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26 November 2006

Netvibes

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Rss aggregator, web start page, widgets, etc. Now has ability to share your personalized tabs.

Welcome to Wikispaces - Wikis for Everyone

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Probably the best wiki tool for education. They are also giving away 100,00 free wikis for grades K-12

Educational Technology That Works - Master List of tools

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Master List of tools for Web 2.0 within the Marzano framework

Computer Tools that Support Learners

Concept map of tools and uses for student learning. Great Web 2.0 overview of what is available

Podcasting in Education

by 1 other
Overview of podcasting for schools

Turn Homeward, Hannalee 5th Grade Wiki

A class collaboration to create a study guide for students and teachers for this novel.

18 November 2006

Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 3

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Educational blogging, wickis, podcasting and more

Gallery of Screencasts

Tutorial created with Camtasia Studio. Something for everyone here.

Podbean

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Free Podcast Hosting, Video Blog Hosting (maximum 100 MBs). Easy to use tool for uploading and showcasing your video productions

The Blogcast Repository

Your source for video screencasts for network administrators.

Hear SHS Announcements

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Hear the feed from any website: Copy and Paste this link into the custom feed box: http://www.stowe.k12.vt.us/shs/office/blog/rss.xml Press Speak then sit back and listen!

The Blogcast Repository - How to create a Blogcast

There are several products to use. Camtasia studio is very popular these days, but it's not free. For those who want a solution that is free and easy to get started, follow the directions and watch this video! 1.Download and install Windows Media Player 10 or above if you don't have it. If you install Media Player 10, you may have to restart your computer after the installation. 2. Download and install Windows Encoder 9 if you don't have it. 3.Purchase a good microphone so you can add your voice to the Blogcast. 4.Download our default "BlogCast.wme" file to your hard drive. 5. Watch the video tutorial on the site link

16 November 2006

BubbleShare: Share your story - Photo sharing

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You can even share your photos without creating an account. Simply follow instructions on our homepage, and we will email you a private link to your Album. Forward the link to your friends, and they can view your album just by clicking the link. No complicated registration process. Fast, easy, complete.

11 November 2006

LibCasting » Screencasting Software

List of links to commercial, opensource or free screencasting software by platform

CastBlaster

by 2 others
A software program that makes enhanced podcasting easy. This is a beta version limited to 10 minutes of recording. It's pretty slick as it automatically adjusts volume levels for consistency and for lead-in voiceovers.

10 November 2006

Sylvia Web BrainStormer

Sylvia Web BrainStormer allows you to set up and run on-line brainstorming sessions with your colleagues, customers, friends or anyone anywhere who has an internet connection. Web Brainstorming is easy. Just set up your creative challenge, set your evaluation criteria, invite people and start brainstorming. When you are finished, you can vote on the best ideas. Requires registration to participate. All brainstorms are public.

09 November 2006

OATS Opens Source Assistive Technology Software

OATSoft is dedicated to improving Assistive Technology and computer accessibility through the power of Open Source development techniques. OATSoft makes the best Open Source Assistive Technology Software (OATS) easy to find. Users and developers meet at OATSoft to create better software. Users can find useful software and discuss and work with developers to get the features that you want.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN WIKI ADVENTURE 1

Online PowerPoint Presentation on using Wikis in the classroom. An excellent guide.

Star Office 4 Kids: Open Source

StarOffice 4 Kids has been uniquely designed for easy customization by individual teachers to support specific learning objectives. It is aligned to the needs of a teacher and his or her specific teaching materials and not vice versa. StarOffice 4 Kids allows the teacher to handle an interactive learning process according to learning steps that he or she considers appropriate. Not only according to the age-specific steps of the class, but also in regard to the individual learning progress of the class or a selected group of students. Adjusted to the learning speed of the students a teacher could, for example, easily focus on the fundamentals of word processing. The teacher could start with work sheets with just the functions for using of texts in different fonts and font sizes. Once the students have learnt how to use those functions, the teacher could add new functions to the function toolbar and teach those in a next step. StarOffice 4 Kids makes it easy for the teacher to produce documents for the exercises in class. A teacher can easily transform usual office documents into task sheets for the class and store them into the subject specific folders. The students will find them in the workspace of their class. They will work on them and save them in their own workspace. This workspace only contains the personal files and that is protected from the access of other students. StarOffice 4 Kids documents and user interfaces are based on an XML data format, augmenting the open source StarOffice/OpenOffice format. That way StarOffice 4 Kids guarantees smooth integration and immediate use of external teaching material as provided by publishers in education. Teachers could directly take on the teaching material they need and use it in class.

AP World History Wiki

An example of a well-organized wiki developed around AP WH review topics. Note how you can review the revision history and compare to previous versions. Click the history tab to try it

Outside [The Cave]: Responsible Blogging Lesson Plan

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A Lesson plan aimed at enabling students to write a class blog policy which emphasizes safety.