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This is a presentation I will be making at the 21st Century Learning & Sharing, Engaging for Success!, Spring Online Conference 2010

This is a presentation I will be making at the 21st Century Learning & Sharing, Engaging for Success!, Spring Online Conference 2010

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  • Effective Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom Compiled by David Brear DKB Consulting April 18, 2010 21st Century Learning & Sharing: Engaging for Success! Spring Online Conference 2010
  • Agenda
    • Why Web 2.0 Tools
      • Web based applications run smoothly on minimum system requirements.
      • The backbone of the Internet is the common thread that allows for easy access to Web-based solutions that are accessible with a variety of browsers such as Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox.
    • Why Mini Topics
      • Each Mini Topic has one example
    • Check out the Resource Site for more Web 2.0 examples
    • Questions:
  • PLAGIUM
    • Plagium - is an innovative, fast, and easy-to-use means to check text against possible plagiarism or possible sources of origination. Simply enter text that you would like to analyze into the text box and let Plagium do the rest of the work.
  • Discovery Ed2010 WEB
    • Web 2.0 Tools
      • From the Discovery Channel
    • Web 2.0 is about revolutionary new ways of creating, collaborating, editing and sharing user-generated content online. It's also about ease of use. There's no need to download, and teachers and students can master many of these tools in minutes. Technology has never been easier or more accessible to all.
  • Mini Topics
    • All in One Web Start Page
    • Blogging
    • Books OnLine
    • Brainstorming
    • Browser Plug-Ins
    • Classroom Helpers
    • Classroom Stuff
    • Connections
    • Creative Educational Sites
    • E-Fun
    • E-News
    • For Google Maps and Earth
    • Games
    • Homework Helper
    • Improving Presentations
    • Inputting Text
    • Multimedia
    • Noteworthy Sites
    • OnLine Courses
    • OnLine File Saving
    • Of Note
    • Screen Captures
    • Searching the Web
    • Searching Wikipedia
    • Sharing
    • Simple OnLine Groups
    • Social Learning Networks for Teachers
    • Social Utilities
    • Time Line Creators
    • Video Resources
    • Virtual Conferencing
    • Web Office
    • WhiteBoard and Add On
  • All in One Web Start Page
    • Apture - provides the first rich communication platform that allows people to intuitively experience the web.
  • Blogging
    • Penzu - Write in Private: Free Online Dairy and Personal Journal.
  • Books OnLine
    • LibriVox - volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.
  • Brainstorming
    • Exploratree - is a free web resource where you can access a library of ready-made interactive thinking guides, print them, edit them or make your own. You can share them and work on them in groups too.
  • Browser Plug-Ins
    • ShiftSpace - is an open source layer above any website. It seeks to expand the creative possibilities currently provided through the web. ShiftSpace provides tools for artists, designers, architects, activists, developers, students, researchers, and hobbyists to create online contexts built in and on top of websites.
  • Classroom Helpers
    • ProProfs QuizSchool - ( Free ) - Create a quiz for your classroom, company, blog or friends! Perfect for making your own quiz, online tests, training, recruitment, exams, trivia or just plain fun quizzes!
  • Classroom Stuff
    • PicLits .com - is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.
  • Connections
    • CoFFEE - Plan, moderate and evaluate collaborative activities in a digital classroom using various tools, for brainstorming, mind mapping, voting and more. Open source and free to download.
  • Creative Educational Sites
    • ClassTools .net - allows you to create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! No signup, no passwords, no charge!
  • E - Fun
    • Unnecessary Knowledge - is a simple website that randomly generates unnecessary knowledge each time you reloading the page.
  • E-News
    • EdTechTalk - is simply the number one source of up-to-the-minute educational technology information and discussion available anywhere in the world, and it's FREE!
  • For Google Earth & Maps
    • Scribble Maps - draw on google maps with scribblings and more. It is also a quick and easy way to rapidly make and share maps!
