We recently came across CollaborizeClassroom and think that anyone with a blog will love what they offer!
Like blogging, CollaborizeClassroom makes it easy to have discussions online. And best of all, there is a widget that lets you embed questions and polls right into your blog!
Anna and the team from CollaborizeClassroom was nice enough to set up a site just for edubloggers – you don’t need to even be an Edublogs user to use it. You can also set-up your own online space and the service is completely free either way!
So play around with the following directions and let us know what you think!
Step One: Visit the Edublogs Collaborize Community. Click Ask a Question. When the window pops up, it’s time to set up your poll.
Step Two: This is the form where you’ll create your poll. In the first field, type in the topic (or title) of your poll. Add any other information you would like to include in the description area. We recommend using this space to explain how you would like people to use your poll. Next, select a category. If you don’t see a category that is specific to your poll, you can use the “Other” category. You can also add an end-date or attach an image, video or document.
When you are done, click Publish.
Step Three: Once you see your topic displayed in the topic listing, click Make Widget (the link with the gear icon next to it). You will be taken to a wizard that guides you through the process of customizing your widget’s appearance.
Step Four: Once you have customized your Widgets appearance, click Next then click Grab Code at the bottom of the page. Copy the Widget Code.
Step Five: From your Edublog site, in a New Post – Click on the HTML Tab and Paste in your Widget Code.
Step Six: Click Publish and view your new widget in action!
Thanks CollaborizeClassroom for putting together this site for our community and for helping with the directions above!