Showing posts with label online sharing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label online sharing. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What's Obvious to You, Is Amazing to Someone Else

One of the reasons I sometimes hear people give for not blogging, Tweeting, or otherwise participating in sharing their ideas online is, "I don't have anything to say." To that I often reply, "yes, you do." The great thing about sharing online is that you never know who is going to discover what you share. Something that you think has been said one hundred times over might be brand new to someone else. We all have something to share.


Applications for Education
This message needs to be shared with our students too. One of the ways you can do this is by having students write a weekly reflective blog post. They don't have to write complex blog posts, just a short summary of their learning and observations that week will do. In this way students can learn from each other. Even if they don't pick up anything brand new from this process, they will at least be reminding each other of what they have learned that week. A simple way to set up that type of student blogging is by using Posterous Spaces which I wrote about here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Snip.ly - Snip and Share the Best Parts of Pages

Snip.ly is a new service for clipping and sharing parts of websites. The idea is this; when you want to share just a portion of a webpage with someone you can now highlight the text you want and share it. To do this you can either use the browser extensions offered by Snip.ly or copy a url into Snip.ly. Either way Snip.ly allows you to highlight text on the page and generates a new url that features the text you highlighted. Share this new url (via email, Twitter, or Facebook) and the recipient will see the webpage you shared with the highlighted text featured.

Here's what a page rendered by Snip.ly looks like.

Applications for Education
Along with highlighting text from webpages Snip.ly allows you to comment on the things your snip. This could be useful for students to share thoughts about articles they read or for you to share a webpage and include some reading questions for students.