In celebration of the arrival of fall, we will take a glance at a few Web 2.0 resources that you might find useful in your classroom and personal life. For some, fall inspires a time for self-reflection. If that describes you, take a look at http://ohlife.com/. Ohlife is an online personal journal that is great for capturing your daily thoughts and life’s unexpected moments. OhLife makes journaling easy; every day they send you an email asking you how your day is going. To post to your journal, you reply to the email with your daily reflection and if you have a photograph you want to post, you attach it to the email. Hit send and your reply email is sent to ohLife and is immediately posted to your private online account. What is so cool about this site is that it is free, private and you don’t have the option to share it with anyone. One of the few drawbacks is that you can’t make multiple posts in a day.
Possible Classroom Application: Students could journal about their experiences in your class or journey at Harding. Later they can return to their entries to mark possible growth periods, struggles, and view God’s hand at work in their lives.
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