Have you ever heard of Smackdowns? These are quick under 2 minute demos of cool Web 2.0 tools. Here is a list of some of the sites people shared.
Wikispaces Sandbox new features
- can paste in word docs without unformatting
- new editor
Storybird.com – flash-based digital storytelling tool – social tool = can do collaborative projects
- select a collection
- can add their own stories
- grab pictures and add text
Goofram.com – combines a Google search and Wolfram search on same page. Try Wolfram as a knowledge search. Compare Snickers vs Baby Ruth bar.
QRCode – make your own barcode reader. http://qrcode.kaywa.com
Gmail Labs – go to the green beaker – enables Green Robot to see who else has an Android phone.
Mashpedia – the Real-time multimedial social encyclopedia – fills in with YouTube videos, twitter feed, Picasa and Flicker galleries, news posts, blog posts, eBooks.
Paper.li – helps you create a twitter as a newspaper – create a start page on what you are researching – attractive feed
Search posters – http://springfieldlibrary.wikispaces.com using Glogster to help with links (Joyce Valenza)
Shareaholic.com – share all of your sites and social networking
Add to your tool bar Rd (readability) and IP (instapaper.com)
Smart Notebook Express BETA – http://express.smarttech.com – lets you use notebook files online
http://exchange.smarttech.com – Smart Exchange – find lesson plans for your SMART Board
Yolink education: http://www.yolinkeducation.com – see behind links – sweet search (www.sweetsearch.com) embedded yolink into the search engine. Helps student find what’s relevant. then search within the search results keywords. then opens summaries of search with links
Metamark.net – another URL shorter along with custom urls
LongURL.org – get what the shortened URL and points to the long url
If you use Twitter alot, you can read it later. http://readitlaterlist.com – icon that sits in toolbar that you can click to save to read later. Works on every browser and iPad. Bookmarking service that lets you. Twitbit lets you save your Tweets to readitlaterlist.
Jumpcut http://jumpcut.sourceforge.net – lets you multiclip up to 40 clicks
Edmodo – www.edmodo.com – share content and realtime . Teachers can set up groups and then can enter into private social network with their students. Grades. Library with folders and interactivity. Co-teaching with multiple teachers managing groups, subgroups.
Bingle.nu – in case you need to make a bing and google search at the same time.
Share Google Squared again: www.google.com/squared
Wordle tip – use a tilde as spaces to keep words in a phrase or sentence together
Thanks to Steve Hargadon for hosting Edubloggercon and all the people that shared during this demo. Was not able to get all the names of presenters so don’t feel comfortable listing names unless I can list them all.
Another site I heard about during the conference:
I’ll be sharing more that I hear about. Putting together a column for OnCUE about cool tools so if you have any new tools you would like to share, please leave a comment.