[Edu-sig] Experience with projecting student screens?

Laura Creighton lac at openend.se
Thu Aug 14 18:11:02 CEST 2008

In a message of Thu, 14 Aug 2008 08:31:56 PDT, "kirby urner" writes:
>I wonder if anyone on edu-sig has experience in classrooms that allow
>switching any student's screen to become the projected screen, even
>dividing up the projected screen among students (as in some Xbox
>I find students don't always like having their privacy disturbed nor
>the big brother feel, but understand multi-user game play.



My limited experience with this is that it makes a big difference if
this is set up so that students can decide to show their own work on
the big classroom screen, rather than having you as the teacher
expose them to the whole class in a manner out of their control.

I have seen such systems be completely abused by the students and
turned into a way for the good students to excessively brag about
their accomplishments to the other good students, and ridicule and
heap scorn on those having difficulties.  'Welcome to the shark
tank', indeed.  Of course discipline has to pretty much have gone
to hell before such experiments in cruelty become institutionalised,
but if you do the 'travelling lecturer' bit, you may be unfortunate
enough to run into such situations.


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