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50 of the best Web 2 sites for classroom use - August 2011

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  • 50 Web 2 sites in 50 minutes
    Kel Hathaway
  • 1 - Wordle
    http://www.wordle.net
    Build a word cloud from your text. Frequently used words appear larger.
    Sites that perform a similar function:
    http://www.tagxedo.com
    http://bit.ly/101taxedo
    http://tagul.com
  • 2 - TodaysMeet
    http://todaysmeet.com
    A real time channel for student comments, which can be saved as a transcript.
  • 3a – Surveys
    http://www.surveymonkey.com
    Create and publish online surveys with graphical results.
    http://www.zoomerang.com
    http://polldaddy.com
    Sites that perform a similar function:
  • 3b – Polls
    http://textthemob.com
    Collect, collate and graphically display feedback by text messaging.
    http://www.polleverywhere.com
    A site that performs a similar function:
  • 4 - TubeChop
    http://www.tubechop.com
    Embed a trimmed section of a YouTube clip in your document or presentation.
    http://keepvid.com
    A site that performs a similar function:
  • 5 - GlogsterEdu
    http://edu.glogster.com
    Create an interactive online poster using text, images, video and audio files.
    http://tehescmarts.edu.glogster.com/the-moon-meehan/?w1
    Link for this Glog:
  • 6 - Prezi
    http://prezi.com
    Create a zooming presentation on a single canvas rather than a series of slides.
    http://ahead.com
    A site that performs a similar function:
  • 7 - Mashpedia
    http://mashpedia.com
    Displays search results from social media sources.
  • 8 - Grooveshark
    http://grooveshark.com
    Create a mix list of original artist songs to listen to.
  • 9 - JamStudio
    http://www.jamstudio.com
    Collect, collate and graphically display feedback by text messaging.
    Create a mix list of original artist songs to listen to.
    http://www.soundation.com
    A site that performs a similar function.
  • 10 - PhotoPeach
    http://photopeach.com
    Build a slideshow with effects and music.
  • 11 - Dimensions
    http://howbigreally.com
    Take a global event and superimpose it on your local area for size reference.
  • 12 - Glitterfy
    http://www.glitterfy.com
    Create text with special effects and a variety of font styles.
    http://www.sparklee.com
    http://www.textspace.net
    Sites that perform a similar function:
  • 12 - Glitterfy
    http://www.glitterfy.com
  • 13 - iEtherpad
    http://ietherpad.com
    Collaborate with multiple users to edit text in real time.
    http://etherpad.com
    Other sites based on the Etherpad engine:
  • 14 - Crocodoc
    http://crocodoc.com
    Annotate over pdf and other file types, save with the changes in place..
  • 15 - Wetoku
    http://wetoku.com
    Record a videoconference between two users.
  • 16 - Almost Meet
    http://almostmeet.com
    New and untried but shows promise as a conferencing tool.
    A site that performs a similar function:
    http://www.learncentral.org/user/vroomreg
  • 17 - LiveBinders
    http://livebinders.com
    Create a collaborative set of resources covering a variety of file types .
    Samples of Educational LiveBinders:
    http://livebinders.com/welcome?mycat=ED&type=category
  • 18 - Drag on Tape
    http://www.dragontape.com
    Trim a series of YouTube videos and combine them into a new single mixtape.
  • 19 - WolframAlpha
    http://www.wolframalpha.com
    A search engine that provides computational answers.
  • 20 - Dumpr
    http://www.dumpr.net
    Add a variety of effects to your own photo then download the resulting file.
    http://photofunia.com
    A site that performs a similar function:
  • 21 - Aviary
    http://www.aviaryeducation.com
    A highly functional online image and audio editor.
    A site that performs a similar function:
    http://www.picnik.com
  • 22- Photivisi
    http://www.photovisi.com
    Add several images to build a collage with a large selection of styles.
  • 23 - Block Posters
    http://www.blockposters.com
    Turn a small image into a large printable wall sized picture.
  • 24 - Odosketch
    http://sketch.odopod.com
    Highly effective digital drawing tool. Browse the very impressive gallery.
    http://sketch.odopod.com/sketches/415263
    A gallery sample:
  • 25 - Kaywa
    http://qrcode.kaywa.com
    Quickly creates a QR code from your text.
  • 26 – Kiva
    http://www.kiva.org
    Develops business skills to manage an ongoing charitable fund.
