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Presentation to a freshman learning group at the University of Alabama, September 15, 2010....

Presentation to a freshman learning group at the University of Alabama, September 15, 2010.

Note: The presentation was only 15 minutes long so I did not have time to do pros and cons for each tool. I hope to do that in the future :)

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Virtual Backpack:  Web 2.0 Tools to Help You Succeed at UA Virtual Backpack: Web 2.0 Tools to Help You Succeed at UA Presentation Transcript

  • Your Virtual BackpackWeb 2.0 Tools to Help You Succeed at UA
    Maegan E. Slaten
    Doctoral Student in Instructional Technology
    University of Alabama
  • Today’s Presentation
    What is Web 2.0?
    Benefits of Web 2.0
    Some examples of tools for:
    Storage
    Research & Organization
    Collaboration & Sharing
    Projects & Presentation
    Resources to find more tools
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  • What is Web 2.0?
    Web 2.0 refers to the second generation of web tools in which users can actually interact with the content rather than just view it.
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  • Benefits of Using Web 2.0
    Inspires creativity
    Encourages collaboration
    Increases Productivity
    Accessible from almost anywhere
    Easy to use
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  • Tools for Storage & Backup
    Usage:
    To back up your documents and access them where ever you are.
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  • Tools for Storage
    Examples:
    Box.net – http://www.box.net
    SugarSync – http://www.sugarsync.com
    DropBox – http://www.dropbox.com
    All three are similar in that they are have both web and desktop components, allow you to make documents public, free (until you reach the file size capacity), and have mobile applications to access files on select mobile devices.
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  • Tools for Research & Organization
    Usage:
    To help you find the information you need and organize the information you have
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  • Tools for Research
    Examples:
    RefWorks – This online citation manager allows you to collect and organize all of your bibliographic information. Offered through the University’s Libraries (http://www.lib.ua.edu)
    Delicious – A social bookmarking site that allows you to bookmark favorite websites, tag them, share with others, and access them from any computer http://www.delicious.com
    Awesome Highlighter – Allows you to highlight sections of web pages and save them for later reference or send them to others http://www.awesomehighlighter.com/
    Bubbl.us – Online application for brainstorming and creating mindmapshttp://bubbl.us/
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  • Tools for Organization
    Soshiku – This is a assignment management tool that helps you keep track of assignment due dates (it can even send a text message to remind you!) http://soshiku.com/
    Evernote – Allows you to collect your thoughts and ideas (even handwritten ones) into a searchable database. http://www.evernote.com/
    SpringPad – A wonderful “virtual notebook” where you can collect web clippings http://www.springpadit.com
    Remember the Milk – An interactive task list application http://www.rememberthemilk.com/
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  • Tools for Collaboration & Sharing
    Usage:
    To aid you collaborate with classmates and share files and information with others
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  • Tools for Collaboration
    Google Docs – invite others to contribute to a document and make changes in real time http://docs.google.com
    Office Live – Upload your documents and allow others to comment and make changes http://www.officelive.com
    Zoho – a suite very similar to Google Docs http://www.zoho.com/
    Stixy – An online “bulletin board” where users can post sticky notes, photos, etc. http://www.stixy.com/
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  • Tools for Collaboration
    Skype – A communication tool in which you can participate in a text chat, and make both audio and video phone calls http://www.skype.com
    Wiggio – Lots of great tools to help you collaborate like a group calendar, task list, chat room, messaging system, etc http://wiggio.com/
    Wikis
    PBWiki – http://www.pbwiki.com
    Wiki Spaces – http://www.wikispaces.com
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  • Tools for Sharing
    Media Sharing
    Picasa – Edit your photos with the desktop application and share them using the online application http://www.picasa.com
    Flickr – Share photos online and search for photos from other users http://www.flickr.com
    YouTube – share your videos and watch videos created by others http://www.youtube.com
    Vimeo – very similar to YouTube, share your videos and create your own channels http://www.vimeo.com
    Social Networking Sites
    Twitter – Your thoughts in under 140 characters http://www.twitter.com
    Facebook – Connect and collaborate with friends http://www.facebook.com
    Nings – Create your own social network http://www.ning.com
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  • Tools for Sharing
    Websites (Build Your Own)
    Weebly – http://www.weebly.com
    Webs – http://www.webs.com
    Google Sites – https://sites.google.com/
    Posterous - https://posterous.com/
    Blogging
    Blogger – http://www.blogger.com
    WordPad – http://www.wordpad.com
    TypePad – http://www.typepad.com
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  • Tools for Projects & Presentations
    Usage:
    To help you create effective and interactive projects and presentations
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  • Presentation Tools
    Animoto – Produces videos from user selected photos, videos, and music http://www.animoto.com
    Prezi – Web-based presentation software that allows you to create a non-linear presentation http://www.prezi.com
    One True Media – Create animated slide shows with music and video elements http://www.onetruemedia.com
    SlideShare – Publish and share your PowerPoint presentations online http://www.slideshare.com
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  • Tools for Projects
    Survey Monkey – Collect data through custom surveys http://www.surveymonkey.com
    Poll Everywhere – create live, interactive polls in which participants can send in their responses using mobile devices http://www.polleverywhere.com
    Wordle – Create tag clouds using any text passage http://www.wordle.com
    Glogster – Create virtual interactive posters http://www.glogster.com/
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  • Want More?Check out these resources!
    UA Technology in Motion’s Delicious Account http://www.delicious.com/uatim
    Go2Web20 http://www.go2web20.net/
    Digital Research Tools http://digitalresearchtools.pbworks.com/
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  • Thank You!
    If you have any questions about any of the tools discussed today, please feel free to
    e-mail me!
    Thanks!
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