New Web 2.0 tools to try

Fellow ICT teacher Gideon Williams has an interesting list of  7 new Web 2.0 tools which he has found useful. Take a look at his recommendations.

Making an Infographichttp://piktochart.com/

The first generation of infographic generators – expect to see many more of them with additional sophistication

Screen-o-matic http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ 

On screen video recording with option of using camera, making subtitles and adding sound. You can download the file as mp4 or leave it on the site or upload to Youtube

Quipper http://www.quipper.com/

Mobile phone app. Lots of quizzes related to GCSE and you or even students! Can make their own. You could make money selling yours possibly?

Socrative http://www.socrative.com/how-it-works

Student response system, quizzes, games etc to support learning and revision. Massive interest in this on Twitter at the moment – nothing to do with Bill & Ted though

PicMonkey http://www.picmonkey.com/

Online photo editing – THE replacement for picnic – some awesome graphic tools including the “thinner” and “teeth whitener”

You Tube Create http://www.youtube.com/create/

NINE online video/animation editing tools including Xtranormal, Stupefix, GoAnimate and WeVideo – AMAZING!

 Jargon Generator http://www.sciencegeek.net/lingo.html

Extend interdisciplinary initiatives combine transition innovative functionalities and recontextualize over-arching engagement structures – need I say more

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