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I am a faculty member at a small college in Texas, teaching education courses for future teachers and also english classes. I am working on a presentation for college faculty members, which will focus on using web tools in classes. Many of the faculty members use only lectures for delivery. I would like to know which web tools you think are the best?? I don't want to overwhelm them.
Thanks in advance for your ideas,
I'm a big fan of wikis and screencasting, Debra.
Wikis are a quick and easy way for both teachers and students to make content available online, create portfolios of work, or collaborate on projects. My favorite wiki provider is PBworks; its folder structure enables a teacher to manage many students or class sections within a single wiki.
Screencasting enables me to record and demonstrate answers to frequently asked questions. I generally use Jing for that. Jing has a 5-minute maximum screencast length, but that forces me to keep my explanations short and sweet ... plus that's compatible with the attention span of many of my high school students :-)
A great resource for your students would be Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers blog. Every day he publishes posts about new technology tools for teachers and provides ideas for using them in the classroom. I find useful ideas there all the time.
Good luck with your presentation!
http://www.zamzar.com/ converting videos
http://pbworks.com/ Wikis are huge
http://www.picnik.com/app#/home/welcome Picnik--photo work
http://cooltext.com/ Cool Text--makes logos for their wiki
Twitter--they can connect with other people after the class that teach what they teach
http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/ad... Search Engine site
http://www.go2web20.net Web 2.0 tool listing--they can find what they need by topic after the presentation
http://animoto.com/intro/animoto/8?gclid=CM2x9t7V4qgCFcK8KgodFVbNFQ Animoto makes videos online
http://www.easybib.com/ Easy bib is for writing citations for research
http://joliprint.com/ Makes an article into a PDF which I can then share with my students OR they can use for their research.
These are my favorites! Good luck!
I'm technology teacher for students and technology advisor for teachers at Middle School in one private school in Mexico. We started using web tools this school year, based on this short experience I suggest the following:
If you need any help let me know. I'll be happy to do it.
Ms. Perla Zamora
wow. lots of info