Personal Learning Plans & PageFlakes December 6, 2007Posted by emiaukea in online tools, technology.
Before I was torn away to go to Chris’ farewell lunch I was participating in a very interesting WebJunction webinar, part of their ‘Learning’ series. Some of you know how intrigued I am with the idea of developing a ‘Personal Learning Plan’ and trying to encourage others to join me in the journey for themselves and also because I think we’ll all learn more an have fun in a group.
Now to the point…and that is to share this cool web tool I just heard about today called PageFlakes. It’s one of many tool/sites that use a technology called Ajax that lets you create a custom online ‘environment.’ Starting with their wizard and with a little extra (simple!) work on my part about half an hour I was all set-up with my own Start Page. I was able to drag and drop widgets around on the screen (called ‘flakes’) so I can see and access my Gmail, local news and weather, a calendar, several podcasts, a calculator and more! They even have a RSS reader if you have lots of blogs to keep track of.
Check it out! A few hints from my own experience — it’s not that obvious that you need to create an account to save your settings and get a unique URL. Once you do that (and verify your email address) you’ll be able to tell it where you live in your settings.
If you make your PageFlake public, make sure you ping me so we can see each other: my username is elizabeth.iaukea.