Top 20 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers and Librarians


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Top 20 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers and Librarians

  1. 1. 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: & Steve C. Yuen, Ph.D. Professor The University of Southern Mississippi E-mail: 2010 MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, February 9, 2010
  2. 2. Web 2.0 allows learners to: • create • contribute • collaborate • connect • share • participate in a learning community
  3. 3. Our Top 20 Web 2.0 Tools • Selection Criteria – Free – Web 2.0 Applications – Easy to learn and use – Useful for teachers and librarians
  4. 4. Categories of Web 2.0 Tools • Productivity • Online Publishing • Communications • Virtual Community • Media Sharing • Blog • Podcast • Wiki • Teaching and Learning
  5. 5. 1. Google Apps – Education Edition
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Gmail
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Google Talk
  10. 10. Google Calendar • Calendar Sharing • Invitations • Gmail Integration • Search • Send Reminders • Mobile Access • Event Publishing
  11. 11. Google Calendar
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Google Docs
  14. 14. Google Sites • Create web pages right in your browser • A WYSIWYG Web authoring program • Pages are hosted on Google servers at • No HTML required • Customizable look and feel • Settings for accessing and sharing information
  15. 15. 2. YouTube • • 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
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  17. 17. 3. Ning • • 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
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  19. 19. 4. Polldaddy • • 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
  20. 20. 5. Shelfari • • 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
  21. 21. 6. SlideShare • • 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
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  23. 23. 7. WordPress • • 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
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  25. 25. 8. Podomatic • • 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
  26. 26. 9. Wetpaint • • 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
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  28. 28. 10. Flickr • • 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
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  30. 30. 11. Second Life • • Shared experiences • A feeling of presence • Visual and social cues • Closer to face-to-face conversation • Real-time collaboration • Immersion • Engagement
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  32. 32. 12. Picnik • • 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
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  34. 34. 13. Zamzar • • 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
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  36. 36. 14. • • 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 community. • Use tags to organize your bookmarks • Can import and export bookmarks • Keep tabs on other users’ links, and mark certain links as private
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  38. 38. 15. Dimdim • • 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
  39. 39. 16. Scribd • • 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
  40. 40. 17. ScreenToaster • • 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.
  41. 41. 18. MediaFire • • 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
  42. 42. 19. Animoto • • 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.
  43. 43. 20. WiZiQ • • 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
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