Make a Book Webtools
www.zooburst.com – build a pop-up book, with page turns.
www.Sync.in - the new, better Etherpad. No need to save after you’ve added your comments; just exit.
https://join.me/ – conferencing site, cross-platform collaborations. This could be happening during a faculty meeting with 5 groups all adding details, brainstorms, etc. to 5 topics –all at once.
www.todaysmeet.com – backchannel you can tweet on during a meeting. Add questions, comments “live”
www.sweetsearch.com – searches vetted by a human being
www.Redz.com visual search engine
http://www.qwiki.com/ - a search engine experience— visual with audio that is read to you, 2 million entries already (beta)
http://www.boolify.org/ – Boolean search engine – use “AND” “NOT” “OR” in a visual way
www.WolframAlpha.com – very thorough searches – try “conversion table”
“Don’t Steal” Webtools
www.soungle.com – royalty-free sound effects. Just type the sound you’re looking for (F-16, snare drum). Click the play buttons to test them out and find the right one. Click download to download that sound.
Screencast/Presentation/ Collaboration Webtools
http://www.techsmith.com/jing/ - with account you get a free screencast account as well
www.screencast.com– store pix, videos: 2gB for free, you can make public or passworded (making Jing acct gets you a screencast account —use USB headset from Logitech. In Jing by TechSmith, use SHIFT click to select aspect ratio. Jing Pro is $15/yr. for webcam, tidier sized files, no logos. 5 minute limit to free and pro. Make chapters. Can embed video in your WebPages. Train atwww.techsmith.com/learn/jing
www.prezi.com – create zooming presentations on an infinite canvas instead of PowerPoints. Phenomenal for end of book projects, showing a concept map, slide show, doing an “About Me” or VIP, etc.
www.capzles.com – timeliner web based – multimedia—ANY music, PDF’s, Word docs, pix, etc.—use as portfolio, biography timelines, schema for whole unit
www.schooltube.com – free, safe, fun a la YouTube – will host all your videos, can have the look and feel of your website
www.AmherstTechTV.org – Sample of Amherst NY’s video site – Check out Ask MrZ show
Visual Communicator ($68 through BOCES)
www.jaycut.com – web-based video editor—publish to website, record movies, text, SFX, on their servers for free. Mov and wmv files don’t work. Will try avi’s.
www.SumoPaint.com – photo shop for the rest of us, access from anywhere, use for Lines of Symmetry, Fractions, Will turn pic into sphere!
www.scribblar.com – you give out URL to kids and collaborate, even real time, with no login
http://keepvid.com/ - Be able to save a Youtube video you’ve found for classroom use. Handy “KeepIt” button you drag to your toolbar and click the button when you’re watching a video you want to show to class.
http://www.synchtube.com/ - create a “room” in which you and up to 50 students can watch the same Youtube or Vimeo at once.
http://www.tubechop.com/ - Chop up a Youtube video to just the part you want. Useful for “How would you end this?” Writing assignments.
Assessment / Formative Eval Webtools
www.tinyurl.com/35m6xn - transform homework into a formative assessment tool
http://www.paperrater.com - does grammar check, plagiarism detection, etc.
https://app.zoomerang.com/ Make a poll of up to 12 questions for 100 respondents or less
http://edu.glogster.com/login/ - Make your own “poster” blog
www.wordlistgenerator.net – get, for instance, all CVC words, then choose print flashcards at bottom of list
www.drawloop.com – PDF writer
Where To Find New Webtools
www.edutecher.net – new webtools put up here every day: “explore, share, contribute”
www.curriculum21.com – the Clearinghouse tab is a good place to find new stuff. Upgrade 1 thing every 2 weeks in your curriculum! “Cut-Upgrade-Create”