Web 2.0 Finds Post #4 (VSTE Conference)

I trust your Christmas break was a good one and a chance for you to recharge your batteries. I read two books and played in the snow with my daughters as well as scarfed food on a regular basis. It’s good to have some energy return!

The Web 2.0 posts continue:

print what you likePrinting Web Pages
Have you found a web site that you like, and print a whole page just to retrieve a small amount of “real estate” which you only wanted in the first place? Printwhatyoulike.com is a site that permits you to print that one specific part/thing that you want. Logon to their site, type in the URL, and follow the directions from there. It’s easy, simple, free, and most of all, is logical! You will need to sign up for an account.

From Screentoaster’s website:

–>Capture videos of onscreen action in one click
–>Record screencasts, tutorials, demos, training, lectures and more.
–>Share and stream videos online in Flash
–>Embed them on blogs and webpages or send them by email.

Saving Documents for Retrieval Elsewhere
You can file sync programs by saving them to Dropbox and retrieving from another computer. I haven’t tried it myself, but hear it is easy and useful.

Word Processing
OpenOffice.com — An alternative (open source) to MS Office.

[Many thanks to Affordable, Free & Effective Technology Tools for the Classroom: (Wendt @ www.jeremywendt.com and Beach @ www.teachingwithtech.net)]

360 tours360 Virtual Tours (my find):
Teaching U.S. Geography/History? IPIX has some great 360 Virtual Tours. If you can’t take your students there (or you!), why not bring it to you?

NECC 2009: Great Finds #1: Free Online video Editing

Attending the International Technology Education Conference in Washington, D.C., I’ve been able to discover new and interesting resources that many educators would find useful, and one that definitely raised my Happy Quotient was in a session on ten Web 2.0 useful free websites: a free online video editing site called JayCut. Similar to software such as iMovie or Movie Maker, you’ll see the same type of transitions, effects, and timelines to construct videos, and the desktop is quite easy to use. The site requires registration and is ready for you to explore today!

Video Site for Teachers; Instruction, Humor, and Audio Clips

Edublogs TV, another resource from Edublogs, has an online video site for teachers and instructors. It has instructional videos, humorous videos, and audio tags. Although I haven’t had the chance to try the site out, it seems very worthwhile. Many thanks to Kelly’s post on Classroom 2.0!