about the curriculum.
That’s a pretty interesting way to use the resources. And I think it will work out well for him. On a personal note though it let me know that someone was following the link, finding something potentially useful and trying it out. It’s the sort of thing that really helps me keep going. So if I could ask a personal favor or you? If you have found something I have blogged about useful and used it in a class or used it to create or make a change to an existing class would you please leave me a little comment here?
Just a few lines about what resource, where/how you used or are using it and if you feel like going public your name and school. Of course if you want to write more that would be great as well.The more information I have the better the job I can do about sharing information and resources that are genuinely useful to teachers. Your comments may just give someone else a good idea as well. Thanks in advance.