12 Ways to Use Netvibes in the Classroom

Netvibes LogoHere are 12 quick ideas to use Netvibes in the classroom that I came up with after doing a little brainstorming session with myself. I need to check that against the—presumably—millions of blog posts that deal with the same topic. Anyway, this list does not include a text about what Netvibes is or how you set it up. Evelyn Jessie has written a comprehensive piece about that at Connexions, which is an OER. My goal is to come up with ideas that are easy to set into action and—as I believe—are a didactical plus. The ideas are in no particular order, feel free to suggest more ideas in the comments.

I have prepared a public dashboard over at Netvibes to give you a starter of what you can do that should accompany this blog post. But I am sure that once you get going there is lots more.

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didacta Resümee

Puuh, da hab ich jetzt zwei Tage didacta hinter mir und es war sogar ganz gehaltvoll. Ich werde wohl mal darüber bloggen… Mach ja sonst keiner 😉 Stichworte: Chalkless, Lernräume, Web 2.0

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Who needs MySpace?

I often asked myself in the past – as I’m sure have many many web designers – how such an ugly platform such as MySpace can have such a big success. Is it because it’s ugly? Is it because it’s easy to use? Is it because everybody does it?

Well, yes, some of all of that. But hey, wait a minute. Isn’t this Web 2.0? What about the wisdom of the masses. OK, or rather the taste of the masses 🙂

I was happy to see that the first subversive pages are appearing here and there, like this one (news pilfered from de-bug.de).

I’m going to look for many more account which do something like this…

W wie Wissen

Eine Wikipedia Academy wird diesen Freitag und Samstag in Mainz stattfinden unter dem Titel “W wie Wissen – Wikipedia und Geisteswissenschaften im Dialog”.

Hört sich interessant an, leider kann ich nicht hingehen.

Improved slideshows at Flickr

Hey, I just found out that my favourite web application Flickr has improved its screenshow function. And by “improved” I mean IMPROVED! Full screen, on black, super functionality. I love it.

See for yourself by looking at one of my sets there.

kuler

Adobe Labs has featured a couple of interesting applications and ideas in the last couple of months. And now here’s this:

Have you never been quite comfortable with the color theme of your homepage? Here’s a little help from Adobe Labs: kuler

kuler lets you create your own theme, publish it for others, and download it as Adobe Swatch Exchange file. It’s quite a nice tool, one of those that you have ever wanted.