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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mightybell - Event Planning and Visual Bookmarking

Mightybell is an interesting service that combines elements of two things that many teachers love; calendars and Pinterest-like visual bookmarking.

On Mightybell you can create private and public groups based around any topic, interest, or event. Your group works together on a shared board. To that board you can add files, videos, pictures, text notes, post questions, and post events using the event calendar. To enable real-time collaboration Mightybell provides a chat function for your groups too. The Mightybell browser bookmarklet makes it easy to add any web content to your Mightybell group boards.

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Applications for Education
One way that teachers might use Mightybell is to organize resources for units they're planning to teach together. To do this teachers would create a private Mightybell group, pin notes and resources to it, and use the event calendar pins to plan the days on which they're going to use their shared resources.