These on-line resources are the best of the best! They were mentioned repeatedly at the Pete & C Technology Conference by the workshop leaders. I am including on this page the ones that are most appropriate for elementary students. All are free and many of these services have special education accounts for teachers.Online PostersGlogster.com This site makes very professional looking "scrapbook" images using photos, backrounds, and images. You have to see it to believe it. Be sure to get an education account.You can embed or link these images on a wiki, blog, or website.To see some class examples click below:Art Work for your PageImage Chef Create easy banners and other artwork for your webpage, wiki, or blog.bighugelabs.com Create motivational posters, mosaics, photo cubes, even trading cards! You can embed or link these images on a Wiki or webpage.www.wordle.net Creates word clouds when you input text. Most commonly used words appear largest.http://metaatem.net/wordsUses images from Flickr to spell wordsbubbl.usGoogle Swirl-- Arranges photographs and painting by color, idea, and other relationshipsAvatarsxtranormal Create movies using only text with cartoon avatar charactersExample of xtranormal--my western state moviehttp://www.voki.com/ Creates your own speaking avatarhttp://blabberize.com/ Makes any photo "speak"Gizmoz--Text to speech, 3-D Avatars that can be downloadedComicshttp://pixton.com/ Create comics using their avatars and backgroundshttp://www.bubblesnaps.com/ Take your photos and make captions and bubblesTabblo Make photo cubes and other fun stuff with your photosOther Academic sites--Check out what new programs those guys from Google have been inventing! Includes apps for smartphones.http://bubbl.us/ Creates "Mind Maps" that can be used by one person or groupsCreate a graph Five different templatePolldaddy Create surveys and polls on-lineShelfari Read, Share, Explore! Great for kids and adults, great for recommending books.http://www.readwriteweb.com/ Techie weblog--read to stay in the know!Bookr is a tool to create photobooks using Flickr imagesClustr Maps Allows you to map locations of photosVoices of the World Children from all over the world connecting....Capzles Interactive Timeline to which you can addd pictures, video, blogs...Dipity Another great interactive timeline maker..Make Videos, Slideshows, Powerpoints--On-lineMuveemix Make and mix videosImageloop make slideshowsSplashr Make slideshows with Flickr photosDotsub posts videos and translates them!!Slideshare Post Powerpoints on-line and add audioVoicethread The most popular digital storytelling on-line siteSlideroll Create slide shows with photosMoonk Load video and slideshows on your WikiGoogle Presentations allows you to make and store PowerPoint 2007 slideshows, Excel, and Worddocuments.BlogsCoveritlive Allows live blogging during an event and then stores it so you can view it later.Free Wiki Hosts--www.wikispaces.comThey have free K-12 accounts, that will not display ads.
Good example of a class Wiki...(A 4th grade teacher)
Check out this great Wikispace site for more Web 2.0 applications and directions. It is by Diane Krauss. She is the technology coach for the Wissahickon School District .
Last Modified on April 1, 2011