Monday, November 21, 2011

Twiddla - collaboration tool

Twiddla means collaboration 

Twiddla is a "web-based meeting playground." It allows you to use the great features of Titanpad, and more! Mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas. "Browser-agnostic, and user-friendly." Create a Twiddla session, invite users and begin. You can save the results of your collaboration to revisit another time.  (Unfortunately, like the other Etherpad-based sites, it doesn't work with the iPad.)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Web Clipping - the easy way

I just saw this interesting app/site/service called Memonic. It lets you capture parts of websites, make notes, share your findings with others: in short, a great study-research-clipping tool. (See their Youtube tutorial here.) The free version is good for 100 notes, and 3 sharing with friends. To get more, you have to go with the paid, pro version. I'm presuming you can delete notes to makes space for new ones, especially if you are collecting info for a project. It might be fun to play with, but I can't see students paying for this service. Maybe a free "edu" version might get students hooked and eager to subscribe after graduation - just a thought.
  • Clip web content
  • Save webpages to read later
  • Write a note
  • Organize content directly from the Clipper
  • Use the Gathering Mode for lengthy research sessions
  • Take screenshots and save content from Word, PDF etc. with our Clipper for Windows
  • Forward e-mails and attachments to your Collection

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Another Flashcard site

Use This Powerful Study Tool

Want to help your students retain vocabulary and concepts? Sometimes good-old-fashioned flashcards are the solution. Now you can use some tech to leverage this tried and true technique. Enter: Quizlet. Create flashcard sets with your own data or choose from sets created by others. Quizlet offers you the option of creating a group to share flashcards with classmates. (In addition, there are apps that integrate with Quizlet for on-the-go studying.) Another plus, data can be exported and pasted into Word or Excel.

  • Flashcard Mode for quick review.
  • Speller Mode uses audio as a prompt.
  • Learn Mode keeps track of scores, and retests incorrect answers.
  • Test Mode: with short-answer, matching, multiple choice or true/false options.