March 16th, 2011
So you want to use Web 2.0 tools in your classroom, but you don't know where to start? Find out what works and what doesn't from some teachers who have tried it all.This podcast is 19:21 minutes long. If you're an ISTE member, you can read the text version of this article in L&L's archive.
Jennifer Perino, director of instructional technology at Peoria Notre Dame High School in Peoria, Illinois, produced this podcast for L&L as part of her internship through Johns Hopkins University.
May 15th, 2009
Enhancing Educational Connections with Web 2.0 Tools
Presenter: Mr. Michael George (Fredericksburg Public School)
This session will cover the Wii-mote interactive screen, Flip Video Cameras, Screen Casting with Jing and CamStudio. This session will also demonstrate various free Internet-based resources and how they can be easily be integrated into your class. Participants will have the opportunity to see more than 20 free websites and applications that are available for immediate use.
Jog the Web – Websites
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December 12th, 2008
September 25th, 2008
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September 9th, 2008
Imagine you know all about ducks (or elephants, or anything in fact) and you have discovered a lot of cool information on the web you now want to share with all the other duck-addicts. The thing is that this information is spread out on plenty of different sites. You could of course put up your own site or blog and draw the list of the links to all the interesting pages you found. Youd put a comment for each page and give the URL. Your visitors would then browse your page and follow each link and need to come back each time on your page to find the next URL
So it would be a load of backwards and forwards
but I suppose we are used to that. Now with a track you can do a lot better.
So tracks boil down to simplifying the web and building paths to share with others.
Tracks can be used
- by anybody who wants to share a list of pages (some use it for instance on youtube to build a track of related videos)
- by anybody who goes every day on the same sites (he can now simply jog from one page to the next).
- by websites to show their visitors around (for first time visitors or to show all the new products etc…)
- by websites to lead their visitors on other websites whilst holding their hand: once the tour is over the visitor is back on the initial website
- by trainers who want to use the web “material”
- by anybody who wants to lead the web…
April 24th, 2008
How about running your favorite web applications as any other desktop program? Bubbles is a free Windows client that lets you access web services from within the desktop. Open services like Gmail, Flickr, Google Calendar… and pretty much any web application without launching your browser.
- Launch favorite web apps with a single click and keep them minimized on the Taskbar.
- Run Web application like any other desktop program.
- Default Bubbles Apps: Gmail, Google Calendar, 30 Boxes, SlimTimes, Yahoo Mail and Flickr.
- Trun any website or service to Bubbles App. It can be Digg, Del.icio.us, your WordPress blog, anything.
- Set “Bubbled” apps to launch and get minimized to taskbar on Windows start-up.
- Note : At the moment Bubbles available only to Windows users (2K, XP and Vista).
As mentioned above, Bubbles already comes with a number of preconfigured services and all you need to do is enter login details. However apart from bringing these services to your desktop, Bubbles also adds a number of cool features:
- Google calendar notifier: Get instant desktop notifications for upcoming events.
- Gmail / Yahoo email Notifier: Get instant desktop-notifications for new email.
- Flickr Uploader: Upload photos by dragging them on top of Flickr Bubble.
- Quick shortcuts to frequently accessed locations for each app.
April 23rd, 2008
TagCrowd is a web application for visualizing word frequencies in any user-supplied text by creating what is popularly known as a tag cloud or text cloud.
Today, text clouds are primarily used for navigation and visualization on Web 2.0 sites that employ user-generated metadata (tags) as a categorization scheme.
Features and uses
March 17th, 2008
Most of the sites I am providing were found on a great website- Go2Web20.net Many of the sites are fun and take a creative mind to implement in to your classroom curriculum. I will be featuring some of them on here and some creative uses for them. Have fun exploring!