Monday, June 27, 2011

ISTE 2011: Web 2 Smackdown

First up in Philadelphia for us was the EdubloggerCon on Saturday June 25th.  This was a great chance to meet up with friends and learn new things.

These are my notes from the web 2.0 smackdown.  If you have been using any of these feel free to add links to your work through the comments.....

Web 2.0 Smackdown - Organized by Lisa Thumann
3D printing software
Scratch kind of website for making games
records whatever screen you're on
create forms that go straight to your Drop Box
kinda like prezi
Casual Collaboration.
Mash your ideas and media together with friends in a dynamic whiteboard wiki. Using photos, videos, and other web content you can instantly create brainstorms, presentations, scrapbooks, and enjoy an interactive chat with more than 50 friends. 

no login required so great for school kids.  Create quick surveys
AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it as a tool for online brainstorming or embed it on your website or blog as a poll or guestbook.
Find web2 tools, post it on the website. Kinda like netvibes or iGoogle
Be The Curator of Your Favorite Topic!
Create your topic-centric media by collecting gems among relevant streams
Publish it to your favorite social media or to your blog

Create organiser diagrams and mind maps online.  They give all educators free pro accounts.
Diagrams Done Right
We have rethought and redesigned the entire diagramming process to make it as easy as possible. Draw flow charts, wireframes, UML diagrams, and more with just a few clicks.
HTML5 and web standards make LucidChart fast, smooth, and reliable.
Collaborative. Work simultaneously with as many people as you want.
Keyboarding game. A social network.  Teach your kids to type.  Can limit the social network to the level you are comfortable with
30 day free trial. Also teaches Internet safety as they play
QwertyTown teaches keyboarding, an essential component of literacy for today's students.
Reinforces skills through safe online communication
Addresses Common Core Literacy Standards
Entirely web based
Customizable for learners with different abilities
A way to host your class within Google Apps.  Kinda like teacher dashboard but much more limited
Connect with People through the Pages you Share
allows you to take any URL and create a unique one
Learning guides
eg literature.  Allows students to choose a novel and has masses of information about the book.  Free text to speech so they can listen to this as well.
a really easy way to present and share your presentations
If you can’t see a presenter’s face their impact reduces by 55%!
Present.Me is a community for easily recording & sharing your presentations. If you’re a business – it could be to share within your own private space with your employees and customers, or publicly on to market to your prospects and collect leads.
Present.Me combines video, audio and your presentations in an easy and intuitive way, so your audience get to see and hear your message in the way it was intended. We’ve built the whole process with ease of use in mind, there’s no need to download specialist software – it’s all there in your browser already. And because it’s online, you can instantly share it with anyone you like, anywhere in the world.
Make games with GameSalad Creator
Create games for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and HTML5. No coding involved. All drag and drop. Similar to scratch. Embed code available for blogs portfolio etc. No flash, all html5
Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print.
Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards.
Create a story with their clip art. Keep adding pages. Collaborative storytelling. Embed on web.
Create your own cyber twin.  Possibly fun for adults, but kids would have to give it way too much information to make it effective - unless you were doing an embellishment genre for writing, then it may be great fun!
combination of glogster and prezi
Check out Amanda's great post about how she uses Popplet here.
Online image editor for the masses
Edit photos online. Kinda like photoshop express online
Online vocal builder and enhancer. They give you a word, you write as much as you can about it in the time allocated ie one minute.
You’ll see one word at the top of the following screen.
you have sixty seconds to write about it.
click ‘go’ and the page will load with the cursor in place.
don’t think. just write.
Then type in name and email and submit it.  Then you can see what eveyone else has written.
Flocab gives you the last week in current events in rap
hip hop in the classroom for vocabulary
Flocabulary produces educational hip-hop music and engaging curricular materials to teach academic content for grades K-12. The programs are proven to raise scores on state reading tests and are being used in over 10,000 schools nationwide. Heralded as "groundbreaking" and "necessary," Flocabulary has been featured on The Today Show, Oprah & Friends, and MTV.

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