Just this past spring we learned of the shuttering of three major edtech services: Office Mix, goo.gl and Ten Marks. Also a change in Padlet’s Terms of Service. Today’s Meet is also shutting down.
1) OfficeMix – Link below on migration tips. The link below that is on the “new” method.
2) goo.gl – Below is a link for an alternative to the QR Code maker in goo.gl. Also bitly can be used to shorten URL’s and there is TinyURL
3) Alas I had just found out how much I like TenMarks Writing.
4) “FYI for those that use Padlet. Looks like padlet are now charging and bringing in a free and a premium service. If you’re already a member you’ll get a limit of 3 more padlets than you already have. New members will get 3 max. And to get any more you’ll need to pay. We’ll all need to be better at deleting old defunct padlets ” - https://bit.ly/2EmrhVu
Links to alternatives for Padllet below: Lino, Wakelet, Dotstorming, Scrumblr, or Pinside
I’ve also posted a link to Padlet, in case you have not tried it yet.
For myself, I am currently willing to pay for the upgrade to Padlet. Why? They have added built-in audio and video recording recently. And I believe that it is a service worth paying for.
These are companies after all and must unlike us in the public sector, post a profit-otherwise they will be gone.
A member of my PLN, Lynn Hilt, puts it so well in here recent post. I have posted a link below.