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Web 2.0 Technologies for Teachers
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Welcome! If you have this link, then you are a co-editor of this list! If you have sites to add, please use "Insert Line" to make a space for it. Please don't forget to include a description. If you go to a site listed and find it is not there or broken, please don't delete it. Just indicate in the description that is is not working!
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Publishing Student Work
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http://www.flipsnack.com/A free site with Premium features, Flipsnack will quickly convert uploaded PDF documents into a cool virtual magazine with flipping pages and it’s easy enough for even adults to figure out. (Thanks to Glenn W at http://historytech.wordpress.com/ for the tip)
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http://issuu.com/Issuu is another tool that kids can use to upload almost any document format and create a virtual flipping book. Like Flipsnack, you can share or embed whatever you upload. (Thanks to Glenn W at http://historytech.wordpress.com/ for the tip)
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http://www.mixbook.com/eduMixbook features some sophisticated editing tools perfect for middle or high school students. The site has handy templates and images to ensure a professional-looking book. Mixbook also offers accounts designed just for teachers. (Thanks to Glenn W at http://historytech.wordpress.com/ for the tip)
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http://www.tikatok.com/createTikatok is designed for easy, online story creation, and is good for younger students. They can start with prompts or a blank book. Text, images and imagination are added and they end up with a digital book that can be viewed online or ordered in a traditional hard copy. (Thanks to Glenn W at http://historytech.wordpress.com/ for the tip)
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http://www.epubbud.com/You can upload a document and convert it into an e-book or create the book right on the site. What makes this site different is that the final product is in ePUB file format. ePUBs are the universal ebook format that can be read by the Apple iOS iBooks app and other kinds of ebook readers. (Thanks to Glenn W at http://historytech.wordpress.com/ for the tip)
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http://www.lulu.com/shop/index.epCombine Epubbud and Mixbook and you get Lulu. You can upload student work and convert to ePUB format like Epubbud or use the online book tools that are very similar to Mixbook. Kids just have to add images and text to tell their story. (Thanks to Glenn W at http://historytech.wordpress.com/ for the tip)
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http://evernote.com/Evernote allows you to clip articles, images and videos from the web, your tablet/computer/phone and keep them in online files. A growing group of educators have been using them to create digital online student portfolios.
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Blogging
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https://www.blogger.com/start?hl=enBlogger - Start your own blog!
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http://wordpress.comWordpress is another site for creating your own blog
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http://classblogmeister.com/Class Blogmeister - Gives teacher full control over content, allows evaluation.
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http://edublogs.org/Edublogs - another tools designed for students and teachers with customizable templates
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http://www.squidoo.com/Squidoo - not specifically for blogging, but related. It is a community website that allows users to create pages (called lenses) for subjects of interest.
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http://www.swabr.com/Swabr is a new service providing organizations with a platform for creating their own private microblogging networks. Members of your Swabr microblogging network can share and respond to short messages in the style of Twitter or Edmodo.
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https://minigroup.com/
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Wikis And Collaborative Networks
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http://www.wikispaces.com/Wikispaces - Wikis are simple web pages that groups can edit together.
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http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachersWikispaces for Teachers lets teachers set up wikis for their class.
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http://sites.google.com/Google Sites - Allows you to create a classroom wiki/page
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http://www.ning.comNing lets you set up your own social network.
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http://groups.google.com/grphp?hl=enGoogle Groups allow threaded conversations and you can post documents as well
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Social Bookmarking
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http://delicious.comdelicious is a social bookmarking site.
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http://www.diigo.comDiigo lets you write in the margins and put sticky notes on web sites you visit!
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File Sharing, Word Processing, etc
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http://docs.google.comGoogle Docs lets you collaborate on documents, make and use online forms
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http://www.scribd.comScribd is the largest social publishing company in the world.
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http://www.slideshare.net/Slideshare lets you post Powerpoint presentations and sound files
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http://www.authorstream.com/Another slide sharing program
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Photo and Video
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http://www.blip.tvBlip TV is a distribution site for videos
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http://www.oovoo.comOovoo is a video conferencing site that lets up to 6 people talk to gether
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http://www.skype.comSkype - Online video Conferencing
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http://www.ustream.tv/get-startedUSTREAM - Your own Free Live 3 minute Broadcast
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http://www.youtube.comYouTube
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www.eyejot.comEyejot is a very simple and free way to record up to five minutes of video that can then be sent as an e-mail to anyone else. It uses the microphone and speakers in/on your computer and saves the recording in the cloud, so there are no bandwidth issues.
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http://anyclip.com/Online collection of clips from feature films. Use them in your own work!
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http://photobucket.com/Save and transfer photos online
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http://picasa.google.com/Save and transfer photos online
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http://www.fotobabble.com/Create and share talking photos
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http://voicethread.com/Voice Thread - Way to talk about and share images, documents and videos
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http://animoto.com/Animoto - Lets you create a slide show/video from your photos and set them to music; register as an educator for free access to pro features.
