Monday, December 24, 2012

Apps for the 12 Days of Christmas - Themeefy


Themeefy allows users to add content and create a digital flip-book/magazine of the content of their choice.  The website also allows users to search and view previously created magazines which can be browsed by category or searched for through key words.  When users have completed a magazine, they can share it in several different ways and the site also allows users to provide information about themselves. 

To get started, users don't need to sign up; however if they want to save a magazine it will be necessary to sign up.  Users provide each magazine a title and a brief description.  Themeefy at this point does a Google search on the title of the magazine for users and allows users to read more or add the information from the search to the magazine.

As you want to add more pages to the magazine, you conduct more Google searches, look for information on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, or create a page with your own content.  Adding your own content allows for a URL, Title, and Description.  You can also add notes and an image as well.

Themeefy automatically adds an image and text from the website.  Users can edit that information.  It also automatically provides the source of the information as well.  Students have a hard time remembering to do that, so it is a necessary aspect of the software. 

I am not sure about my complete thoughts on this application yet because it allows for a lot of "copying and pasting" if done for students use.  I could envision teachers using this as a way of providing links to information about topics covered in the class.  Themeefy definitely has some aspects that are worth examining for implementation in the classroom.  Here is a video that explains adding your own content and lets you see the layout of the site.



Apps for the 12 Days of Christmas Day One - Edcanvas
Apps for the 12 Days of Christmas Day Two - Cubby
Apps for the 12 Days of Christmas Day Three - NextUp
Apps for the 12 Days of Christmas Day Four - Otixo
Apps for the 12 Days of Christmas Day Five - Quiklinkr and Listango
Apps for the 12 Days of Christmas Day Six -  Educlipper
Apps for the 12 Days of Christmas Day Seven - Share My Lesson 
Apps for the 12 Days of Christmas Day Eight - Podbay
Apps for the 12 Days of Christmas Day Nine - Quotebook 
Apps for the 12 Days of Christmas Day Ten - Slide.ly 
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