Other than waiting until literally the 11th hour to make good on my very first day, things are off to a solid start. I have posted a Twitter widget here on my Classroom 2.0 Ning page so that I am compelled to honor the other part (contributing/participating) of my self-imposed "project" as well.
Here's my three finds for Day 1 -- all post-Super-Bowl, so not too shabby...
I regularly use Flickr to search for Creative Commons photos, especially to use in the wiki for my online course
, but the Flickr search tool for CC is kind of klunky. I know about (and sometimes use) FlickrStorm
, but something new (to me) passed through the twitterstream this evening. FlickrCC
is a cool little search tool that creates a 6x6 grid of images matching your keyword, makes it easy to swap between pics and limit your search to images that allow editing. The best feature I discovered in my quick exploration was that you can send the pic to a simple editor with one click, and are given the option of adding the attribution right to the bottom of the image.
The next discovery was TweetGrid
, a tool you can customize to update up to nine specific searches in Twitter -- so you can follow not only people but keywords/topics, kind of like a custom Twitter startpage. I saw some people using this at EduCon
but I didn't know what it was.
Finally, we have been having issues at my school with some of faculty/staff members pasting content from Word into their Wordpress blogs. Sue Waters from Edublogs shared her recent blog post, entitled "Why You Shouldn't Write Your Posts Using Word
" in which she clearly explains just that.
One down -- twenty-nine minutes to spare! (Originally posted at 11:30 PM, Feb 1).