Exobrain - Brainstorming tool and interactive web application Scribblar - Free Interactive Online Whiteboard The Whiteboard Blog - Supporting the use of technology in the classroom TeamViewer freeware CoSketch.com - Online Whiteboard Collaboration - Top 20 Social Networks for Education 0 Comments August 11, 2011 By: Aug 10 Written by: 8/10/2011 4:20 PM ShareThis Since I last posted on social networks a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education. Twitter - Far and away one of the most popular social networks around. David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system: Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords.
Highlight web with Marker.to - best marker, highlighter, annotator! Etherpad Foundation Tech the Plunge What was Your First Tweet March 22, 2014 Yesterday I celebrated Twitter’s eighth birthday. Since a day seems to short to celebrate birthdays anymore, here’s one more Twitter present. Do you remember what your first tweet was? Of course not! Read the full article → Happy Birthday Twitter! March 21, 2014 Today is Twitter’s eighth birthday and Mashable posted a nice video outlining the history of Twitter. Read the full article →
30+ Mind Mapping Tools We all need to organize our thoughts sometimes, and there seems to be no better way to do it than in a visual fashion. We've got 30+ mind mapping tools to help you do just that. And since we know some of you are on a budget, we've got free and paid suggestions for you. Don’t forget to check out our post where you can suggest future toolbox topics! Free Bubbl.us - A flash based brainstorming tool that you can share with others and also embed in to your site. Cayra.net - A desktop-only app that runs on Windows XP or Vista. CmapTools - Free to universities, students, federal employees, and individuals for personal use. CompendiumInstitute.org - A free mind mapping and brainstorming tool from the Open University. DebateMapper.com - A bit of a different mapper in that it focuses on mapping out debates, whether they be political or business. Gliffy.com - Draw & share all sorts of diagrams and mind maps. MindPlan.com - Free for personal use. RecallPlus.com - Geared towards students. See also:
ASCILITE 2004: Augar, Raitman and Zhou - Teaching and learning online with wikis Naomi Augar, Ruth Raitman and Wanlei ZhouSchool of Information TechnologyDeakin University Wikis are fully editable websites; any user can read or add content to a wiki site. This functionality means that wikis are an excellent tool for collaboration in an online environment. This paper presents wikis as a useful tool for facilitating online education. Basic wiki functionality is outlined and different wikis are reviewed to highlight the features that make them a valuable technology for teaching and learning online. Introducing wikis Ward Cunningham used the word wiki (the Hawaiian word meaning quick) to name the collaborative tool he developed for use on the Internet in 1994. Figure 1: The Wikipedia wiki encyclopaedia home page Wikis can be used to facilitate computer supported collaborative learning, CSCL. How wikis work Wikis have two different writing modes, or styles of usage. Wikis have two states, read and edit. Comparing wikis Figure 3: Wikipedia in edit state Comparing wiki features
From Advogato to Zoopa: The ultimate list of social networks Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. These social networks we all know. However, they are not the only social networks striving for your attention. Memeburn’s already looked at the 29 professional niche social networks you should know about, and we also have a list of our favourite offbeat social networks. This list, however, is the ultimate list of all: As many social networks as we can find. How many are you on? Advogato.org Advogato, in existence since 2000, bills itself as “community site and social networking site for free software developers”. See also: Academia.edu: Academic research community aNobii: Network for book lovers aSmallWorld: Private network for the “sophisticated and influential” AsianAvenue: Asian American community Athlinks: Community for athletes Audimated: Independent music community Bebo Launched in China, Bebo, an acronym for “Blog Early, Blog Often”, promises to “turn chaos into order by delivering real-time, chronological updates from all of your friends” social feeds.
Donedesk Top Web Tools for Enhancing Collaboration 11/1/2010 By: By Özge Karaoglu It’s not news that collaboration is a proven method for effective teaching, and Web 2.0 has enlarged the possibility of peer collaboration to a global scale. What follows is some of the coolest tools you can use to kick-start collaborative projects in your district in any curriculum. ¦ AwesomeHighlighter is the easiest way to highlight texts on Web pages. When you finish highlighting, you get a link and share it with others. ¦ Board800 is a multi-user-shared interactive whiteboard with simultaneous access and drawing capabilities. ¦ CoSketch is another whiteboard that you can collaborate on to visualize your ideas and share them as images. ¦ Creately lets you create professional-looking online diagrams with your colleagues. ¦ With CubeTree, you can create wikis, blogs, profiles, and feeds for your groups. ¦ DabbleBoard is a whiteboard that enables you to visualize, explore, and collaborate. ¦ DoingText is a Web-based text editor for collaborative writing.