Saturday, December 8, 2012
Project #13 Using Collaborative Tools
My group, the November Jags, decided to communicate through Google Docs and Skype to plan our SmartBoard project. We used Skype to talk about what kind of lesson plan to create and how to divide up the work. It took several tries for us to figure out how to use Skype properly. We had a few problems along the way. First, each time we tried, at least one of us could not be seen and/or heard by the rest of the group. We finally got it to work for one conversation, but then the video part stopped working. We decided to just keep talking anyway since everyone could still hear each other. This conversation can be watched/heard in the video above. I recorded it using Screenr.
Next, we decided to talk about the project a little bit more through a Google Doc that Stacy created and shared with Mary Angela and myself. On this, we finalized plans for the project as well as a time to meet to record the lesson. After we were finished with it, I shared the document with Dr. Strange.
I thought communicating through technology only was kind of difficult for a group project. This might just be because of the difficulty we had with Skype. I think it is easier to just meet in person so we can be all together looking at the same thing at the same time. However, it is good to know that there are other options available for communication and how to use these options.