Friday, October 2, 2009

Hi, all.

Here's my Rollyo. It could be used as a lesson in Information Literacy on how to evaluate websites for high school or college students. I had a crazy time with the Rollyo site and probably won't use it again. I would actually prefer Diigo or Delicious sites for this purpose as I like both interfaces better. I know it is not exactly the same concept but would certainly serve the same purpose...grouping webpages together under one tag so you can share them with a class.

I will certainly add more later, but I think a need a "technovacation" right about now. ; ) ~Steph


  1. I don't quite understand your rollyo. It needs to be clear enough that one could use it with little guidance.

  2. I came up with the idea of teaching the concept of evaluating websites using Rollyo. I thought Rollyo was going to allow for instructions to be "tagged" to each website to serve as a guide.

    By the time I experimented with the site and got my websites to display, I didn't have time to plan a different lesson. I am embarrassed to admit that it took me 4 plus hours to get my website to successfully display in Rollyo, but this was due to the website being so slow.

    In a classroom setting, I would instruct the students to watch the YouTube videos on evaluating websites and read over the rubric. I would then tell them to compare and discuss the Martin Luther King and Holocaust websites and then use the rubric to evaluate the rest of the sites.

    Of course, now I realize that Rollyo would work better in a scenario where you have a group of reliable sites on your search roll about a topic like British Literature,or like one of my classmates made a weather Rollyo. Students could then search for their chosen terms, like "earthquakes" or "tornadoes" to complete research. Rollyo allows students to explore their weather topic without going outside the realm of the websites the teacher wants them to use.

    I honestly didn't understand the whole concept of how Rollyo worked until now, and I am thinking that my classmates may have had the same difficulty.