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My Top 30ish Web 2.0 tools for Educators.

My Top 30ish Web 2.0 tools for Educators.

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  • 1. TOP 30(ISH) WEB 2.0 TOOLS Andy Cunningham @cunningandy
  • 2. 1. EVERNOTE•• The ULTIMATE list/note creator• Syncs across all of your devices• Easy to share via Twitter, Facebook, Email or URL• Uses: • Notes • To-Do Lists • Grocery List• Introductory Video
  • 3. 2. GOOGLE DOCS•• Online Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Forms and Drawings• Eliminates problem of multiple file versions• Easily share documents via email or URL• Customizable levels of privacy and editing• Google Docs in the Classroom Presentation
  • 4. 3. TWITTER•• Micro-blogging tool (140 character limit)• Connect with like-minded educators from across the globe• Create your own Personal Learning Network (PLN)• Professional Development where and when you want it• Example Twitter Feed
  • 5. 4. DROPBOX•• Online storage for any files (free up to 2GB)• Syncs across all devices (access your files anywhere)• Eliminates need for Memory Sticks• Share files via URL in Public Folder• Share entire folders with others• Dropbox Intro Video
  • 6. 5. PREZI•• The Zooming Presentation Tool• PPTs evil arch enemy• Example Presentation
  • 7. 6. ANIMOTO•• Quick, easy video creator• Download, share or embed in multiple formats• Free account = up to a 30 second video• Example Video
  • 8. 7. DELICIOUS•• Online Bookmarking Tool• Network with your PLN• Tag your bookmarks for easy searching• Stack bookmarks into similar groups• Example Delicious Account
  • 9. 8. PINTEREST•• Online Pinboard (Visual Bookmarking Tool)• Share ideas through picture and weblinks• Follow others and pin your favourite ideas to your own boards• Sort your pins by: • Education • Crafts • Food • Humour• Example Board
  • 10. 9. SCREENR•• Screen-casting tool• Create instructional videos or lectures• Easily share via URL, download or Youtube• Viewers can watch on any device• Example Screencast• How to use screenr
  • 11. 10. PRIMARYPAD•• Easy to use backchannel tool• aka Etherpad, Titanpad, etc…• Start channel in seconds• Share via URL or email• Embed into a page• Export conversation in multiple formats• Watch video of the conversation• Example PrimaryPad
  • 12. 11. LIVEBINDERS•• Online Binder Tool• Create sections and pages• Pages include embedded versions of websites• Keep resources in one handy place• Example LiveBinder
  • 13. 12. WALLWISHER•• Online Notice Board• Share link via URL• Great way to survey students• Example Wallwisher
  • 14. 13. TAGXEDO•• Word Cloud Generator – my favourite• Use custom designs• Customize: • Shape • Color • Theme • Font • Word Selection
  • 15. 14. VUVOX•• Timeline style presentation• Embed text, multimedia and weblinks• Connects directly with Flickr, SmugMug and Picasa• Vuvox Example
  • 16. 15. NEXTUP•• Keep your meeting running on schedule• Create an agenda with time allotments• Visual timer on board• Give it a try!
  • 17. 16. PICNIC•• Easy to use photo editor• Modify, correct and decorate photographs• Moving to Google April 19, 2012
  • 18. 17. THISISSAND•• Gravity based sand art• Try it NOW!
  • 19. 18. AVIARY•• Suite of online software: • Image Editor • Music Creator • Screen Capture • Audio Editor • More…• Learn more here
  • 20. 19. BLABBERIZE•• Hilarious audio to picture creator• Add an element of fun to speeches and poetry• Need a microphone• Beware of inappropriate content• Blabberize Example
  • 21. 20. VOICETHREAD•• Leave audio or video comments on a slideshow• Authentic feedback for students or teachers• Free account = limited storage, no export• Voicethread Example
  • 22. 21. BUBBL.US•• Online brainstorming/mind-mapping tool• Easy to manipulate• Print or export as a picture (jpg and png)
  • 23. 22. POLL EVERYWHERE•• Online polling website – MC or open-ended• Respond via computer or text message• Embed live poll in PPT slide or Prezi• Share via URL, Twitter, Facebook, Blog or Email• Pay accounts have additional tracking options• Poll Everywhere Example
  • 24. 23. COOLTEXT•• Online Logo Creator• Excellent for title pages or web pages• Numerous styles, also customizable
  • 25. 24. MOTIVATOR•• Create your own motivational posters
  • 26. 25. XTRANORMAL• Text to movie tool• Create dialogue, select scenery, characters and actions• Free to publish online, more pay options• Xtranormal Introduction
  • 27. 26. SYMBALOO•• Bookmark homepage• Visual method for bookmarking• Keeps important sites in one place• Homepage for students• Group research websites• Symbaloo Example
  • 28. 27. WIKISPACES•• Collaborative webpage creator• Customize levels of editability• Intro to Wikis• Wikispaces Example
  • 29. 28. GLOGSTER•• Online Multimedia Posters• Great alternative to PPT• Teachers can create classes (pay account) • Manage up to 50 student accounts• Glogster Example
  • 30. 29. FUR.LY•• URL Shortener• Shortens multiple URLs into one single URL• Customize the URL• Great for research projects (differentiation)• Example -
  • 31. 30. ZAMZAR•• Online File Converter• Converts just about anything• Upload or link to file you wish to convert• Download link via email
  • 32. 31. SLIDESHARE•• Online presentation sharing site• Search through thousands of presentations• Share via email, download or embed your presentation• Slideshare Example