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Beeclip EDU: scrapbooking for schools

We’ve used digital scrapbooking tools for creatively exploring the lives of historical events and figures using primary sources, for creating portfolios, and for presenting research projects.

But I’ve been on the lookout for a scrapbooking tool that really works for school. The ones we’ve used the past couple of years have been a little clunky, a little unreliable, a little uncollaborative, video-unfriendly, and a little less private than we wanted.

So I was delighted to see Beeclip EDU come

across my network this morning. Designed for education, Beeclip EDU, offers a free no-registration trial and free basic accounts for students and teachers.  Teachers can see up a class of 30 accounts and three projects with the basic account.  Other pricing options look like this:

The About page suggests uses for the platform:

  • Scrapbooks
  • Moodboards
  • Photo albums
  • Collages
  • Portfolios
  • Yearbooks
  • Posters
  • Diaries
  • Journals

Scrapbooks may contain combination of photos, links, videos, documents and other types of digital media.

This one allows collaboration. Clicking on the editors button in a scrapbook allows students to add editors by username or email address, and to limit editors to classmates only.

Teachers have the option of either creating products within a walled garden or publishing student work more broadly.

A handy beeclipper browser bookmarklet allows for on-the-fly grabbing of web content in and out of the program.

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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