[Editor’s Note: This article was written by the CTL’s Laurie Hansen.]
That eye-catching title comes to you straight from weblogg-ed. In case you didn’t know, weblogg-ed is “dedicated to discussions and reflections on the use of Weblogs, wikis, RSS, audiocasts and other Read/Write Web related technologies in the K-12 realm, technologies that are transforming classrooms around the world” and linked to the IL Blog. Just to let you know, weblogg-ed author Will Richardson is “ ‘Learner in Chief’ at Connective Learning and the author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms.”
On his blog, Richardson discovers a game changer, saying his “iPad Kindle app syncs up all of [his] highlights and notes to [his] Amazon account. Who knew?” Maybe not us, but now we know! Richardson goes on to say, “All of a sudden, by reading the book electronically as opposed to in print, I now have:
- all of the most relevant, thought-provoking passages from the book listed on one web page, as in my own condensed version of just the best pieces
- all of my notes and reflections attached to those individual notes
- the ability to copy and paste all of those notes and highlights into Evernote which makes them searchable, editable, organizable, connectable and remixable
- the ability to access my book notes and highlights from anywhere I have an Internet connection.”
I’d say that beats dog-earing pages and scribbling in the margins!