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Dangerously Cool Web 2.0 Links for Educators

 

Feel free to add your finds in the comment section.  I try to look at everything I post and give a brief description as well as put it in a category.  Let me know if you have found this page useful.

 

Shoot me an email with your favorite links -->  janice.butler@utb.edu

 


 

Animation Software

Create your own animated movie easily and free http://www.xtranormal.com/ For a well done video on Xtranormal: http://classroomnext.blogspot.com/2009/11/make-your-own-animated-video-with.html

http://animoto.com - animoto is hot for education right now.  But, it seems pricey to me.  Go visit and decide for yourself.

http://goanimate.com/ - some nice stuff on this site.

The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations - by Larry Ferlazzo Website of the Day.

Physics Flash Animations - any theorem in physics is animated here.  Really cool way to demonstrate physics in action.

 

Blogs

Top Blogs for Education - Edublog Awards

Blogs in Plain English - from Common Craft

http://blogger.com - from Google. Automatically sets you up on the Google search engine.

http://classpress.com - not free at $29.95 per year - but you can gain free months by referring.

http://edublogs.org/ - great choice for educators. Educator Sheri Higgs has this to say about it, "The free mode (which we are using) has 20MG storage.  Once you become a "supporter" (various levels) you can add and tie in student blogs."  Nothing better than a recommendation from a fellow educator.

http://wordpress.com - easy to use and rather sophisticated templates

http://texasschoolmarm.wikispaces.com/Blogs - Using Blogs in the Classroom is a great resource from Connie Lindsey, Region XV

 

Collaborative Work Tools/ Web conferencing tools

Etherpads: for Educators, (you can watch a timeline to review how the pad is changing. That is pretty cool)  Open, Another,

Primary Wall for educators - register to save walls with collaborative notes.

http://google.com/apps - Links to Google Docs, Gmail, Calendar, Google Talks (IM for Google) and Sites (wiki for Google) 

http://skype.com - free computer-to-computer phone across the world with anyone who has an Internet connection. Need I say more? 

Google Wave - now out of Beta so anyone can use; would like to see a group project on this.  It looks awesome, but I do not have time to play with it right now.

http://tinypaste.com - collaborative editing on the fly. Should use for collaborative brainstorming in Elluminate. On the fly is key here. This is a test one: http://tinypaste.com/d011f  

http://www.collanos.com/m1/en/index Collanos Workplace is a peer-to-peer team collaboration suite. It allows internet users to form teams and collaborate together on a shared projects. Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs it enables users to invite colleagues, friends, or partners to a team workspace where members can immediately share and organize their files, notes and links, lead discussions, and assign tasks. Free.  Looks a lot like Google Wave (hmmmmm), but is open source so it will stay free.

http://crazeegeekchick.com/blog/27-free-must-have-online-collaboration-tools/ - 27 free collaborative online work tools that you must have.

 

Concept mapping software

http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page - Free download for nice concept mapping tools. Can be used as framework for students to begin a project

http://mind42.com/ - collaborative online

http://mindmeister.com - free version - but for academic, only costs $15.00 per year.  Now that's a sweet deal.

 

Copyright and Fair Use Information

Center for social media - great site for all that copyright junk.

 

Creative Commons

The Creative Commons website provides easy to understand licensing that generally allows others to use your work and/or modify.  Various licenses are available under Creative Commons and on this site you can generate your license for posting on your website or on work you have created.

http://ccmixter.org - ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want. Unlike freeplaymusic (which is often used as a source of music for educators), this site offers open source music that can be used in podcasts, on websites, etc.

http://www.freesound.org/ - The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focuses only on sound, not songs.

 

Digital storytelling

http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu - One of the best sites for educational use of digital storytelling out there by my mentor in digital storytelling.

http://texasschoolmarm.wikispaces.com/Digital+Storytelling - Many resources from Connie Lindsey at Region XV

Finding Media for Your Story - CogRogDoo from Alan Levine

50 Tools by Alan Levine

 

Downloading videos (like YouTube)

http://www.pcfreetime.com - Format Factory converts Flip videos to avi so you can import them to Movie Maker.  It is free and it will also convert back to MP4 for uploading to iPods, etc.

http://keepvid.com/ - download streaming videos with a click

http://mediaconverter.org/ - converter

http://vixy.net/ - Online FLV Converter : Download online videos direct to PC / iPod / PSP. It's free!

