Link: Squidoo : Web design. I mentioned Squidoo recently, and I thought it might be interesting to try and turn it into a teaching aid. Consequently I created a Squidoo lens related to Web design, though the content isn't actually particularly important here.
I took an existing presentation that I use which has lots of links to different websites and examples of good/bad webpage design, and it's always been a real pain to keep up to date, and I thought Squidoo might help out.
It certainly seems to have done. I set up a number of modules to begin with, naming them appropriately for each section of the course before I did anything else. If you don't do it that way, it's a bit of a pain to have to create a new module and then click, wait, click, wait to get it where you want it. (Drag and drop would be good here). Once I'd done that, it was a question of cutting and pasting existing content into the appropriate module. Adding links was very easy... I just opened the existing presentation page, followed the link and used the little bookmarklet to add the link to the module I wanted, and add in comments as appropriate.
What's more, it was really easy to get right up to date with new material - this was all sitting in my bookmarks, and I was dreading having to go in and do the whole cutting and pasting lark for the presentation. Now I don't need to - I can use the bookmarklet for that as well.
I've still got a bunch of work to do on the thing, but do feel free to take a look. It's currently ranked #445,578 so I'm also going to be interested to see how quickly it moves up the rank - and I'm guessing that if you give it a rating it should move it up even higher. Not that I'm touting for votes, oh no.