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Communication / Collaboration between Teachers / Students

Twitter
  • What is Twitter?


Del.icio.us
  • Social Bookmarking


Wikispaces
  • Quick publishing on the Internet


MS Office Communicator
  • Communicate with educators in New Brunswick
    • Text, Voice, Video


Twiddla
  • Collaborate with teachers/students using your Smartboard or just using pens/tools



Scriblink
  • An online whiteboard


PodOMatic and Audacity
  • Use PodOMatic and Audacity as a team to record Podcasts (record your voice and have students listen from home)



Podbean
  • Similar to PodOMatic - allows you to post podcasts to share with your colleagues / students


Skype
  • Voice communication between computers or even to phones
  • This is like using a phone - free from computer to computer, really cheap from computer to telephone


Videos / Information

YouTube
  • YouTube U coming soon

TeacherTube

Google Videos

KeepVid
  • Allows you to save YouTube and TeacherTube videos


SlideShare
  • Share your PowerPoint presentations with others


Google News
  • Assemble the news that you want to see - from various sources

Google Reader
  • News that interests YOU comes to you automatically



Images / Imaging

Google Images

  • Search for images


Flickr
  • Share your images - find other images


Twitpic
  • Used in conjunction with Twitter - post pictures to your "Twitter stream"


Picnik
  • Edit and enhance your images online - this is like a free Photoshop


Gimp
  • Installed on teacher laptops, this is essentially a free version of Photoshop.


MWSnap
  • Capture your desktop or any part of your screen



Productivity Tools
Google Documents
  • Online alternative to Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Create forms too!
  • Share and invite collaboration on your documents



Scribd
  • A document sharing website


CutePDF
  • Create PDF files without needing expensive software
  • Alternatively, you can use a website that will convert Word to PDF or PDF to Word pdfonline


Other

bubbl.us
  • Mindmapping online

DrawAnywhere
  • Create diagrams online and collaborate
  • Watch tutorial here

Integrate into your curriculum

Google Earth
  • Not only can you see the Earth... but you can set it up to see the sky above you


Google Maps


Quikmaps
  • Doodle on Google Maps


Google News Timeline (new as of April 20, 2009)
  • This is just too cool. Pick a date or a range of dates... see the news displayed in a timeline


Newser
  • Read Less. Know More. News from various sources.


Blip.fm
  • Become a DJ - can become an Internet addiction


ToonDoo
  • Create your own comic strips. Publish, share, discuss
  • Great for enhancing literacy


My Physics Lab
  • Physics Simulations


GraphSketch
  • Sketch graphs on the fly


VisuWords
  • An online dictionary and thesaurus
  • Very visual, kids love it


Wordle
  • Generate "Word Clouds"


NetVibes
  • Create your own Web Portal



Prezi
  • It's not PowerPoint - a different way to present a topic
  • Exampleof one that I presented in early April 2009


Qik
  • Stream live video from your cellphone!


Voicethread
  • Leave and share voice messages on your wikis or blogs


Vocabulary Videos and Flash Cards
  • A new site using videos to describe complex words

Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection
  • designed to teach young and old about the wonders of birds

Offroad Algebra
  • Using dirtbike analogy to teach math

StoryTop Story Maker
  • Create multipage stories

JeopardyLabs
  • Create your own Jeopardy template online

Scratch
  • Imagine, program, share - designed for kids to learn about programming, storyboarding, sharing and learning


Alice 2.0
  • Storytelling in a 3D environment


Snapvine
  • Use your voice to connect with online friends and community

Wikipedia
  • The ultimate Web 2.0 site


Jing
  • capture video or actions on your screen
  • great for creating tutorials


There are probably thousands of other Web 2.0 apps out there. Visit the Wikipedia page on Web 2.0 for links to many more gems.