Re: Why Blogger for e-portfolios
monkiri.com seems to be very similar to http://www.tumblr.com which also comes with a
plugin for the toolbar. Great in combination with the kwout plugin and easy to use.
- Hi Nina
keeping up is a huge challenge with so much going on right now. The pressure on teachers to develop themsleves and 'keep up' with new technology is enormous and means that we must be constant learners too. But for all that I think this is a tremendously exciting time to be engaged in education. Good luck with the collaborative project.
Nik Peachey | Learning Technology Consultant, Writer, Trainer
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After getting your message I couldn't help trying http://www.monkiri.com !
It is one more among tons of new ones every day which attract my attention
again and again. I love it also, nevertheless, am really unable to follow
all of the new tools webheads have been sharing. ;-) Thanks a lot. I will
continue exploring it as my students are eager to start collaborative
- Thanks for elaborating on your choice Nik - much appreciated.
At 09:20 PM 9/6/2008, you wrote:
>Hi[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>Thanks again for all the contributions of ideas. I'm now actually
>giving serious consideration to two other alternatives:
><http://www.weebly.com>http://www.weebly.com because it looks really
>simple to do and get a unique design, but even more so
>What I like about monkiri is that it works from a plugin on the
>toolbar. You can take a snapshot of a webpage then post it straight
>into a blog.
>Did this as an example:
>The reason I'm going for one of these alterantives is because I want
>an option that is simple enough and which students can use
>completely autonomously. The idea is to accompany my new site for
>The emphsasis will be on providing activities that are creative but
>which necessitate the use of language. I'd like the site to attract
>100s or even 1000s of students who want
>some autonomous deveopment, but I won't be able to personally support
>all those. I'm thinking that the students will want to get some
>feedback on their work, so if they can create a blog as a portfolio
>I should be able to create a self supporting community of students
>who can help to develop eachother.
>That's the theory anyway and hoefully that explains my choice of tools.
>Nik Peachey | Learning Technology Consultant, Writer, Trainer
>Visit my office in Second Life at:
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