Google Sites is a free, online, web editor that lets you easily create your own group websites.
Google even gives you your own URL [sites.google.com/site/ sitename ] and 10 GB of storage for your pages and uploaded files.
Negative: At this point, no code embed feature
Example of a Student Portfolio created in Google Sites
Other Wiki Resources
Wikibooks - A Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit.
Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
wikiHow - The How-to Manual That You Can Edit.
Finding Educational Videos for the Classroom
National Geographic Videos
The Moving Image Archive
NOVA Science Videos
How Stuff Works Videos
Getting Video Ready to Use
Many videos don’t come ready for immediate use in the classroom.
Sometimes download and converting to other formats is necessary.
My instructions on how to do this are here
Animoto Create video from your pictures. Apply for Animoto in Education account for your students and you will be able to create full-length video, instead of the standard 30 second video.
SOCIAL BOOKMARKING and NETWORKING
The ability to save and categorize a personal collection of bookmarks and share them with others.
Users may also take bookmarks saved by others and add them to their own collection, as well as to subscribe to the lists of others.
Social Bookmarking in Plain English From The Common Craft Show
My Bookmarking site of choice
Save bookmarks under “tags” allowing me to easily look at categories at any time
Share my bookmarks with my classes or colleagues
Look at other’s bookmarks for ideas/websites – Look under “Tag Communities”
Photo Sharing Sites
Act as online storage spaces for photos, with the ability to tag and organize each photo, as well as publishing anyone the user selects.
Other users have the opportunity to leave comments for the photographer on any image that has been made available.
Some photo sharing web sites offer the ability to edit photos online, make notes, post photos to a blog and a variety of other features.
Flickr is an image and video hosting website
It was one of the earliest Web 2.0 applications – launched in 2004
In addition to being a popular Web site for users to share personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers as a photo warehouse.
Its popularity has been fueled by its organization tools, which allow photos to be tagged and browsed.
It claims to host more than 2 billion images.
Spell with Flickr
Flickr Toys collection
Students can search on Flickr for pictures licensed under a Creative Commons license to use in their presentations and digital stories.
GREAT JOB FLICKR
in providing this resource!
Windows MovieMaker project using pictures from Flickr Video Courtesy of Samantha Martin
Cool Text Cool Text is a free graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you need an impressive logo without a lot of design work.
Turns a piece of text into a piece of art.
Wordle Generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. Thirty Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom – http://docs.google.com/Present?docid=dhn2vcv5_157dpbsg9c5
Picnik is an online photo editing service. Currently it can import photos natively from Facebook, Myspace, Picasa Web Albums, Flickr, Yahoo Image search and also offers options to upload from a computer or to upload from a website.
Photo Courtesy of Lexie King
Sumo Paint Picture Courtesy of CJ Tawater Sumo Paint is a free image editing software that gives you the opportunity to create, edit and comment images online with powerful tools and layer support.
Queeky Queeky is an online drawing community with unique drawing tools and creative users from all around the world. CC License - Z22
Create a cool graphical likeness of yourself, your friends, family or any group of people for use as an avatar in forums, instant messenger, blogs and almost anywhere else on the web.
Available in 24 Countries
Dial2Do lets you do common tasks by just calling a number and speaking. Use it to send EMAIL or TEXT messages, record REMINDERS to help you remember things!
A service that allows you to embed documents and files in a webpage or blog instead of having to link to them.
The files display directly in the browser, no software required.
Webspiration Whether working individually or collaboratively, Webspiration is the new online visual thinking tool.
Mixter ccMixter.org is a community music site that promotes remix culture and makes samples, remixes, and a cappella tracks licensed under Creative Commons available for download and re-use in creative works.
Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses.
Share your music, download your favorite artists!
GarageBand.com is a large online community of independent musicians and music fans.
Founded in 1999, the site is used by musicians who seek greater exposure
The site is also used by music fans to discover new independent artists in the site's vast collection.
Some is Creative Commons -licensed music content
Good Times by Kevin Mitchum
QUIZ AND POLLING
With your free account from PollDaddy you can create surveys and polls for your website, blog and social network profiles.
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Amy Hopkins [email_address] Resources for this presentation: http://techisthefuture.wikispaces.com Resources for another Web 2.0 presentation: http://tcea2009.wikispaces.com