Adam Bellow, the man behind Educlipper, is now my top Education Rock Star. The man is amazing, engaging, and generous. I was fortunate to witness two of his sessions at ISTE this week, and I was inspired to fill two pages of Pages on my my iPad with new ideas for the upcoming school year.
One project that is near and dear to Adam’s heart is Educlipper. I have seen Educlipper mentioned on several other blogs, but basically dismissed it as a “Pinterest for Education.” However, I realize now that it is so much more.
This robust tool is free, and Adam assured us that it will always be free.
How is Educlipper different from Pinterest? Wow. Let me count the ways:
1.) As a teacher, you can add classes. Similar to Edmodo, your students receive group codes that allows them to join your class, and then you can share boards. This means that you can easily share resources with them, they can create digital portfolios, they can collaborate with each other.
2.) Educlipper is not limited to images. Any file format can be “clipped.”
3.) If you are interested in using Educlipper as a portfolio tool, you might want to know that Adam is currently working on an app that would allow you to take pictures of work and instantly upload it to your board.
4.) Adam built in an “export” feature so that you can export your boards and never have to worry that your hard work will be lost forever in cyberspace.
5.) Every single pin offers instant sharing options that include: Edmodo, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, G+, Tumblr, and even an embed code.
6.) Students do not need to have an e-mail, or any kind of social networking account to join.
7.) Adam’s “customer service” is amazing. I e-mailed a question to him last night, and immediately got a response – even though he is probably getting thousands of e-mails after his week at ISTE.
Can you imagine what a great differentiation tool this could be in your classroom? Or, how wonderful it would work as a digital portfolio? Or, how it will promote collaboration between students?
I want to thank Adam Bellow for this awesome resource. I’m only sorry I didn’t check it out sooner! Help to spread the word about Educlipper by clicking here for a handout, presentation, or video!