Webdoc - Great Tool to Bring Learning to Life Through Multimedia

I discovered Webdoc.com at the 140edu conference. The company did something really cool. They made a Webdoc of each presenter like the one they created below that features me and my talk. You can see the others here.

What is cool about webdoc is that you can so easily embed or drag and drop all sorts of content / media right onto the page and it is also designed for discussion / conversation that can have media included as well.

Here are some ways I can envision using it in education:

  • Students create passion profiles.
  • Students create "What's Your Genius" profiles of one another and use the discussion to build upon it.
  • Forget textbooks. Create webdocs.
  • Each teacher can have Webdoc that outlines who she is.
  • Classes can make webdocs to celebrate the completion of a unit of study.
  • Schools can use webdocs to organize events. Imagine this webdoc from @jmarkeyAPwas a school event.
  • Webdocs as a student learning portfolio.
  • Create a Webdoc to provide an overview of your school as Richard Cassella has done in the following video. You can read his whole explanation here.

Webdoc.com also has an education page full of ideas. Check them out here.

Here is a video that shows how to use webdocs.com. How might you use this for learning?

webdoc in action (opens in new tab) from webdoc (opens in new tab) on Vimeo (opens in new tab)

Lisa Nielsen is best known as creator of The Innovative Educator blog and Transforming Education for the 21st Century learning network. Lisa is an outspoken and passionate advocate of innovative education. She is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on "Thinking Outside the Ban" and determining ways to harness the power of technology for instruction and providing a voice to educators and students. Based in New York City, Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities helping schools and districts to educate in innovative ways that will prepare students for 21st century success. Her first book “Teaching Generation Text” is set for a fall 2011 release. You can follow her on Twitter @InnovativeEdu.

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