Web 2.0 Techniques
This page shares applications and software that offer innovative ways to use Internet tools.
Digital Storytelling & Digital Timeline
- Web 2.0 and Digital Storytelling ELI podcast with Gail Matthews-DeNatale, Associate Director of Academic Technology,Simmons College.
- Digital Storytelling Tips and Resources from Gail Matthews-DeNatale's ELI presentation in 2008.
- Digital Storytelling PowerPoint given by Gail Matthews-DeNatale and Simmons College colleagues at ELI conference 2008.
- Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling developed for the Instructional Technology Program, College of Education, University of Houston.
- Photo Story 3 is a free download from Microsoft that gives an easy way to create a multimedia slidshow presentation that includes images, narration, music and special effects.
- Photo Story 3 Tutorials from Microsoft.
- Photo Story 3 Tutorial from Mark Coffman. Subjects on the left panel help you to find the exact task you would like to perform.
- Create Your First Photo Story using Photo Story 3 from Microsoft.
- Photo Story 3 tutorial This article from The Educators Ezine is a quick tutorial on how to use Photo Story 3 which is a free download from Microsoft. This is an example of student's creating book trailers, however, it shows the basics.
- 50 Tools That Tell a Story from Cogdogroo blog. Lots of resources.
- WebQuests and Best Webquests Templates for inquiry-based learning, information gathering and sharing.
- VuVox Storytelling program that allows interactive slideshows and presentations. Mixes pictures, video, audio and text.
- Dipity Make, share or find a digital and interactive timeline that can incorporate, images, audio and RSS feeds. Video clips are available to include in your timeline on a variety of subjects.
- Timetoast Creates timelines, shares them. Can use your own images and text or select from a database of already created timelines. Hosts for free.
Mashups and Applications
A mashup is a Web application that combines data from one or more sources into a single integrated tool. The term Mashup implies easy, fast integration, frequently done by access to open APIs (web applications) and data sources to produce results that were not the original reason for producing the raw source data. Content used in mashups is typically obtained from a third party source. Other methods of obtaining content for mashups include Web feeds (e.g. RSS or Atom), and screen scraping. Many people are experimenting with mashups using Flickr, Google, Microsoft, Pictometry, Yahoo, and YouTube APIs, which has led to the creation of mashup editors.
- What is a mashup on You Tube
- Google Mashup Editor
- Google Mashup Editor Screencasts tutorials
- 7 Cool Mashups and what Mashups are - a You Tube video..
- Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and even explore galaxies in the Sky. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others.
- Google Earth description and links on Wikipedia
- Google Earth tour and tutorial
- Google Maps Provides directions, interactive maps, and satellite/aerial imagery of the United States. Can also search by keyword such as type of business.
- Google Maps Tour and Tutorial
- Google Map Profiles
- Google Maps description and links on Wikipedia.
- Yahoo Maps
- Live Search Maps Explore the Earth with interactive maps, directions and traffic, satellite and aerial images, bird’s eye view, 3D maps and 3D cities
- iDesktop.tv is an incredibly cool dynamic web 2.0 application, with a terrific modern design, that brings you a better way to search and watch YouTube videos. Not only but you can download YouTube videos!
- Digg is a mashup of various news Web sites controlled almost entirely by the users of the Web site.
- nibipedia combines video feeds with Wikipedia content.
- Yahoo Glue Create topic pages consisting of images, videos, articles, links
Personal start pages
igoogle, MyYahoo, netvibes, Qrowd and pageflakes are mashups (custumizable web pages) where users can add news, games, photos, podcasts or weather to their personal start pages. These sites offer gadgets/widgets or free web applications to create a start page consisting of the user's favorite sites and feeds.
Visualization and Non-Linear Presentation Tools
- Voicethread isa web-based collaborative network that is simple, and powerful. Images can be annotated with collaborative comments.
- Voicethread Video that explains and gives examples of what you can do using this multimedia share space.
- Kaltura, a video collaboration and editing program, explained on You Tube.
- Kaltura An open-ource platform for video creation, management, interaction, and collaboration. Kaltura enables any site to integrate advanced interactive rich–media functionalities, including video searching, uploading, importing, editing, annotating, remixing, and sharing.
- Dipity Make, share or find a digital and interactive timeline that can incorporate, images, audio and RSS feeds. Video clips are available to include in your timeline on a variety of subject.
