Friday, August 17, 2007

Must Know Web 2.0 Tools for the 2007-2008 Academic Year

Rubistar -- online rubric generator

Blogger -- blog-hosting website
EduBlogs -- blog-hosting website
WordPress -- blog-hosting website
coComment -- collect, organize, and share online conversations
Technorati -- search the blogoshpere

Writely -- online word processor
ThinkFree Office -- free online office applications

Flickr -- upload photos and images
Google Earth -- web-based globe
Google Maps -- maps and directions
scanR -- scan, copy, fax with camera phone or digital camera

SketchUp -- Google drawing tool
Gliffy -- free online tool that allows users to create and save diagrams, graphic organizers, flow charts, etc.
ajaxSketch -- online drawing tool (requires Firefox Browser)

YackPack -- online voice messaging

pbWiki -- wiki-hosting website
wikispaces -- blog-hosting website -- online note-taking tool for students
MyNoteIT -- online note-taking tool for students
JotSpot -- live, group note-taking
Writeboard -- collaborative note-taking
diigo -- collaborative annotation
iOutliner -- organize tasks and projects online

TiffanyScreens -- collaborative presentation software

EditGrid -- online spreadsheet tool
irows -- online spreadsheet tool

LazyBase -- online database tool

Basecamp -- online project collaboration

backpackit! -- online personal organizer

suprglu -- organize information from all of your Web 2.0 resources

netvibes -- web 2.0 "home page", rrs-feed aggregator and more -- social bookmark tool

Gabbly -- chat tool
Skype -- communications tool

SchoolTool -- opensource management tool

Schoopy -- classroom organization tool

Wink -- tutorial and presentation development tool

Online Digital Video Services

Presentation and Data Sharing

Concept Mapping and Mash-Up

Here are 20 basic technology skills that all educators should now have:

  1. Word Processing Skills
  2. Spreadsheets Skills
  3. Database Skills
  4. Electronic Presentation Skills
  5. Web Navigation Skills
  6. Web Site Design Skills
  7. E-Mail Management Skills
  8. Digital Cameras
  9. Computer Network Knowledge Applicable to your School System
  10. File Management & Windows Explorer Skills
  11. Downloading Software From the Web (Knowledge including eBooks)
  12. Installing Computer Software onto a Computer System
  13. WebCT or Blackboard Teaching Skills
  14. Videoconferencing skills
  15. Computer-Related Storage Devices (Knowledge: disks, CDs, USB drives, zip disks, DVDs, etc.)
  16. Scanner Knowledge
  17. Knowledge of PDAs
  18. Deep Web Knowledge
  19. Educational Copyright Knowledge
  20. Computer Security Knowledge
From June 2005 article.

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