Web 2.0 resources and links for K12 educators.


1) Voicethread- Powerpoint slides

More on SLIDESHARE.net http://www.slideshare.net/mnyildiz

What is Voicethread- http://voicethread.com/#u76341.b409.i848804

What does a networked teacher mean to you? http://voicethread.com/#q.b67978.i350123
Please feel free to add your voice using the Record Button

2) Please choose one of the listed videos to watch and (optional- extended activity) post reactions on this blog page. http://yaz2008.blogspot.com/

Power of Digital Storytelling- http://mnyildiz.googlepages.com/digitalstorytelling
There are some students projects on youtube- http://mnyildiz.googlepages.com/


on you tube- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN_LPTNQEqM&eurl=http://www.blueribbonmovie.com/

background video on you tube- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytmv9awy-H8&feature=related

text version- http://www.blueribbons.org/blue_ribbon_story.shtml

3) Google Earth- http://earth.google.com/

Ataturk Dam- Screen Captures

4) Second Life- online virtual world - http://secondlife.com/ / Teen Life (open to 13-18 years old)- http://teen.secondlife.com/


5) Minibook template:

Suggested Reading

Some good reading
Suggested websites:

Web 2.0 refers to a range of interactive online tools and web sites, and includes tools such as blogging, wikis, social bookmarking, photo sharing, as well as interactive web sites that let users submit, control or edit the content of a web page.

