Web 2.0Vicki Santacroce & Laura Masbruch WWUSD Summer Academy 2011
Corkboard and Wallwisher Both of these sites provide real time collaboration and idea sharing by allowing users to post notes to an online workspace. Corkboard.me is simple. It only allows you to post notes. Wallwisher allows you to customize url and add names, pictures etc. to you post. It only works in the following browsers, however: IE7+, Firefox 2+, Safari 3+, Chrome 1+, and Opera 9+ Sample wallwisher: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/summeracademy2011
Classroom Uses The following is a good example of Brainstorming around a topic: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/slavery Causes of World War II: http://wallwisher.com/wall/matthewj Sentence building in English: http://wallwisher.com/embed/vocabulary A wall of Geometry resources for a 2 week Mathematics Unit: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/Geometry9 105 ideas for using Wallwisher in the classroom
Bubble.us Bubble.us is a brainstorming tool that allows you to create mind maps. No account is required. Add and connect “bubbles” as you and your students brainstorm.
Voki (for Education) Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your webpage, wiki, blog, profile, and in email messages. A new Voki for Education site contains lesson plans and a Teacher's Corner sectionwith tips and ideas for using Voki with your students. Here are examples of some student created Vokis.Book Talk vokis
Blabberize Blabberize allows you to make talking pictures. Find a picture, record the audio, and see what happens. Stay updated with information regarding Blabberize by visiting their blog. Projects can be created without an account, but if you are planning on saving, you'll need to create a free account. Student sample 1 Student Sample 2 Student Sample 3
Tag Galaxy This site provides a source for gathering photographs that are in the public domain and provides a great alternative to Google images. Begin by entering a broad search term, and let the site guide you from there.
Fav7 Enter up to 7 URL’s for your students to use, click the Fav7 button, and you’ll be provided with a short page URL that you can share.
StoryBird StoryBird is a great site for digital storytelling. Students choose pictures from the site (you cannot upload your own) to create a story. Storybird also lets you create classes and individual student logins - and it doesn’t require students to have e-mail addresses. Check out Storybird for Schools for more information. Click here for Story Bird video tour