  • 27 - DoppelMe
    http://www.doppelme.com
    Builds all too familiar looking avatars with a large variety of options.
    http://mashable.com/2007/09/12/avatars
    A listing of 20+ avatar creating sites:
  • 28 - Build Your Wild Self
    http://www.buildyourwildself.com
    Quickly builds a high quality human hybrid image.
  • 29 - Hero Factory
    http://cpbherofactory.com
    Create a superhero with many options - save the image as a comic book front page.
  • 30 - Timetoast
    http://www.timetoast.com
    Display images and additional information along a timeline.
  • 31 - Name Picker
    http://www.classtools.net/education-games-php/fruit_machine
    Enter a set of class names and then randomly pick one.
  • 32 - Mindomo
    http://www.mindomo.com
    Graphically organise ideas by classifying into like groupings.
    Other sites that perform a similar function:
    http://mind42.com
    http://www.mindmeister.com
    https://bubbl.us
  • 33 - Fur.ly
    http://fur.ly
    Collate a group of websites into one very short URL – unpacks as a group page.
    A site that performs a similar function:
    http://tiny.cc
  • 34 - Chatzy
    http://www.chatzy.com
    All the benefits of a student chat facility will full security.
  • 35 - Kidblog
    http://kidblog.org
    Blogging for your class protected from the public arena.
    A site that performs a similar function.
    http://www.wikispaces.com
  • 36 – Jigsaw Planet
    http://www.jigsawplanet.com
    Create a large, well featured, high quality jigsaw puzzle from any image.
  • 37 - Animoto
    http://animoto.com/education
    Adds effects and music to your images and text to make an impressive video.
    A site that performs a similar function:
    http://flixtime.com
  • 38 - Zamzar
    http://www.zamzar.com
    Convert your files to a large variety of compatible file types.
    http://www.online-convert.com
    A site that performs a similar function:
  • 39 - Stopwatch
    http://www.online-stopwatch.com
    Efficiently counts down or up using a variety of different clocks.
  • 40 - Storybird
    http://storybird.com
    Arrange pages and add text to create a story using sets of high quality images.
    A site that performs a similar function:
    http://www.zooburst.com
  • 41 a - Fan Fiction
    http://www.fanfiction.net
    A space where writers can become authors using characters from well known fictional works.
  • 41 b – Dear Photograph
    http://dearphotograph.com
    Hold a photo in front of its original location, take another photo and add a suitable comment.
    Dear Photograph,
    If I could turn the corner in 1942
    and walk right into my mother, I’d ask her
    “May I walk beside you one more time?”
Love, Your Daughter
  • 42 - 100 Word Stories
    http://podcasting.isfullofcrap.com
    Write a story in any style using exactly 100 words – sounds simple?
    Drabble
  • 43 - Add Letters
    http://www.addletters.com
    Blend your own text to preset images to create impressive signs.
  • 44 - Wallwisher
    http://www.wallwisher.com
    Embed a collaborative noticeboard, that updates in real time, in your own site.
  • 45 - Dabbleboard
    http://www.dabbleboard.com
    Embed a collaborative whiteboard, that updates when saved, in your own site.
    http://www.scribblar.com
    A site that performs a similar function:
  • 46 a - Flickr
    http://www.flickr.com
    Collect, collate and graphically display feedback by text messaging.
    Searches Flickr in a different way:
    http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm
  • 46 b – Spell with Flickr
    http://metaatem.net/words
    Converts your text into a collage of letters.
  • 46 c - TagGalaxy
    http://www.taggalaxy.com
    Clusters Flickr search results in an animated globe that can be rotated.
  • 47 - Nota
    http://notaland.com
    Collaborative multimedia poster creation for multiple users in real time..
  • 48 - Doodle
    http://doodle.com
    Schedule a meeting by inviting participants to elect suitable times.
  • 49 - Google
    http://www.google.com
    There is much, much more to Google then simply being a search engine..
    iGoogle
    Google Reader
    Google Any time
    Google Reading levels
    Google Squared
    Google Treks
    Google Fast flip
    Google Maps
    Google Labs
    Google Scholar
    Google Translate
    Google +project
    Google Earth
    Google Voice
  • 49 – Google Fast Flip
    http://fastflip.googlelabs.com
    Examine how the same news is being reported online around the world.
  • 50 - Delicious
    http://www.delicious.com
    Storing bookmarks online for individuals or groups of users.
    My delicious site with 150+ web 2 and other links:
    http://www.delicious.com/cgceo