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The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2011 — So Far

I usually just do a year-end list on Web 2.0 Applications For Education and many other topics, but it gets a little crazy having to review all of my zillion posts at once. So, to make it easier for me — and perhaps, to make it a little more useful to readers — I’m going to start publishing mid-year lists, too. These won’t be ranked, unlike my year-end “The Best…” lists, and just because a site appears on a mid-year list doesn’t guarantee it will be included in an end-of-the-year one. But, at least, I won’t have to review all my year’s posts in December… As usual, in order to make this list, a site had to be: * accessible to English Language Learners and non-tech savvy users. * free-of-charge. * appropriate for classroom use. * completely browser-based with no download required. It’s possible that a few of these sites began in 2010, but, if so, I’m including them in this list because they were “new to me” in 2011. You might want to visit previous editions: Feedback is welcome.

Tech Learning TL Advisor Blog and Ed Tech Ticker Blogs from TL Blog Staff – A few months back I posted on a slideshow that I created called, Web 2.0 for Schools. Since then a number of new Web 2.0 sites have appeared that can also be used by schools. I decided to create this as a free digital book that people can view/embed/download. I've added 7 new sites since the presentation, for those that have already viewed that. Web 2.0 is a popular resource in education and I plan to update my resources on this as frequently as possible. Download and view the ebook below: David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment.

The 5 Most Fundamental Strategies for Helping Your Students Learn What do good teachers do? What strategies are most effective at helping students learn? This has been the subject of thousands of studies over many decades, and it can be hard to really focus in on what teaching strategies are most effective. One instructional theory that has had a lot of influence on my own work as an instructional designer and a scholar is Merrill's First Principles of Instruction (2002, 2007, 2009). After spending many years researching and discovering effective teaching strategies, Merrill set out to identify the most fundamental principles of instruction. He reviewed many theories and based on this review, he identified what he calls the 5 most fundamental principles of instruction. I've realized that the university courses and teachers that have had the greatest impact on me have used most or all of these principles. My public speaking teacher, Karla Bassett, used these principles when she taught us how to speak. Do You Agree? References Merrill, M. Merrill, M.

Beautiful web-based timeline software Edutech for Teachers 15 Free Tools for Web-based Collaboration No man (or woman) is an island – and this statement can’t be any truer if you’re a designer or developer. Though paid/subscription services like Basecamp and Zimbra are great, individuals strapped for cash have a ton of alternatives that provide similar (if not better) features. In this article, you’ll find 15 free tools to help you facilitate remote/web-based collaboration. Google Docs Google Docs is an excellent application for collaboration. Stixy Stixy is a flexible, online “bulletin board”/drawing board. Project2Manage Project2Manage is a fully-featured, free, hosted solution for project management and collaboration (similar to Basecamp). is a free, web-based application for collaborative brainstorming. Dabbleboard Dabbleboard is a robust, online whiteboard that’s easy to use. Protonotes Protonotes is a free annotation widget for your HTML prototypes. ProjectPier ProjectPier is a self-hosted, open-source, PHP-based project management application. Twiddla Wetpaint Skype Vyew

50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning April, 2015 Looking for some powerful EdTech tools to try out in your class or probably use for your professional development? This Symbaloo web mix created by Amy has you covered. The collection has around 50 wonderful educational tools and except for Knowable, an application we didn’t know before, all of the rest have been already reviewed here in the past. And if you ask us about our top 10 from this collection we would mention the following : 1- Socrative Socrative lets teachers engage and assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops and smartphones. 2- TED Ed Offers a collection of excellent educational video covering a wide variety of intellectual topics. 3- TodaysMeet TodaysMeet is an excellent backchannel chat platform for classroom teachers and learners. 4- Pearltrees Pearltrees lets you organize all your interests. 5- Remind 6- Nearpod The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' iPads, iPhones, iPods or Macs.

17 Screencasting Tools for Successful Virtual Training Yesterday, I provided a set of screencasting tips for creating great screencasts that you can use in remote training situations. Today, I’m sharing a list of tools (a mix of free and paid) that you can use to develop highly effective and professional screencasts…what do you use? Screencasting Tools ALLCapture A Windows screen recording application that supports full-screen and multi-screen recording, special effects and annotations, audio import, and exporting into multiple formats. CamStudio Free, open source streaming video software for Windows that allows you to record screen and audio activity on your computer and create AVI video files and export to SWF. Camtasia Studio TechSmith’s screencasting software for Windows allows you to capture anything on your screen, record audio or add in narration later, display your webcam, and make annotations. Faculte A web-based screen recording tool that lets you capture your screen, webcam and audio to create video presentations. GoView (Beta) iShowU