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http://photopeach.com/Photopeach - Lets you create a slide show/video from your photos and set them to music
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http://flixtime.com/Works like Animoto and Photopeach
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http://www.real.com/playerReal Player - allows you to take video's from the web and put them on your hard drive.
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http://www.vidinotes.com/Upload a video and create a printed summary with stills!
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http://www.istockphoto.com/Free Stock Photos
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http://www.sxc.hu/Stock.xchng is a free stock photo site
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http://www.magisto.com/Free Video Editing - can be done on an Android phone!
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Veoh.comVeoh is a high-traffic social video portal. Create a channel on Veoh and they'll hook your content up with cutting-edge social technologies. It allows you to access and sort a wide variety of online videos from a number of sources.
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anyclip.comAnyclip makes movies searchable and discoverable by extracting and indexing metadata. Their search engine makes it possible for you to search for any specific moment in any film, so you can relive your favorite moments and share them.
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Audio
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http://audacity.sourceforge.net/You can search for all the usual stuff - actors, movies, and directors. But since our goal is to make everything in the movie discoverable you can also search for the smallest detail too: quotes, objects, weapons, jewelry, fashion, actions, relationships, soundtrack, adult situations, foods, drinks, animals, and much more. Anyclip is totally free and legal.
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Conferencing
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http://www.gatherplace.comGatherplace is a webinar and conferencing tool.
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http://www.webex.comWebEx combines real-time desktop sharing with phone conferencing.
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http://www.wimba.comWimba is a video conferencing site for educators.
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http://www.techsmith.com/jing/ free screen capture/sharing tool
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https://www.yugma.com/Yugma free web conferencing allows anyone, anywhere to instantly share their desktop and ideas online
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http://www.vyew.comFree web based real time conferencing tool.
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http://www.freeconferencecall.com/Just what it says, and they will record your call for future reference
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http://meetingmix.com/vhomeAgenda and Minutes for your online meetings!
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http://www.dabbleboard.com/Online White Board
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Surveys and Scheduling
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http://www.doodle.comDoodle is a way to schedule events and take polls
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http://www.genbook.comGenbook allows scheduling appointments for multiple people
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http://www.meetingwizard.comMeetingWizard is a great free way to coordinate meeting times.
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http://www.polleverywhere.com/Polleverywhere is a way to do real-time audience response polling using texting and the internet!
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http://surveymonkey.comSurvey Monkey allows you to develop, distribute and tabulate surveys online
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http://www.formsite.com/Create online forms and surveys
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http://www.whenisgood.netWhenIsGood is a meeting scheduling site
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Social Networks
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http://www.facebook.comFacebook. 'nuff said
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https://plus.google.com/Google Plus
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http://groups.google.com/grphp?hl=enGoogle Groups allow threaded conversations and you can post documents as well
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http://www.quicktopic.com/QuickTopic's super-easy web message boards let you get and post messages by email
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http://tiny.cc/40ocwList of social networking websites on Wikipedia
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Aggregators and other cool tools
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http://learni.st/It's like a Pinterest for education, as it allows users to collect web
resources and add them to "Learnboards" to educate an audience about a
particular subject. Neat article at http://www.edutopia.org/blog/learnist-in-the-classroom-hauna-zaich
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http://pinterest.com/Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse boards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. People use boards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and share their favorite recipes.
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http://earth.google.com/intl/enGoogle Earth. Amazing.
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http://www.makebeliefscomix.comMake Beliefs Comix - Do it Yourself Educational Comic Strips
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http://www.mindmeister.comMindmeister is a site for collaborative online mind mapping.
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http://translate.google.com/?hl=enTranslate - Google's tool for translating text or web sites from almost any language
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http://www.epals.com/translation/translation.eOnline Language Translator
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http://www.xtranormal.comxtranormal is a cool way to create animated films. Create scripts and make animated films. The basic plan doesn't give a lot of options, but for $10/month or for one-time payments you can do a lot.
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http://www.tagxedo.com/Tagxedo makes it very easy to customize the design of your word clouds. You can select from a variety of shapes in which to display words or you can design your shape for your word cloud.
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http://worditout.com/Word It Out creates word clouds out of any text that you paste into the word cloud generator. Once the word cloud is created you can customize the size and color scheme of the cloud. You can also customize the font used in your word cloud.
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http://tagul.com/Tagul is a free word cloud generator that offers the option to link every word in your word cloud to a Google search.
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http://wordlin.gs/Wordlings - a site that lets you make word pictures.
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http://www.visuwords.com/A thesaurus tool that turns the word into a 3-d image by pulling related words into orbit around it.
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http://vark.com/Aardvark - a collaborative search engine that lets you ask friends and friends of friends a search question
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http://tinyurl.com/Makes site address shorter
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http://bit.ly/Makes site address shorter
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http://tiny.cc/Makes site address shorter
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