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Publish Clipmarks to your Blog

March 19th, 2009 jhagen Comments off
I’ve commenced using Clipmarks recently to record and organise readings I’ve come across on the web related to research I’m doing. At the same time, I’m exploring technologies that will allow me to share what I’m doing with others. The ability to post Clipmarks directly to my WordPress blog has intriguing possibilities and what better way of testing and sharing it than to post this Clipmark of a page from Clipmark about posting Clipmarks – that’s got my head spinning
clipped from www.clipmarks.com

  • What blogging services are supported for Clip-to-Blog™?
    Clip-to-Blog currently supports Blogger, WordPress, TypePad, LiveJournal, Movable Type and Vox. We also provide an embed code so you can easily paste clips into other blogs, including MySpace.
  • Clip-to-Blog Style Options

  • Can I change the style of clips I post to my blog?
    To change the style of clips that you post to your blog, click the “Style Options” link in the Clip-to-Blog™ window (see image on right).

    From there you can customize the color of the border and source link. You can also remove the clipmarks logo that appears below the clip.

    You’ll also find some more advanced features, including the ability to disable inline styles if you want the style to default to your blog style.

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    WP-Cumulus – did you know?

    March 15th, 2009 jhagen Comments off

    WP-Cumulus is a WordPress plugin developed by Roy Tanck that allows you to display your site’s tags, categories or both using a Flash movie that rotates them in 3D. It works just like a regular tags cloud, but is more visually exciting.

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    FancyZoom – did you know?

    March 15th, 2009 jhagen Comments off
    lego_0FancyZoom is a free (for non-commercial purposes) javascript website feature created by Cabel Sasser that zooms images inline instead of opening a separate web page. Click the Lego figure on the left to see for yourself. You can download FancyZoom here.
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    Moodle News Forum – did you know?

    March 14th, 2009 jhagen Comments off

    One in a series of mini-tutorials originally emailed to busy colleagues.

    • All courses in Moodle have a News Forum.
    • Only the teacher can post news and announcements in a course’s News Forum.
    • All students enrolled in a course are automatically ‘subscribed’ to the course’s News Forum.
    • Anyone who is subscribed to a Forum automatically is sent an email of any posting to the Forum.
    • You can learn more about the News Forum here: 
      http://docs.moodle.org/en/News_forum

    Moodle Calendar – did you know?

    March 14th, 2009 jhagen Comments off

    One in a series of mini-tutorials originally emailed to busy colleagues.

    • Each Moodle course has its own calendar and the teacher can record events in the calendar.
    • When a teacher creates various activities (e.g. an assignment where students upload work), the deadline for that activity is automatically entered into the course calendar.
    • When a student logs on to Moodle, the calendar automatically merges every event recorded by every teacher in every course the student is enrolled in (and a teacher’s calendar does the same for all the courses taught).
    • Upcoming events in the calendar are also highlighted in the ‘Upcoming Events’ block.
    • You can learn more about the calendar here: http://docs.moodle.org/en/Calendar

    Moodle Blocks – did you know?

    March 14th, 2009 jhagen Comments off
    One in a series of mini-tutorials originally emailed to busy colleagues.
    • You can modify the ‘blocks’ that appear on the left and right sides of your Moodle course/s (e.g. the calendar block).
    • You can move blocks up and down or left and right by clicking the arrow moodle_arrows1  icons (or clicking and dragging for Ajax enabled interfaces).
    • You can hide blocks from students by clicking the eye moodle_eye icon.
    • You can remove blocks from the front page of your course/s by clicking the delete moodle_x icon.
    • You can’t actually ‘delete’ a block; rather, it is simply returned to a blocks repository.
    • There are many blocks that you can add to your course simply by selecting them from the blocks repository that always appears (when editing is turned on) as the bottom block on the right side of your course.
    • You can learn more about blocks here: http://docs.moodle.org/en/Blocks
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