Topic: How can specific Web 2.0 applications make a difference in the way we teach?

Share your tools and how you use them on this document. Post the link and an example(s) of how you have used it in your classroom.

Thank you all very much for helping to build this document during tonight’s #edchat!

Tool

Use

Notes?

voki

http://www.voki.com/

ell students can type in native language and voki will translate and speak for the rest of us to understand, or the other way around

@tconstantine

just found out voki can do this so only have my regular vokis to share: http://kidsteach.wiki.hoover.k12.al.us/Book+Review+Vokis+2010-2011 

Blogging

English/Italian language & cultural exchange

Brand new , still under construction, in development

@HansenLaurie

Web 2.0 separated into Bloom’s Taxonomy

http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=54645

A tool for each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy

@ktenkely

google apps (sites)

students create their own website

@llacrosse

GoogleDocs

Collaborative editing of documents, presentations, drawings

Glogster

Online, media-interactive poster

@MizzMattie http://www.glogster.com/

Prezi

presentations

Diigo

Online bookmark storage

@MizzMattie teachers can create a list of websites for Ss to use

Poll Everywhere

Students can vote in a poll via cell phone

@MizzMattie Self-explanatory http://www.polleverywhere.com/ 

Audioboo

Students can make voice recordings up to about 3 min. for projects

@MizzMattie http://audioboo.fm/

http://www.mindmeister.com/  

brainstorming for prewriting/schema examining

@lyrichardson

Aviary http://www.aviary.com

image editing, audio recording, music making, vector marking, color editing

(many different tools)

@aleixa

Popplet

http://www.popplet.com 

presentations like Prezi but easier to make

Podbean http://www.podbean.com

Podcast hosting and syndication

Example: http://principaltrinity.podbean.com/

Google Art Project

http://www.googleartproject.com/

Virtual tours of museums/artwork

@aleixa

Dropbox http://www.dropbox.com and Dropitto.me

Online file storage; with dropitto.me students can submit work to your Dropbox.

@aleixa

@elirmontes: use to share folders with students - much easier than email to distribute language lab recordings

Spore Creature Creator- free trial edition Free Download from Spore.com

We’ve used for creative writing, 2nd language learning, genetics, animal adaptations, habitats

@edtechsteve

http://en.linoit.com/

virtual gallery walks, collaboration & so much more

@lisaneale

http://www.tagxedo.com/

similar to wordle, but can make word cloud into a specific shape

@schurkamps

http://www.turnitin.com 

Online Grading and Peer Review, and Plagiarism checking.  Portfolios -- not often used feature

Peer Review tool lets students engage with each other’s papers and add comments and answer Q’s I pose. GradeMark saves me time grading too.

http://bit.ly/j2h0Eo http://wallwisher.com 

online sticky note collaboration

http://bit.ly/j2h0Eo

Cacoo -

www.cacoo.com

Graphic organizer that allows all sorts of customization of shapes, bringing in images, etc.

Have used for lots of reasons.  Allows 25 free sheets.  Can use fake email to sign-up.

www.storybird.com

creative writing as well as reading the published stories of other storybirders around the world.

@akennedytwitt

students can collaborate with each other on stories, leave quality comments for others

www.edmodo.com 

a facebook like page for your class. Use as a launching pad for online activities.

@profesorm

vocaroo

record your voice online.

Good for language classes.

(@elirmontes: ¿How is this different from audioboo?)

www.wordle.net

students can create wordclouds

paste an entire paragraph into wordle; student checks to see if main idea is the MAIN idea - 1st step in revision

@franmcveigh

@elirmontes: great for when students collaborate on a Google Doc, copy the doc and paste into the wordle box, then discuss why which words (the bigger ones) were used most.

www.crocodoc.com

Comment on, edit, and fill out PDFs, Word documents, images and more. Highlight text and add comments using the free online document annotator.

@ronhoutman - This is a great way to provide key points of a document and allow your students to review and comment on them.  You can embed the docs in your LMS as well.

littlebirdtales.com

ebook creator -- you can add voice, create original art (paint like functionality), upload photos/images

*Could use at any level but ideal for elementary and low middle

embeddable, emailable, linkable

voisse.com

online recorder which does not need a login.  You can use it to record audio and video.  You can record up to 60 minutes and can have unlimited simultaneous logins (tested 20 at the same time w/ 1 account)

embedable, linkable

Audacity

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

For audio recording, editing and mixing.

@EstherBoucher - Awesome for language classes, very simple to use.

Wikispaces (www.wikispaces.com)

used for class projects in Anatomy and Chemistry (tho anatomy’s are better; Chem’s readjusting); hoping to work with Soc Stud teachers to do collaborative proj

@virtualgardner

blabberize

(blabberize.com)

the intro llama is funny, but free way to create a voiceover

@virtualgardner

http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/ 

Lots of tools to pick from by categories

@mmarotta

compiled by

@lenva  Lenva Shearing

www.activegrade.com

A standards-based gradebook (not free)

@RileyLark

www.goanimate.com

Great for all levels, allows students to animate characters, explain any concept

@AmyLynn6981

http://www.fotobabble.com/

give your photos a voice!!

@tconstantine

edu.glogster.com

great site for students to create a glog (graphic blog) on topics.

@TRockR

Google Docs

Use the template system to replace handouts. I create study guides and post them as templates.

@misterovich

Comprehensive list and description of numerous tools

There are ideas for every student need, suggested uses, and desired outcomes to promote thinking.  This is one of my go-to’s for Web 2.0 ideas

@nesticos ~ this wiki was curated by Anne Bairde from Victoria, Australia

Our Class Wiki List of Cool Tools to choose from for projects

This is the list of links of tools students in my class go to when doing project work or class activities

@nesticos ~ from our Principles of Democracy course

Xtranormal

Students use this to bring stories or reports to life via cartoon animation movies

@nesticos ~ Student-made Sample

this conversation was collaborative with a student in another school.  They outsourced portions and pieced it together

YouTube, iMovie (although not web-based)

Make videos about important political/democratic issues for an interest group project.

@nesticos ~ Recent project for a student created interest group called Xterminate Cuts to Higher Ed

Jing from Techsmith--free download

http://www.techsmith.com/download/jing/

Screen captures, capture pictures, screencasting, and more

So easy to use to create screen tutorials and capture images from pdf’s and more

ruzuku

Create online courses and learning communities for distance education (or to complement classroom education). Embed content from other Web tools.

@abecrystal ~ co-founder; uses ruzuku for teaching at UNC

@AngelaMaiers ~ uses ruzuku for Digital Literacy online course