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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