Web 2.0 Tools for Key Skills

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An outline of some fo the main ways you can use Web 2.0 Tools in your Key Skills Projects

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  • Web 2.0 Tools for Key Skills

    1. 1. Key Skills: Tools and Resources Enhance and extend your project work
    2. 2. Tools <ul><li>Use what’s useful </li></ul><ul><li>The right tool for the job </li></ul><ul><li>Tools should make work easier or better </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t try to include every single thing in one project </li></ul><ul><li>You should be demonstrating a range of skills across your project work </li></ul>
    3. 3. Planning <ul><li>Bubbl </li></ul><ul><li>ThinkTank </li></ul>
    4. 4. Bubbl <ul><li>Online “Mind Mapping” software </li></ul><ul><li>http://bubbl.us </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topic Breakdown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exports as image </li></ul><ul><li>Can be shared / worked on together </li></ul>
    5. 5. Think Tank <ul><li>Online Writing Frame to help structure a report </li></ul><ul><li>http://thinktank.4teachers.org </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I don’t know what to write” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning sub- headings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Generates a list of questions </li></ul>
    6. 6. Researching <ul><li>Spezify </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Wolfram Apha / Google Squared </li></ul>(Using more than Google)
    7. 7. Spezify <ul><li>Instant Inspiration! </li></ul><ul><li>http://spezify.com </li></ul><ul><li>Find: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tweets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All presented on one page as a quick overview of available resources </li></ul>
    8. 8. Creative Commons <ul><li>Search Copyright Friendly Resources </li></ul><ul><li>http://search.creativecommons.org </li></ul><ul><li>Find: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search across multiple other search engines and sites </li></ul>
    9. 9. Wolfram Alpha & Google Squared <ul><li>Structured search results </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wolframalpha.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/squared </li></ul><ul><li>Good for tracking down: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics and comparisons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic facts and figures </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Recording Sources <ul><li>Ript </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo </li></ul>
    11. 11. Ript <ul><li>Scrapbook software </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ript.com (Requires installation) </li></ul><ul><li>Drag and drop: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web addresses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add your own notes </li></ul><ul><li>Replace highlighter pens and paper </li></ul>
    12. 12. Diigo <ul><li>Highlight and annotate over live websites </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.diigo.com Requires browser extension and registration </li></ul><ul><li>Add comments on bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>View and discuss others’ comments </li></ul>
    13. 13. Creating <ul><li>FotoFlexer </li></ul><ul><li>Splashup </li></ul><ul><li>CreateAGraph </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps / Platial </li></ul>
    14. 14. FotoFlexer <ul><li>Easy online image tool </li></ul><ul><li>http://fotoflexer.com </li></ul><ul><li>Add: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Borders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create fun, fake photos </li></ul><ul><li>Save on PC or share online </li></ul>
    15. 15. Splashup <ul><li>Online PhotoShop equivalent </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.splashup.com </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced image editing tools </li></ul><ul><li>Supports layers and selection control </li></ul>
    16. 16. CreateAGraph <ul><li>Online tool – no spreadsheet skills needed </li></ul><ul><li>http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph </li></ul><ul><li>Edit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Colour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Save as image </li></ul>
    17. 17. Wordle <ul><li>Online “Word Clouds” </li></ul><ul><li>http://wordle.net </li></ul><ul><li>Edit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Font </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Layout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colour schemes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Capture as image </li></ul>
    18. 18. Google Maps / Platial <ul><li>Online mapping tool (Requires registration) </li></ul><ul><li>http://maps.google.com / http://platial.com </li></ul><ul><li>Add placemarks with comments </li></ul><ul><li>Link from blog </li></ul><ul><li>Platial allows adding as widget </li></ul>
    19. 19. Remember… A balance between content and tools produces the best project possible

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