Monday, August 31, 2009

100 Essential Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers

Tēnā koutou katoa - Greetings to you All100 Essential Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers
The ever-increasing abundance of free downloadables available for educators continues to astonish me.They are as numerous as the sites that catalogue them by the hundreds.

Recently I was made aware of yet another index – this time specifically for teachers. I must admit I was sceptical – just another list, I thought. But closer inspection got me thinking that, perhaps, this one was worth a second look.

My last GPS Website Gold Rush site for this month is Online Degree, a resource for online degree program information. It has just posted an article on 100 Essential Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers. There are goodies listed there I've never seen before.

Check them out. To name a few, I recommend taking a look at:
    Befuddlr (No. 93) – adds fun to pictures by making them into puzzles – easy-to-use, it offers choices of flickr picture groups to choose from

    Fleck (No. 86) – puts sticky notes and annotations onto existing web pages and permits you to share them with others

    Many Eyes (No. 94) – a take on the power of human visual intelligence to find patterns – this tool has the potential to create great discussion and debate in the classroom.
As well, Online Degree presents a broad series of reviews of top rated online degree programs and offers an online degree search tool.

Could be a useful site to bookmark?

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3 comments:

paul c said...

This site is a treasure chest full of useful Web 2.0 tools. Voki, Glogster, Smilebox...How convenient to see all the pertinent links to help enrich and empower education. This site also saves loads of time and is a one stop destination.

Scott said...

Hey there, just to let you know that your blog has been nominated as one of the four candidates for the October Blog-o'-the-Month at the International Society for Technology in Education. Voting will be at the ISTE Island Blogger's Hut in Second Life and an announcement will go out soon at the Oh!VirtualLearning blog. Congrats, and let your Second Life educator friends know to go vote at the Blogger's Hut! You may snag a "Nominated" graphic at the O!VL! blog at http://scottsecondlife.blogspot.com/2009/09/september-rolls-into-bloggers-hut-like.html . The post also contains a SLurl to the Blogger's Hut.

Feel free to post this notice or just save it for your own info. :)

Blogger In Middle-earth said...

Kia ora e Paul!

Yes, since I posted about it, I've discovered more on this site that's worth dabbling with.

I'm glad you can find things that are useful there too! The great thing about blogging about a site like this is that it's easy for me to find the link when next I need something :-)

Thanks for the opportunity to launch a post on it!

Tēnā koe Scott!

You caught me so much by surprise, and having just made war on spammers I thrashed around wondering if your comment was for real. However, I've done my exploring - thanks.

I stroked your ginger cat the last time I visited Blogger's Hut - a friendly creature it is too - purrs. Met some ISTE members, PZ and Aviva - made friends AND become an ISTE member! That was quite a coincidence!

Hey, thanks for dropping by with the note on the nomination - a real cool buzz that was too!

Catchya later!