YOUR SOCKS OFF! FUN, NEW, FREE IDEAS
& SERVICES VIA THE INTERNET
Revised August 2007
THE Place to go for Web 2.0 Sites
Kathy Schrock's list of Web 2.0 Tools: http://discoveryschool.com
Social networking meets news.
Maps Google news! Very cool visual representation of news. Try it!
Like the game sold in stores, and fun. Fine for kids!
Want to learn more about mashups? Go to this link!
Collectania—A blog all about copyright issues!
Digication—Free online portfolio maker!
Brand new and so
COOL! Google Literature Trips! Have your kids make one: http://www.googlelittrips.org/
If you have not used it lately, Jeeves is gone and the renovated site, with the help of Gary Price, has a whole new look and many extra value-added features. Also check out
Ask For Kids: http://www.askforkids.com/
Type in "books for kids" and see the SMART ANSWER!
"Roll your own" search Engine!
New kind of search tool with social networking and potentional for you to personalize
Social search engine...does require a free down-load.
What is a
blog and how can I get started? Teachers First has a good explanation:
Blogging sites and tools
Blogger - http://www.blogger.com
Blogsome - Wordpress host - http://blogsome.com/
Houston Chronicle’s Recommended Education Blogs
• Notesgirl: http://www.notesgirl.com/NotesGirl/NotesGirl.nsf
• Learn Me Good: http://www.learnmegood2.blogspot.com/
• Education in Texas: http://www.educationintexas.blogspot.com/
Google Tools: Explore all of them!
Mapping: Here's a way to use Google earth without installing it:
I have tried
it and got as close to my house on my street as the actual program - and
Another Online mapping tool.
Managing your LIFE!!!
- http://www.minot.k12.nd.us/nansen Craig Nansen's Technology Leaders Resource Center
Collaborative word processors:
ZoHo Writer - http://www.zohowriter.com/ (Seems to be better than Writely.com)
Webnote: http://www.aypwip.org/webnote/ Another online note-taking tool!
RubiStar, NoteStar, QuizStar--All these and more free from 4Teachers.org: http://www.4teachers.org/
A free, flexible, elegant, easy-to-use content management
system for all kinds of websites, even weblogs.
Bib Me! Online bibliography maker--to use besides Citation Machine. Kids may like it.
Protopage (One of Craig's favorites)
Protopage = personalized news + sticky notes + bookmarks, all on one page.
Furl - http://www.furl.net
Del.icio.us - http://del.icio.us
Simpy - http://simpy.com/
Blink List - http://www.blinklist.com/
Another neat Web 2 resource that I plan to use. Actually todolist reminders, mentioned earlier, is part
Poetry Teachers.com: http://www.poetryteachers.com/poetclass/poetclass.html
Wists Social Shopping: http://www.wists.com Kind of neat. Idea is to use this site to track down things
you are looking to purchase. Let's you pick one image off a page when you bookmark it (or Wist it). Then
you can share the site with others. I don't know how useful this would be in classroom situations.
UTube meets karaoke!
Your place to buy and sell things handmade.
FINALLY...DO YOU LIKE WEB 2.O AND SOCIAL NETWORKING TOOLS? Then you need the straight dope on the dopey bill called DOPA. Here is a link to YALSA's
excellent information on this topic:
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