Web 2.0 Links

Wiki for Closing the Gap Assistive Technology Conference and Publication
Will Richardson's excellent blog on technology and teaching, particularly web 2.0 tools.
Quickly make cool graphics like street signs, speech bubbles, scrolling text, stickies and the very cool 'tiny tags,' then download or save to Flickr in just one click.
Excellent article on how student podcasting is done in the classroom.
Voice to Text Notes & To Dos. Email & Text Message Reminders. Hands-free Email & Text Messaging. Group Messaging.
Make your own graffiti-styled logotypes and texts. Simply type in a word and hit Enter and out comes a designed font ready for you to convert into beautiful art. Use an array of various tools to enhance your logotype to make it really special and unique.
Pod Bean is a free podcast hosting service, not a recording service so you will have to use a recording program and then upload to PodBean to share your episodes. What I like about Pod Bean is the speed of uploading and the ease of integration with blogging platforms.
Drop.io offers a number of free services useful for educators. Drop.io offers a free voice recording service that you can use to create a podcast. With every "drop" you establish on Drop.io you are supplied with a unique phone number. Simply dial that number and begin recording at the beep. Your voice recording is then hosted and can be played back at your unique Drop.io url. While you cannot edit the recording or add any kind of music, it is a very simple way to record your voice. You can download the recording to use in another editing service. The vocals for my last three podcasts have been recorded using Drop.io and edited in Garage Band.
BBC radio and TV programmes all in one place. Radio in high-quality stereo. Big playback window. Programmes automatically pick up from where you left off. Remembers the last ten programmes you played. Scrolling carousels give fast access to featured programmes. Last played programmes will show up, right after you've played your first programme.
Interactive whiteboard for drawing & team collaboration
Poly9 FreeEarth is a cross-browser, cross-platform 3D globe which does not require any download. Give it a spin!
A wiki of software recommendations for educators. See a piece of software that you use and love not listed? Add it by clicking on the EasyEdit Button on the appropriate page.
Super simple video calling. Nothing to download. Absolutely free
Design and embed online surveys, collect responses from the visitors of your blog or website, analyze them and finally present the survey results using charts - all using only your web browser and for free. Options for layout and media, including images, sounds and video make it fabulous as a classroom tool.
A daily item of e-learning interest selected by Jane Hart of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
A review of free technology resources and how teachers can use them. Ideas for technology integration in education.
Your own social network, to connect and share content with your friends and communities. An easy-to-use, safe and friendly environment where you control privacy, memberships and co-editing. Webjam is the solution of choice for individuals, families, clubs, charities and casual & professional groups.
An online full paint application - draw online with paint tools... save your drawings on your disk... send your drawing to the public gallery .
Mix graphics, photos, videos, music and text into slick Glogs. choose a background, throw in some shapes and characters from our galleries, add text, your own videos or photos, links and perhaps a pinch of music and there it is! In just a few minutes, you can make a digital poster, a colorful medley of ideas.
Kid-cast.com is for kids to publish their own Podcasts so that other kids can listen. The idea is to make sure that there's a kid-safe Podcast out there for our young minds to hear. Contribution by kids makes it that much better, by allowing kids to listen to their peers on subjects they love!
Free online tool. Make animations and create cartoons with four basic shapes using AniBoom's free online ShapeShifter tool.
Very cool online animation tool for kids - Create animation online with FluxTime Studio. Select background template. Add objects. Move, stretch, rotate and animate! Then email to a friend. Takes a little getting used to - tip: be sure to notice how you can layer one action on top of another using the timeline and record features.
Free Internet Radio - Find new music by creating a profile. Pandora will suggest other music you may like and create playlists for you.
activeCollab is a project management and collaboration tool that you can set up on your own website. Have an area where you can collaborate with your team, clients and contractors and keep projects on track while retaining full control over access permissions and your data.
Frontline episode about growing up online. Includes full program, online discussion, tips for internet safety, teacher's guide, readings and links, and updates on some of the teens in the report.
Digital citizenship - recognising and dealing with online hazards, building safe spaces and communities, understanding how to manage personal information, and being internet savvy - using your online presence to grow and shape your world in a safe, creative way, and inspiring others to do the same. Addresses social networking and cyberbullying.
Thumbnail links for all your bookmarks on www.delicious.com. View by grid or carousel; adjust size; select by bundle or tag.
Upload and share slideshows like PowerPoint, etc. on Slideshare or embed in your own web site or blog. Slideshows can be public or private.
A resource for the visualization of complex networks, leveraging a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web.
Explore, create and share color themes. Use online or download for use with Adobe Creative Suite.
Generate “word clouds” from your own text. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source . Tweak the fonts, layouts, and color schemes. Use the images you create however you like.
Draw online by yourself or collaboratively with friends, then print or send your drawing by e-mail
Make a simple drawing with stamps and pens. Add a message, then email it or print it with Zazzle.
Find out more about social bookmarking and why delicious is so popular, how to use it to save and share your bookmarks, as well as reflect on its use for your own teaching and learning and for productivity and performance support.
Learn about cool new web tools, see how they can be used in school, and share ideas and successes
Resources related to K-12 blogging, including good example blogs to show people.
Edit pictures online
lets you capture screenshots of (almost) any web page.
The Visible Body includes 3D models of over 1,700 anatomical structures, including all major organs and systems of the human body.
A free website editing tool that allows you to edit a website in seconds while online. FTP, download or email the edited page.
If you find a really good article, try copying and pasting the full URL to above. Often times you will be able to find related articles.
Listen to web pages, pdf or text files, rss feeds and more, in high quality digital voices. Free. 15 different voices. Export to iPod, blogs, or listen online.
