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Monday, September 12, 2005

WebNote

Had a good time up in Manchester last week but have loads to catch up on now. When I have lots to do I tend to have lots of post it notes floating around too, so today I’ve decided to share some of my ‘post-it-note-type' tools with you.

The first one is WebNote. This allows you to quickly note something on a kind of electronic sticky note, which will be shared in an online workspace. This is great for capturing informal comments from a group in the same way that we often use traditional paper sticky notes now.

To use it you start by creating a workspace. This basically just involves choosing a name. You then give that URL to other people who will then be able to post notes in that same workspace. You can all access it at any time and return to it from any other computer. You can also share your notes with others by providing the workspace name (or URL). As well as working for classes with students, or in meetings, this could work in workshops with delegates too – they just need to be able to access the workspace on the web. Handy if they are sat at a PC anyway.

As a demonstration I’ve set up an ace:UK workspace for you here. So if you’re interested to see how WebNote works feel free to have a play by sticking a post it note on there....

The second of todays 'post-it-note-type-tools' is here.

2 Comments:

At 9:05 am, Blogger David said...

The WebNote thing looks interesetin. If only there was a way to combine something like WebNote with something like del.icio.us or Furl. I would love to be able to direct a class to a web page and let them leave post-it note comments all over it with their review/comments/questions on the web page itself. Now that would be fun!

David

 
At 7:00 pm, Blogger Theresa said...

Hi David

Yes, the idea of putting post it style comments on a web site would be fun!

Even just reading some of the suggestions on the workspace is inspiring too. It's exciting thinking of all the possibilities!

 

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