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The Cool and The Uber Cool of Online Tools

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The Birth of the Cool began with Feed2JS, courtesy of Alan Levine. This resource is the engine behind the del.icio.us boxes on my class blogs.

The Cool and ...... the Uber Cool
ThinkFree Office-->Google Docs
FlickrFlickerTools and VoiceThread (Grade 1 @ the beach)
AJAX Translator

(A powerful tool for ESL students.)

Multi-Lingual Blog tools
SuprGlu (my page)Pageflakes (flake gallery)
FirefoxFlock (Flock Tour)


A Few More Cool Online Tools That Can Be Used In Education ...


Second Life

Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by 311,084 people from around the globe.

The power to create just about anything ... like ... Las Vegas.


Shadow Pages

As students learn to verify information using multiple sources they can use shadow pages to annotate web pages with the additional sources of information. They can also use the Shadow page to track websites that are not reliable.



My source for Chat Boxes. You can see them in action on any of my class blogs:

Pre-Cal 40S, Applied Math 40S, AP Calculus AB, Calculus 45S


Hot Potatoes

The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free of charge for those working for publicly-funded non-profit-making educational institutions, who make their pages available on the web.



A suite of online tools for educators. My favourites are RubiStar to get rubric generating ideas. You can also use the rubrics available on the site. If you submit the ones you make everyone benefits ... including you (the more you give the more you get). I also like QuizStar to create and administer online quizzes.



...simultaneous note taking. Once every student has their own laptop this resource will give the phrase "take good class notes" an entirely new meaning.



Lazybase allows anyone to design, create and share a database of whatever they like.


Borg Your Blog

Miguel Guhlin is Director of Instructional Technology Services in San Antonio, Texas. He blogs at Around the Corner. Borg Your Blog is one of the most popular posts on his blog; all the tools and add-ons he regards as essential for blogging. As you read through it keep in mind it's taken him more than a year to assemble all these tools on his blogs. A blog is a living thing; it grows with time. Yours will grow too. Take it slowly. Start with a blog. Maybe add one tool today. Another next week. Then maybe wait a month before adding the next one. Take it as fast or as slow as is comfortable for you.

More "Workshops on a Wiki" Like This One ...



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PresenterPresented OnTimeLink to AudioArchived PresentationVenue
Darren KuropatwaMarch 17, 200611 min. 54 sec.Link03.17.06 PresentationDMCI
Darren KuropatwaJuly 18, 20068 min. 52 sec.LinkCurrent PageBLC 2006

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