I’ve been using this week to catch up a bit, as I missed week 6. Naturally, it seems that I missed the week with the most things to try!

I tried setting up a homepage with pageflakes. I did look at Netvibes too, but there didn’t seem to be much difference and Pageflakes seems friendlier, somehow (completely illogical, but there you go).

I didn’t think too much of it at first – it struck me as a bit of an overblown RSS reader. Then I added my twitter feed. Then the Facebook flake. Then I added the Blocks game, but I had to take that off as I’m a recovering Tetris addict…. and, rather optimistically, I added the comments feed for this blog. I think it’s safe to say that I’ll be keeping Pageflakes going, but I suspect it’ll be more as a personal thing than a work one – I like the fact that I can update sites from there, without going to them. What can I say, I’m lazy and it’s quicker!

There are definite applications to use this for learning though. For Environmental Technology, we already have a blog and a delicious list. We could add those as flakes, the general library feed, two or three other subject related ones and then you have a subject portal, near enough.

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  1. I read about a site on John Chow’s blog today called http://www.43marks.com – its like Pageflakes and iGoogle but better cuz you can add you all your bookmarks and the bookmarks can be websites not just gadgets and RSS feeds although you can upload your favorite RSS feeds too. Its free and totally customizable re-arranging categories and bookmarks in anyway you want. I really do like 43marks much better. It’s great for teachers! They give you a unique URL (43MARKS.com/username) where you can upload bookmarks that are of interest to the class your teaching Just give out the URL so the the whole class can see the bookmarks

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