Smackdown at #EBC11

These are the sites that attendees shared at EdubloggerCon ISTE 2011. Each participant had two minutes to share the tool. I have to admit, many of these tools were new to me, so I am looking forward to jumping in.

Web 2.0 Smackdown
http://goo.gl/lvnLm

  1. ujam.com
  2. www.qwiki.com
  3. schooltown.net
  4. stencyl.com
  5. jotform.com
  6. jotform.com/dropbox
  7. notaland.com
  8. AnswerGarden.ch/
  9. scoop.it
  10. shapeways.com
  11. lucidchart.com
  12. screenr.com
  13. shmoop.com
  14. tildee.com
  15. gamesalad.com
  16. qwertytown.com
  17. class.io
  18. storybird.com
  19. mycybertwin.com
  20. isleoftune.com
  21. bo.lt/app/
  22. udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com
  23. taggalaxy.de
  24. present.me
  25. skloog.com
  26. 3x3links.com
  27. popplet.com
  28. pixlr.com
  29. oneword.com
  30. weekinrap.com
  31. flocabulary.com
  32. iPad garageband and a paper guitar (use velcro)
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The Ultimate Web2.0 Smackdown at Tech Forum, Boston

I was honored to be invited to present at the inaugural Tech Forum Boston yesterday. Just over 200 educators gathered at the Burlington, MA Marriott to learn together along with Keynote Mitch Resnick and presenters Patrick Larkin, Alice Barr, Samantha Morra, Kathy Schrock and countless others.

Dan CallahanJoanne Najarian and I facilitated the “Ultimate Web 2.0 Smackdown” and were joined by several educators including Karen Janowski and Valerie Beck as we spent no more than 3 minutes demonstrating the following tools:

Sites we smacked down:

  1. http:/goo.gl
  2. http://www.symbaloo.com/
  3. http://www.zooburst.com/
  4. http://abcya.com/animate.htm
  5. http://abcya.com/word_clouds.htm
  6. http://voki.com
  7. http://animoto.com/education
  8. http://www.facesoflearning.net/
  9. http://museumbox.e2bn.org/
  10. http://www.debate.org/
  11. http://www.paperrater.com/
  12. http://livebinders.com/
  13. http://www.tineye.com/
  14. http://www.qwiki.com/
  15. http://www.google.com/squared
  16. http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/
  17. http://www.uen.org/3-6interactives/
  18. http://audioboo.fm
  19. http://freedomshare.eu/
  20. http://www.khanacademy.org/
  21. http://reading.ecb.org/
  22. http://www.shmoop.com/
  23. http://www.youtube.com/user/SearchStories
  24. http://quietube.com/
  25. http://www.tubechop.com/
  26. https://www.readability.com/bookmarklets
  27. http://snipsnip.it/
  28. http://tenmarks.com/

Added via Twitter

  1. http://m.scribblemaps.com/#map
  2. http://www.jotform.com/dropbox/
  3. http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/

There are a few new ones here for me and I’m looking forward to checking them out. Thanks to all that contributed both in person and virtually. ENJOY!!

Plan B for the HTH at the NJEA 2010 Convention

Boy was I surprised when I got an e-mail from Kevin Jarrett regarding one of my sessions at the High Tech Hall this coming Friday. He e-mailed me to let me know that one of the tools I was using, Drop.io was about to shut down. This was bad news for me as I was going to be talking about Drop.io for an entire hour. But, as we know, there is always another tool and it was an easy decision to go with Dropbox as a replacement.

How many times has this happened to you? Was there a website or a web app that you have used in the past that is gone now? What did you replace it with?

Miguel Guhlin asked the other day for tools to use in lieu of Wallwisher. Well, I had a whole list as I had intended to use Wallwisher a few times that week and each time I tried I got “There is a glitch in the matrix” as an error. Dan Rezac had also blogged about the same issue. We always need to have a plan B.

Please share your Plan B experiences on this Voicethread. Not only will it be interesting to see/hear how we have all have coped with our favorite sites going down, but I am going to be sharing this with the teachers that come to High Tech Hall this Friday at the 2010 NJEA Teachers Convention.  I think this will be a great example. Thanks in advance for your participation.

 

Web 2.0 Smackdown at TechForum

Source: http://members.more.net/

I was fortunate to present with Adam BelowHowie DiBlasi and David Andrade today at Tech Forum NY. We shared a Google Doc at the morning session of the Web 2.0 Smackdown.

After the lunch break,  Adam and I facilitated a session giving the participants time to show what tools they feel are useful in the classroom. The ideas started flooding in before we even met. They were coming in via Twitter, suggestions from the the morning group and folks that came to say hi after we were finished.

