Melinda Waffle from Calhoun ISD blogged some great notes and resources from Leslie Fisher’s “The Web You Might Not Know About.” Instead of posting a link to her blog, she’s graciously allowed the post to be re-published here on MACUL’s blog. Thanks Melinda!
AT MACUL 2012 Conference attending the Leslie Fisher session: The Web 2.0 You Might Not Know About…
(Finally up after my battery died 15 minutes before the end of the session…)
RockMelt – Free browser for Mac or PC
Social media browser – connects to social media but leaves you on current page
Evernote Clearly can be attached to any web browser – will extract story out of web page and save to Evernote; schools.evernote.com for school accounts; can now add audio recordings; bought skitch app for drawing; solution for iPads in multiple hands (teacher on student accounts); Evernote Peek adds flash card capability for iPad
Twitter – soapbox moment about uses for Education
Added ability to receive tweets with no twitter account, uses text messaging. Use twitter widgets to place tweets onto webpage (real time updating…).
www.coveritlive.com – backchannel room, can go to it at anytime to see as is.
www.todaysmeet.com – free backchannel chat, pretty open
www.gosoapbox.com – allows interaction between speaker & the audience; create questions, vote to promote; similar to the Purdue’s Hotseat. No longer free
typewith.me – collaboration site online; can load a pdf on there and collaborate it. Can now get up to 100 people into the room, can be in room on mobile device; has time slider to review material.
www.pinterest.com – tool for sharing resources; virtual pinboard; organizable by topic, ideas, etc
Wunderlist – To Dos in one location (any platform); collaborative to dos;
Zamzar – file conversion site (free!)
en.linoit.com – online cork board to post stickies, other resources, etc; it’s an iPad it
www.scoopit.com – organize a topic in one place; create boards, when browsing can add links from sites to your boards; people can subscribe to the board (schools using as school newspaper)
join.me – simple group meetings; change, or take control of the screen
www.weebly.com – create websites easily; two sites you can create for free; weebly for education – the teacher can control privacy
www.wufoo.com – create drag & drop forms online;
Eventbrite – schedule events easily; keeps track of waiting list on limited room events.
www.classdojo.com – student engagement & reward tracker; teacher can load behaviors & students for tracking
www.smalldemons.com – learn more about literature
www.remind101.com – teacher creates account; others join via text/email; no phone/emails exchanged and the teacher can communicate with students/parents
wiffiti.com. – message board.
www.jetjaw.com – polling/feedback online, can conditionalize by answer
www.kaywa.com – QR Code management
www.polleverywhere.com – new wordle support (see word cloud of open ended question answers)
www.storify.com – take tidbits from everywhere & mash together