A strange little website with some educational value...probably. The site allows you to create an animation of a Google Doc creation with multiple users/characters typing into the doc and correcting each other. Add background music or not and share with friends. Applications for educational use are shared in this episode (which was supposed to be finished in January). http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com
Reaching students is often not so easy with email or course announcements. Texting is currently their choice of communication. Let them opt-in to receive text messages for your class with some of these texting applications for the web and mobile devices. Two featured applications in this episode are Remind101.com and gText.com.
Have you used texting with your students? Share your success or work-in-progress story in the comments.
Infographics make data visual with easy to understand charts, graphs and images. Tools such as infogr.am, visual.ly and easel.ly all offer quick to compose drag-n-drop utilities to compose your snazzy infographic. Share applications for infographics you have used in your courses.
Pathbrite.com is an attractive and elegant eportfolio creation website. Students and educators can create multiple unique eportfolios highlighting their achievements and endeavors. Google Sites is another tool that is often used for eportfolio creation.
Creating shorter links is easy with the many link shortening options on the web today. Use these whenever you have a painfully long link to share with students or colleagues. It just makes the web that much nicer. You can also track how many clicks your shortened link receives. Could be some useful data.
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