  • Games
    • The Forbidden City: Beyond Space and Time - is a partnership between IBM and the Palace Museum in Beijing, China.The principal goal of the project is to provide the means for a worldwide audience to celebrate and explore Chinese culture and history.
  • Homework Helper
    • Soshiku - is a simple but powerful way for students to keep track of their homework, and to never miss a due date again.
  • Improving Presentations
    • SlideRocket - was founded in 2006 by Mitch Grasso and Mike Lingle with the vision of building a better presentation experience, one that provides for every part of the presentation lifecycle and helps you make great presentations. SlideRocket is committed to providing the best presentation experience to individuals and businesses around the world through innovative and compelling software-as-a-service.
  • Inputting Text
    • Swype - provides a faster and easier way to input text on any screen. With one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard, the patented technology enables users to input words faster and easier than other data input methods—at over 50 words per minute. The application is designed to work across a variety of devices such as phones, tablets, game consoles, kiosks, televisions, virtual screens and more.
  • Multimedia
    • Vocaroo - The premier voice recording service.
  • Noteworthy Sites
    • 100+ Free Sites to Learn about Anything and Everything - This is an alphabetical list of websites which provide information and/or instruction about a wide range of subjects. The websites cover a wide range of informational and educational topics and include general reference resources, how-to guides, wikis, how-to videos, podcasts, courses, lessons, tutorials (including open courseware), e-books as well as other reference resources and places to ask questions both online and on your mobile.
  • OnLine Courses
    • Academic Earth - is an organization founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world class education. Here you can find thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars.
  • OnLine File Saving
    • Dropbox - Store, synch and share your files online.
  • Of Note
    • Shelfari - is the premier social network for people who love books. Create a virtual shelf to show off your books, see what your friends are reading and discover new books - all for free!
  • Screen Captures
    • ScreenToaster - lets you record your screen in one click and then embed your videos on your blog or web page.
  • Searching the Web
    • Spific - search the entire Internet or select a specific topic for a tailored search experience.
  • Searching Wikipedia
    • Powerset - is a search and discovery experience for Wikipedia, launched in May 2008. Powerset’s technology improves the entire search process. In the search box, you can express yourself in keywords, phrases, or simple questions.
  • Sharing
    • Whizle - a place for sharing plans and guides, helps you achieve your goals; learn and discover and is ideal for technologists, bloggers, business professionals, students and professors or anyone who wants to discover and share guides and plans.
  • Simple OnLine Groups
    • Convos - is a fast, elegant way to manage groups of people online. Everyone stays connected via group email and everything is accessible from its rich, ad-free online application.
  • Social Learning Networks for Teachers
    • LearnHub - for people who love learning and sharing knowledge with others. It is a set of tools that make learning online fun and engaging, and teaching online easy and effective.
  • Social Utilities
    • Academia. edu - is a tree of academics around the world. Add yourself to the tree. Keep track of new people and papers in your field. Add research interests and papers to your Academia.edu webpage.
  • Time Line Creators
    • TimeRime - is an online community that allows people to create, compare and upload information by creating timelines, and to view information uploaded by others. Information can be uploaded by individuals, as well as companies or (public) institutions.
  • Video Resources
    • SchoolWAX TV - was designed with schools, students, teachers, and parents in mind. You will only find educator approved videos on SchoolWAX TV so everyone can learn in a safe and comfortable environment.
  • Virtual Conferencing
    • WiZiQ - is a place where you can teach and learn using an easy-to-use Virtual Classroom. You are welcome to give private and public live online sessions, teach for free or earn money teaching. As a learner you can attend public sessions on various topics from academics to anything under the sun.
  • Web Office
    • Zoho - Online Office, Word Processor, Spreadsheet and Presentation.
  • Whiteboard
    • Scriblink - is a free digital whiteboard that users can share online in real-time. Sorta like pen and paper, minus the dead trees, plastic, and the inconvenience of being at the same place at the same time.
  • Acknowledgements
    • Frances Long, Know Schools
    • Jane Hart’s, E-Learning Pick of the Day
    • Orli Yakuel, GO2WEB20