Why use 20th Century tools to teach 21st Century learners?
This session will introduce you to a small selection of free web 2.0 tools that will help you bring your classroom into the 21st century.
Discover the tips and tricks for downloading and viewing videos from YouTube
Visit the Zamzar website and discover how easy it is to convert file formats
Discover what is out there and free to access, and ready for you to use in your classroom
Learn how to use Audacity for sound mixing
What are web 2.0 tools?
Web 2.0 is a category of new Internet tools and technologies created around the idea that the people who consume media, access the Internet, and use the Web shouldn't passively absorb what's available; rather, they should be active contributors, helping customize media and technology for their own purposes, as well as those of their communities.
Web 2.0 is a living term describing changing trends in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the web. Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites, video sharing sites, wikis and blogs.
Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc).
Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.
Fantastic screen capture software.
Snap a picture of anything on your desktop.
Record video of what you do, or what you see.
Instantly uploaded. Share in email, IM, or blogs.
O deo is a creative way to record and share audio—and it's free
Odeo makes it easy to find, play and enjoy the latest audio & video from around the web.
Del.icio.us is a collection of favourites - yours and everyone else's.
Use del.icio.us to: Keep links to your favourite articles, blogs, music, restaurant reviews, and more on del.icio.us and access them from any computer on the web; Share favourites with friends, family, and colleagues; and discover new things. Everything on del.icio.us is someone's favourite - they've already done the work of finding it.
Zoho Planner is an online organizer to plan & organize yourself.
Quickly post your thoughts as blogs, Interact with people.
To-do lists Add multiple to-do lists with date. Mark them completed when they get done.
Set reminders Add email reminders to remind you about your activities
Upload files and images Upload images and files from one place and access from anywhere
Make notes Add notes to your page to keep track of your daily activities
Almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world – Flickr has two main goals:
1. Help people make their photos available to the people who matter to them.
2. Enable new ways of organizing photos
SlideShare is the world's largest community for sharing presentations on the web.
You can upload your presentations (ppt, pdf, pps, pot, odp, keynote) and share with others
Find/download interesting presentations
Embed them into blogs or websites
Create a slidecast by linking your slides with audio
And it's completely free .
Shoot, Mix, and Share your Video.
Use the eyespot Mixer to edit and combine your videos, music and photos online!
Share your video and mixes with the world for Free.
Slide lets you use photos and other digital content to create and publish funky little slideshows.
Online brainstorming software
Founded in February 2005, by early commerce pioneers of PayPal, YouTube is a consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience.
Prior to YouTube, there was no easy way for individuals to share video online
A great tool for capturing and downloading YouTube videos
Writeboards are sharable, web-based text documents that let you save every edit, roll back to any version, and easily compare changes.
Use Writeboard to write solo or collaborate with others.
Free online file conversion
Online Web Design tool
Select from a range of templates
Drag and drop
Add widgets etc.
Web designing made easy
Mix, record, export audio tracks in mp3 or as wave files