Collaboration





Name
Link to Tool(s)
Description
Review of Tool's Application in Classroom
Examples and Resource Links
Wiki
http://wikispaces.com
http://pbwiki.com
http://wetpaint.com
Wikis are dynamic webpages
that can be edited by
the general public, by members
who join, or by organizers
only. Each page on a wiki
has its own history, discussion
forum tab, and notification feed.
  • collaborative note-taking,
  • collaborative essay writing
  • resource/textbook development
  • collaborative research
  • storyboard and project development
  • ability to embed a variety of media
  • lock ind pages to use for resources
(Ask Laura to see archives)
(See tab "Projects")
pikistrips
http://www.pikistrips.com
pikistrips lets you create your own comics using preexisting pictures from your computer or using pictures from flickr.com
*visual interpretation of stories
*poster creation
http://www.pikistrips.com/clicked/32819413
Google Maps
http://maps.google.com
Google Maps allows users to "create" personal or shared maps by adding content and links.
  • collaborative research
  • collaborative inquiry
  • ability to embed media
  • ability to embed your map in other media (blog, wiki, etc.)
  • privacy control
  • ability to RSS updates/changes
  • ability to view in Google Earth
Sadtler's Spanish 2 class:
Sitios naturales del mundo hispano highlights some areas of the hispanic world that are experiencing climate change issues.
quietube
http://quietube.com/
Quietube allows you to filter out all the commentary in youtube videos, making them more classroom friendly.
*filters out unnecessary (and often inappropriate) "noise" (comments) so you can show videos in your classroom without added distractions or inappropriate content
Just go to the site and try it out for yourself. (I can't figure out another way to show you.)
Jing
http://www.jingproject.com/
Jing captures video (or just a still image) of what is happening on your computer screen and allows you to record audio simultaneously to accompany the video.
  • collaborating on projects
  • modeling how to use a technology tool on the computer
  • re-teaching and peer teaching
  • capturing a student working a problem or exploring a technology tool
Wridea
http://wridea.com/
Wridea makes it easy to collaborate and share ideas with colleagues, team members, and fellow learners. This brainstorming tool organizes and categorizes ideas onto different pages, provides unlimited storage, and allows users to comment on topics and ideas.


Writeboard
http://writeboard.com/
Whiteboard is free collaborative writing software. It can be used to write, edit, track changes, and rollback to previous versions.


Twiddla
http://www.twiddla.com/
Twiddla works very well for online meetings or co-browsing. Groups can use it to mark-up and comment on web pages, images, and other content.


Palbee
http://www.palbee.com/index.aspx
Palbee is a free video conferencing tool with multiple capabilities. Users can conduct video meetings with other people or record a video presentation for later viewing.


Google Docs
http://docs.google.com
Part of Google's impressive suite of collaborative tools, it allows multiple users to edit, save, and share documents and spreadsheets
  • Features many formatting tools available in conventional word processing documents
  • collaborative note-taking
  • collaborative research
  • real-time editing
Beginning our country-specific research on Spain, Mexico, and Chile, Sadtler's classes are collaborating on three preliminary research docs (one on each country) that will eventually be used by small groups to do a research project on one of the three countries.







Information Management


Name
Link to Tool(s)
Description
Review of Tool's Application in Classroom
Examples and/or Resource Links
Google Reader

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delicious
http://delicious.com/
Allows you to save and share bookmarks for access anywhere anytime
It's very intuitive to use and allows you to categorize each link for easy managment. I've kept my delicious acct private for the time being, but if I wanted to, I could share these links.















































Communication/Metacognition



Name
Link to Tool(s)
Description
Review of Tool's Application in Classroom
Examples and/or Resource Links
Blogs
Edublogs
WordPress
Blogger
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