http://zamzar.com/ - multipurpose tool to convert files and download videos online. No need to download software.

http://download.cnet.com/YouTube-Downloader/3000-2071_4-10647340.html - Top YouTube downloader and links to others. This will download as mov files; converter is below

http://winff.org/html_new/downloads.html

 

Flipped Classrooms

http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=4327 - From Tech & Learning: 

30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms by Michael Gorman. VERY worth looking at. Sorry for the dangling participle.

http://education-portal.com/academy/course/index.html?hq_e=el&hq_m=1311790&hq_l=1&hq_v=zad6c45666 - Not really the flipped classroom -but how to earn free college credit.  The old model of education is changing - watch out!

 

Game Designer Programs

http://www.fas.org/blog/learningtech/2010/09/gamestar_mechanic_released.html - Info on Gamestar Mechanic, a game that teaches you how to design video games.  More on gaming here.

 

Game Templates for PowerPoint, Excel and more

Parade of Games in PowerPoint - many types of games with examples and templates.

PowerPoint Template for Games - many types to be downloaded.

Many different types of games and templates to go with them.

http://people.uncw.edu/ertzbergerj/msgames.htm - EXCELLENT site for many, many, game templates for the everyday classroom teacher; check out the template for Matrix.

http://resources.oswego.org/games/ Awesome site of the day contributed by Karen Arrington, Lower School Technology Specialist.  An awesome site for game templates to create your own games with lots of examples. You don't want to miss this site. More on gaming here.

Jeopardy Labs - create Jeopardy games online without needing PowerPoint

 

Games

Home page for Gamequarium with scads of stuff for teachers

Gamequarium Math Games for K-8 - assortment of games - not sure if they are jeopardy type or problem-based, but didn't want to lose link.

Science games and other resources from The Sciencespot.net
Walking with Beasts games from ABC TV.  Great games about fossils, camouflage, jigsaws and all sorts of other goodies.

Brain Teasers and Optical Illusions from Yahoo. These are pretty cool!!

ScienceGames4you4free - games for science - have not looked at it yet, but looks interesting - well, OK, I did check it out and found some pretty interesting stuff:  Fingerprinting here>> http://www.wonderville.ca/asset/fingerprint-activity

http://www.wonderville.ca - cool stuff

Where to find Science Games from the Federation of American Scientists.

More on gaming here

 

Google Things to Do, Tools and Searching

All the ways to search using Google - awesome sight with multiple ways of searching using Google

EveryDay Search Essentials - Handy ways to search for everyday things on Google

Google Things to Do - 52 things to do with Google besides using it as a search engine.

Choose your own adventure story with Google Apps - lesson included with objectives

A Place in Time: The Impact of Photography includes lesson plan with objectives

Google TUT?R - Google Tutorials, Tips and Advice for Google users.

Got Google? Molly Schroeder's Google Sites and Resources

More Got Google? links and more

15 second search tips on Google

Google Apps in the Classroom

 

Mashpedia - well you just gotta do it to believe it. Search for anything and MULTImedia results will appear.

Things to Do - ways to search you never knew existed.  This resource is great for librarians and teachers who want students to do more than Wikipedia

 

Grants

Link to my List of Grant Opportunities

 

Graphics Tools

http://mashable.com/2014/01/01/drawing-apps-online/ - many cool drawing programs, many available on Android and iPad.

 

Having Little to do With Technology and All to do with Beauty

Drew Tretrick - From his worldwide appearances to students and at music conferences sponsored by Gibson & Zeta Music, Drew reflects on his beliefs in education taken from his experiences as an ambassador of education to thousands of students

 

Internet Safety

Gail Markson, Technology Coordinator, Eleanor Kolitz Academy offers:  http://eka.wikispaces.com/MS+Internet+Safety - links to a wiki that contains YouTube videos about Interet Safety

From Libby Hamilton, Instructional Technology Specialist, Azle, TX: Some are sites with information, some with free materials like posters and others with instructional videos: http://www.ikeepbookmarks.com/browse.asp?folder=1822538 

From Dianna Martinez, Lewisville ISD, Everyone is welcome to check out the resources we have there through the guest access:

From Paul R. Woods: http://paulrwood.wikispaces.com/Internet+Safety

From Duyen Blanton, Sabine Pass ISD:

 

From Stephanie Ranford:

 

Just Cool Stuff

http://doodlebuzz.com - don't know how to describe it - just go try it

http://www.wordle.net/ - a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide; great for brainstorming and discovering key ideas

http://voki.com - Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages. Didn't know where to put it in the categories and it is pretty cool. They have started to "nourish" Voki for educational purposes so you can get a lot of ideas on their website.

