w-Web Tools most useful for Language Education
Welcome to the Web is a fantastic resource about teaching "how to" use the internet. WTTW is broken down into 7 sections building upon each other. It starts out about an introduction to the internet and then goes through internet safety, browsing, etc. While users explore this site, they will have activities to do to reinforce what they have learned.
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Three Modules of Web Tools and Activities are available: A. CONNECT includes:
A. CREATE A GRAPH: Create graphs and charts which are great because they communicate information visually; 2) JIGSAW PLANET: Create a jigsaw from an image you have uploaded and get your students to put it back together! 3) A MATHS DICTIONARY FOR KIDS: Defines Maths terms and gives examples of each term; 4) SCRIBBLE MAPS: Scribble Maps is the quick and easy way to rapidly make and share maps. With Scribble Maps you can draw shapes and scribble, Place Markers and text onto a map.5) BUBBL.US: Bubbl.us is a simple and free web application that lets you to brainstorm online. You can create colourful mind maps which you can share and work with friends. 6) CREATELY: Create professional diagrams with ease using existing templates or by creating your own. Diagrams can be shared with others. 7) WALLWISHER: Is an online notice board maker. 8) GEOCUBE: A cube full of resources on a variety of topics. 9) GOOGLE EARTH: Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others. 10) VISUWORDS: an Online Graphical Dictionary. 11) WATCHKNOW: Imagine hundreds of thousands of great short videos, and other media, explaining every topic taught to school kids. Imagine them rated and sorted into a giant Directory, making them simple to find. WatchKnow--as in, "You watch, you know"--does exactly this. 12) SEARCH – CUBE: Search-Cube is a visual search engine that presents web search results in a unique, three-dimensional cube interface. It shows previews of up to ninety-six websites, videos and images. 13) KHAN ACADEMY: 1,100 videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic to chemistry, biology, calculus and economics. 14) NINJA WORDS: A really fast dictionary; 15) LINO IT: Lino it is a web-based sticky note service. It is where you can post stickers, add photos and movies. You can also upload links to documents. 16) WORDNIK: WORDNIK is a free, online dictionary tool with lots of options and features. 17) AWESOME HIGHLIGHTER: Awesome Highlighter lets you highlight text on web pages and then gives you a small link to the highlighted page.18) SHMOOP: Shmoop offers free Learning Guides in areas such as literature, poetry, bestsellers, U.S. history, civics, biography, and music. 19) ABSORB: Absorb is a series of interactive online courses for secondary schools, covering physics, chemistry, electronics, mathematics and advanced physics. Absorb has unique simulations, interactive animations, and videos, linked by an involving narrative, providing the basis for an interactive learning experience. 20) FLASHCARD EXCHANGE: A program that allows you to use existing flashcards or create your own. 21) WRITING FUN: Uses text organizers to assist students in the writing process. 22) DELICIOUS: Delicious is a Social Bookmarking service, which means you can save all your bookmarks online, share them with other people, and see what other people are bookmarking. 23) BRAINFLIPS: A fantastic tool to make a deck of flip cards to revise work, introduce a topic or just learn by having fun. 24) NETVIBES: Use to Dashboard All! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIorN9dG4Mk or shorter slideshow at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFg08tggiVA&feature=related .
B. COLLABORATE section includes these Web Tools:
1) ASK 500 PEOPLE: Get opinions of many others within minutes.
2) SURVEY MONKEY: Is a web based survey tool that gathers responses and analyses data.
3) WOLFRAM ALPHA: Wolfram Alpha is a free online computational knowledge engine that generates answers to questions in real time by doing computations on its own vast internal knowledge base.
4) VOICETHREAD: is a popular tool that allows you to narrate images, documents and videos. Others can join in the conversation too. Your completed VoiceThreads can be embedded in a blog or website, emailed or simply stored and viewed on the VoiceThread site.
5) JEOPARDY LABS: Jeopardy Labs is a free service you can use to create your own online Jeopardy game. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world.
6) STORYBOX: Storybox is a simple tool for creating digital stories.
7) Xtimeline is a collaborative time line creation tool. XTimeline gives users the option to include photos, videos, text, and web links within each entry of the timeline.
8) GAPMINDER: Gapminder calls itself a modern museum. It's a web site that presents global statistical information in a unique & engaging manner.
9) EYE PLORER: EyePlorer is a graphical knowledge engine that takes your original search term and displays related terms in a circle around this original search term.
10) SCRATCH: Scratch is a programme that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
11) WIKISPACES: A Wikispace is a group of web pages with “edit” buttons on them.
12) POLLDADDY: It is a site that allows you to easily create online polls and surveys which you can link to directly, or embed in your blog, website or social network.
13) MAGNOTO: Magnoto is a notice board where you can post photos, notes, small videos, images and audio.
14) EDMODO: Edmodo is a private social platform built for education. Edmodo provides a way for students and teaches to collaborate with each other.
15) PLAYCRAFTER: PlayCrafter is a website where anyone can create their own Flash games using a free online game maker.
16) STIXY: Online bulletin board.
17) EXPLORATREE: provides a series of ready-made interactive 'thinking guides' or 'frameworks' which can support students' projects and research.
18) NOTA: Nota is a unique, cutting-edge collaborative web platform that allows users to create, share and collaborate on presentations and virtually any other form of online material.
19) POWERLEAGUE: lets you sample group opinions, provoke group discussions and stimulate debate. It creates a visual league table based on votes gathered across your group. You can create your own online leagues or use our existing ones.
20) MOODLE: An online learning environment that students and teachers can access 24/7 from anywhere in the world! The information section contains an E-portfolio which contains videos and how to instructions to get you started with Moodle
21) DIPITY: Dipity is a site that makes it simple for students to create and share interactive timelines about any subject or topic with photos, audio and video.
C. CREATE section includes these Web Tools:
1) PREZI: Allows you to create stunning and moving presentations by being able to zoom in and out of key points in your presentation. 2) GLOGSTER: Create a digital poster using a combination of images, videos, music, text and animations. 3) MUSEUM BOX: Provides the tools to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. 4) ANIMOTO: Animoto produces TV-quality music videos using your photos and video clips in just minutes! 5) WORDLE: Creates a "word cloud" from any selection of text. 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 colour schemes. 6) COMIC LIFE: Comic Life lets you create astounding comics, beautiful picture albums and more. 7) READ, WRITE, THINK: This site contains a wealth of information and tools that can be used in the classroom. 8) TAGXEDO: Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. 9) GoAnimate: is a free online program that allows you to create short animations. Users can choose from a library of images and sounds or they can upload their own images and sound recordings, turning GoAnimate into another fantastic tool to foster creativity, engage students and assess progress. 10) XTRA NORMAL: Allows students to create and direct their own animated movies. Students can choose a set, actors, and music for their videos. Xtranormal allows students a huge amount of control of exactly how their movie will look; they can choose camera angles, animations, expressions, looks, points, and sounds. 11) BIG HUGE LABS:Big Huge Labs contain more than 40 free online tools that provide an abundance of exciting ways to make use of flickr (and other) images for the good of learning. Included are tools that create jigsaw puzzles, badge makers, mosaics, magazine covers, movie posters and trading cards. 12) KAFAFA: The simplest website-building tool!
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