Archive for May, 2011

Edufy gets a facelift and youtube integration

Greetings Edufy Community. We hope you all have racing to the Summer and for many of you, a short but well deserved vacation.

Here at Edufy we are not resting and continue to build out content and improve the site primarily based on feedback you are giving us via the ‘Contact’ link so please continue sharing your feedback. We are excited to share some important improvements that we are confident will improve your overall experience with Edufy.

1. Youtube in activities – many of you told us that multimedia was becoming more integral in how you communicate concepts to certain learners. You will now be able to easily embed Youtube videos into your activities by clicking the ‘Youtube’ icon anywhere you see a Visual Text Box ¬†Editor such as in the Procedure section. Based on your feedback we plan on introducing other media services in the coming future.

2. Easier Filtering of Results – get to the results you want faster with a new ‘Results Refinement’ toolbar at the top of the results screen. From here you can easily select and add additional criteria that will immediately further filter the results by Grade, Learning Style, or Learning Cycle.

3. A new look and layout – before signing into Edufy, the site has been largely re-organized so that we can better share important Edufy community information including popular activities as well as updates from the Edufy team via the blog.

4. A new video, Edufy in the classroom – our founder has been enjoying great success using Edufy in his own classroom and we wanted to share that experience with all of you and others that may not have signed up yet. Do you have a video you want to share? Please let us know!

5. Share Edufy – last but certainly not least is an easier way to build our community. As we’ve mentioned before the community is the most important part of Edufy and we need your help growing it through your existing trusted networks. Now you can easily share Edufy and invite others by just entering their email address.

We hope you enjoy these improvements and continue to give us feedback so that we can continue to evolve the site to adapt to your needs. Of course, please recommend Edufy to a colleague which you can now do via the ‘Share Edufy’ button! We are only as powerful as the quality of our community.

Thank you all again for helping us make the classroom experience more powerful and engaging. Together we can all help make great teaching easier.