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Top 20 web 2.0 tools for teachers

Top 20 web 2.0 tools for teachers



Useful tools to use with Moodle assignments

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    • Top 20 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers and Librarians Patrivan K. Yuen, M.A., M.Ed., & M.L.I.S Technical Services Librarian E-mail: pyuen@wmcarey.edu & Steve C. Yuen, Ph.D. Professor The University of Southern Mississippi E-mail: Steve.Yuen@usm.edu 2010 MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, February 9, 2010
    • Web 2.0 allows learners to: create contribute collaborate connect share participate in a learning community
    • Our Top 20 Web 2.0 Tools Selection Criteria Free Web 2.0 Applications Easy to learn and use Useful for teachers and librarians
    • Categories of Web 2.0 Tools Productivity Online Publishing Communications Virtual Community Media Sharing Blog Podcast Wiki Teaching and Learning
    • 1. Google Apps Education Edition www.google.com/educators/p_apps.html
    • Gmail Come with built-in Google search technology and over 2.6 GB of storage. Also available on mobile devices. Integrate instant messaging right into the email Provide spam protection using Google technology. Messages can be sent and read in most languages. Gmail interface is available in 40 languages. Free automatic forwarding and POP3 access
    • Gmail
    • Google Talk Instant messaging and group chat Free PC-to-PC voice calls (VOIP) Real-time file transfers Send and receive voicemails Integrated contact list Integrated into Gmail Mobile access Available of Windows version and Web version Multi-Languages Support
    • Google Talk
    • Google Calendar Calendar Sharing Invitations Gmail Integration Search Send Reminders Mobile Access Event Publishing
    • Google Calendar
    • Google Docs Consist of Web-based word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and form Online document creation Real-time collaboration Revision history Search tools Mobile access Supported multiple languages
    • Google Docs
    • Google Sites Create web pages right in your browser A WYSIWYG Web authoring program Pages are hosted on Google servers at http://sites.google.com/sites/yoursitename/ No HTML required Customizable look and feel Settings for accessing and sharing information
    • 2. YouTube www.youtube.com Online video streaming service that allows anyone to view and share videos Accept many video formats (wmv, 3gp, avi, mov, mp4, mpeg, flv, and mkv) Videos can be up to 2GB in size and 10 minutes long Unlimited uploading Each clip must have at least 3 tags Allow linking and embedding clips to your blogs or Websites Students can create projects with video and share them on the Web
    • www.teachertube.com
    • 3. Ning www.ning.com An online service where you can create, customize, and share your own Social Network like MySpace and Facebook Has customizable themes and templates Offer a public or private option Your network can be customized by selecting a combination of features (music, videos, blogs, photos, forums, groups, RSS, etc.) from a list of options Members who join your network will automatically have a customizable profile page and will be able to message and friend each other
    • www.ning.com
    • 4. Polldaddy www.polldaddy.com Create surveys and polls for your website, blog, and social network Survey Create multi question, multi page surveys with 11 question types to choose from Insert HTML directly allowing you to add pictures and video Online reporting in real time of your data as it is collected Close surveys after a certain date or quota has been reached, and create custom start and finish pages for your survey Export your data as XML, CSV and subscribe to your results via RSS Poll Unlimited free polls with unlimited votes per poll. View poll results online, as XML, CSV, or subscribe to them via RSS! Add text, pictures and video to your polls. Block repeat voters by IP address or cookies. Create single choice or multiple-choice polls, randomize answers Close polls after a certain date
    • 5. Shelfari www.shelfari.com A book centered social network where members can catalog, tag, review, and discuss books Create virtual bookshelves of books you have read, plan to read and currently own Search for books by title, author, ISBN and subject Show off your books and reviews on your blog or favorite social networking site with Shelfari widget
    • 6. SlideShare www.slideshare.net Let users upload their presentations and share them online through a YouTube-like interface Accept PowerPoint (ppt & pps), PDF, & OpenOffice (odp) files with a maximum file size of 30 MB for each presentation file Presentations can be tagged, and comments left by viewers Slide transcripts are automatically generated from text elements of your individual slides Each slide has its own URL for reference Has a Slidecasting capability that allows authors to synchronize slides with an audio file
