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  • 1. The best Web 2.0 features for the VLE – part 2 Caroline Roche Holmesdale Technology College, Kent
  • 2. Places you can find me on the web • Twitter: www.twitter.com/carolineroche • Email: caroline.roche@holmesdale.kent.sch.uk • Personal blog: http://uulibrarian.wordpress.com • Slideshare: www.slideshare.net/carolineroche • Delicious bookmarking site: http://delicious.com/carolineroche • Diigo bookmarking site: www.diigo.com/user/carolineroche • Online portfolio: http://tiny.cc/lbyrw
  • 3. What’s a glog? • A glog is an interactive poster. You – and pupils- can easily make a glog which contains text, pictures and videos • This makes the presentation much more fun to watch for everybody • www.edu.glogster.com is a free educational site where you can register your class and keep their glogs private • You do this by registering for Glogster for yourself, and then asking them for an educational account. Use your school email address, which will indicate to them that you work in an educational establishment • And then have fun, trying out and creating your first glog!
  • 4. Glogster • See this link for good educational glogs: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/glogster/index.html • A few Glogs to have a look at to get ideas: • http://81teacher.edu.glogster.com/romeo- montague/ • http://veatch.glogster.com/Reading-Practice/ • http://patrix.glogster.com/googles-new-zurich- office/
  • 5. Wordle – What’s that? A Wordle from the introduction to my dissertation
  • 6. How do I make a wordle? • It’s easy! Go to this website: www.wordle.net • You don’t have to register any details to make a Wordle • Click on ‘Create’ at the top of the page • In the textbox that appears, paste in the text you want to use, or type it in directly • Words which appear more often, show up larger on the Wordle • Press ‘Go’, and your Wordle will be created • Use the Edit buttons at the top of your Wordle to change the orientation of your text, and colours • Once ready, you can print your Wordle. It will export as a PDF
  • 7. And this is Tagxedo
  • 8. Animoto – promoting yourself
  • 9. How to make an animoto • Click on Create, once on the website, and then choose Short video, which are the free ones Use this button to import pictures from your computer Put your pictures in these boxes, in the order in which you want them. You can only have 15 pictures Use this tab to finalise your Animoto. and text. Use this tab to add music, your own or Effects are added by Animoto, and Animoto’s preselected range can’t be changed
  • 10. Slideshare
  • 11. What should I use it for? • Slideshare can be used for sharing training as I do here • Slideshare is useful for pupils to comment on a teaching video • Slideshare can be accessed by anyone with internet access • Slideshare can be embedded on your VLE
  • 12. Rollyo – create a walled garden • Go to www.rollyo.com and sign up for this free resource • Create your own Rollyo • Copy and paste the widget code on to the page of the VLE where you would like it to work • In this way, you can teach pupils to search for their own results, but can control the sites you want them to search in
  • 13. Rollyo search box on my vle