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Web 2.0 Tools
These are from the Discussion Forum for my PIDP 3240 course
Animoto – “Animoto can be used to make a video slideshow from your images. There is a free “lite” account or more advanced paid options. by Shelley Weisser
Babbel – “Is a great tool for those studying language but a word of caution sometimes the translation is not always perfectly aligned with the context. ” by Stephanie Smith
Blabberize – “Blabberize is a free web 2.0 tool that allows you to quickly create a talking photo; it takes images and allows them to speak.” by Nicoletter Brewster
Blendspace – “Anyone who signs up for a subscription account can create a “canvas” and pull in other materials–from videos to URLs to plain old text. They can annotate the pieces, then share their collection with either students or teachers.” by Vara Hagreen
Bubble.us – “Bubbl.us is a free application to brainstorm online. It is marketed as a brainstorming made simple and that is exactly what it is.” by Talisa Ramos
Conceptboard – “Conceptboard provides an easy online whiteboard application for presentations and group work.” by Vara Hagreen
Crocdoc – “Crocodoc converts Microsoft documents and PDFdocuments to HTML5 so your users view them right on your web app.” by Talisa Ramos
Confluence – “Confluence is a wiki tool, similar to the format of Wikipedia, which uses its own set of code to allow users to create web spaces for communication and collaboration. Within a wiki space a user can upload files for others to see and create discussions through commenting and blogging.” by Daniel Brenner
Doodle – “Doodle is an web tool to help you schedule meetings. It is fast and very easy to use. ” by Joe Kelley
Dropbox – “Dropbox is a cloud-based application that lets you easily store and share files with others.” by Joe Kelley
Drop.io – “This allows you to store and share digital files which is a great device for sharing presentations and saving student work.” by Amber Donovan
Easybib – “If you type in a sentence, it will search either in Websites, books, newspaper, and many more other, and give you the original source.” by Kevin Ma
Edmodo – “Edmodo is a free, secure “social learning platform” website for teachers and students.” by Nicolette Brewster
Evernote – “This has been created for the note taker! It has been described as the digital filing cabinet and can also be used as a journal or task manager. ” by Stephanie Smith
Ezvid – “It is free, supports all Windows platforms (including XP SP3, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8), and can make a slideshow or video in less than 3 minutes.” by Vara Hagreen
Flipboard – “Flipboard is a great tool for collecting and sharing news from a variety of sources.” by Shelley Weisser
Glogster – “This is a great site to share images and posters with students, friends and family.” by Talisa Ramos
GoogleDocs – ” This Web 2.0 Tool allows you to create documents online, including spreadsheets. Any document that is saved in your account can be accessed anytime and anywhere giving you the ability to have ease of mind when dealing with saved documents.” by Amber Donovan
Grammarbase – “GrammarBase checks all grammar errors and I would find this very helpful when creating curriculum documents!” by Amber Donovan
Livebinders – “Livebinders allows you to store websites, pdfs, word documents, and images in a convenient digital binder that is stored online. ” by Vara Hagreen
Meograph – “Meograph helps easily create, watch and share interactive stories. You can make the interactive stories based on what you did or big events for you. Then upload it and share with your friends.” by Nicolette Brewster
Padlet – “Padlet is a free application where you can create an online bulletin board to display information, images, links, videos, and more.” by shelley Weisser
PBworks – I have come across PBworks and find it very interesting and could be a great resource for the classroom.” by Allen Beliveau
Phone.io – “This applet allows you to record your voice messages and upload them to iTunes as a podcast, embed them into articles on your blog or website.” by Amber Donovan
PhotoPeach – “Using PhotoPeach, you can put together slideshows with your photos, put it to music, and add captions. You can also post it to various sites from PhotoPeach.” by Shelley Weisser
Piktochart – “Piktochart is a site that lets you easily create infographics” by Joe Kelley
Poll Everywhere – “You post a question to the audience using this App. They answer in real time using mobile phones, Twitter, or web browsers.” by Kevin Ma
Printwhatyoulike – “This Web tool lets you print a web page by entering its URL. Instead of printout the whole web page as is, it lets you delete any advertising, images or other icons that you do not want.” by Kevin Ma
Scoopit – “Scoopit is a website that allows you to create topics and using tags to search the content provided by other users as well as the web.” by David Maidman
Storybird – “Storybird is a Web 2.0 tool that lets you make digital stories. Might be a neat way to do a digital lesson!” by Stephen Gilles
Storybuilder – “I found this creative story building tool via the Toronto public library. I can see how children can use their skills and creativity with this tool.” by Philip Ponchet
SurveyMonkey – “SurveyMonkey is a great tool for designing, administering and analysing web-based surveys.” by Joe Kelley
Tagxedo – “Tagxedo has taken Wordle a step further by allowing you to create shapes out of your word clouds. ” by Vara Hagreen
Timetoast – “This web 2.0 tool allows you to make a timeline” by Paula Yewchuk
Tineye – “TinEye is a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version. ” by Talisa Ramos
Turboscan – “I love this IOS app. It quickly scans mulitpage documents into high quality PDF’s.” by Talisa Ramos
Twiducate – “Twiducate uses a class code rather than email addresses that you use to engage with the site thus respecting students privacy.” by David Maidman
Wikispaces Classroom – “Wikispaces Classroom describes itself as a site that involves “social writing with formative assessment”. You can set up different learning projects and organize students in different groups.” by David Maidman
Wordle – “You can create word clouds by pasting or entering text into the application and it will then churn out an image of all the words arranged in a picture. ” by Nicolette Brewster
Zoho Docs – ” Allows you to collaborate and create documents online.” by David Maidman
Zoho Notebook – “Allows you to create a multimedia notebook collaboratively.” by David Maidman