February 18, 2013
BrainyBox is a neat new offering from the folks at Class Tools which reminded me a lot of Museum Box without the kinks. Using the BrainyBox tool you can build a six sided cube made up of text, videos, images, and hyperlinks. You can even embed other multimedia such audio files from SoundCloud or Google objects. A nice feature of BrainyBox is that students do not have to create an account to access and work with their box. They simply create a password for their work and they can access it anytime using the URL and password (same for Fakebook).
BrainyBox is a great sites for students to use because it forces them to think about the content they are going to use on their six sides. There is a limited number of space on each side as well so they have to be selective in what they include. This is another reason why I like the Twitter model so much...it encourages students to think about their writing. This is an excellent tool for students to use for presentations.