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  • 1. Technology Toolsfor TeachersA to Z
    A Collection of Web 2.0 Resources
  • 2. What is Web 2.0?
    …a collection of Internet-based tools that allow users to collaborate and share information.
    These tools can be categorized into the following general groups:
     Communication  Organization/productivity
     Bookmarking  Social networking
    • Digital storytelling
    Accessed via the Internet, they are generally free to use.
    This A to Z list contains fun and creative tools that can be used to enhance student learning in any classroom.
  • 3.
    • User-selected photos, video clips and music are analyzed by this free application, then turned into a video. The site claims that no two videos are ever the same.
    • 4. Videos may be kept private, shared, or video links may be shared or posted elsewhere on the Web.
    www.animoto.com
  • 5. Automated citation and bibliography creator updated with current guidelines for popular formatting styles.
    Citation Guide teaches students how to cite sources the “old fashioned way.”
    www.bibme.com
  • 6.
    • Upload and share PDFs, Word documents and PowerPoint files.
    • 7. Online collaborating, highlighting, editing, notetaking and commenting, and revising
    • 8. Alleviates need to print hard copies and email files.
    www.crocodoc.com
  • 9. www.dropbox.com
    • 2GB online dropbox for saving any files (docs, videos, photos).
    • 10. Download app to all computers and mobile devices.
    • 11. No more emailing files to yourself or carrying memory sticks with important files.
    • 12. Shared folders allow people to work together or share.
  • www.edmodo.com
    • Secure social learning platform for students, teachers and schools.
    • 13. Store and share all types of digital content, post assignments, access homework, grades and information.
    • Web-based flashcard program.
    • 14. Create new flashcards in any language or search online for public flashcards.
    • 15. Share with classmates or students.
    • 16. Use smart phone apps to study.
    www.flashcardexchange.com
  • 17.
    • Easily create creative animated videos.
    • 18. Choose from backgrounds, characters and props.
    • 19. Key in dialog of story.
    • 20. Record dialog or use provided sounds.
    • 21. Upload video to YouTube or in MPG format.
    www.goanimate.com
  • 22.
    • One-stop educational resources for teachers.
    • 23. Includes lesson plans, worksheets, puzzles, critical thinking activities for a variety of subjects.
    • 24. Key in wordlists to build worksheets and puzzles.
    www.edHelper.com
  • 25.
    • Create a customizable, personalized homepage.
    • 26. Contains a Google search bar, and your choice of gadgets.
    • 27. View Gmail messages, read news headlines, check out weather and stocks, store bookmarks for quick access to your favorite sites.
    www.igoogle.com
  • 28. Screen capture application.
    Take a picture or a short video of something you
    see or do on your computer monitor.
    Share instantly via email, blog or the Web.
    www.jing.com
  • 29.
    • Multimedia application that fosters creativity by allowing students to make artwork, movies, printed documents and tell stories.
    • 30. Provides ideas for use and lesson plans for a wide variety of subject areas.
    • 31. Create classes and student accounts.
    • 32. Define access to collaborative features like group message board, chat and buddy draw.
    www.kerpoof.com
  • 33. www.livebinders.com
    • Online 3-ring binder used to organize information on a topic.
    • 34. Define binder, specify categories or “tabs”.
    • 35. Insert video, images, URLs, PDFs, documents.
    • 36. Students view binder to access resources—no need for them to remember or key URLs.
  • www.mixbook.com
    • Upload photos to create stunning photo books.
    • 37. Great way for students to tell a story or follow a historical event.
    • 38. Customize photo books with templates, decorations, stickers, layouts.
    • 39. Share online via email, blog, wiki, web page.
    • Define your own private social networking site.
    • 40. Students in a class or club can communicate, share music, videos, photos, files.
    • 41. Customizable themes and layouts.
    www.ning.com
  • 42.
    • Customizable Internet portal site.
    • 43. Define bookmarks and view graphically by user-created categories.
    • 44. Access favorite sites by clicking thumbnail—no need to remember URLs.
    www.only2clicks.com
  • 45. www.prezi.com
    • Web-based presentation package that uses a canvas for layout.
    • 46. Include text, images, video and define a path for moving through presentation.
    • 47. Canvas zooms and rotates to show presentation items.
    • 48. Access from online library or download to computer or memory stick.
    • Create online quizzes.
    • 49. Define classes and provide access to quizzes.
    • 50. View quiz results, statistics by class and by question.
    • 51. Create quizzes in multiple languages.
    • 52. Include multimedia and images in quizzes.
    www.quizstar.com
  • 53.
    • A handy application that keeps track of tasks, to-do lists.
    • 54. Allows you to delegate/share tasks with others.
    • 55. Manage tasks from anywhere: Gmail, Google calendar,
    • 56. Apps available for iPad and smart phones.
    www.rememberthemilk.com
  • 57.
    • Create digital scrapbooks, calendars, cards and photobooks.
    • 58. Use themes, stickers, extras to enhance pages.
    • 59. Share classwork via email, or post on blog or social network site.
    www.scrapblog.com
  • 60.
    • Create or import online documents for group collaboration and revision.
    • 61. Invite friends to view the document and contribute.
    • 62. Import Word or PDF documents for group revision.
    www.typewith.me
  • 63. www.udutu.com
    • Create and manage online e-learning courses.
    • 64. Upload images, movies, sound to personalize course screens and assessments.
    • 65. Download courses to reside on user server or pay for Udutu to house course.
  • www.voki.com
    • Create personalized speaking avatars using your voice
    • 66. Email Voki or embed code in Web site, wiki, blog
    • 67. Provide instructions, communicate or express thoughts and ideas
  • www.wallwisher.com
    • An Internet-based “wall” for posting comments, ideas, brainstorming, to-do lists.
    • 68. Wall can be private or public.
    • 69. Define a topic or ask a question. Users can post comments, images, videos.
  • tagXedo
    • Turn words from a story, poem or famous speech into a spectacular word cloud.
    • 70. Choose fonts, colors, themes. Pour into constrained shape or images.
    • 71. Save word clouds for printing or sharing.
    http://www.tagXedo.com/
  • 72.
    • Video sharing Website.
    • 73. Anyone can view, download and share videos.
    • 74. Information on any topic is available.
    www.youtube.com
  • 75.
    • A free application for online file conversion.
    • 76. Supports common file format conversions.
    • 77. Converted files are sent via email for saving and inclusion into Web, wikis, presentations.
    www.zamzar.com
  • 78. Technology Tools for Teachers A to Z
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    Please use this presentation as a resource to experiment with any of these Web 2.0 applications that can be used to enhance learning in your classroom.
    Contact me with any questions.