As I wrote in a previous post, I’ve tried a whole bunch of solutions to the ‘problem’ of information overload.
Whist having a wander around the #BYOD4L course site today I have come across some more tools.
So, here’s the list:
1. Padlet: This seems to be an online bulletin board where people can post comments and links. As a tool it could become a collection point for information for a course, or an individual. It doesn’t seem to be hugely pretty though (although I do appreciate that it can be customised) and I wonder if Pinterest does the same (or similar) thing?
2. Edshelf: I’d love to talk about what this is, but right now I can’t get into it! On the Google-search-page-preview it says it does ‘Reviews and recommendations of tools for education’ which sounds interesting. I’ve contacted them on Twitter, so we shall see what happens. Maybe their server is down or something..?
3. Scoop.it: I like this I think. The How Scoop.It Works video on YouTube is really great. Maybe this could be one option for curating information. And it seems to let you publish updates to Twitter and other social media platforms. Good stuff, possibly…
Not bad for an hour or so!
Oh, and in an entirely unrelated way (and a little later, this is an edit to the rest of the post above), I just discovered Etherpad (open source, real-time, collaborative document editing) through a blog I follow called Music for Deckchairs… It’s a brilliant blog mind you and this post is no exception…