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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cool New (and some not so new) Web 2.0 Tools that can help you "flip" your classroom.


 Are you looking for new tools for your "tool bag"? Do you want to "flip" your classroom but have no idea what tools can help you do this? Then the following tools are for you! Let me know if these help or if you have any others I can add. Enjoy! 






Multimedia Presentations and Videos: 
Prezi: http://prezi.com/ Prezi’s zooming canvas opens up the classroom to active learning and interactivity, making lessons understandable, memorable, and fun. 
Emaze: http://www.emaze.com/  emaze is the next generation of online presentations, empowering you to create an amazing impression through design and technology. all you need to do is choose one of our templates to begin creating an amazing presentation. because there is no second chance to make a first impression.
BrainShark: http://www.brainshark.com/ Online presentations with videos, voiceover, and transitions 
Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/ Besides presentations, SlideShare also supports documents, PDFs, videos and webinars. 
Screencast-o-matic:  http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screen_recorder  you can use the free version or pay $15 yearly. Easy to save to your computer the video, upload staright to YouTube, or their server.
Present.Me: Screenr: http://www.screenr.com/ 100% web based screen recording and sharing. 
Animoto: http://animoto.com/ The easy way to create and share extraordinary videos of your life. Our online video maker turns your photos, video clips and music into video in minutes. 
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ Share your videos with friends, family, and the world. 
WeVideo: http://www.wevideo.com/ Online video creation platform, providing editing, collaboration, and sharing capabilities across any device. 
Jing: http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html Free capture anything you see on your computer screen, as an image or short video, and lets you share it instantly 
Camtasia: http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html Professional capture anything you see on your computer screen, as an image or short video, and lets you share it. 
Tellagami (APP): https://tellagami.com/
aTube Catcher: http://www.atube.me/video/ create & download video
PodBean: http://www.podbean.com/ Free podcast hosting  
Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/


Gamifcation:
Zondle: https://www.zondle.com/publicPages/welcome.aspx
Kahoot: Teacher = http://kahoot.com/  &  Student = http://kahoot.it
Classcraft: https://game.classcraft.com/  a free online educational role playing game (RPG) that teachers and students play together in the classroom.
Scratch: http://scratch.mit.edu/ Teach basic programing, create games, stories, etc...

Words/Writing/Vocabulary Tools:
Tagxedo: http://www.tagxedo.com/ Turn famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. 
Wordle: http://www.wordle.net/ A "toy" for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.
Flip Snackhttp://www.flipsnack.com/ publish captivating online magazines, turn PDF's into online flip books
StoryJumper: http://www.storyjumper.com/ Create your own story book and bring it to life
ReadWriteThinkhttp://www.readwritethink.org/ Lots of classroom resources, my favorite is the Cube Creator http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/games-tools/cube-a-30180.html 
Bitstrips (APP): http://www.bitstrips.com/ Create cartoons of yourself, friends,etc
Storybird: http://storybird.com/ Create your own stories with images and share them
Study Ladder: https://www.studyladder.com/ Create educational problems to help your students learn
Word Magnets:  http://akidsheart.com/gamesd/wgames/magnets/wmagnets.htm  create sentences, words, etc...
Scratch: http://scratch.mit.edu/ Teach basic programing, create games, stories, etc...
Blabberize:  http://blabberize.com/ Make your images talk
Voki: http://www.voki.com/ Get your own avatar and even have it talk with your voice


Communication Tools: 
Google Docs/Drive: https://drive.google.com/ Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, etc..... 
Remind 101: https://www.remind101.com/ Safe one way text messaging updates for students, parents, and community. 
Celly: http://cel.ly/education Celly is an easy way for teachers, coaches and administrators to communicate with students and parents; Send school wide alerts and updates to parents about classroom events; Schedule reminders about parents and friends; Use polls and surveys to keep students engaged. 
Dispatch: https://dispatch.cc/ The end of "reply-all" chains. Dispatches are intelligent group email addresses for your projects. No more noise. No more hassle. 
Socrative: http://www.socrative.com/ Multi platform/devices student response system Poll Everywhere: http://www.polleverywhere.com/ Real-time polling for mobile devices, web, and presentations. 
Survey Monkey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/ Website surveys 
Youblisher: http://www.youblisher.com/ Turn your documents into online publication with "flappable" pages 
Padlethttp://padlet.com/ online board to share ideas
Real Time Board: https://realtimeboard.com/ create online brainstorming "white" boards
Mail Chimp: http://mailchimp.com/ Dynamic and interactive email distribution, think creating your own list serve 
Infuse Learning: http://www.infuselearning.com/ 

Website/Wiki Creating: 
Google Sites: https://sites.google.com/ A free and easy way to create and share webpages. 
Blogger: https://www.blogger.com/ Since Blogger was launched in 1999, blogs have reshaped the web, impacted politics, shaken up journalism, and enabled millions of people to have a voice and connect with others. 
Edublogs: http://edublogs.org/ Safe, secure & easy to use. Used for e-portfolios, class sites & much more... Trusted by over 2million educators since 2005. Weebly: http://education.weebly.com/ Easily create a classroom website & blog Manage your students' accounts; Accept homework assignments online; Keep your parents up to date. 
Smore Pages: https://www.smore.com/ Create online one page flyers websites. SnapPages: http://snappages.com/ An easy way to create an online website. Now anyone can build and manage a professional quality website with drag-and-drop simplicity. 
Wix: http://www.wix.com/ Create a free flash or HTML5 website with Wix.com. Customize with Wix' website builder, no coding skills needed. Choose a design, begin customizing and be online today. 
Wibki: http://www.wibki.com/ A personal visual bookmarking service with a social twist.

Open Source Photo's: 
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/ A online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, and securely. 
Free Tiiu Pix: http://freetiiupix.cwahi.net/ Free photographs for students & teachers with no gimmicks, hidden fees or registration required 
Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/ A nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. 
Everystockphoto: http://www.everystockphoto.com/ A. search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo's license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos. 

Online File Share For Team Projects: 
Google Docs: https://drive.google.com 
Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/ 
Cubby: https://www.cubby.com/ 
Live Binders: http://www.livebinders.com/
Evernote: http://evernote.com/

Misc:
Bubbl.us: https://bubbl.us/   Free application to brainstorm online
Online-Convert: http://www.online-convert.com/ Convert anything (audio, video, etxt, PDF, etc..)
Web 2.0: Cool Tools for Schools: http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/
Pintrest Web 2.0: http://www.pinterest.com/esheninger/web-2-0-tools-for-educators/
Web 2.0 Guro: http://web20guru.wikispaces.com/Web+2.0+Resources


Last updated September 29, 2014

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