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Links to a Variety of Web 2.0 Sources


Free Technology for Teachers

The purpose of this site is to share information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms.
In 2008 Free Technology for Teachers was awarded the Edublogs Award for "Best Resource Sharing Blog."
In 2009 Free Technology for Teachers was again awarded the Edublogs Award for "Best Resource Sharing Blog" and was awarded the Edublogs Award for "Best Individual Blog."
Free Technology for Teachers is read by an audience of more than 15,000 daily subscribers (current as of December 15, 2009).
Sign up for the daily email to discover lots of emails that you would never stumble upon by yourself.
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

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Amazing list of web 2.0 tools in a very simple format. This wiki has tools arranged by the types of tool such as video tools, drawing tools, or image tools Once you have clicked on the tool you want a large list is available with a short description. Just click on the link and you are off and exploring.
http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/

Paul's E-Learning Resources

On this site you will find my favourite links to free on-line services that allow you to provide your students with enhanced learning opportunities which you can then embed into, or link from, your school/college/university's website, course blog or VLE/MLE.

For a site/service to be included here it must be:
  • Free
  • Easy to use
  • Produce high quality resources that can be used on any web enabled platform
http://sites.google.com/site/technologyenhancedlearning/


Etoolbox

Welcome to Wissahickon School District's eToolBox. This space is intended as a virtual eToolBox of resources for integrating technology into the classroom. It is chocked-full of resources, how-tos, use in classroom, examples and more. Please visit the links to the left to learn more about the tools in the eToolBox.

Visit the Index for an at-a-glance view of all the links and resources available.
http://etoolbox.wikispaces.com/



Mr. Foxholes Classroom

As a teacher in the Web 2.0 world, my blog is dedicated to sharing all the great technology tools and teaching strategies that can be used in any classroom.
http://www.mrfoxhole.com/



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An amazing technology resource packed full of links to education sites.It is divided into subjects as well as grade level selections. Put a check mark next to the subject/grade level you are interested in and a list of links is provided. Listing just Middle School technology provided 804 results.
http://www.edutecher.net/links.php


Making the Net Easier

Web 2.0 tools, apps and resources for collaboration, communication, RSS, images, start pages, weblogs, wikis and more. Emphasis is on libraries, librarians and information work.
http://www.philb.com/iwantto.htm



Wikis


Wiki Spaces

A wiki is a collaborative website. The most famous wiki is Wikipedia. You are currently looking at my tech wiki. I would love to have you join and contribute your suggestions for great education web sites.

Wikispaces for Educators

We've given away 397683 free wikis!

We're giving away the Plus wiki features that normally cost $50/year.
No fine print, no usage limits, no advertising, no catches.
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  • Collaborate With Ease
    Post text, images, files, and more on your wiki.
  • Create Student Accounts
    Our easy three step process doesn't require email addresses!
  • Set Privacy
    Ensure that only your members can access your wiki's content.
  • Embed Media
    Include video, audio, RSS, and anything else you can imagine!
  • Customize Your Look
    Select from a variety of wiki themes, pick your own colors and logo.
http://www.wikispaces.com/content/for/teachers


Wikispaces Video Tutorials

We have some great new video tutorials available to help you get up and running with your wiki. Learn how to add images and files to your wiki, embed widgets like videos and calendars, set permissions for your wiki, and invite people to join. This site has a great archive of old videos.
http://blog.wikispaces.com/2009/12/new-video-tutorials.html


Wikispaces Help

Whether this is your first wiki ever or just your first wiki of the day, we’re happy to have you on board. This wiki is basically your own personal Web site with an edit button. You get to choose who can see it, and who can make changes, and you can use it to do almost anything you can imagine. We put this document together to get you started and give you a glimpse of what you can do as the organizer of this wiki.https://help.wikispaces.com/New+Wiki


50 Ways to use Wikis

Wikis are an exceptionally useful tool for getting students more involved in curriculum. They’re often appealing and fun for students to use, while at the same time ideal for encouraging participation, collaboration, and interaction. Read on to see how you can put wikis to work in your classroom.
http://www.smartteaching.org/blog/2008/08/50-ways-to-use-wikis-for-a-more-collaborative-and-interactive-classroom/

Teaching with Wikis

Using Wikis to Support Teaching and Learning


References and Resources


https://wiki.umn.edu/view/TeachingWithWikis/WebHome




Other Web 2.0 Tools


Glogster

glogster.jpgGlogster EDU is your original educational resource for innovative and interactive learning. Glogster EDU was conceived to imaginatively, productively, and collaboratively respond to the dynamic educational landscape and exceed the needs of today’s educators and learners. We value the participation of educators and strive to assimilate their contributions to Glogster EDU, Glogster EDU is yours! Educators from all over the world are integrating Glogster EDU’s resourceful platform to make traditional learning more dynamic, more interactive and more in tune with learners today. Most importantly Glogster EDU is FUN for teachers and learners alike!