 

Library Links for teachers, librarians and media specialists

This space is for teacher-librarians to share their lesson plans and otherwise collaborate with each other: http://teachlibrary.wikispaces.com/

New Tools: Wiki with an incredible array of links for educators

 

Links to Loads of Links

100 Top Tools for Learning 2009 - from 2008 - but are still worthy tools to take a look at (bad grammar with the dangling participle - but you get the idea)

Indispensable Web 2.0 Tools - nice list of links with some new tools

Top 10 List Haven - updated several times a year.  Definitely worth a look or take time to explore

Lists to loads of Links

http://arpisd.org/vision2020.htm - website resources as a result of grants. Great source of information for administrators, teachers, parents and students. 

From Lynell Burmark, a host of great links: http://educatebetter.org/Web%20Wonders.pdf

 

Multimedia Web 2.0

http://glogster.com - a multimedia blog that can be imported into PBworks and other wikis. You have got to see this one.  Check out the educator site: http://www.glogster.com/edu/

http://storybird.com/. Storybird is great for teaching reading concepts. Storybords are short, visual sotries that you make with family and friends to share and print:   Take a look at some of the example books created by writers and start your own stories today. This one is rather good: Just a Girl

http://voicethread.com - great multimedia tool for collaborating and communicating

http://voicethread4educationMultimedia Presentation

http://wallwisher.com - great way to do collaborative brainstorming

http://www.scrapblog.com/

http://slideshare.com - upload your PPTs or download others; some nice slideshows can be found here.

 

Music and Sounds - copyright free (more sources under Podcasting and Audio Editing)

Great resource of royalty free music - Thanks Brenda Wohlfeil

http://ccmixter.org - ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want. Unlike freeplaymusic (which is often used as a source of music for educators), this site offers open source music that can be used in podcasts, on websites, etc.

http://www.freesound.org/ - The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focuses only on sound, not songs.

http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/products/sdml/sdml.asp - Super dooper music looper is great for looping short clips of music.

http://freemusicarchive.org/curator/creative_commons/ - more free music

http://aviary.com - incredible array of tools: Photo-editing, logos, web templates, filters, color palettes, screen capture & more.

  

Networking - Educational

Plethora of links on educational networking

Classroom 2.0 - Classroom 2.0 is social networking site devoted to those interested in the practical application of computer technology (especially Web 2.0) in the classroom and in their own professional development.

 

Online Quiz and Survey Tools

http://google.com/apps - use Google spreadsheet to develop a quiz or survey and view results instantly in Google spreadsheet.

http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/ - nice source for educators and students to build interactivity with statistical analyses included

http://surveymonkey.com - brief quizzes and surveys with statistical analyses included

  

Open Source Applications

50 Open Source Tools that Replace Popular Education Apps - the name says it all.  Worth a look!!

 

Open Source Course Work

Here are Organizations and Repositories supporting OER, for those of you that might find this useful. Links provided by Dr. Nicholas Konrad Langlie,
Director of Planning & Policy, Longwood University
OER Commons http://www.oercommons.org/ Supported by Hewlett Foundation.  Have alliances with 120 organizations, the majority of which have Creative Commons licenses.
Connexions http://www.oercommons.org/  is a non-profit begun at Rice that has 20,000 modules.  Have open access software tools that can be used. Creative Commons license used: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  K-12 through Grad level.  Have a review process and grading system.
MERLOT http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm  Started at CalState.  Free and open collection of resources.  There are editorial boards with 22 disciplines that manage the collection.  30,000 materials.  Has a Content Builder and online journal Jolt that is open access.
Curriki is focused on K-12, http://www.curriki.org/ Focuses quite a bit on state curricular standards.  Have a Currikki review system.  From Sun: http://www.ck12.org
NSDL  http://nsdl.org/ have resources and pathways to organize materials around specific audiences.  Not a lot of standardization with licensing.
MIT OpenCourseWare MIT: http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm  MIT Goal for Next 10 Years: http://ocw.mit.edu/about/next-decade/initiatives/ MIT uses this license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
OCW Open Courseware Consortium http://www.ocwconsortium.org/  A community that helps.
The Orange Grove http://www.ocwconsortium.org/ Is a statewide effort in Florida.  Many open resources that are open and some that are restricted.
David Nelson - FDLC: Orange Grove Texts Plus – Initiative to lower the cost of textbooks statewide: http://florida.theorangegrove.org/og/access/home.do
Washington State community college system established the Open Course Library with 42 courses and soon 39 more.  High enrollment courses were identified to lower costs to operate.
Cable Green: Creative Commons: direct link to Open Course Library: http://www.sbctc.edu/college/_e-elearningopencourselibrary.aspx
System Open Policy to go with it: www.sbctc.edu/general/admin/Tab_9_Open_Licensing_Policy.pdf
College Open Textbooks--Funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation--is a collection of colleges, governmental agencies, education non-profits, and other education-related organizations that are focused on the mission of driving the awareness and advocacy for open textbooks.
http://collegeopentextbooks.org/
CSU Affordable Learning Solutions promotes ways of discovering OER http://als.csuprojects.org/
Finding and Using OER with open licensing and Creative Commons:  http://als.csuprojects.org/ and here is where you can choose a license: http://creativecommons.org/choose

