Online platform to keep track of school events, tests, homework assignments, etc.
Great for students to keep track of their sources and where information in their work is taken from, or for those like me who tend to put little comments in their work and don’t like using brackets.
Offers opportunity for additional customization to blog (which I needed more of). Very user friendly and can add multiple additional images
What are their weaknesses?
No way to sync it with normal Calendar widget to make upcoming school events, tests, etc. public to those who view the blog. Widget is mostly for personal use.
In the published version of a post with footnotes, there’s a less-than-aesthetically-pleasing blue symbol at the end of each footnote.
No opportunity to preview how image looks on site, or add additional content without the presence of an image.
Can these programs be used in a classroom setting to enhance student learning? Would you use it and/or recommend it?
It’s good for students who would like an easy-to-use online platform to keep track of all their upcoming events and due dates. I wouldn’t personally use it because I use my phone calendar to keep track of these things, but to each their own.
It’s an excellent tool for sourcing work (helps students keep track of what they used their sources for, etc.). Would definitely recommend.
I would recommend it to students who want to add a bit more flair to their blog, especially those interested in photography/art and would like to show their work on their homepage.