Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Web 2.0 Tools

I attended my first Professional Development Workshop yesterday!

The topic was:
SMART Phones Make Smart Students! Using Mobile Devices with Students to enhance the Learning Experience.

Participants will (1) practice using Web tools that can be used with a variety of mobile devices (including iPhones, iPads, netbooks, etc.), (2) practice classroom management techniques that can make using mobile devices with students easier and safer, and (3) review PISD policies and procedures associated with the use of mobile devices in the classroom. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mobile device, such as cell phone, iPad, laptop, etc.

Our Speaker did a wonderful job presenting many of the popular 2.0 web tools and resources that are out there. Since next year will be my first time teaching, I never have tired any of them. I’m planning to mess around with some of tools during the summer to see which one I like best.  Here were some tools that were presented during the workshop!

 A service that allows grouped of individuals to vote within user-generated polls using mobile phone’s text messing capability or simple web form.

This was great since the students do not have to register for this to work. They can just text in their responses or go to a website. I could use this as a quick warm up at the beginning of the class period

Google forms are a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way. 

I am definitely using Google forms as a student assessment to my flip videos.

This online board maker allows you to post thoughts on a topic or to answer a question in a form of a sticky note.

This is so great as it has the ability to for teachers to approve the note before it get posted. This would also be a great warm-up tool.

A Free Online student response system that allows teachers to engage students with a series of educational exercises and games.

This was everyone’s’ favorite application.  It’s so easy to use and it has the ability to import/export with other teacher. You have the ability to have the poll/quiz go at a student or teacher’s pace. There are also app for both the iOS and Android

User’s can respond to prompt. Provide feedback, input comments, etc.

This application was so quick and easy to pull up. It requires no registration from the admin or user! You can keep the room saved for a length of 2hrs-1years. The problem I see with this is that it does not filter inappropriate responses.

 The easiest way to share photo!

We did not get a chance to get to this website so I can’t really comment on it. However, the presenter’s assistant said this website is be far one of her favorite. She  said she uses it for her classroom all the time.

I happened to be on my district’s website and saw this list of web 2.0 tools! There are many on there I have not heard of. I’ll definitely check it out during the summer! Please let me know what other tools that are useful! 

1. Clipextractor -- a YouTube clip extractor
2. PollEverywhere -- Create free text polls online
3. Glogster -- Great way to share posters and images you’ve made with friends.
4. Edmodo -- Social learning environment and one of the best ways to teach with tech.
5. Bubbl.us -- Free application to brainstorm online
6. WordPress -- Content publishing system. It’s gone way beyond just blogging.
7. Prezi -- Innovative way to share presentations without PowerPoint.
8. Wallwisher -- An online notice board maker (or bulletin board if you choose).
9. Animoto -- Make beautiful videos from images in a snap.
10. Blabberize 
Make your images talk…that’s right.
11. Weebly 
Create your own website or blog, very easy to use
12. Flickr 
Popular photo-sharing site now lets you print
13. Slideshare 
Don’t waste your presentation after it’s over, share it with millions!
14. Audioboo 
Easily record and share audio
16. GoogleDocs 
The top real-time document creating and editing cloud-based system
17. GoogleSites 
Make your own website while knowing nothing about websites!
18. Diigo 
Popular social bookmarking site
19. GoogleEarth 
View anywhere in the world anytime
20. Wordle 
Create a beautiful aggregation of any amount of text
21. Wikis 
Crowdsourcing at its finest. Like Wikipedia, Wikispaces is very helpful
22. Wix 
Easily make your own flash-based website
23. Ning 
Despite a new cost-based membership program, Ning allows you to have your own social network
24. Primarypad 
Web-based word processor
25. Spicy Nodes 
Innovative way to organize your web visits
26. Delicious 
One of the top social bookmarking sites on the web
27. Myebook 
Virtually publish your book and sell it
28. Voki 
Get your own avatar and even have it talk with your voice
29. DoInk 
Create animations using this simple website
30. Warning Sign Generator 
Make your own caution and warning signs in a flash!
31. Scratch 
Create and share stories, games, art, etc.
32. Kerpoof 
Cool way to make a movie, card, picture, and share it all
33. Tagxedo 
Like Wordle but a step farther as text can be used to build bigger images
34. SmartKiddies 
Creative math and other educational problems to help everyone learn
35. Bitstrips 
Make and share your own comic strips with thousands of others
36. Popplet 
An easy way to share visual ideas
37. Storyjumper 
Easy way to create your own stories for kids and bring them to life
38. Aviary Myna 
Make your own music or remix just about anything else
39. TimeToast 
Fantastic timeline visualization tool to understand history
40. GoAnimate for schools 
State of the art animation tools for schools
41. PBWorks 
Thousands of educational wikis and workspaces (build your own!)
42. Schoology 
Learning management, online education tools, and much more
43. Google Timeline 
A unique way to view the news
44. Online-Convert 
Convert anything to anything (audio, video, text, etc.)
45. ReadWriteThink 
Tons of classroom resources and PD goodies
46. Storybird 
Build your own stories (with images) and share them with others
47. Word Magnets 
Phonics reinforcement and sentence building exercise
48. Museum Box 
Innovative way to understand history
49. Atmosphir 
A build-your-own video game
50. Empressr 
Rich media presentation tool
51. Zoho 
A great alternative to Google Apps
52. EasyBib 
The free automatic bibliography and citation maker
53. ToonDooSpaces 
Easily publish custom comic strips
54. Crocodoc 
Annotate and edit PDFs

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