Socrative is a solution to use the mobile phones and gadgets of your students to use them as super-powerful clickers to poll in a class, do small tests etc. Looks like a very nice and easy solution to get rid of dedicated clicker-hardware – assuming your students do have Smartphones and can log into your schools wifi. I will test this over the next few weeks in one of my lectures and report my experiences.
we had some interesting projects at yesterday’s short EduHack at Educamp Cologne 2012. Tonight most projects will do a demo or die session hosted by Thomas Bernhardt.
We will vote for several price categories: Strongest Reality Distortion Field, Most Epic Demo Fail, Best One Last Thing, Most funny presentation, Most Beautiful Slides etc. Hopefully Thomas will document some of the demos – I have to leave early today.
My own VBadge project progressed a bit, I am currently building my VBadge demo app using Badger2. More info to follow…
VBadge is an extension to the Mozilla Open Badge infrastructure (MOBI) which links badges to a video proof. A VBadge not only displays the badge, but it also gives access to a video in which the badge holder performs the acquired skill. VBadge supports both, visual demonstration of highly complex skills as well as people with low literacy to express their practical abilities. Aim of VBadge is to set up a badge challenge with a clear description of requirements and challenges to be matched, a system to link a video proof to the badge and an administrative backend for badge issuers to grant the badge based on the video proof.
This weekend I want to dig into MOBI and try to get some VBadge prototype running.