Here is the list of tools that was generated in our afternoon gathering:

  1. Evernote
  2. Rapportive
  3. http://www.pageflakes.com/Default.aspx
  4. http://only2clicks.com/
  5. http://www.symbalooedu.com/
  6. http://www.symbalooedu.com/
  7. http://www.3x3links.com/index.html
  8. http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/
  9. http://tidyfavorites.com/
  10. http://apture.com/
  11. http://yolink.com
  12. http://www.sweetsearch.com
  13. http://4me.sweetsearch.com/
  14. http://books.google.com/
  15. http://www.shelfari.com/
  16. http://edutecher.com
  17. http://quietube.com/
  18. http://tubechop.com/
  19. http://www.yooouuutuuube.com/
  20. http://www.synchtube.com
  21. http://keepvid.com/
  22. http://zamzar.com/
  23. http://www.vuvox.com/
  24. http://aviary.com
  25. http://docsteach.org/
  26. Gmail Labs
  27. http://www.showdocument.com/ds/main.jsf
  28. http:prezi.com
  29. http://www.zotero.org/
  30. http://classmarker.com/
  31. http://ytinstant.com

Not only did Adam and I have fun sharing all of these tools with the attendees, but it was great to have folks share out what they like and how they use the tools for productivity and to help improve teaching and learning in the classroom.

Web 2.0 Smackdown at EdubloggerCon East

EdubloggerCon East 2010

Yesterday was the 3rd Annual EdubloggerCon East. Among the sessions facilitated during the day, was our Web 2.0 Smackdown which we streamed and archived. Here’s a link to the archive as well as all the links shared. Thank you to all that participated both in-person as well as virtually. Enjoy!

Instapaper http://www.instapaper.com/

Readability https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/46442/

yolink http://yolink.com/education/

SweetSearch http://www.sweetsearch.com/

Read 2 Me (ipad App) http://www.whatsoniphone.com/reviews/read2me-review

isock (ipad App) http://www.commonsensemedia.org/mobile-app-reviews/isock-talking-sock

Access My Library http://www.accessmylibrary.com/

Toondoo  http://www.toondoo.com/

Evernote  http://www.evernote.com/ (specifically for it’s handwriting recognition capabilities)

Delicious  http://delicious.com – (specifically using it to tag copyright-friendly images for student projects)

Packrati.us  http://packrati.us/

TutPup  http://tutpup.com/

Intel Thinking Tools  http://www.intel.com/about/corporateresponsibility/education/k12/tools.htm

IPEVO Point 2 vView usb camera – http://www.ipevo.com/Point-2-View-USB-Camera_p_70.html

Cast.org – The Science Writer – http://sciencewriter.cast.org/welcome;jsessionid=4987B5B2A1837E13741DC957D698372D

Connect The Dots – http://connectthedots.aldoshoes.com/

Voicethread Site License – Specifically for groups to manage accounts on Voicethread.com – using VT to give feedback for 200 students – great idea

Google Squared – http://www.google.com/squared

Paper.li – http://paper.li/

Twitter Tim.es – http://twittertim.es/

Mashpedia – http://mashpedia.com/

Success at the Second EdubloggerCon East

Group Photo from EduBloggerCon East 2009
Group Photo from EduBloggerCon East 2009

Yesterday marked the second annual Edubloggercon East. We met, thanks to the Alan November team, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel from 9:00 to 5:00. Our agenda was packed. I’m planning to blog about the session that I led on backchannels (Jeff Lebow UStreamed it and it is archived at EdTechTalk.com), but I need to meet with Liz Davis to finish preparing for our sessions at BLC09

The sites from the Web 2.0 Smackdown (thanks go to Steve Guditus for taking such great notes) are listed here:

Lee Kolbert shared bubblecomment.com

Joyce Valenza took us to Google to demonstrate Google Squared, the Wonder Wheel and “Show Options” in Google

Andrew Connelly from Glogster talked about the benefits of the Education version of Glogster at http://www.glogster.com/edu/ – check it out – up to 200 student accounts per teacher

Jim Walker shared the Firefox add-on Fireshot for taking screenshots and easily editing them

Raju Gupta showed us Socrato!

Andy Pethan shared Aardvark

Karen Janowski shared the Pulse Smartpen by LiveScribe

Emily Valenza shared Instructables

Lisa Parisi shared ImageChef for generating your own images with text on them – so cool!!

Beth Lloyd shared Xtranormal for taking your text and making it into a movie – take a look, it’s so much more than that.

Kelley Connoly shared Stixy

We took a look at YoLink

Darren Kuropatwa – talked about how WolframAlpha will change homework. (Students will have to explain why WolframAlpha used the steps it did to solve the problem.)

Liz Davis announced www.socialtecheducation.com

Thanks go to everyone who attended both physically and virtually – it was a fantastic day!

Going Ga Ga Again

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Back in January I spoke about Google Apps with Dean Shareski and Alec Couros‘s classes. There have been a few changes. We said goodbye to Google Notebook and for many Google Video. We have welcomed Drawing tools to Google Docs and Themes to Google Forms.

I’ve changed the way I am sharing some of the information with Dean’s class tonight. I’ve shared my presentation above. We’ll be meeting in Eluminate as we did back in January if you’d like to join us.

Also, if you have time to take a look at some additional resources. These are the top three I suggest:

19 Interesting Ways to use Google Docs in the Classroom

Google Tools Comic Book

Google Almanac