    • www.slideshare.net
    • 7. WordPress www.wordpress.com Free blogging platform Hosted by Wordpress Provide variety of attractive themes, plug-ins, and widgets Categorize and tag your posts Provide many features: Spell-check, Previews, Autosave, Words, Photos, and Videos Can import from Blogger, TypePad, LiveJournal, and More
    • blog.yuen.us
    • 8. Podomatic www.podomatic.com Find, create, distribute, promote, and listen to both audio and video podcasts Record a podcast or vodcast directly to the Web Handle RSS feeds and allow your listeners to subscribe to your podcast in iTunes
    • 9. Wetpaint www.wetpaint.com Free wiki websites Allow anyone to create an entirely new website and invite others to help them build it. Combine the best aspects of wikis, blogs, forums and social networks so anyone can click and type on the web Can be a private or public site Wetpaint Education Wikis are Ad-free
    • www.wetpaint.com
    • 10. Flickr www.flickr.com A free photo sharing site Upload, organize, and share your photos with anyone or selected individuals Get photos into and out of the system in as many ways: from the web, from mobile devices, and from the users' home computers Can tag and map your photos, create albums, view slideshows, and post pictures to external blogs Allow RSS feed Allow annotations
    • www.flickr.com
    • 11. Second Life www.secondlife.com Shared experiences A feeling of presence Visual and social cues Closer to face-to-face conversation Real-time collaboration Immersion Engagement
    • www.secondlife.com
    • 12. Picnik www.picnik.com Upload a photo or import online photos from Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Webshots, and others Offer real-time online editing tools to crop, resize, sharpen, adjust exposure, color, apply effects, and then share them with your friends. Provide many special effects, from artsy to fun Has many fonts and top-quality type tool Get creative with a collection of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames
    • www.picnik.com
    • 13. Zamzar www.zamzar.com Free online file conversion Support 5 different file format conversions Document Image Music Video Other Formats 100MB maximum file size for the free account Receive converted files via email Larger file conversions and online storage for Basic and Pro accounts
    • www.zamzar.com
    • 14. del.icio.us del.icio.us A social bookmarking site Allow you to store bookmarks on the Web, instead of inside your browser Share bookmarks with friends, family, coworkers, and the del.icio.us community. Use tags to organize your bookmarks Can import and export bookmarks certain links as private
    • del.icio.us
    • 15. Dimdim www.dimdim.com Web conferencing tool Nothing to install to host, join, and record Free for up to 20 participants Easy Share desktop & Webpages Audio & Video Conferencing Talk, listen, chat and broadcast via Webcam Present PowerPoint slides and PDFs Private & Public Chat Whiteboard & Annotations Record and Embed Meetings
    • 16. Scribd www.scribd.com A free, web-based, document sharing community and self-publishing platform Let you publish, distribute, and share your own documents with the world Support PDF, Postscript, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OpenOffice, Rich text, plain text, and other OpenDocument formats Allow you to print your document and view it full- screen
    • 17. ScreenToaster www.screentoaster.com No download. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux. Capture videos of onscreen action in one click Share and stream videos online in Flash Embed them on blogs and webpages or send them by email.
    • 18. MediaFire www.mediafire.com Free file hosting service Upload, download, manage, and share your documents, presentations, videos, and images with others. Upload unlimited number of files to share with colleagues and students or storage Unlimited downloads Unlimited storage RSS file feeds No registration necessary and no software to install Up to 200 MB per file
    • 19. Animoto www.animoto.com A web application that automatically generates professionally produced videos using their own patent-pending technology and high-end motion design. Each video is a fully customized orchestration of user-selected images and music. Animoto Shorts are 30-seconds in length and free for everyone. Users can produce, remix, and share as many as they like.
    • 20. WiZiQ www.wiziq.com Conduct live online classes using free Virtual Classroom Create & share tests using Online Tests Upload & share content using Content Sharing Group different learners through Contacts Management Free version 500 attendees/class Cannot login until session begins Can make 3 recordings and downloads Provide whiteboard, audio, video, and text chat
    • The End Questions or Comments? Thank You for Attending Our session! This presentation is available on the Web at: http://www.slideshare.net/scyuen/