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1 T IPS AND T RICKS FOR W EB 2.0 T OOLS Monday, February 20, 2012

2 I MPORTANT T HINGS TO K NOW … MANY Web 2.0 sites have age requirements, registration or requirements SOME Web 2.0 sites require a fee, while others are completely free or have a free version ALWAYS check the Terms of Use/Service and Privacy Policy at the bottom of the site

3 C URRICULUM A collection of words from the Oxford Dictionary that are not common to most people's vocabulary No age requirement No fee Best use for teachers and students

4 C URRICULUM Character scrapbook by Scholastic Can be used to analyze or create characters No account creation required No age requirement Free to use Character analysis can only be printed

5 C URRICULUM Interactive practice of math skills for elementary and middle school students No fee No registration or required No age requirement Best use for students

6 O RGANIZATION Create virtual sticky notes that are always available online No fee Account creation and required Best use for teachers

7 O RGANIZATION Tool for taking notes or sharing notes/ideas with others Works as separate URL No age requirement No account/ required No fee Best use for teachers and students

8 O RGANIZATION Provides a way to visually bookmark multiple URLs Requires registration and Share saved/bookmarked sites with students via one URL No fee Best use for teachers for students Example:

9 O RGANIZATION Shortens URLs for students/anyone No fee Registration not required, but account can be created for saving/tracking Best use for teachers for students

10 P RESENTATION https://bubbl.us Brainstorming/mapping tool No age requirement To save for future editing, you must create an account, but no is required Can save 3 with free account Best use for students

11 P RESENTATION Create animated messages No age requirement No fee No account/ required Best use for teachers and students

12 P RESENTATION * *Sites do frequently shutdown. Create a presentation that looks and acts very much like PowerPoint Must be 13 to use Account creation and required No fee Best use for teachers and students 13+

13 P RESENTATION Convert PDF file to the look of an online, page- turining book. No registration required. Free to use. Have unique URL ed to you, or copy/paste URL once conversion complete. *Indicates will convert Word, Excel, PDF, and other files, but I only had success with PDF conversion. Best use for teachers. Example: flap.com/read?r=OtAcGXfjls8m6pZQzhttp://www.pageflip- flap.com/read?r=OtAcGXfjls8m6pZQz

14 P RESENTATION Create and customize your own concert/event ticket image No fee No registration or required No age requirement Best use for teachers *graphic content visible

15 P RESENTATION Create a personalized, superhero avatar Must have parental consent for users under 13 No fee Best use for teachers and students 13+

16 P RESENTATION mic mic Create a superhero comic strip or comic book Site designed for kids, especially those under 13 No fee No account or required Best use for students

17 P RESENTATION Online scrapbook/photobook that can be viewed completely online or can be printed and purchased Allows teachers to create accounts that students can use, or it allows teachers to create individual accounts for students using dummy addresses. If under the age of 13, account must be created by a teacher or parent, and the student must have parental consent to use site.

18 V IDEO /P HOTO Online file conversion (great for YouTube) No fee Must have in order for converted video to be sent to you Best use for teachers

19 V IDEO /P HOTO Online video converter and downloader No fee, but limited size and number of videos you can download per day Best use for teachers

20 V IDEO /P HOTO Free substitute for Photoshop May not use site at all if under requires parental consent Registration is not required Best use for teachers

21 V IDEO /P HOTO

22 R ESEARCH Searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each others works Educator section with online courses, articles, links, etc. No age requirement No fee Best use for teachers and students

23 R ESEARCH Partnership between scientific community and the general public Expert curators ensure quality by authenticating materials submitted Comprised of five component groups No age requirement No fee Best use for teachers and students

24 R ESEARCH Visual search engine that presents web search results in a unique, three-dimensional cube interface. Provides previews of up to ninety-six websites, videos and images. Once your search results appear, you can use the arrow keys, the SHIFT key and the mouse to interact with your search-cube. No age requirement No fee Data is not screened Best use for teachers and students

25 R ESEARCH Database that shows how many times a chosen topic is mentioned in an online Google search, and how the search frequency is associated with the number of news articles about the same topic. Excellent source for classroom discussion. Like other Google sites, search options are not filtered.

26 M ISCELLANEOUS Organizes, prioritizes, and summarizes your s without the hassle of setting up filters Must be 13+ to create account to begin with No fee Best use for teachers

27 M ISCELLANEOUS Creates an obscure address when you want to to remain anonymous Forwards all to your real address Create unlimited surrogate addresses off one primary address Must be 13 or older to create primary account No fee Best use for teachers/required for sites once parental consent received

28 M ISCELLANEOUS Organize all your travel information in one place Both free and paid accounts available and account registration required Best use for teachers

29 M ISCELLANEOUS Allows you to print only want you want from a website, avoiding ads and other unnecessary information. Account set-up required, including address. Free to use. Must be 13 years or older to use.

30 M ISCELLANEOUS Creates huge messages that you can link to or paste anywhere. No account creation required. Free to use. No age requirement. Example:

31 M ISCELLANEOUS Example:

32 G OOGLE D OCS AND T EMPLATES https://docs.google.com/templates Templates available for documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms Must have Google account with to track collaboration or submission. Age requirement of 13+ to create Google account. Form Example: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?for mkey=dFFSWnIzOUk2SmtKcXhpajFGNl9tLXc6MQ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?for mkey=dFFSWnIzOUk2SmtKcXhpajFGNl9tLXc6MQ

33 C OLLABORATION https://cacoo.com/ Cacoo is a user friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams. Free of charge. Requires account set-up and . Due to requirement, teacher may want to create account for student use. No age requirement for use. Example: https://cacoo.com/diagrams/Si1EivNbwVGyxcCr https://cacoo.com/diagrams/Si1EivNbwVGyxcCr

34 C OLLABORATION Real-time collaboration, comments, discussion, etc. No account creation required. Free to use. Must be 13 years of age to use. Example:

35 T EACHER R ESOURCES Numerous websites organized into categories for use by teachers and students REMEMBER: check the Terms of Use/Service and Privacy Policy at the bottom of each site for information specific to that site Just because the site is open for you doesnt necessarily mean its open for students!

36 T EACHER R ESOURCES Online resources for teachers such as ready-to-use quizzes, rubrics, checklists, etc. Teachers use templates that can be customized for individual needs. Account creation is not required, but a free account will allow you to store templates that you create.

37 T EACHER R ESOURCES Control the start and stop point of a YouTube video. Free to use. Provide the URL to the video, select the start and stop point, then open the link provided with the new chopped video. Completed video can be shared, ed, or saved to a flash drive.

38 You must provide your full name/company name and a valid address when signing up. You must be min. 13 years old unless you use it for adult supervised spaces (eg. for school projects). Otherwise ask your parents or school teachers permission to sign up. ATURES


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