A simpler way to explain glogster is: an online poster board. Your students can place images, videos, text, headlines on the glog. An online poster is much more fun than the boring paper on that has been assigned in the past. The 1st page of this wiki is a copy of my glog (brought in as a widget.)
http://edu.glogster.com/

Glogster Tutorial- https://docs.google.com/View?docid=dgqwv5cr_127g7nqc8fm


Wall Wisher

Similar to Glogster in that you can place text boxes to share with others. This is more limiting than Glogster.
http://www.wallwisher.com/

31 Interesting Ways to Use WallWisher in Your Classroom- http://www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/wallwisher.htm


Prezi

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Create astonishing presentations live and on the web. If you are looking for a presentation program that is totally different than Power Point then try Prezi. Basically you are given a large canvas to work on. Add your text box, images, videos and other elements. Put them together is a frame. Next create a path to go from element to element. Zoom in and out and you now have a new presentation. You can either save on line or download to your computer.
http://prezi.com/



Prezi Tutorials

Color Wizard http://prezi.com/learn/color-wizard/?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Holiday+features%3A+colors+and+fonts%2C+drag+and+drop&utm_campaign=Introducing+Colors%2C+Fonts%2C+and+Snap&utm_term=customize

Prezi Manual http://prezi.com/learn/manual/

Prezi Workflow- http://prezi.com/zvsqdyisrcgt/academy-prezi-workflow-in-15-minutes/

Thoughts on Using Prezi as a Teaching Tool- http://prezi.com/rfsnedhqmhqa/thoughts-on-using-prezi-as-a-teaching-tool/

Insert Sound- http://prezi.com/learn/insert-sound/

Thoughts on Using Prezi as a Teaching Tool- http://prezi.com/rfsnedhqmhqa/thoughts-on-using-prezi-as-a-teaching-tool/


280 Slides

Create beautiful presentations, access them from anywhere, and share them with the world. With 280 Slides, there's no software to download and nothing to pay for – and when you're done building your presentation you can share it any way you like.
  • Upload your existing PowerPoint presentations and we'll import them into 280 Slides, so you'll never need to start from scratch.
  • We store your presentations securely on our server so you can take them anywhere in the world where there's an Internet connection.
  • Add photos and movies to your presentation directly from popular web services like Flickr and YouTube.
  • It's easy to make a great looking presentation with our professional quality built-in themes.
  • Losing work sucks, which is why a copy of your document gets saved every few minutes. 280 Slides will always restore your newest version.
http://280slides.com/


Symabloo- Education

Organize and share the best of the web with your students. Organize teaching resources all in one place. Encourage student to student communication. Promote innovation while maintaining simplicity in teaching.
http://edu.symbaloo.com/



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Sqworl

Sqworl is a web application that provides a clean and simple way to visually bookmark multiple URLs.
http://sqworl.com/



Live Binders

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LiveBinders is your 3-ring binder for the Web



Take Control of Information

  • View links like pages in a book instead of URLs on a page
  • Combine uploaded PDFs and Word docs with links in one binder
  • Go paperless one LiveBinder at a time

Save Time

  • Update information conveniently without having to resend links
  • Avoid layout issues - all documents are organized by tabs and subtabs
  • Edit LiveBinders anytime, any place

Present with Pride

  • Share all your documents in an easy presentable format
  • Use LiveBinders for Smartboard and laptop presentations
  • Build a library of binders and become a valuable resource for others
http://livebinders.com/#



Open Office

OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
http://www.openoffice.org/



Google Docs

Can't afford to purchase Microsoft Office Suite? Try Google Docs.
  • Upload your files from your desktop: It's easy to get started and it's free!
  • Access anywhere: Edit and view your docs from any computer or smart phone.
  • Share your work: Real-time collaboration means work gets done more quickly.
This program must be used online. See Open Office listed below if you want a productivity program that can be loaded on your computer.
https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=writely&passive=true&continue=http%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2F&followup=http%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2F&ltmpl=homepage&nui=1



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Wordle

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
http://www.wordle.net/



Survey Monkey

The Basic plan is completely free!
Your surveys don't expire if you choose to never upgrade. We also do not delete surveys or responses if you choose to stay as Basic. Create and administer as many surveys as you want for as long as you want! They are stored indefinitely.
Please review the following features of a free account as they range from survey design to data collection to analysis features:

Survey Design Features:

  • Create unlimited number of surveys
  • Allows up to 10 questions per survey
  • Choose from 15 available question types
  • 20+ basic survey templates available (*Upgrade to Pro/Unlimited to use all templates)
  • Supports any language, including Unicode
  • Survey completion progress bar
  • Automatic numbering for pages/questions
  • 15 pre-built survey themes
  • Validate/require survey responses
  • Randomize/sort answer choices
  • Accessible and 508 compliant and certified surveys (U.S. only)

Data Collection Features:

  • *100 responses per survey (Upgrade to Pro/Unlimited (annual) in order to view additional responses.)
  • Collect responses via weblink
  • Collect responses via email
  • Collect responses via Facebook
  • Embed a survey within your website
  • Create Up to 3 Collectors per survey

Analysis Features:

  • View live results as they are recorded
  • Browse through individual responses
  • View open-ended comments from the Response Summary page
NOTE: Exporting data is not included in a free account. Upgrade in order to download your current responses.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/


Dropmocks

DropMocks is the easiest way to create and share beautiful image galleries online.
Just drag your image files onto this page, and we’ll do the rest.
One of the pictures will be large so you can view it. To see the other pictures (they are in the background and a lighter color) just click on the one you want to see and it will be the large picture in front
http://www.dropmocks.com/
Here is a link to see some pictures of my son in Australia- http://dropmocks.com/mPzR0