As I was reflecting on our conversation, I suddenly had an idea of how I might foster peer tutoring creatively in a classroom. My idea is to have students show answers to questions the teacher gives them and record their responses to share out in a common place for all of their classmates to see.
It would work something like this. . . .
Next, each student would use a site like Ziteboard.com to upload a picture (or multiple pictures) of the question or problem. It could be a picture of the actual work that the student has done. Ziteboard will allow the students to annotate and mark up the picture.
The final step would be to have the students place a link to their video in a Google Doc or a Google Presentation. The teacher would need to make sure that the share settings were set to anyone with the link can edit.
Each student would now have access to a student generated study guide with videos from their peers to help tutor them.
Another option would be to have students work collaboratively on the videos. Ziteboard does allow for collaboration between peers.
Do you have a creative idea for fostering peer tutoring in a classroom? I would love to hear about it.