Friday, November 9, 2012
CLEAR RIA tools: Revisions
First off, you have to have a CLEAR account. You open Revisions and create classes. (Don't worry, there is a series of mini tutorials to help you get started.) Invite your students to the classes. They join, you add them and they accept the class. From here on, you get to work.
There are tabs available for each class and here, you add assignments. I decided to do a short writing assignment and sample the program. It's awesome. Each student can type/ record their thing and then they can edit each other's work. The teacher can see a revision list with who does what. It is easy. I have used one note before and this program reminds me a little of one note, but, I think the teacher has more control of the actual outcome.
I tried using it a little last year and had my students work with poetry. They translated a piece and then read it aloud onto the computer. It was easy to do and to grade. I recommend it to anyone.