Mightybell tonight- Library 2.0

 Join me on tonight, Wednesday, December 5th, for a special   live chat with Gina   Bianchini, co-founder of Ning and the creator of the new Mightybell online program. We’ll show   you the newest features of Mightybell, allow those of you who are existing   users to do a little show and tell of your own spaces, and give you a chance   to ask Gina any questions that you might have.I’ll be hosting the event, as I’ve done before, as part of a consulting   relationship to help bring the community’s voice and ideas to Mightybell.   Gina has a huge personal commitment to bringing the benefits of her social   projects for free to teachers and learners.

Gina describes Mightybell as a service to help individuals and groups   gather around a passion. For teachers, librarians, and learners, it also   holds some special opportunities for “content curation and   conversation.” You have the ability in one place to chat, to post   content, and to comment in individual threads on the content (which can be   photos, videos, links, files, questions, and events)–and to allow others to   do so as well. I now create a Mightybell space for each of my FutureofEducation.com interviews to   collect a “living” set of the resources for the attendees.

With Mightybell you can:

  • create a living syllabus
  • gather class or topic resources
  • supplement a presentation
  • run a love back-channel for a meeting or professional development
  • allow students to post and comment on their own or each other’s work
  • host a scheduled live and automatically-archived “Mighty Chat” on a topic with your larger community
  • or collaborate in a myriad number of other ways

As one teacher said, Mightybell can bring “learning to life.” And the new visual and structural overhaul of the site gives you some great   new features:  post/reply by email, adding a space image and/or cover   photos, color-matching or customized themes and fonts, a new WYSIWYG editor, and “followers” as well as contributors.

To practice or sign up and create your own spaces, start at the new   Mightybell for Hosts space at https://mightybell.com/spaces/1ec75482801b8481.   Then join us Wednesday using the link below to the event’s Blackboard Collaborate room.

See you online!


Steve Hargadon

Date: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.C4415D8049A57DF74A3B77771411A0. The   Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if   you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for   Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.
Recording:  A full Blackboard Collaborate recording will be   available shortly after the event and the link will appear here.


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