Web 2.0 Tools

These were posted in the Discussion Forum for my PIDP 3240 course with a brief description from each posting

Animoto – “Animoto can be used to make a video slideshow from your images. There is a free “lite” account or more advanced paid options. by Shelley Weisser

Babbel – “Is a great tool for those studying language but a word of caution sometimes the translation is not always perfectly aligned with the context. ” by Stephanie Smith

Blabberize – “Blabberize is a free web 2.0 tool that allows you to quickly create a talking photo; it takes images and allows them to speak.” by Nicoletter Brewster

Blendspace – “Anyone who signs up for a subscription account can create a “canvas” and pull in other materials–from videos to URLs to plain old text. They can annotate the pieces, then share their collection with either students or teachers.” by Vara Hagreen

Bubble.us – “Bubbl.us is a free application to brainstorm online.  It is marketed as a brainstorming made simple and that is exactly what it is.” by Talisa Ramos

Chalkup – “Students and teachers depend on Chalkup every day to collaborate and stay engaged with their classes.”  by David Maidman

Conceptboard – “Conceptboard provides an easy online whiteboard application for presentations and group work.” by Vara Hagreen

Crocdoc – “Crocodoc converts Microsoft documents and PDFdocuments to HTML5 so your users view them right on your web app.” by Talisa Ramos

Confluence – “Confluence is a wiki tool, similar to the format of Wikipedia, which uses its own set of code to allow users to create web spaces for communication and collaboration. Within a wiki space a user can upload files for others to see and create discussions through commenting and blogging.” by Daniel Brenner

Doodle – “Doodle is an web tool to help you schedule meetings. It is fast and very easy to use. ” by Joe Kelley

Dropbox – “Dropbox is a cloud-based application that lets you easily store and share files with others.” by Joe Kelley

Drop.io – “This allows you to store and share digital files which is a great device for sharing presentations and saving student work.” by Amber Donovan

Easybib – “If you type in a sentence, it will search either in Websites, books, newspaper, and many more other, and give you the original source.” by Kevin Ma

Edmodo – “Edmodo is a free, secure “social learning platform” website for teachers and students.” by Nicolette Brewster

Evernote – “This has been created for the note taker!  It has been described as the digital filing cabinet and can also be used as a journal or task manager. ” by Stephanie Smith

Ezvid – “It is free, supports all Windows platforms (including XP SP3, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8), and can make a slideshow or video in less than 3 minutes.” by Vara Hagreen

Flipboard – “Flipboard is a great tool for collecting and sharing news from a variety of sources.” by Shelley Weisser

Glogster – “This is a great site to share images and posters with students, friends and family.” by Talisa Ramos

GoogleDocs – ” This Web 2.0 Tool allows you to create documents online, including spreadsheets.  Any document that is saved in your account can be accessed anytime and anywhere giving you the ability to have ease of mind when dealing with saved documents.” by Amber Donovan

Grammarbase – “GrammarBase checks all grammar errors and I would find this very helpful when creating curriculum documents!” by Amber Donovan

Livebinders – “Livebinders allows you to store websites, pdfs, word documents, and images in a convenient digital binder that is stored online. ” by Vara Hagreen

Meograph – “Meograph helps easily create, watch and share interactive stories. You can make the interactive stories based on what you did or big events for you. Then upload it and share with your friends.” by Nicolette Brewster

Padlet – “Padlet is a free application where you can create an online bulletin board to display information, images, links, videos, and more.” by shelley Weisser

PBworks – I have come across PBworks and find it very interesting and could be a great resource for the classroom.” by Allen Beliveau

Phone.io – “This applet allows you to record your voice messages and upload them to iTunes as a podcast, embed them into articles on your blog or website.” by Amber Donovan

PhotoPeach – “Using PhotoPeach, you can put together slideshows with your photos, put it to music, and add captions. You can also post it to various sites from PhotoPeach.” by Shelley Weisser

Piktochart – “Piktochart is a site that lets you easily create infographics” by Joe Kelley

Poll Everywhere – “You post a question to the audience using this App. They answer in real time using mobile phones, Twitter, or web browsers.” by Kevin Ma

Printwhatyoulike – “This Web tool lets you print a web page by entering its URL.  Instead of printout the whole web page as is, it lets you delete any advertising, images or other icons that you do not want.” by Kevin Ma

Scoopit – “Scoopit is a website that allows you to create topics and using tags to search the content provided by other users as well as the web.” by David Maidman

Storybird – “Storybird is a Web 2.0 tool that lets you make digital stories. Might be a neat way to do a digital lesson!” by Stephen Gilles

Storybuilder – “I found this creative story building tool via the Toronto public library. I can see how children can use their skills and creativity with this tool.” by Philip Ponchet

SurveyMonkey – “SurveyMonkey is a great tool for designing, administering and analysing web-based surveys.” by Joe Kelley

Tagxedo – “Tagxedo has taken Wordle a step further by allowing you to create shapes out of your word clouds. ” by Vara Hagreen

Timetoast – “This web 2.0 tool allows you to make a timeline” by Paula Yewchuk

Tineye – “TinEye is a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version. ” by Talisa Ramos

Turboscan – “I love this IOS app. It quickly scans mulitpage documents into high quality PDF’s.” by Talisa Ramos

Twiducate – “Twiducate uses a class code rather than email addresses that you use to engage with the site thus respecting students privacy.” by David Maidman

Wikispaces Classroom – “Wikispaces Classroom describes itself as a site that involves “social writing with formative assessment”.  You can set up different learning projects and organize students in different groups.” by David Maidman

Wordle – “You can create word clouds by pasting or entering text into the application and it will then churn out an image of all the words arranged in a picture. ” by Nicolette Brewster

Zoho Docs – ” Allows you to collaborate and create documents online.” by David Maidman

Zoho Notebook – “Allows you to create a multimedia notebook collaboratively.” by David Maidman

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