8 December 2009

Photo of the day —

Name the secret location; take the poll!

For the sake of reference, here’s the image of our whiteboard on which the project and the notion of a collaboratory was described.

Click on the image below to expand it:

Here is an additional approach to the collaboratory:

Each item I show you today appeared on YouTube. Other, maybe better, tutorials are available. For instance, in the case of Webspiration, which is a little further down our list, there’s a tutorial that show’s you how to turn Webspiration into a web page, which might be a way for you to solve three problems at once: employing a tool for collaboration; conceiving and developing your porject; and, finally, producing a presentation for the class.

Still another approach you might want to consider is creating a website, which is not as freaky as it sounds, especially if you use Google sites:

Finally, here’s one of my favorite tools for developing ideas, Webspiration, at mywebspiration.com

Some key questions you will answer in your groups and hand in to me at the end of class:

1. Consider the collaborative tools I’ve shown you. Does it matter which one you choose for your project?

2. Does your project more easily lend itself to one of these collaborative tools?

3. Now consider how you are going to present this collaboration to me — try to give me a sense of what it will look like — a research paper? a design for a video with an accompanying video?

Here’s an item for those of you pawing over the problem of virtual war –



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