Thursday, December 30, 2010

11 Bright Ideas for 2011

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Several days ago, I asked my readers to contribute their favorite web tools to use for Instruction, and these websites made the cut! Here are 11 different web tools to use with your students either to engage and motivate, to provide alternative forms of assessment, or just to have fun with learning!

Here's to the most DIGIGOGICAL 2011 possible!

· Animoto - is a web application that creates MTV-style videos with the click of a button. It represents the end of slideshows as you know them!

· Diigo – The web’s premier bookmarking, annotating, and social service, all rolled into one!

· Dropbox - Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically. Access your files anywhere, anytime, even on your mobile device!

· Edmodo - Edmodo is a social learning network for teachers, students, schools and districts.

· Glogster - Glogster EDU Premium is a collaborative online learning platform for teachers and students to express their creativity, knowledge, ideas and skills in the classroom.

· LiveBinders - "Think of Livebinders as a virtual 3 ring binder that you can put pretty much anything in. Webpage, PDF, image, video, text: they all can go into a page organized for you. Each item can be on it’s own tab or you can further organize by using sub-tabs. You can even put LiveBinders inside LiveBinders inside LiveBinders!!"
-- Melissa Edwards - The Inspired Classroom

· Prezi - Create astonishing presentations live and on the web

· Skype – Chat, Audio chat, Video Chat, Call Phones, Send Files, Share your computer Screen, share links and more with this incredible service. Connect to people all over the world!

· Storybird - Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print. Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards. They’re curiously fun.

· WallWisher – An online corkboard! Collaboratively collect notes, pictures, links, etc. Add items the way you would add a Post-It Note to a message board!

· xTraNormal – If you can type, you can make movies! (xTraNormal State is free, and new users to the web version get 300 xpoints to make movies with!)


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