In the Summer of 2012 I took a course on technology at Teachers College. We created a class wiki to share online tools that teachers can use to organize ideas & projects, and facilitate online learning opportunities.
- www.ning.com - A platform for creating social websites that allows for significant customizability. Good for online group discussions.
- www.prezi.com - An online presentation that is a more customizable version of powerpoint. Sign up for the "education" account for extra free space.
- http://www.timerime.com/ - Allows users to create a timeline by adding in different types of media such as photos and videos.
- http://www.timetoast.com/ - Another site that allows users to create a timeline.
- http://www.wikispaces.com/ - A site that allows you to easily create a class wiki (online file, video, and content sharing site where multiple members can have access to edit. Great to use for classroom collective knowledge and group projects) - check out our Teachers College wiki here for an example!
- http://www.podomatic.com/ – A site that allows you to create podcasts - great for group projects/ presentations.
- savemedia.com - download and store videos - use this to store a video before your lesson so you don't have to rely on network permission to stream from YouTube in class, or want to avoid a possible internet meltdown that disrupts your lesson!
- http://www.diigo.com/ Annotating websites for collecting and organizing information - check out their video demo for explanation!
- http://www.edmodo.com/ Social networking for classroom - good to facilitate discussions.
- weebly.com - create your own website! Easy to use, can create for publishing information for your classes, online portfolio work, whatever! Free for educators to publish (but extra if you want to own your own independent domain name!)