I had no idea what Web 2.0 Tools were until taking this course. When researching this, I found so many. Here’s a list of a few from the discussion forum including a brief summary.
Jing– Jing is a great tool for capturing a picture or making a short video of what you see on your computer monitor. It’s great for creating video tutorials and up to 5 mins is free. I used Jing in my PIDP 3230 course for creating a video on a classroom assessment technique (CAT) and I highly suggest trying it out.
WordPress– WordPress is a blogging platform and content management system. It has a variety of templates and hundreds of features to choose from when creating a blog. I created my first blog in my PIDP 3250 course and I totally recommend using WordPress. It has lots of tutorials available to answer any questions on how to create the blog of your choice. I found these tutorials great.
WizIQ– WizIQ empowers instructors to deliver and manage live and self-paced learning. It is a cloud-based learning delivery platform with integrated features such as: virtual classroom, course management, content authoring, video streaming, tests and assessments, insights and analytics and mobile learning. It is suitable for online learning and provides the student to attend live classes directly from their iPhone, iPad or Android device. It can easily be integrated with Moodle, WordPress to name just a few.
Tubechop– have you ever found yourself viewing a YOUTUBE video and in doing so you find the perfect few moments but don’t want to input the entire video. This program is posted as free and it allows you to cut YOUTUBE videos and share only the section that interests you in three easy steps.
Educreations– A great app to make digital lectures with an iPad. You can record your voice and ipad screen to produce video lectures for students to learn at their own pace.
SlideShare– SlideShare is a presentation tool to upload your powerpoint, keynote slides, infographics, documents and share them with your students or colleagues. It lets you share your presentations anytime, anywhere and with anyone you want. It’s simple and accessible and an alternative to using LMS (Learning Management System).
Prezi– Prezi is an alternative presentation creator to PowerPoint. Created presentations can also be shared with other educators and students.
Online Stopwatch– This is a very simple but useful tool for timed tests or exams. As the name implies, it’s a simple website that acts as a big stop watch (count up or count down). It’s easy to use and allows all students to see how much time is left.
Quizlet– Check out Quizlet for creating flash cards to help your students learn and study. Works on mobile platform so you can study on the go.
Survey Monkey– You can make a survey that asked questions on aspects of your teaching or just how the students feel about how the course is going. You would then email it to them or post it on the class message board. They could answer it when they found time and you could get some good feedback as to how everything is going.
YouTube– YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.
LinkedIn– LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 450 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet.
Zotero: Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then share the results of your research.
StumbleUpon– StumbleUpon is the easiest way to discover new and interesting web pages, photos and videos across the Web.
Skype– Skype is an application that provides video chat and voice call services. Users may exchange such digital documents as images, text, video and any others, and may transmit both text and video messages. Skype allows the creation of video conference calls. Skype is available for Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, or Linux, as well as Android, Blackberry, and both Apple and Windows smartphones and tablets.
Powtoons Animations– Create animated videos for free. Engage, explain and sell with impact using just a short, simple PowToon. They’re proven to be more effective than any other form of video or text communications to grab attention in the workplace. I recently completed my first powtoons presentation which you can see in the page PIDP-3250. This was a fun presentation to create.
Apache OpenOffice– Apache OpenOffice is a free download that replaces Microsoft Office Tools. It’s a multilingual office suite and an open-source project that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and a drawing program. Try it out, it’s free.
Ummo– Public speaking is a necessary part of speaking, but it doesn’t come easily for everyone. Ummo is an app that analyzes your speech and provides coaching.