I looked at the Edublog Awards to get some ideas of the best blogs. The winner of the Best Resource Sharing Blog was by Richard Byrne and is called Free Technology for Teachers. One of the resources I found is a site called Flisti.com where you can make quick polls to add into your blog (or wiki). You don't have to join the site--you just compose your poll question and Flisti will generate html code. Below is an example of a poll that took about 2 minutes to make, copy the html, and put it in this blog.
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When I was searching around for more uses and tools for blogs and wikis, I found a fun web page called Smilebox where you can make interactive "scrapbook" pages. They look fantastic, so check out the web site. Teacher's accounts are free, but at the moment they are not giving any out. That's why I didn't save my scrapbook page and post it. However, I had a blast playing around with it, and the graphics are amazing. You choose a theme, upload pictures, use captions, and publish. I'd love to see how students would use a tool like this. This is something I will definitely look into. Our blogs and wikis will be stylish!
Posted by Patty Cunningham at 5:52 PM
Check out the slideshow I added to my class wiki. Sorry, I blocked out faces. I didn't want to spend too much time on a slideshow that I won't actually be using. However, this shows how easy it is to embed slideshows, etc. right into a wiki or blog.
Posted by Patty Cunningham at 5:24 PM