Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Mobile Learning and Engagement: Are you part of the 15%?

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Are you part of the 15%?

First seen in this article: The 21st Century Digital Learner by Marc Prensky

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Tech B.F.F.~OhLife Letter Writing for the Future

BFF is an acronym for “Best Friend Forever.” These websites and tips are so good that they will become your technology BFFs!
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The other day I asked some college students to keep a journal in the form of letters to themselves. One of the students timidly asked, “you, mean, with paper and everything?”

Enter OhLife

OhLife has two easy steps:

1.) OhLife sends an email asking “How did your day go?”

2.) Account holders write as much or as little as they would like.

After awhile a nice collection of letters forms a primary source time capsule.

ohlife email text sample

What I like is that there are no “share” buttons enticing students and/or participants to share (and perhaps embellish) the details of their daily life. There is also a nifty feature to set the date in the future for delivery of your letter. OhLife’s privacy makes it an intriguing choice for classroom writing projects, virtual diaries, MeMuseums, etc…

OhLife has a 15 day free trial and $10.00 yearly price tag.

Not bad for a memoir in the making!

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