I began thinking about of boundary conditions this project would contain. I came up with a list of things I’d like to be able to do to design, deliver and chronicle an experience and what kind of tool or tools I could use or invent to do that .
I’m ready to make an assertion : working backwards from authentic content, with what I know already plus the help and participation of my PLN, we can create a WordPress plugin—or something else I haven’t thought of on my own—that combines the concepts of idea-mapping seen in Compendium with some of the functionality and utility seen in mobile devices within the context a tool with which to design and deliver learning experiences. Assertions should of course be based on solid arguments and evidence, weighing the pros and cons.
Once again I refer you all to this thought-provoking article by Aaron E. Silvers, which will shed light on why certain words above are in bold.
What do you think? Are you interested? Please comment!
UPDATE: This link appeared in my Twitter timeline this morning. Timely! Web 2.0 Selection Criteria…
I like that the rollovers can be turned on or off with one click. The windows that pop up are quite slick in their appearance. Instead of having to click the red X to close the pop-up window, though, it would be good to be able to click anywhere outside it and have it disappear. (This might be more user-friendly when interfacing with a touch-screen device.)
I can see this being very useful in an ESL context such as the one in which I teach (college ESL), where certain key words (e.g., high-frequency academic words, other key words being studied) can be defined instantly for the user with a rollover. Besides that, the various organizers can find wide application; I particularly liked the pros/cons one, which serves as a handy graphic organizer.
Between the two, which blogging platform do you think is most used by teachers?