Lino.it in Education

Lino.it is a free, web-based message board. The tool provides the ability to communicate and collaborate in real time, and is especially suitable for use within the monological and the polyphonic form of teaching.

Lino in Education

Within the polyphonic form of teaching Lino.it can be used as a collaborative workspace for groups of students or for a whole class. It is possible to upload photos, to insert images directly from URLs, to insert videos from YouTube and other services and to insert documents and Post-It notes on the Board.

The boards can be shared with others, and you have the option of only allowing others to see a board. In this way, Lino.it can be used as a communication tool within the monologic form of teaching, , if the teacher creates a board with information which she shares with her students.

Lino.it is in many ways similar to Mural.ly. In Mural.ly however, you also have the opportunity to comment on the items on the boards, and to chat with other users who are online. On the other hand, you can create groups in Lino.it, and share boards with group members.

Lino.it is easy to use, and you can use the tool without having to create a user. If you want to share a message board, however, you are required to login, and you can create a profile using a Facebook, Twitter or Google account. It is also possible to set up an account with an email address. If you need help getting started, you can read this introduction to Lino.it.

Evernote in Education

Evernote is a free tool for taking notes and for documentation, that works across many different platforms. The tool is free to use, and requires only that one creates an account. Evernote is suitable primarily for use within the dialogical form of teaching.

Evernote i undervisningen

Within the dialogical form of teaching it is obvious to let students use Evernote as an individual note tool. The fact, that the tool works across platforms, for example, students can obtain information to make and maintain their experiences using a smartphone (iOS or Android) when they are out on the field trip, and then elaborate on their experiences afterwards on a laptop in class. It is possible to save images and sound recordings produced with a smartphone in the notes, providing good opportunities to maintain experiences for subsequent processing.

There is a possibility of recognition of the ' ink ' (written on smartphone or tablet), and it is possible to transform speech to text. Additionally, it is possible to create different kinds of lists in Evernote, including a 'check-list', which can be used in students' organization of their individual tasks.

If you need help getting started with Evernote in Education, you can watch this guide.