Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Zoho Week 8 # 18

About a year ago, School Library Journal featured Zoho writer as a technology to watch. Since I am a prissy person, concerned about students sticking floppy disks or thumb drives into my computers at school, I immediately took to this technology. Over the past year I have helped a bunch of students create Zoho accounts. I have used my e-mail address at school, since it is amazing just how many junior high students do not have their own e-mail accounts.

I have had students use zoho writer, & zoho show. They work very well, students seem to be able to grasp the concepts and are really excited. I have even had student's do the unthinkable; say, "Thank you!". Adults, on the other hand, are not as quick to catch on. For some reason they seem to like to stay in the Known Zone.

This year I plan on creating a (Horrors) piece of paper listing important online tools, that parents can take when they come to the library to pick up textbooks. Zoho writer will have a place of pride on the list.

This is however the first time I have attempted to export a document created in Zoho, We shall see. Will the color export?


arvind said...

Thanks for using Zoho and also introducing it to your students!

About publishing to blog, it should work fine along with the text colors, formatting etc. If you have any specific issues, do mail us at feedback[at]zohowriter[dot]com & we will try addressing them as soon as possible.


helenlmt2 said...

I also really like Zoho. However, I wanted to do some work with my yearbook editors this summer and thought Zoho would be the perfect place for it. I had trouble writing anything and then the files were blank when I opened them. Perhaps that is because my account hadn't been "verified" yet...

Bookworm said...

This Zoho sounds wonderful. It would be one way of letting the students work on their files from any location. I assume the work is password protected implying that even the teacher cannot see the work unless the student gives permission.

libladylib said...

I can't wait to get to Zoho. In fact, I am going to check it out tomorrow. Too tired tonight.
Sounds incredible!