EDT1303 (week 2) 18/09/15

On this blog, I’ll be talking about two things. Those are TodaysMeet and WordPress.

To many of you, these two may or may not be something new that you never heard of before. Well, to me they were. I had no idea what these are when my lecturer mentioned them in our class.

Let’s start with

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What is TodaysMeet?

TodaysMeet is the premier backchannel chat platform for classroom teachers and learners. Designed for teachers, TodaysMeet takes great care to respect the needs and privacy of students while giving educators the tools for success.” says uncle Google.

What does that mean? Well, it means that a person, in this case a teacher, who wants to have a group discussion or anything like that, can create an online chat room on TodaysMeet. The link to that chat room or the name of the chat room will be shared with the students. Students need to insert their names or nicknames to join the chat. Then the chat bar will appear on the left side of the screen along with the typing bar on it’s right. This is how it will look

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In our class, we were given the link to our chat room and our discussion topic was “The difference between Instructional Technology and Educational Technology”. All students posted whatever answer they found on Google. I have to admit that it was fun.

One thing about TodaysMeet is that, you can only write up to 140 characters in one message. But there are some really nice advantages of this website that you can read here. To open

Our next topic is WordPress.

This is an online tool that helps people to create their own websites as well as blogging. In fact, you’re reading my blog on WordPress. There are multiple of themes you can choose from to decorate your website. You can even customize them. It’s cool isn’t it?

Now, let’s see what uncle Google says about WordPress.

Google: “WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.”

Theres not much I can tell you about this blogging tool. You have to discover it on yourself to understand better. There are so many features you can find in the WordPress settings and some other places such as themes, menus and so on.

To create your own website on WordPress click here.

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