Embeds Workshop 06/26/2008

I'm conducting a workshop today for the for TBR eLearning Summer Institute at The University of Memphis on embedding stuff and widgets into your Web site, blog, wiki or Desire2Learn.  So, I'd love to hear your ideas about what you like to embed and where you go to get your embeds.  I'm also going to use this space to demo some embed codes, so it might look a little cobbled together.  That's intentional, though.

iGoogle, Pageflakes

Most people are probably familiar with widgets from iGoogle <http://www.google.com/ig?hl=en&source=iglk> or a site like Pageflakes <http://www.pageflakes.com/>.  You choose little tools to show up, sort of like a start page.  TIP: There's also a Pageflakes just for teachers <http://teacher.pageflakes.com/>, which has lots of widgets just for teaching.

Places to get widgets or embeds

1.    Tony Vincent’s site <http://tonyvincent.net/?q=node/43>
2.    Google Gadgets <http://www.google.com/ig/directory?synd=open>
3.    Widgetbox for all types <http://www.widgetbox.com/>

Unexpected places to get widgets or embeds

1.    Barnes & Noble Studio <http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bn-studio/videos-podcasts/index.asp?>
       See it in action at        

Places to make your own embed widgets

1.    For photo slideshows <http://www.goodwidgets.com/widgets/share/69745>
2.    For forms <http://creator.zoho.com>
3.    For presentations <http://show.zoho.com> or <http://sliderocket.com/>
4.    For polls <http://www.polldaddy.com>
5.    For audio (mp3s) <http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/mp3>
6.    For charts <http://www.richchartlive.com/RichChartLive/>
7.    For spreadsheets <http://sheet.zoho.com/>

Some examples

1.   Slideshow: Kameilah Amaya <http://technology-education.weebly.com/my-artifacts.html>
2.   Slideshow: Jennifer Nelson <http://msjnelson.weebly.com/artifacts.html>
3.   Slidecast: Matt McLean <http://mattbmclean.wordpress.com>
4.   Zoho Sheet <see below>



Sun, 29 Jun 2008 11:56:17

I love Widgetbox. The site has a lot of widgets to choose from and there is just about something for everyone. If you need a widget for your blog and/or website, go to Widgetbox.

I would be interested in hearing where other people get widgets.


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