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  • 52 applications.
  • 94 contributors.
  • The benefits of using Web 2.0 applications.
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  • How the folk who ran these projects handled the issues...
  • ... And what they recommend you do if you run them.
  • What were the learning outcomes?

ePals - A global community of connected classrooms. Safely connect, collaborate and learn using our leading protected email and blog solutions for schools and districts.

Jing - A screen capturing site that you can use to capture what is going on in your computer screen. It is a free software you can use to make a narrated video showing how to do something on a computer, it records your mouse, and everything you click on and show on your screen.

Flowing Data - A data visualization and statistics website. It "explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better - mainly through data visualization."

Teacher Plus Technology - Another wiki with great resources!

Wordle - "A toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends."

ThinkQuest - A learning platform where teachers and students create learning projects.

VoiceThread - Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.

Glogster - A great way to showcase student work and create online portfolios. It provides a safe environment controlled by teachers. A great way to integrate all subjects in one showcase!

Learner.org - This website is provided by Annenberg Media. It is set up with several categories and is also broken into curriculum subjects. The category Interactives, allows students to learn information about a topic and then play an interactive simulation game to use the knowledge they have just learned.
The videos that go along with each curriculum area can be viewed on the Video On Demand system on Annenberg Media, similar to showing your students a united streaming video. You do have to sign up to use this program and can do that by selecting the video you wish to see and then registering. This is a free service.
The New York Times Learning Network
A great website full of current news related activities for the classroom! Every subject is covered, not just the core subject areas, but also Health, FACS, and much more! You can search for lessons by subject and grade level. The New York Times Learning Network is a free service for students in grades 3-12, their teachers and parents. The site is updated Monday through Friday throughout the year. Here, you can find Learning Network lesson plans dating back to August 1998. Each lesson plan and the article it references can be printed out for classroom use.

Each day, the Learning Network selects an excellent education site to feature as the Site of the Day. The sites are archived for later exploration, as well as organized into our special Web Navigators -- Web guides -- for students, (known as Student Navigator, a selective guide to the Internet), teachers and parents. Every Tuesday, C. Claiborne Ray answers a Times reader's fascinating science question in the Science Q&A column of Science Times. Every Thursday, she responds to a question sent in by a student via The Learning Network.
I found some truly amazing ideas on this website, and quite a few go along with what I have heard some teachers talk about for future lessons, such as finding the truth in journalistic writing, the Constitution, and counting calories.


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