Open Source access to Research:  http://www.onlineschools.org/open-access-journals/

 

Photo Editing

http://www.picnik.com/ - retouch photos online.  Free, but has a pro account that is around $20.00 year.  Recently purchased by Google which almost guarantees it will be there forever. 

http://bighugelabs.com/ - allows you to do some really fun stuff with photos - make posters, press badges, trading cards, magazine covers, etc.

http://photofiltre.com - this surprisingly small with surprising features for photo editing is free and small enough to carry on a flash drive.  I use it all the time because it is quick and easy to pop up and use.  I accidentally installed the French version and have been trying to learn French - so be sure and get the English version.

http://sketchfu - not sure this goes here, but couldn't figure where else to stick it.  App records your drawing and then plays it back.  Doesn't sound as exciting as it is.  You could capture student work to see where they are going wrong - and many other things with this.

http://aviary.com - incredible array of tools: Photo-editing, logos, web templates, filters, color palettes, screen capture & more.  This is really incredible - among other things - you can do a screen capture of any website and then make modifications online. You can add screen capture to Firefox for faster capturing. Just amazing tools.

 

Photo Sites - safe photos

Some free photos - Some are free and some cost (but are cheap). Photos are high quality and large so do not pixelate on photo stories, etc.

http://sxc.hu - one of my favorite copyright free photo sites; great quality and resolution.

http://www.morguefile.com/ - thanks from Diane Sudman

http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/ - has some great high quality images and graphics. 

Free Digital Photos - some great photos and graphics from Brenda Wohlfeil

http://pixabay.com - offered by Eric Folks. Looks to be another source of really high quality photos - like sxu.  Seems all are free.

Open Clip Art - all clip art in Public Domain

Photo Sharing in Plain English - from Common Craft

http://flickr.com - loads of photos on this site.  Be sure to check copyright before using.

 

Take a look at this powerful story about today's world and the impact of technology on education. Download the Windows Media Player version or the Quicktime version of the movie and take a look.

 

Podcasting and Audio Editing (more sources under Music and Sound)

http://audacity.sourceforge.net - open source audio editing software; popular, but much more complicated to use than Wavepad (below).

http://www.nch.com.au/wavepad/kb/free.html - easier to figure out than Audacity; can buy master's edition, but the free one works well with many features available.  Small enough to install on a flash drive and carry with you everywhere. Very handy when you want to edit audio and don't have rights to install a program on the computer.

 

PowerPoint Power

Power Point Heaven - doing things with PowerPoint that you never thought possible. Or at least I never thought possible.

 

Problem-Based Learning -PBL

http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=4327 - From Tech & Learning: 

30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms by Michael Gorman. VERY worth looking at. Sorry for the dangling participle.

 

Resources for Teachers

California Learning Resource Network - scads of standards-aligned electronic learning resource information that includes free primary sources, secondary sources and reference web sites to search or browse.

Thinkfinity - Verizon Thinkfinity offers comprehensive teaching and learning resources created by their content partners – the most respected organizations in each academic subject and literacy. The easy-to-navigate K-12 resources are grade-specific and are aligned with state standards.

Teacher

Technology Teaching Tools - lots of awesome links to teacher tools.

