My GCSE Posterous network is beginning to mature. At the outset of the project, homework assignments were set and marked remotely by the teacher. Students responded very positively, the standard of written work being demonstrably better than in previous years. Most of the class have taken the opportunity to personalise their blogs, though I was surprised to discover that few were showing their work to their parents. A tiny minority of students have not been able to sustain their blogs, due mainly to domestic internet issues.
It’s clear that students are taking an active interest in each other’s work and they seem increasingly happy to collaborate with each other to create shared resources. Evidence comes from the feedback they are leaving on each others’ work, enthusiasm for the collaborative ibook and a recent Voicethread homework embedded below: