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10 Free Web 2.0 Tools And How To Easily Use Them In Your Classroom

10 Free Web 2.0 Tools And How To Easily Use Them In Your Classroom
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend the first Ozarks Education Research Initiative (OERI) Teacher Technology Conference at Willard High School (MO). The learning sessions I attended were all very good and I am going to share 10 of the FREE tools I learned about below. I will be incorporating them into how I teach and hopefully by using these tools during faculty meetings, PD sessions, and other opportunities as they arise, this will help us all to find ways to incorporate them into the classroom to engage our students even more. This quote from last week has stuck with me ever since it was spoken – “Date the tool. Marry the idea.” Engagement is key! Twitter summary of OERI Teacher Technology Conference at Willard High School on May 30, 2012 via Storify This is a summary of the tweets sent out during the conference. Socrative This link takes you to their website. Today’s Meet by Allison Pilley @ajpilley Go! Voki in the Classroom Answer Garden YouTube Time Machine TitanPad Newseum Related:  Engaging

Online Testing Free Quiz Maker Create the Best web-based quizzes ClassMarker How The 10 Most Innovative Colleges Use Technology 5 Reasons We Use Social Media 10.01K Views 0 Likes There are many reasons we use social media. From the basic to the more advanced, the tool is simply ubiqutious and addictive. 5 Things To Know About SXSWedu 5.73K Views 0 Likes The real story for anyone reading this is SXSWedu, the education-oriented version of the conference that's turning into a force of nature.

17 Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos When you're trying to teach people how to do something new on their computers having screencast videos or annotated screen capture images can be invaluable to you and the people you're trying to help. Here are some free tools that you can use to create screen capture videos and images. Vessenger, producers of a group messaging system, offers a free program for capturing and annotating images on your computer screen. The free program, called Snaplr, is available for Windows and Mac. Using the print screen key on your PC or "command+shift+4" on your Mac are easy ways to create a screen capture. Monosnap is a new, free screen capture tool for Mac and Windows. Szoter is a free online tool for annotating images that are stored on your computer. Explain and Send is a free Chrome extension that I have just installed in my browser. Pixlr offers a large set of image creation and editing tools. Screenr is a very simple, easy-to-use tool for creating screencast videos.

Data Visualization & Information Design: One Learner's Perspective How important is Twitter in your Personal Learning Network? Twitter and the Personal Learning Network (PLN). If you are a connected educator, chances are that you have often seen these two terms used together and, perhaps like me, you have wondered what's the connection? This question formed the basis of my 2011 Masters thesis and while my research showed that you can have a PLN without Twitter (and, indeed, those non-Twitter spaces are important for a well developed PLN), Twitter does play a unique role within a PLN, which makes it a powerful platform for networked learning and professional development [1]. Literature Review Twitter is a free service that is part microblogging platform and part social network, which allows users to send and receive short, 140 character messages [2]. A PLN is an informal learning network of people you connect with for the specific purpose of learning, based on reciprocity and a level of trust that each party is actively seeking value added information for the other [10, 11]. Methodology Results Conclusion References - Online Cornell Notes, Flashcards and Study Groups Citelighter (The Pinterest For Research) Launches Massive Global Learning Database For those of you who haven’t heard of the new(ish) startup Citelighter , take note: it’s a pretty awesome tool. I’ve been playing around with it and chatted with founders of the company last week and am thoroughly impressed. So what exactly is Citelighter and why should you care? How It Works - Like Pinterest, you download their toolbar which allows you to quickly capture content that you’re looking at online. - Then, you can add comments while they’re still fresh in your head (perhaps to remind you why you thought it was useful in case you forget later on?) - Once you’re done, you export your facts, citations, and notes to a word document to use later when writing a paper or creating a reference document. Today’s Announcement I think we can all agree that millions of articles = a whole lotta research material = awesome research papers written by you. “The team over at Citelighter has spent, and continues to spend, a lot of time with students understanding their research habits. 1. 2. 3.

