Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Thursday Live with Gina from Mightybell - More Improvements!

Join me and Gina Bianchini, founder of Mightybell, for a live and interactive Webinar Thursday afternoon/evening (US Time). Gina will both share the new improvements to Mightybell and also ask for your feedback and suggestions as educators and learners.

I consult with Mightybell on their education outreach, and Gina has a personal commitment to having the broader education community benefit from her social software projects (many of you will recognize Gina as the co-founder of Ning). If you haven't "met" Gina before, you'll really enjoy her energy and her devotion to "social learning."

Mightybell is free, and because of its unique capabilities, I think it's increasingly going to find a really valuable place in classroom and learning practice. In a Mightybell "space," you can collect and curate a variety of types of content--think of it like a living textbook, where you can draw in articles, websites, video, and ideas, and are then able to have threaded discussions about each one, as well as a general conversation inside the space. A space can be public or private, allowing as much or as little outside interaction as you want.

Since we last met, Mightybell has added some new features that are significant and that Gina will demonstrate.
  • Search;
  • Categories (takes featuring to the next level by letting you drag and drop posts within categories and then organize categories - this is terrific!);
  • Photos and files in comments;
  • "Space as a Post" - let's you add a Mightybell space itself as an item in another space, thereby also allowing you to create directories of your education spaces;
  • Posting to multiple spaces at one time from the Bookmarklet
  • Reposting - the ability to repost a post from one space to another as well as post to multiple spaces at one time
There is also a Mightybell hosts group (link) where you can ask questions at and we're now encouraging participation in one just for educators at Mightybell in Education.  I'm in both so feel free to reach out to me as well.

Hope you'll join us! If you can't make it, don't worry, there will be a recording (the link will be posted at http://www.stevehargadon.com afterwards).

Date: Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Time: 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.C4415D8049A57DF74A3B77771411A0. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.
Recording:  A full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2013-01-24.1514.M.86035557D2F8C8CA05E067C29AD0A7.vcr&sid=2008350. A stand-alone .mp4 video-only recording is at http://audio.edtech.com/cr20/mightybelleducation012013.mp4.

Gina Bianchini
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