I work for 43marks.com and my Aunt is a professor at Trident Tech. She uses this site to store all her bookmarks relevent to her class in one place so her students can use them. This webstie is a great tool for teachers. This is the link to her 43marks page.
"The Ultimate Homepage"
Its a free customizable bookmark site that makes a great startpage for any class. 43 marks allows you to store your bookmarks online, not just on your computer. We give you a unique URL (43MARKS.com/username) where you can upload bookmarks that are of interest to the class your teaching. You can have unlimited pages. One page for each class or project. It's a great resource to have all the relevant websites on one page. We are also advertising free, no banners, no pop ups.
43marks.com comes with some bookmarks - But after you create your 43marks.com page you can delete all the default bookmarks and just upload the bookmarks you want. You can also rearrange the catagories and bookmarks in any order you want.
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I've looked at your site and like it quite a bit, in fact I have shared it w/ quite a few educators on Plurk. What I really use for Social bookmarking is Diigo, as there is a huge Educational aspect to it, http://www.diigo.com/education Is there anything similar or in the works for that w/ 43?
I'm sending out messages to everyone I know right now, and this virtual Ning network is no exception. My name is Andy Pethan. I am a 21 year old student from Olin College of Engineering (near Boston). I am a part of a group of six Olin students who are taking a year off to pursue interests in education, entrepreneurship, design and technology, which brought us to the logical project of a business that designs collaborative software for schools! Our company is called AlightLearning, and this is our "short" project description:
"We are working under the assumption that within ten years, the landscape of modern education will have fully integrated what we now define as new classroom media and tools: video, online collaboration, open source curriculum, and internet-based software. We hope to pioneer a web software tool that acts as a platform for this new media, bringing the power of the web and its tools to students, teachers and parents in a secure, comfortable and innovative environment. More importantly, and unlike many of our competitors, our software will empower teachers to better integrate higher level thinking skills, teamwork, personalized learning, goal setting, reflection, effective feedback and evaluation, and the ability to work with groups across classes and schools to more effectively let students follow their interests and let teachers share their knowledge. Our goal is to have our free software at a pilot middle school by April 15th, 2009."
Our team is currently trying to win an idea competition on Ideablob.com ending 11:59PM central time today. You can find us at http://ideablob.com/3975. Note that winning this contest will raise $10,000, a large and useful sum of money for a web-based company running on “sweat equity” and minimal costs. We would love your support in the form of a vote, but more importantly we'd love your feedback and comments. Our description on Ideablob is short, and even the one above hardly gets at many of the issues we would like to take a stab at solving.
Feel free to email me back, post on my profile, or check out alightlearning.com if you're interested in learning more or getting involved when we begin piloting the software!