Friday, July 23, 2010

Screenjelly - What's on your screen?

Stephen Downes mentioned Screenjelly on his blog this week. It's a quick and easy way to share what's on your screen. The recording is limited to 3 minutes which forces you to be concise -- not a bad thing! :-) There are many obvious educational uses for this tool.
Screenjelly records your screen activity with your voice so you can spread it via Twitter or email. Use it to quickly share cool apps or software tips, report a bug, or just show stuff you like. To start recording, click on the red button. No need to install or download anything!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Wendy McElroy from Camosun College gave a shout out about this tool via Twitter as one of the fun Web 2.0 tools she wants to try. Ediscio is a free service for creating and sharing flashcards online. Ediscio is useful for individuals and for studying in groups. You can also share your cardboxes with others. Here is a list of main features:
  • Create and share flashcards online
  • Work collaboratively on flashcard sets
  • Enrich flashcards by images (upload), videos, and LaTeX-based math formulas, and many text formatting possibilities (Word-like interface)
  • Automatic, customizable learning schedule according to Leitner system
  • Query modes which help focusing on weak spots
  • Query options include swapping of question and answer, and an automatic comparison mode
  • Learning statistics as tag-cloud, based on keywords which are assigned to flashcards
  • Visualization of learning progress as a diagram
  • Long-term statistics and after each learning session
  • Rights management for each cardbox
  • Catalog of all cardboxes which are configured for public access
  • Import, export, (XLS, CSV, Html) and print flashcards
  • Social network features like making friends, mail; and automatically finding experts for specific keywords among friends
  • Classroom features which help a teacher to assign cardboxes to a whole class
  • Newsfeed about activities in cardboxes of class
  • Learning statistics which relate to a whole class