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02 January 2007 TypeFaster Typing Tutor

by knann & 1 other (via)
Free and accessible typing tutor software. Teachers can confugure settings for each student.

04 December 2006


by knann
It's a tool ... The dotReader is the "Swiss Army Knife" of e-book readers, a multi-function tool that is highly innovative and highly interactive. It's a community, a social networking tool... You are never alone when you use the dotReader. Be instantly connected and engaged to readers who share your interests. It's a library ... Content you download into the dotReader can be organized any way you wish - similar to the way you might organize and bookmark your favorite websites in your browser. However, not only can you search YOUR library, you can also search OTHER remote libraries from within the dotReader. Examples might include public libraries, publisher websites, eBook distributors, organizational documents, and others. Entire businesses can be built around this feature alone.

29 November 2006

A Day in the Life of Web 2.0

by knann
An interesting article by David Warlick on the potential of Web 2.0 tools in schools.

28 November 2006

Vaestro:  The Dialogue Driven Network

by knann
What's Vaestro? Vaestro is audio forum software that you can use on your website for free. Talk to your friends, host interactive podcasts, or use it like an audio blog. With Vaestro, everyone has a chance to speak and be heard. Direct Link:

27 November 2006

List of social software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

by knann & 2 others
Good list of Web 2.0 apps and sites. Check out the entry for Web 2.0 as well.

Web 2.0 Teaching Tools

by knann (via)
A blog devoted to any tools or websites for use in the classroom. Very new butshows a few interesting tools like Fleck.

The Complete Web 2.0 Directory

by knann & 86 others, 3 comments
Lots of web 2.0 applications to explore. Has most but not all!

Digital Pencil

by knann
Great collection of web 2.0 tools by an elementary school librarian.


by knann
Web collaboration, concept mapping, brainstorming tool that is very easy to use!

26 November 2006


by knann & 1 other
Enter any url (Your blog?) and annote it. Fleck allows you to add a small note to any page on the web. Then you can send this annotated page to your friends or use it in your blog. Use it for researching the web?? Works best with Firefox


by knann & 1 other
Our aim is to give users the power of create, share, aggregate, and publish personalised content through a disruptive bottom-up approach to web media publishing. Webjam takes advantage of available applications and standard content formats to offer a set of intuitive site creation tools to our users and clients. Beta version

Participatory Media And The Pedagogy Of Civic Participation

by knann
Participatory media is changing the way we communicate, engage with media and each other and even our approaches to teaching and learning. The generation of digital natives - those that have grown up immersed in digital media - take all of this for granted. There is nothing strange, new or even transformative about the interactive, participative landscape of blogging, social networking and Web 2.0 Read/Write media for them. This is the very starting point, the background canvas on which they live their lives.

The Widget Box

by knann & 41 others
Widgetbox is an online directory of web widgets for blogs and other web pages. Our widgets work with TypePad, WordPress, Blogger, MySpace as well as most other blogs, sidebars or websites. No plug-ins are needed, and they're free! This is an easy way for teachers to get media onto static webpages.

Video Publishing Online: Where To Share Your Video Clips On The Web

by knann & 1 other
Places to store video for videocasting. Important for schools to look at since audio and video take a lot of disk space. iTunes and Internet Archive are other potential storage sites.

Teaching Hacks Wiki: RSS in Education

by knann & 1 other
A terrific resource of ideas and instructions on educational uses of RSS. Check out the rest of the wiki while you are here. Good info on photo sharing

Wiki Tools

by knann
A solid list of available wiki platforms and useful tools for maintaining a wiki. OMITS wikispaces which is a education wiki platform with very easy editing tools.

Ways to Use Wikis in Education

by knann
Simple list of ideas to help you get started

Westwood Wiki

by knann
The class wiki managed by Vicki Davis from Cool Cat Teacher Blog, K12 Wiki, and K12 Online Conference.


by knann
Screencasts of all kinds of Web 2.0 applications

Educational Technology That Talks - EdTechTalk

by knann
Edtechtalk is a webcasting network of educators dedicated to helping those involved in educational technology explore, discusss, and collaborate in its use. Edtechtalk is part of EducationBridges, which is a division of Worldbridges.

The Technology of Reading and Writing in the Digital Space: Why RSS is crucial for a Blogging Classroom

by knann
As students and teachers take to the Read-Write web, we need to begin by framing the approach in a new way to contextualize writing better, and, more importantly, to make classroom blogging (and even more broadly writing in digital spaces) more productive for the students and professors. In particular, I want to show how the technology of RSS is crucial both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint to any digital writing, but especially to any blogging classroom.

Emily Chang -eHub

by knann
eHub is a constantly updated resource of web applications, services or sites with a focus on next generation web (web 2.0), social software, blogging, Ajax, Ruby on Rails, location mapping, open source, folksonomy, design and digital media sharing


by knann
A collaborative wiki created by Vicki Davis for the K12 Online Conference. Check the sidebar for the Introduction under the Prerequisites heading. Look at some of the questions the participants tackled: tagging for teachers, videos for math, data storage for students are just a few worth looking at.

Science and ICT on SuprGlu

by knann (via)
A sample Suprglu page from a primary school teacher in Australia

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