Read Write Web -

Physics Flash Animations - any theorem in physics is animated here.  Really cool way to demonstrate physics in action.

  

Research/Searching

Incredibly useful access to online journals for research shared by Sally Roy: http://www.onlineschools.org/open-access-journals/

Those Dark Hiding Places: The Invisible Web Great resources for searching on the Web.

Genamics Journal Seek - the largest completely categorized database of freely available journal information available on the internet.

Google Scholar - is a freely-accessible Web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats.

Resources from Redwood City Public Library - many free resources that can be accessed online for research.

 

Mashpedia - well you just gotta do it to believe it. Search for anything and MULTImedia results will appear.

Things to Do - Ways to search you never knew existed.  This resource is great for librarians and teachers who want students to do more than Wikipedia

 

Science Resource Links

From Juan Felix at Salinas Elementary, a plethora of cool science links.

Physics Flash Animations - any theorem in physics is animated here.  Really cool way to demonstrate physics in action.

 

Social Media and Bookmarking Sites

Social Bookmarking in Plain English - from Common Craft

http://diigo.com - also allows you to: annotate pages for group, set up groups to share bookmarks, collaborate on research projects via communication tool.

http://del.icio.us - on of the most popular social bookmarking tools

Nice presentation for Social Media (from a business standpoint).

 

Social Media

Wolfram Alpha offers a free app for smart phones and many resources on their web site:
http://www.wolframalpha.com/educators/
GeoGebra is free and downloadable software for algebra, graphing and spreadsheets:
http://www.geogebra.org/cms/

  

Social Networking Sites

Social Networking in Plain English - from Common Craft

http://ning.com - seems to be the one used in education

Whyville - with more than 6 million members, this site is educational and geared for 8-14 year olds.  Many safeguards are built in to ensure a safe environment for students.

 

Training/Teaching Videos

http://padlet.com/wall/inhand

 

Technology Tool Reviews and Stuff Like That

http://gigaom.com/mobile/google-nexus-7-review-sets-the-small-slate-standard/ - All about the new Nexus 7 from Google.

 

Timelines

http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7150 - list of 20 timeline program with short reviews. 

 

Tools of the Trade

LinkBunch lets you put multiple links into one small link which you can share over IM, Twitter, email or even a mobile phone SMS

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Information

 

Twitter

Twitter in Plain English - what the heck is twitter and how/why do you tweet?

Twitter Search in Plain English from Common Craft

http://twitter.com - that thing they have been talking about everywhere.

 

Voicethread

http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/ Nice, very nice and abundant examples of Voicethread in education.

 

Video

http://video.kidzui.com - They say that all the videos have been approved by parents and teachers; may be a solution for "unsafe" videos on other spots.

http://edutube.org/ - educational videos

http://www.hulu.com/ - watch TV on  your computer

http://schooltube.com

http://teachertube.com

http://youtube.com

 

Web 2.0

Web 2.0 Links - lots of resources and tutorials from Dr. Coop. This link opens on Google Apps info, but there is lots more on her site.

Links by categories of Web 2.0 tools from EdJudo

35 Best Web 2.0 Tools Chosen by You - from edudemic

Links to lots of links for educators

Web 2.0 Best of the Best by Larry Ferlazzo

50 Web 2.0 Tools from Alan Levine

Web 2.0 Cool Tools for educators contains loads of stuff for educators

Many cool web 2.0 tools from Smashing Apps

Inspiring Ideas - Another site for Web 2.0

Try these:  quora.com; zamzar.com; amplify.com; audioboo.fm; eventbrite.com; factual.com; join.me; jumpscan.com;

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Information

 

Webconferencing Tools/Collaboration Tools

http://caisefiles.wikispaces.com/Online+Web+Conferencing+Platforms - an Über comprehensive list of web-conferencing tools available.

http://bigbluebutton.org - looks great with great potential for those familiar with open source.

http://skype.com - been around for the longest; good connections and reliable

Google Wave - now out of Beta so anyone can use; would like to see a group project on this.  It looks awesome, but I do not have time to play with it right now.

 http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/ OpenMeetings is a free browser-based software that allows you to set up instantly a conference in the Web. You can use your microphone or webcam, share documents on a white board, share your screen or record meetings. It is available as hosted service or you download and install a package on your server with no limitations in usage or users. Thanks to Jeremy Fluhmann for sharing.

http://tinypaste.com - collaborative editing on the fly. Should use for collaborative brainstorming in Elluminate. On the fly is key here. This is a test one: http://tinypaste.com/d011f  

 

Webquests and links about Copyright, copyleft, and Creative Commons

WebQuests for learning about plagiarism and copyright:

From the Trunk of the Old Elm Tree is a WebQuest for 5th and 6th grade students by Ellis.

