Calaméo : The Educators Way to Master The Web

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Calaméo is another great web2.0 tool in education . It allows you to publish your documents online in such an interactive way that you become the master of your web . Here is how Calaméo defined themselves :

Calaméo is the ideal way to publish, search for and share all your documents online. You can organize your publications into subscriptions. In addition, you, your family and your colleagues can add comments to and start discussions on each publication!

Some features of Calaméo

Here is a quick overview of some of Calaméo most important features :
  • It is free but you can upgrade your account if you want more features .
  • There is no limit to the number of pages your document can have .
  • It allows its users to upload all major formats and convert them into digital publications
  • You can share all your documents with the rest of the world
  • embed your publications into your website or blog
  • Browse into their library to search for interesting readings amongst millions of publications
  • interact with other users by leaving feedback on their publications
  • create your own group or join interesting groups you like
  • Calaméo is available at French , English ,and Spanish

How can i get started using Calaméo ?

Log on to Calaméo main page and create your account
Once you are logged on to your homepage , you can explore its different tabs .
calameo create pub

Here a brief revision of every tab :
1
     calameo your publication
click on create a publication and choose from the following :
  • Give your publication a title
  • choose a format
calameo formats2
  • choose a category
calameo category
  • select wether you want to make your publication private or public and you can also personalize it the way you want then click on “ start uploading”
calameo public
2
browse
under this tab you can search readings you want , you can browse by :
  • format
  • category
  • language
  • creative commons
  • popular tags
the categories include :
calameo categories
3
calameo groups
under this tab you can :
  • create your group
  • Browse groups
  • consult your groups
  • see your group invitations
4
calameo community
under this tab you can :
  • see you contacts
  • invite friends
  • send invitations
  • see who has you as a friend
  • see incoming invitations

Applications of Calaméo in education

Calaméo is a very important web2.0 tool we , as educators , need to be familiar with . It really speaks for itself and everything it offers has a direct benefit on the sphere of education . We all need to convert files , send interesting ones to our friends and students , and publish relevant digital publications to let other consult them . Why not use these services with our students and share with them publications we have already selected and help them with their learning . I would really recommend you to start using it and showing your students how they can work on it .
That’s it about Calaméo : The Educators Way to Master The Web.
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