I think this may be a first…blogging software for Tablet PCs! The latest version of Alan November’s November Learning Communities software actually has a inking feature, and I test posted to my Seton Hall class site. Very, very cool. It’s no secret that I love my Tablet PC, and not that I’d start writing all my blog posts like that, but just think of the possibilities for a few seconds. Art. Diagrams. Mind maps. All sorts of stuff that would be really, really neat to capture and use. The software also has easy support for podcasting and other enclosures (like Google Earth.) Much more later, I’m sure…
That is really cool! I’d have to agree with you on opening up blogging to different content areas. I can even imagine PE students demonstrating their knowledge of concepts on the Tablet PC’s (marking up diagrams of the cardiovascular system or students blogging about strategies in performance and collaborating on them…) As you said, much more…
Terry Freedman says
This is good because what we all should look forward to, I think, is the day when all of this stuff is transparent, non-clunky and able to work in accordace with the way we humans want to work!
Sean FitzGerald says
This certainly is very cool, but – at the risk of sounding like a naysayer – it isn’t very searchable or accessible.
Bud Hunt says
Yet. It’s not searchable yet. But if enough folks begin to use the tool, someone will figure out a way.
I also saw Alan November at CUE, it was the second time in 4 months. If anyone in educational technology hasn’t seen Alan, they are really missing the boat. I saw the Gateway Tablet PC at CUE. It looks great and seems to be strong enough to handle the rigors of a classroom. Gateway is throwing in some educational productivity software in the package too. There is also a wireless extention that you can buy for your projector that will allow you to cruise the room with the tablet and have your entries on the tablet transfer to the projector. All of these things will go nicely with our new Global Communications pathway.