Monday, June 20, 2005

Save My Whiteboard: Software to Save Class Notes

Professor Rob Frohne and family Posted by Hello

People are always trying to save something. It could be the environment, a homeless dog, or just a dollar. Professor Rob Frohne of Walla Walla College tries to save his students, or at least their learning, and thus their grades, using software he created.

The picture of Professor Frohne, his family, and the beauty of Washington state was taken from his web site. When Dr. Frohne isn't enjoying inspiring mountain views, he puts his creative mind to work. Case in point: Save My Whiteboard. This free software was created by Professor Frohne to work in conjunction with a digital camera. It's purpose is to save and publish on the web the notes that he writes on the whiteboard during his classes. I'm sure that his students appreciate the effort to make learning just a little bit easier and more convenient.

For the rest of us, Professor Frohne has generously provided a free download of Save My Whiteboard. Check out the link provided in the title of this post for more details, including pictures of some of his class notes posted to the web using Save My Whiteboard. Maybe you'll want to create an historical record of your whiteboard notes, too.


Blogger Susan B. said...

Dr. Ayers
How do you know about all these different things and people. I would think that you are so busy that you would not have time to do anything else but grade papers and blog postings. Not to mention the quizes and questions of the day. When do you sleep? You are like SUPER TEACHER. I think you are a great teacher and I appreciate all the extra things that you do as a teacher, but everybody needs rest and I think you work to much. Thanks for that!
P.S I'll make sure to visit his website and check out his class notes.

5:37 PM  
Blogger MsKing said...

How cool of him. Teachers never stop thinking of their students! Ya'll probally think of us while in the supermarket, washing clothes, eating breakfast. Always thinking of ways to improve the class and raise grades! Teachers should get a raise. I'm not just saying that as a future teacher;)
ECO 2003

11:54 AM  
Blogger Lena Nevel said...

That is what separates teachers in community college and state colleges. People always say it doesn't matter where you get your degree. But it really does. Teachers in better universities care more, and when they care more they make the students care more.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Laura E. Gonzalez said...

Dr. Ayers,
I base my comment on Susan B. Similar like her I think that you are an excellent example of productivity in pro of my economics class. I am learning more than economics fundamentals. Thank you for your effort and dedication.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Ronald M. Ayers said...

Thanks, everybody for the kind words. I find that the harder I work the more little tricks I learn that allow me to be more productive in all areas of my life. Plus, the blogging has made me a better writer, researcher, etc.

4:30 AM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Thank you for thinking of us Dr. Ayers. I did have several teachers that who thought of us while I was high school. Keep up the good work and thanks once again.

4:40 PM  
Blogger tasha said...

I think that it is so great when a professor teaches because they love it and they have a passion to help the students. Professors like that may not realize how it rubs off onto the students, and for me it makes me want to work harder for that professor, because they are working hard for me

8:58 AM  
Blogger Kerrie C said...

Very cool idea I will show this to my dad who is a computer tech/literacy teacher.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Brian Turner (Coolwhip) said...

Thank you Dr Ayers for providing a new way of communication that I'm sure had I not taken this course would have never touched the subject of blogging. But remember new things such as blogging leave oppertunities for those to seek oppertunities for those to take criminal actions upon innocent people.

7:07 PM  

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