Check out the blogs for all of my classes! We rotate each day that a class meets, so that students take turns posting class notes. So far this has led to a number of positive effects:
- Students who miss class for any reason have a resource for finding class notes.
- Students who were present in class but have inadequate notes (yes, this has been known to happen, even in Weston) have a backup.
- Students get the experience of taking and writing up detailed notes for a real audience to read.
- Misconceptions are revealed to me way in advance of the next quiz or test, as I can sometimes see that a student misunderstood what was done in class.
The first three effects were expected, but I hadn’t anticipated the fourth.