View on the BlogEric Simons became famous a few months ago for squatting in the AOL buildings while putting together his new business which was called ClassConnect. Today, Mr. Simons launched the renamed service, Claco, and teachers are able to request invites.
A quick look around suggest the site is heavy in graphics but still loads quickly. There are places for featured teachers, chat areas, sharing and storing of resources.
ActivInspire / Smartboards
Will the site allow uploads of ActivInspire Flipcharts and can they be viewed online? Actually, uploading any smartboard chart should be added as a feature.
Many teachers have moodle sites. Will there be a way to import those documents easily? Why should the teacher abandon all of that hard work?
Next, I worry about the term "collaboration" because is this just going to be teachers putting up documents and others taking them without attribution? In other words, is this just a one-way collaboration?
I wish the site well. Hopefully teachers will ask for their invitations, and start using the service.