Excellent WebQuest for high school students by Janice Cooper. Liberal copyright permission is granted. For details, see bottom of WebQuest page.

Plagiarism, How to Cite Online Sources is another WebQuest for grades 6, 7, and 8.  Built by Jocelyn Kagan and Susan Victor, the WebQuest also has liberal copyright permissions.  You may have to make some modifications as some links need to be updated.  It provides a nice foundation to build upon.

This nicely laid out Copyright Website provides an excellent overview of copyright and includes a section on Open Source, GNU and GPL licensing, fair use and more.  It also provides some prime examples that students will enjoy looking at and discussing. Samples from music and movies in major copyright lawsuits are included.

10 Big Myths about Copyright Explained provides information about the common misconceptions of copyright in layman's terms.

This Crash Course in copyrights will provide a good overview of copyright law.  Also has a quiz to test your knowledge.

The Creative Commons website provides easy to understand licensing that generally allows others to use your work and/or modify.  Various licenses are available under Creative Commons and on this site you can generate your license for posting on your website or on work you have created

 

Webquests - Miscellaneous

While we are on the subject of WebQuests - check these sites out for many examples of WebQuests - all subject areas/all levels:

Bernie Dodge's site provides links to a multitude of Web Quests. This site by the "Father of WebQuests" includes a forum, links to an article database and a new WebQuest garden to help you build your WebQuest.

Best WebQuests provides links to many WebQuests - all subject areas, all grade levels. Tom March has the best 194 WebQuest reviewed out of 1191.  His focus is on the "true" WebQuests that endeavor to promote critical thinking rather than gain knowledge or learn facts. He focuses on WebQuests that support a New 3Rs: Real, rich and relevant.

TechTrekker WebQuests provides multiple sources for WebQuests. Covers a large variety of subject areas and grade levels.

T-spider net is an interactive site that will step you through creating your first WebQuest - with students involved.If you have any outstanding links to WebQuests or other emerging technologies that would benefit MTT candidates or teachers, please contact Janice Butler.

 

Wikis

Wikis in Plain English - Common Craft's easy and understandable video explaining wikis

http://pbworks.com - One of the best free wikis going; allows you to edit html for more precise editing and is ad free for educators

http://wikispaces.com - Another popular wiki for educators

http://wetpaint.com - free, but limited in size.  Upgrade is relatively expensive. (Relative to me is more than free. Although I have upgraded this wiki because of the additional features that come with a paid subscription.)

http://epencil.wikispaces.com/crazydictionary - cute use of wiki

 

Wikis in education

Pbworks in education and PBworks support center

Some info from PBworks about educational use of wikis.

10 Best Practices for using wikis in education from Technology Teacher

How to use a wiki to facilitate learning

Science of Spectrosopy - wiki with information and examples of wikis

http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis - exceptional link of many, many, many wikis used in education

Great links to a variety of wikis used in education.

Some information from WetPaint, another wiki product.  However, from the comments, it does not seem to be very user friendly for educators. So use at your own peril. But, they do have some good examples. Seems they decided to go commercial rather than educational.

28 slides of examples with links to wiki ideas for education.  These examples use WikiSpaces, probably the second most used wiki for educators. Editorial comment: Wikispaces does a good job on wikis, except it is not quite as versatile as PB because you can't go in and edit code.

 

WordClouds

More than Moodle - A list of WordCloud sites with a variety of options that can be done with each tool

 

Writing Resources

http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7155   15+ links for inspiring writing

 

YouTube (or other tubes) Video Downloading

http://keepvid.com/ - download streaming videos with a click

http://mediaconverter.org/ - converter

http://vixy.net/ - Online FLV Converter : Download online videos direct to PC / iPod / PSP. It's free!

http://zamzar.com/ - multipurpose tool to convert files and download videos online. No need to download software.

http://download.cnet.com/YouTube-Downloader/3000-2071_4-10647340.html - Top YouTube downloader and links to others. This will download as mov files; converter is below

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