I’m coming out about Kwout

I've been looking for a way to give my students more specific feedback on things on their blogs and wikis as well as to pull out best practice examples and now via Stephen Downes and Lucy Gray, here's Kwout.

I cut out a piece of Lucy's blog and posted it below. (I did this by going to the bottom of the homepage and dragging the bookmarklet to my toolbar and then I just played with it.)

The only flaw I can see is that it must be a PUBLICLY available web page — it doesn't seem to let you snag private things, however, you can post a public page and put it in a private place…

  • At home, you snag a picture of a web page and post it in a place for your students to see. (It might be a “blocked” site but you could use the graphic in this way (unless kwout is blocked).)
  • You can use it to create posts about best practices with copies of the web page.

I seem to recall, though, that there is a website that lets you “snag” the graphic and write on it. Which one was that… or did I just dream that one night?

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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kolson29 January 15, 2008 - 9:35 pm

So far I’ve tried Kwout and for some reason it’s not looking great on my blog htt://googtweetblog.edublogs.org. I’ll have to keep trying, though.

Thanks for the reminder about this cool tool!

Bookminder January 15, 2008 - 10:20 pm

Skitch and Jing both let you capture web pages, photos, documents and write on them. This comes in very handy for explaining things succinctly. See an example of Jing on my blog post: http://seycovess.blogspot.com/2008/01/using-new-online-catalogue.html
If you click on the image it becomes large enough to read easily.

jenny January 15, 2008 - 11:24 pm

The Jing project from Techsmith (free download) will let you snag what you need and then write on it, highlight, frame parts. I’ve just posted recently about it on my blog http://jennylu.wordpress.com/
Jing is great.

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