Flipboard and Embed.ly

In utilizing Moodle  as our district LMS and Professional Development tool, I was looking for a way to share articles, videos, and resources I found on the web.  The difficulty I ran into was that unless teachers logged in and made their way into the news forum, they rarely saw or read the articles I was sharing.  I was looking for a way to quickly share resources in a way that was highly visible and easy to create, group and easy for the reader to digest.
I had used Flipboard before, but mainly as entertainment or leisure reading.  I had never used the magazine feature until recently.  When I started my magazine, I decided to focus on educational technology topics.  I quickly noticed the share feature which lets you email, tweet, or post you magazine on Facebook.  I decided to copy the URL and post it as a link on the front page of our district Moodle site.  But then I decided to use http://embed.ly to convert the web address of my Flipboard magazine into html code that could be posted on our page.  in that way, our teachers were able to see a thumbnail of the most current article archived in the magazine.  Love this tool!  Try it yourself.
Turn any address into an embed code – http://embed.ly

Flipboard app – http://flipboard.com

View my Flipboard magazine here – Smart Tips for Smart Teachers:

Smart Tips for Smart Teachers
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