Thursday, 24 September 2009

My First Scrapblog

Looking through Room 18's Learning Journey lovely blog via the September 2009 Blogging Challenge, I spotted the word "Scrapblog" amongst many other e-tools, in the sidebar. I was curious so I looked. The site said "creating a scrapblog is easy". Now, for some reason the word "easy" is always an irresistible force for me, especially if it is connected to new e-tools. My gut instinct told me to give it a go, just for fun. I have seen some amazing scrapblogs on other sites and it seemed as if a lot of technology was involved. Well, the hype lived up to its promise and it was indeed easy to create my very first scrapblog using my own photos. The potential for using Scrapblog for teaching and learning is great and it's a fun way for students to create all manner of projects for classwork or for more individual creative effects.

8 comments:

ozge said...

Thank you for sharing ScrapBlog, Janet.I think it's an easy and a very creative digital storytelling tool. I'll do mine as soon as possible =)

KALINAGO ENGLISH said...

What a lovely idea!

Me too Ozge, man - Janet does find some super interesting tools ;-)

K

LLJB said...

Dear Ozge and Karenne

Thank you for your kind words! I just found scrapblog on the sidebar of the amazing class blog I was looking at and that was my inspiration.

I feel children nowadays are so in touch with modern technology and it is good to follow them...and see what they like now, as they are the FUTURE!

esolcourses.com said...

Love this!

Think it has tons of potential for getting students to do creative writing work and I'll certainly be giving it a go.

Thanks for sharing :-)

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LLJB said...

Hi Sue

I look forward to seeing examples of how scrapblogging could be used in an imaginative way. It certainly looks like a fab tool:)

Pam Thompson said...

Hi Janet
Scrapblog looks really interesting.I'm on holidays at the moment so I think I'll make time for a play! There are some great tools for making photo slideshows. I really like picturetrail.com, and of course, as you know, I've just started using smilebox.com.

Great blog, by the way. I'm adding it to my reader.

LLJB said...

Thank you Pam!

I love your example of smilebox.com. Will have to investigate that when I can.