30 days of Web Tools #16: Use Pen.io to create a quick page with a URL

Pen.io is an interesting application for making a quick page with a URL. (Whatever you do in Google Docs will also be given a web URL but this is a much quicker method.)

1. Go to http://www.pen.io/. You will notice a straightforward page with a code in the left box entitled ‘Page name’. The code remains as the URL of your new page.

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2. Give your page a password and then click on ‘Create new page’. You’ll be taken to the page where you can start writing.

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3. Give your page a title and write your message. You can drag on=ver a picture from your store of pictures. It will just get a text name until you save.

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4. Once you click on Save the picture appears.

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5. There are various other things you can do with this tool. On the right you can change the background and add photos in a more formal manner. Below you can embed the file into a blog or wiki.  

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You can also promote your page by tweeting it, pinning it (in Pinterest) or sending it to Facebook. How easy is that! I am sure this tool could be useful at times in a classroom setting which has technology.



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