Wednesday, October 8, 2008

So Much to EMBED, So Little Time...

Many creative elements on the read/write web can readily be embedded within blogs, wikis, homepages, and online courses. Here are just a few examples of what you can do with embed code:

Embed a Video: Create a video in minutes with Animoto, or grab a favourite video from the TED conference or from YouTube, TeacherTube or;

Stream a Live Event
: Use video with or Live Blog with Cover-it-Live.

Invite a Response
: Video, audio or text responses are possible. Consider using Seesmic, or VoiceThread. Each requires an account to harness it's two-way channel, but the potential is great.

Share Lessons: Digital lessons from slideshows on Slideshare or SlideRocket, to Jing screen capture demos on, and timelines at are suitable to 'click-copy-embed'.

Gravitate to Google: Embed a Google Map or satellite image (just click the word 'link' above any map for the code); launch a survey with Google Docs (use the share tab); automate an RSS feed to appear on your site from Google Reader (from 'manage subscriptions', select the 'folders and tags' tab, and select 'add a clip to your site'). The expert user will automate content appearing on a site, by applying (and deleting) specific tags to subscribed posts, podcasts, photos...

If you'd like to learn more, you may be interested in "The Magic of Embed Code" on the Teacher 2.0 Podcast.

Photo Credit: liamngls


paul c said...

Ironically I just learned how to embed a code, a You Tube video onto my blog. Up until today I just referred to them with a link.

You're right, embedding is a pervasive tool!