www.delicious.com hacks, links, tools organized by actions and functions, from eConsultant.
Free Online File Storage, Internet File Sharing, Online Storage, Access Documents & Files Anywhere, Backup Data, Send Files
Highlighting the work of teachers as they infuse technology throughout the curriculum. Resources for teaching and learning in the 21st century. Conversations about the education profession.
The Creating Passionate Users bloggers are all fascinated by brains, minds and what science can tell us about the practice of making users passionate about their lives and tools.
Learn about an authentic learning model for teaching with technology. Join the discussion of how to implement authentic learning in your classroom.
What is a wiki? Who uses wikis? Wiki vs. blog?
A learning tool to assist educators in helping their students develop skills to prepare them for the future.
Quality Joomla tutorials, news and tips
Learn to install Joomla, install and customize your own templates. Also, tutorials for 3rd party components and modules. Step by step, visual as well as written guides take you through the entire process, so you can put your own website to good use.
A theme and template modification assistant. Edit or replace any text or graphic element of a theme or template. A unified, user-friendly interface between the contents of your theme and template folders and your image and text editing applications.
Project readOn has the singular goal of making online media content available to all, whether you are hard of hearing, simply cannot or do not want sound on, or if the content is in a language other than your native tongue.
Web-based digital creativity tools
Social bookmarking is the habit or practice of saving bookmarks to a web site and “tagging” them with keywords. Social bookmarking sites are a popular way to store, classify, share and search links.
A free, advanced online digital photo editor. Founded by Arbor Labs, a team of graduate students and alumni from the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, University of California at Berkeley (and just one MIT/Stanford alum too).
PBWiki for Educators - a place for educators to share ideas and resources
"Earlier this year I discovered the power of linked accounts in G-mail for elementary students. Today I learned how I can leverage that shortcut into individual contributing authors for our Grade 3 BlogPals blog on Edublogs."
A "Flat Classroom" writing workshop between schools around the world. We are using the story telling format of 1001 Nights to tell a new story of our world. The format is unique, with thousands of different stories embedded within the one main story.
Find the Wikis that match your personal needs: answer a few questions in the Wiki Choice Wizard or create a customized Search. Compare Wikis in a comfortable side-by-side table. Just select them on the left and click the button. Use the forum to talk to o
Supercook is a new recipe search engine that finds recipes you can make with the ingredients you have at home. To begin, simply start adding ingredients you have. The more ingredients you add, the better the results will be.
Shanghai American School Asian History Wiki. Come to extend the learning that goes on in our classes, meet and chat with friends about class topics, and connect the content we're studying to what you've experienced and are witnessing living in Asia today.
Social bookmarking service. Find Web Sites & Build Community Online
Catch up on conferences you missed using HitchHikr, which hunts for blogs, videos, images, podcasts and more. Share your conference experience by tagging related posts with the recommended tags.
Dedicated to the idea that the very nature of information is changing... in what it looks like, where we find it, what we look at to view it, what we can do with it, and how we communicate it. Information and tools to help redefine 21st cent. literacy.
David Warlick's podcasts
David Warlick's blog
Use Feedblitz to follow any blog or web site and receive updates by email, IM or Twitter. Or use Feedblitz to customize feeds from your blog to your subscribers.
The social networking site for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education.
SupportBlogging! has been set up to provide an opportunity for students, teachers, administrators, parents, and others to help promote an understanding of the benefits of educational blogging.
Free Java app gives visual web of connections among related web sites
These "Web 2.0" teaching tools save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer.
As blogging becomes more pervasive, schools have begun establishing ground rules for teachers who blog.
Edutopia.org search results for articles related to educational blogging.
Teaching in a Participatory Culture - How Blogs Support 21st Century Literacy
Create free online surveys and polls for your website, blog and social network profiles. Find out what your visitors are thinking today. Use the in-depth reporting engine to aggregate, print and export your results.
Quentin D’Souza's blog. 'For years Quentin has taken a leading role in a number of online projects that have focused on providing teachers with classroom resources, and opportunities for professional development.'
Free, popular web-based feed reader. Stay up-to-the minute on all your favorite news, blogs and feeds.
Free RSS reader
Add RSS News Feeds to Your Website, Free Website Content, Free RSS Feed Reader
What blogging students say to each other while blogging & why it's good... “Have you read what I wrote about your article?” “Did you see my comment to your comment?” “I’m writing about your entry now.” “O.K. I’ll read it when I finish co
Students and teachers at Arapaho High School talk about blogging in the classroom. 2 videos (8 min & 15 min)
General guidelines for using blogs at Arapahoe High School. A sample acceptable use policy for blogging in school. "The most basic guideline to remember when blogging is that the blog is an extension of your classroom."
Ryan Bretag revisits 50 articles that have shaped his thinking on blogging in the classroom. A great resource to focus more on the why's instead of the how to's.
RSS (formally "RDF Site Summary", known colloquially as "Really Simple Syndication") is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts
One Page Quick Introduction to RSS
Create one central place to send your feed and have all the subscription services coded and ready to go
A slideshow from Jennifer Carrier Dorman on understanding and using RSS in education.
The K-12 Online Conference invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning.
A popular weblog that provides Web Technology news, reviews and analysis. Excellent reference for all things web 2.0
Excellent directory of web 2.0 tools; shows 'em , sums 'em up, links to 'em.
Eduwiki's list of articles and resources that describe how to use wikis in education; a comprehensive list of existing educational wikis to learn from; and a place to post ideas and discuss them
Teaching 2.0 : A Professional Development Resource Blog This blog is a resource for professional development given by Karen Brooks.
A drawing version of YouTube? Share your sketches online...

Q& A- Using skype