Windows 8.1 with IE 11 supports live tile notifications when you pin your favourite websites to your Start screen. I have added this functionality to my site; if you pin standouteducation.com.au to your Start screen, you will see a live tile with notifications when new articles are posted.
A school or college could use this to share news and announcements with students and parents. A teacher could post homework tasks to their class blog and have students pin the tile for reminders.
I’ll keep an eye out for useful websites that have added Live Tiles. If you have come across any great examples, please let me know by commenting on this post.
An easy way to add Live Tile functionality to your site is to use http://www.buildmypinnedsite.com/en – simply upload an image, add your rss feed and follow the instructions.
If you are using WordPress (as I am), there is a simple plugin available: http://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-windows-pinned-tiles/