Today’s tech snack can be found at the following url: https://thelittlememory.com/
What is it?
Thelittlemomery is an online tool that lets people write journal entries. Unlike a blog, this tool really was designed as a personal digital scrapbook. Journal entries are considered “memories” and you simply type in your entry, and click on done. Your entry now is a “memory” that you can access anytime to reflect back on. You can pictures to your entries as well as tag them. It is like having the freedom of a private twitter feed without the letter(characters) restrictions and public accessibility. All memories are by default private but you can choose to make them public, or you can choose to share memories only with specific people. This tool works on any web browser and also is also a downloadable app that can be used on tablets, smartphones, and ipads.
** You can even export data from other social media accounts into your littlememory account.
In order to start using this tool, students need to make a free account which requires them to put in an email account and a password. If students share any entries, they can do so without the recipents having a littlememory account. (They get the shared entry via a shared url link)
Students can use this site to create their own private diary or journal. Students can use it for prewriting and brainstorming before beginning writing projects. They can also use it to keep a digital portfolio of their thoughts, reflections, opinions and commentary about any events, or lessons they were engaged in during the school year. Students can also use this tool to write summaries of each day's events.
As a teacher you could use this tool for reflecting on lessons and classroom activities each day. If you have individual laptops for students, or are in a BYOD school, you could begin class with having students write an entry each day as a warm-up.
Ah, a tech snack that allows for creativity, reflection but gives you the option of privacy….I like it!