We all know there is no one silver bullet when it comes to suggesting a technology to support a learning endeavor. We mix and match and use the latest/best tools, the tools our colleagues or students have access to, and the ones they are familiar with and will use. It sometimes gets to be quite a chore keeping track of all of different sites we created to support the specified endeavor. Tweets, Google Discussion Groups, Calendars, Social bookmarks, blogs, Project management, etc., etc.
There are a couple of tools that help keep these all together in one, easy to use location – digital dashboards for our online learning environment.
- iGoogle – http://www.google.com/ig
- PageFlakes – http://www.pageflakes.com/
- Protopage – http://www.protopage.com/
- Netvibes – http://www.netvibes.com/
- Eskobo – http://www.eskobo.com/
- Favoor – http://www.favoor.com/
Personal Disclaimer – I have only used iGoogle on a regular basis so am not familiar with all the ins and outs of each service. If you have real life experience with any of these, please comment.
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