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What are some of your web 2.0 favorites and how do you use them in your classroom/school?
Here are just some that I have used in the past, more will be updated in the coming weeks. Until them, please share what you have found in your exploration of web 2.0 tools!
Blogs & Social Media For Classroom Use:
· Blogger – http://www.blogspot.com (free; if you just want a blog, this is your site)
· Edmodo – http://edmodo.com (free social networking site that is specifically made for schools and educators. It operates much like Facebook, but is limited to your specific students.)
Web 2.0 Tools For Projects and Assignments:
· Glogster – http://glogster.com (create graphic posters online with texts, video, and pictures).
· Prezi – http://prezi.com (Zoom in, Zoom Out – create a presentation with images and text that takes zooming to a new level.)
· Wallwisher - http://www.wallwisher.com/ (create an online post-it note wall with key concepts, vocabulary, questions, or use it to help organize your thoughts.)
· Animoto - http://animoto.com/ (take a bunch of images and this site will help you create a slideshow with music, video, and so much more.
· Blabberize - http://blabberize.com/ (take a single image and record your voice to take on that image. The image will be customized to talk with your voice.
· Voice Thread - http://voicethread.com/#home (thinking about a portofolio for your students, this is a perfect website to organize all your projects, work in groups, and organize your best work.
· Tagxedo – http://www.tagxedo.com (just like Woordle, but better because you can place the text in various shapes such as the United States, Dr. King, President Lincoln, and much more.
Thanks for sharing these two sites. I think I am going to make a timeline of all material we learn, as we learn it, and post it on my class website for students who might be absent class or want to review the content and skills we already covered. It might make it more meaningful to see how the content and skills are all related and pieced together over time. Thanks~
The downside of Dipity is you can only have 3 active timelines with the free version. More could be created with multiple accounts or a school could purchase an unlimited account for $50/month.
Thanks for the post; those are some great applications.
I have used Prezi recently and really like it. Slide Rocket is worth using as well.
I like the concept of Animoto but it is limited to 30 seconds as a free app. I'll stick with MovieMaker for now.
Animoto offers free upgrades for teachers. You need to sign up for an account with your school email and then upgrade. Here's the link: http://animoto.com/education
This is more on the program and software side of web 2.0 tools. I used Google SketchUp for a cumulative project on designing a skatepark. It's free, online, and pretty freeing to use once you get used to it. I wrote a blog on it here. Very cool applications to middle school and high school maths, science, and technology education. You can reply here or comment on my blog your thoughts. Here is the wiki that I am constantly tuning up on the Recreational design project. Suggestions and ideas are well received.
Thanks for sharing all these great web2.0 tools ,they are all cool ones
I find http://popplet.com/ very useful and fun "sticky mindmapping tool "
http://typewith.me/ "simple tool to write to write collaboratively"
This is my scoop.it page of the best web2.0 resources
Have fun, and happy new school year :)
I moderate the LINCS Technology and Distance Learning Discussion list and last week we had a discussion on using video with adult learners. Here are some of the resources that were shared (still adding more)
Post your student work in any of the products listed above or in Word, PPT, etc. in the ePals Student Media Gallery: http://bit.ly/StMedia
View documentaries from SnagFilms on a theme each month: http://bit.ly/eFilms
Pledge to take your classroom global this year.
IdeaScale (crowd sourcing - present ideas & everyone votes the best to the top)
Go!Animate (easily create cartoon animations)
You can take pictures of "real" places, and use them as backgrounds for your animated characters.
ODIOGO (automatically generate an audio transcription of your text blog postings - works with various blog apps)