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myWebspiration Public Beta

by Samuel Sennott

mywebspiration logo

mywebspiration logo

Are you participating in the public beta test of myWebspiration. (www.mywebspiration.com)  From the makers of the graphic organizing softwares Inspiration, Kidspiration, and Inspiredata, comes the web 2.0 version of the software.  In my intial trials of using myWebspiration, my impression is that for the basics it works just like Inspiration, my graphic organizing software of choice.  Yet, gosh do I miss being able to do (contro/ command e).  That resizes your graphic.  There a few other usability features that will also be upgraded, such as undo, super small cell color fill buttons, and other problems related to overriding the browser function keys. Hey, that’s why its a beta right?  I just started a collaborative project using the sharing feature and will report on how it goes.  Overall, I think this software has great potential to give students access to the software at home, which assumes that the company continues its aggressively priced bulk liscensing options for schools.

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October 6, 2008 - Posted by | Assistive Technology, AT, Special Education | , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. Sam,
    I just signed up and had a quick check. I looks like a great tool especialy while it is in Beta and free! I will be teloling my Middle School friends later today!

    Comment by Faith | October 7, 2008 | Reply

  2. Hi Sam,
    Thanks for sharing this! I don’t have to make visual outlines manually anymore!

    I’m going to pass this along to teachers, writers, writers groups, and web designers I know. They have been looking for something like this for years.

    Please keep sharing stuff like this!

    Thank you!

    Pam Kennedy
    Writers Brigade Participant
    Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement (AAC-RERC)
    Co-Vice President of People Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication for the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Co VP PWUAAC USSAAC)
    pdkennedy416@gmail.com

    Comment by Pam Kennedy | October 7, 2008 | Reply

  3. Thanks for sharing this. I’ll have some students play around with it. They are often the best critics…honest and eager.

    Comment by rjseykora2 | October 7, 2008 | Reply

  4. Hearing your responses gets me both excited to see what students think and about my own personal use of the system. The collaborative part is very neat for everyone.

    Comment by alltogether | October 7, 2008 | Reply

  5. Found this while looking for something to help my homeschooling son with organizers for writing papers. He seems to have a mild dysgraphia which results in much time wasted when he goes between the brainstorming and the composition of text. The organizer to outline feature makes it feel like the paper is half written. We are frustrated that we don’t have an easy way to save the outline in a word processor though. We’re having to make a pdf and then convert it to text.

    Comment by bearsmom | January 9, 2009 | Reply

  6. Hello bearsmom,

    Know that you could have a word processing document open running in the background. Then from the very start of the branch, go to edit and copy. You can then paste it in the open document.

    Seems like this should be much easier, so I will email my contact there. 🙂

    Comment by alltogether | January 9, 2009 | Reply


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