Somewhat geeky tech question: building scan to blog station
Ok, this is a random tech question I’m putting here for some feedback and for me to come back to in the future.
I want to create a scan to blog station. As in, student completes assignment on paper and thinks, “I want to share this with the world.” So they go to this station, press scan, scan the document and type in an email, and it’s routed to a custom blog just for them, which also has everything they’ve done previously.
Here’s how I think I could do it.
- Fujitsu Scansnap: these things are amazing. I have the smallest version and even it zips through double sided full color page scans in no time.
- gmail + advanced filtering: If every student had a gmail account, then they could just enter “email@example.com” as the send email address, and then set up a filter on the +blog term in their gmail account to send it to posterous (forward to firstname.lastname@example.org), and I think we’d be all set.
- Posterous: This is the ultimate email to blog service. Send it an email with a pdf and it puts that pdf in a blog post (I think-need to try this).
So what do you think? Would this work? Are there easier/faster ways to do the same thing?