A new study shows that tweeting and texting on topic can help students concentrate in class.
I am exciting to share that the upcoming version of LectureMonkey (4.8) will be a breakthrough for students and teachers leveraging exactly that.
Teachers will be able to use any classroom with a browser to show their presentation from their iPhone – while automatically creating a recording of the entire lecture. Just start LectureMonkey on your phone, download a PDF of your lecture and point the classroom browser to www.lecturemonkey.com. Everytime you select a new slide from the PDF it will automatically show up on screen – along with student comments during the lecture. When the lecture is over, the recording will be automaically shared with all the students in class that participated.
Students will be able to comment on the lecture while it is being presented and the comments will show up on the teachers presentation. Students will also be able to add images to the recorded lecture. By showing the comments on the presentation (just like tweets) students will remain on topic, and the whole class will be enriching the recording for themselves and their classmates – true collaborative lecture notes.
I am really excited about this new capability and can’t wait to see how it is used.
It should be available in appstore in about 10 days.