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An outline of some fo the main ways you can use Web 2.0 Tools in your Key Skills Projects

An outline of some fo the main ways you can use Web 2.0 Tools in your Key Skills Projects

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  • Key Skills: Tools and Resources Enhance and extend your project work
  • Tools
    • Use what’s useful
    • The right tool for the job
    • Tools should make work easier or better
    • Don’t try to include every single thing in one project
    • You should be demonstrating a range of skills across your project work
  • Planning
    • Bubbl
    • ThinkTank
    View slide
  • Bubbl
    • Online “Mind Mapping” software
    • http://bubbl.us
    • Useful for:
      • Planning
      • Topic Breakdown
      • Web Structure
      • Revision
    • Exports as image
    • Can be shared / worked on together
    View slide
  • Think Tank
    • Online Writing Frame to help structure a report
    • http://thinktank.4teachers.org
    • Useful for:
      • “ I don’t know what to write”
      • Planning sub- headings
    • Generates a list of questions
  • Researching
    • Spezify
    • Creative Commons
    • Wolfram Apha / Google Squared
    (Using more than Google)
  • Spezify
    • Instant Inspiration!
    • http://spezify.com
    • Find:
      • Images
      • Video
      • Audio
      • Tweets
      • Blogs
      • Books
      • News
    • All presented on one page as a quick overview of available resources
  • Creative Commons
    • Search Copyright Friendly Resources
    • http://search.creativecommons.org
    • Find:
      • Images
      • Text
      • Video
      • Audio
    • Search across multiple other search engines and sites
  • Wolfram Alpha & Google Squared
    • Structured search results
    • http://www.wolframalpha.com
    • http://www.google.com/squared
    • Good for tracking down:
      • Statistics and comparisons
      • Basic facts and figures
  • Recording Sources
    • Ript
    • Diigo
  • Ript
    • Scrapbook software
    • http://www.ript.com (Requires installation)
    • Drag and drop:
      • Images
      • Text
      • Web addresses
    • Add your own notes
    • Replace highlighter pens and paper
  • Diigo
    • Highlight and annotate over live websites
    • http://www.diigo.com Requires browser extension and registration
    • Add comments on bookmarks
    • View and discuss others’ comments
  • Creating
    • FotoFlexer
    • Splashup
    • CreateAGraph
    • Wordle
    • Google Maps / Platial
  • FotoFlexer
    • Easy online image tool
    • http://fotoflexer.com
    • Add:
      • Text
      • Special Effects
      • Borders
    • Create fun, fake photos
    • Save on PC or share online
  • Splashup
    • Online PhotoShop equivalent
    • http://www.splashup.com
    • Advanced image editing tools
    • Supports layers and selection control
  • CreateAGraph
    • Online tool – no spreadsheet skills needed
    • http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph
    • Edit:
      • Colour
      • Style
      • Labels
      • Data
    • Save as image
  • Wordle
    • Online “Word Clouds”
    • http://wordle.net
    • Edit:
      • Font
      • Layout
      • Colour schemes
    • Capture as image
  • Google Maps / Platial
    • Online mapping tool (Requires registration)
    • http://maps.google.com / http://platial.com
    • Add placemarks with comments
    • Link from blog
    • Platial allows adding as widget
  • Remember… A balance between content and tools produces the best project possible