Web 2.0 Presentation Part 2

10/08/12 Staff Development by L. Mabry and C. Stewart

Xtranormal EDU

Xtranormal Edu

  • Sample video
  • Tutorials
  • Subscription is $10/month + 0.50 cents per student, no contract.
  • Can have a free account, buy points, and use points to buy characters and backgrounds.
  • Great for projects, book reviews, etc.
  • No email required for student accounts.

Smore BETA

Smore BETA

  • Directions video on homepage (log out of your account and go to smore.com)
  • Analytics example on homepage (log out of your account and go to smore.com)--not ready yet or need Google analytics?
  • Watch tutorial how-to video on http://www.smore.com/
  • Quick and easy way to build pages. Could make a site by linking between pages.
  • 13 y/o plus (COPPA)
  • Useful for student projects and YOU!
  • IE doesn’t work to create pages—only Chrome. Haven’t tried firefox/safari.

LibraryThing

LibraryThing


  • book clubs, student book reviews, etc. Control settings to prevent access to social features.
  • Your Books --> Add Books
  • More --> Widgets and Extensions
  1. Widget: Good for your website
  2. Photomosaics: Good for desktop backgrounds, posters, etc.

  • ·Early reviewers get free copies of books in exchange for reviews.
  • 200 books can be entered for free, unlimited $25 for life.
  • 13 years old and parent permission until 18 years old.
  • Useful for book clubs or reading classes.


Easel.ly BETA

Easel.ly BETA

  • Need to be logged in to the internet to use-- not an option for students yet at school.
  • Intro video
  • Web 2.0 Presentation summary
  • No terms of service yet.
  • Great for signs, infographics, etc.
  • Can set images to public, private, or download them.

PollEverywhere

PollEverywhere

  • Video intro at http://www.polleverywhere.com/#video
  • Free for audiences of up to 40 people.
  • Very adjustable—can allow responses via webpage, text, and twitter.
  • Can also allow only one response or multiple responses from each respondant.
  • Multiple choice or free response.
  • Display a live response chart.
  • Faster than logging in to ActivEngage for simple questioning.
  • Paid plans can allow student registration and grading.