Here is the handout from the discussion on moving students away from stacks of paper and into the digital world of collecting, organizing, and sharing their work from school. We discussed the benefits of using a blog website for personal content management. StudentEportfolios.pdf
Recently in Web tools Category
Check this out - how about automatically finding photos that are tagged for a certain topic into a single timeline? As an example, I used the Tickr application at the Dipity website (http://www.dipity.com/mashups/tickr/) and typed in Pablo Picasso. This is the result:
Click on the photos to scroll through the stack. You can then post this into your blog, Facebook, whatever. It only grabs photos from Flickr, an online photo site where people post their picts, but it can still be a powerful tool.
How about another one on Vladimir Horowitz? Notice that some photos don't make sense - it can only look at the tags people have given the photos they post, but most of them are really great. You can add more specificity to the search keywords to see if that helps filter out the nonsense. Even cooler, click on Map, then click a marker, and it will show a photo associated with that location.
Instead of writing a paper trying to describe what Web 2.0 is, digital ethnographer Michael Wesch from KSU developed this clip. See what you think.
As Mike Zeigler showed us today at the CETL workshop, Blackboard is a powerful platform for managing your course: secure grading, student file submission, group collaboration, etc. Two weeks ago I showed how you can easily set up a blog-based website for posting documents such as a syllabus, creating links to external sites, posting videos, audio, photos, etc. So which one do you need? Depends on what you want to do. If all you want to do is post content, link to other sites, and want to easily update and edit all of it, then a blog-based site is perfect for you. If you want the secure environment for grades, group discussion, etc, then go with BB. IT can help you get started with BB as well as show you the really cool advanced features it provides. I can help you set up your blog site and begin posting content. Contact me and I can help you find the right tool.