- VistaZoo is a portal from where you can create virtual tours combining panoramas, pictures, video, audio, floor plans and objects in 3D.
- Prezi Non-linear presentation tool that links relations, zooming into details and adjusting without the need to skip slides. Allows you to adjust on the fly.
- Mindomo Web-based mind mapping tool with capabilities of desktop software with no software to install. Allows many levels of topics and links.
- CMap is a concept map tool, free to educators, to graphically organize the class, facts or any data. You can build maps with it that include podcasts, videos and images.
- Rich Chart Live is a free online service which creates enjoyable and captivating charts with attractive visuals and interactivity.
- ChartGizmo Free charts, financial, scientific and other types of data, flash charts. Pie, bar, Line, Ring, 3D Pie, 3D Bar, 3D Line,Candle, Scatterplot, and TimeSeries charts. Import from Excel is available.
- PollDaddy Create surveys, templates, can print and export results.
Second Life & Virtual Worlds
- Lively lets you participate in and create 3D worlds from your browser (you just need to download a plugin) - and then use your Google account to log in and create your own avatar. You can interact with other users in rooms just like you would do in Second Life. You can also watch YouTube clips and share your own photos.
- Introduction to Second Life on You Tube.
- Getting Around in Second Life is a great YouTube video that will help you navigate in Second Life.
- Educational Uses of Second Life on You Tube.
- Second Life in Higher Education Beth Ritter-Guth's wiki that shares great tutorial and informational articles, podcasts and research.
- Teaching Speaking in Second Life from Learning Technology Teacher Development blog by Nik Peachey. This first series looks at how to activate voice and use the vpoice channels to set up pair and group work. These were made for and have been re used with the permission of The Consultants-E. More Nik Peachey explanations and videos on Second Life:
- Materials design for Virtual Worlds
- Teaching English in Second Life Blogspot from Nik Peachey.
- Second Life Teacher Training Videos from Nik Peachey.
- Looking at There.com
- Machinima with Moviestorm
- 3B Village 3D browser
- 7 Things You Should Know About Second Life from ELI
- RezEd: The hub for learning and virtual worlds – great resources to get started in SL
- Second Life Educause presentation: The Educational Possibilities of a Massively Multiplayer Virtual World (MMVW)
- Second Life as a Virtual Learning Environment - New Media Consortium materials.
- Tips and Tricks from New Media Consortium
- Second Life Library Podcasts Audio tutorials on navigation, land management and many other topics.
- Second Life Education Workshops
- Second Life Education Wiki from SimTeach Everything from Getting Started to educational sites.
- SL Educators List Join the list serve for educators interested in using or currently using SL
- 101 Uses for Second Life in the Classroom
- 20 Top Educational Locations in Second Life
- Virtual Worlds at Seton Hall University
- Demo movies for Respondus and StudyMate Author
- StudyMate Author screenshot tutorials.
- StudyMate Author Quick Start Guide tutorials.
- 26 Games to Change the World Find educational games geared toward making a difference in the world from Mission to Learn.
- Countdown An online math challenge game
- Blood Typing and Physics Games from Nobel Prize site..
- The Philosophy Games site. from Philosopher's net site.
- History Games from the History Channel. Quizzes and games
- BBC Interactive Games A BBC History Games site .
- Library Science quiz. Jeopardy game
- The Stock Market game from PBS.
- The Pre-Algebra game. from PBS
- Econ Ed Link lesson . details a lesson plan for understanding currency exchange rates using the “Big Mac” index.
- Webquests This website is devoted to webquests-studies and projects that are web based. Worth perusing for ideas.
- Games Parents Teachers site sponsored by games2train.com
- Games to Train a Marc Prensky site.
- Mesoamerican Ballgame - an online journey of ancient spectacle of athletes and gods.
- Muzzylane Games - Making History game - students role play in historic environments.
- Parade of Games in PowerPoint
- Puzzle Generators
- Games Workshop given by Beth Ritter-Guth, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Nov. 1, 2006. Beth created a Wiki for the games, links and PowerPoint that she used.
- Game builders: software from Gamemaker.
- Games factory: from Clickteam.
- Game Maker:
- TuCows: Collaborative game site
- Arcade to find games and information about games at Virtual City for Teachers: http://www.teachopolis.org
- Fablusi Online role playing, simulations for critical thinking, decision making and dilemmas.
- VocabGrabber extracts key vocabulary from any text, allowing you to sort, filter, and save the most relevant vocab words.