I was introduced to NewHive by Jason Luther in his introduction as a DRC Fellow. It’s an interesting platform with many more possibilities than I’ve suggested here through my own composition.
I used it (like Jason) as a introductory piece but this time as a ‘meet the new faculty’ section of my departmental newsletter, but I see other possibilities for composing like folksomic/palimpsestic maps or maybe even a kind of portfolio.
Newhive is also interesting to me because it’s what Dan Anderson has termed a low bridge technology: free to use and relatively easy to learn with potentially high benefits for student learning. It’s cloud based with a drag and drop/WYSIWYG interface and does a good job of handing image, text, sound, and video.