While at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) I was able to hear from a lot of fantastic educators from all over the country. Yellkey is one of the many tools that were shared over the course of the conference. Specifically, I picked this tool up from Leslie Fisher. She has some awesome things going on at her newly revamped website (including great pricing on webinars) that you should check out!
WHO: Teachers that frequently share URLs in class but have issues with students using URL shorteners.
HOW: Visit http://www.yellkey.com/, paste in the URL to share, select a length of time for the key to exist, generate yellkey and share!
WHEN: Yellkey is great for situations that need to share a URL, but it does not need to be permanent. A prime example would be when you are giving a presentation at a conference and need the audience to quickly get to your shared slide deck. In the classroom, it is great for those quick websites that may not be shared links elsewhere. I plan to use it for the Google Form for Homecoming Court voting, the online ballots will be protected with required sign-in and the link will only be available through yellkey for a specific length of time.