Last night I tried out elink, a tool that allows users to curate web resources and share them as a newsletter, a web page, a link, or embedded in a page. It’s VERY easy to use. Ten minutes after I signed up, I had created my first elink.
Here are the steps to creating one:
1. Click Create New and choose a layout. Some layouts are only included in the PRO version but there are several in the free version that appealed to me.
4. When you have all the links you want, click done. Then you can add a header and publish your page. It couldn’t be easier.
Today I used elink and my blog analytics to create a summary of my most popular blog posts from last year. I have embedded it below:
What I like about creating elinks is that this visual representation of weblinks is much more interesting than a boring bunch of links written as text. Have a project for your students? Providing resources? Why not do it like this? Perhaps the visual will draw students into a particular resource. It would also be great to have kids find resources and present them like this. I think elinks would also be useful as a landing page, especially for young students, to organize all of the webtools that are used in a class. In an increasingly visual society, elink.io is a great way to share resources.