25 EdTech Startups Worth Knowing The education technology industry is seeing a massive influx of investment, interest, and resources. From tools to help you track grades to apps that help you find your next school, there’s a litany of resources being created on a daily basis. About The List I know the endless stream of stuff on Edudemic can be a bit overwhelming (the homepage alone is hard to track, I know) so I thought you might benefit from having a quick list of the education technology startups we’re watching, learning about, and chatting with. Below is by no means an exhaustive list and it’s in absolutely no particular order. Add Your Favorites! Want to add your startup to the list? Chalkable The Chalkable app store lists the best education apps from across the web. Understoodit Understoodit is a web-application that helps teachers measure classroom confusion. Noodle recommends and connects you with the right schools, providers, experts, and tools to make your path to learning simple and fun. Education Elements

Web 2.0 a jeho vliv na oblast vzdělávání Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Pedagogická fakulta Katedra informačních technologií a technické výchovy (Edukační technologie 2008/2009) Jaroslav Mašek, AJ-TIV (leden 2009) Obsah Úvod Web 2.0 – charakteristika 1. 2. 3. 4. Škola 2.0 - rozvoj internetu 2. generace ve škole 1. 2. 3. Vliv Webu 2.0 na společnost Cloud Computing 2.0 – zamyšlení nad budoucností (závěr) Použité zdroje Další zdroje k tématu Odkazy uvedených aplikací pdf verze dokumentu „Představte si svět, ve kterém každý člověk na této planetě má neomezený přístup k celému lidskému vědění Jimmy Wales, zakladatel Wikipedie (přeloženo z Wikimedia Foundation) Úvod S pojmem Web 2.01 se v posledních letech setkáváme čím dál tím častěji. Co nám však technologie Web 2.0 skutečně přináší, anebo spíše, jaký má na nás vliv v každodenním životě a potažmo v oblasti vzdělávání, je otázkou, která dnes stojí před námi. 1 Označení Web 2.0 použili poprvé Tim O'Reilly a Medialive International v roce 2004 jako označení nové generace webu. (2) Web 2.0 – charakteristika

Top 10 Educational Technology Hashtags for Educators Twitter is a real treasure trove of educational resources for teachers and educators. It is one of my favourite web tools to stay updated about what is going on in the field of educational technology. It goes without saying that everyone of you has got a Twitter account but the question is do you really benefit from Twitter as should be ? By implication, my question is referring to educational and professional development benefits. Yes you might be following hundreds of bloggers and educators ; yet still unable to sift through the tsunami of tweets you have everyday.Tweeting is an art which you should master and the key to the mastery of this art is hashtags. Hashtag is a great way for users to locate and keep track of particular information within the massive tweets. Below is a list of top educational technology hashtags I have meticulously handpicked for you. Check out the list and don't forget to share it with your colleagues : 1- #edtech 2- #edchat 3- #Web20 4- #elearning 5- #mlearning

The Hat - Random Name Generator Current version: Freeware "I'm first!" "No I'm first!""No, I called it!" Sound familiar? The Hat is a simple but handy little utility that offers a fun and easy way to automatically determine a random order from a list of any amount of names. Note: The Hat is completely free but comes bundled with optional partner offers during installation. Recent changes:Key FeaturesGreat for Parents! Just like pulling names from a hat to determine a random order for a group of people, The Hat generates a random order from a list of any number of names. Names can be entered in several different way. The list of names can be optionally be remembered between sessions so that the next time you open the program, the same list of names is already entered. Great for raffles and sweepstakes! The Hat also allows you to pick individual names one at a time. Great for teachers to assign partners or split classes into random groups! Click here to download your free copy today.

Sweden’s Newest School System Has No Classrooms There’s a whole new classroom model and it’s a sight to behold. The newest school system in Sweden look more like the hallways of Google or Pixar and less like a brick-and-mortar school you’d typically see. There are collaboration zones, houses-within-houses, and a slew of other features that are designed to foster “curiosity and creativity.” That’s according to Vittra, which runs 30 schools in Sweden. Their most recent school, Telefonplan School (see photos below via Zilla Magazine) in Stockholm, could very well be the school of the future. Architect Rosan Bosch designed the school to encourage both independent and collaborative work such as group projects and PBL. The un-schoolness doesn’t stop with the furniture and layout though. Most of all, admission to the school is free as long as one of the child’s parents pays taxes in Sweden and the child has a ‘personal number’ which is like a social security number to our U.S. readers.

The 10 Most Important Educational YouTube Channels for Teachers YouTube is packed full of educational stuff to share with students. It is usually our first choice when thinking about video resources online. It is true that YouTube interface is not student friendly particularly with the annoying ads and sometimes irrelevant and indecent content on the list of the featured videos but thanks to web technologies , we can now use these awesome tools to easily control the content that is displayed on YouTube and make it educationally relevant platform for our students. The other thing that YouTube offers for us in education and that is of high importance to teachers and educators is YouTube Channels. Here is the list : This is my favourite channel for educational and inspiring videos. 2- Edutopia This is also another of my favourite channels. 3- Kahn Academy This is a library of thousands of videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history. 4- Discovery Channel This is another excellent educational channel for teachers and students.