Sylvia in FL for being our first K7 caller! Thanks for the feedback–we LOVED hearing our listeners’ voices!
Wayne in CA for also leaving us K7 voicemail and contributing to our mic fund!
Search Engine with a twist! Relies on “human intelligence”–really–if you want, you can search with a guide via chat! HUGE implications for kids! You can do a simple search on your own, or connect to a guide and have someone help with your search. This is definitely not for veteran surfers, but we see huge potential for students and parents who might not be as familiar with using the web. Shout-out to Chris for helping us with our guided search!
Online podcast creation tool with all kinds of additional features. Create sound files with a phone, computer mic, or Skype. Organize files with albums, groups, and tags. Share files via phone, email, RSS, blog, podcast, or download to an iPod. Search audio word for word or via tags. Two levels of membership, free and professional. Share your voice–might be a good option for those that don’t have tools readily available for making podcasts or capturing student/parent input. Free level is limited to 60 minutes of recording.
From new out-of-lurkdom-forum member, Eric Curts of Indiana–free web design, podcasting, blogging, website authoring tool for your web server. Creating blogging and podcasting pages is easy, and even features an auto-generate RSS feeds. Check it out–thanks for sharing this with all educators, Eric!
This site is the home of memorizable tables, which are an efficient flashcard-like way to memorize information on a web page. Wiki-based tool that is totally cool. Lots of already-created tables and very easy to create your own!
“Tumblr is your friendly, free, and terrifically easy tool for creating tumblelogs.” Tumblelogs are like blogs, but easier–just click to insert text, images, etc. Very structured, so great for first-time bloggers. One pro/con is that you cannot receive feedback.
“Crowdabout makes podcasts interactive and conversational. While listening or viewing in the online Conversational Player, you can talk back and add your own thoughts to those of crowds of other people listening to the same shows. Share ideas, correct mistakes, debate the finer points, offer advice, shout out to homeys, leave some love…whatever your motivation, crowdabout makes the conversation possible.” Our crowdabout site: http://crowdabout.us/digimom/myshow
Integration Ideas for Women’s History Month:
- photo timeline in iPhoto/Picasa (you can either provide images, have students look for their own; products can either be a slideshow or a book)
- photo collage of women who have made an impact in any area (math, science, politics, etc.)
- NetTrekker famous person search is great for finding people to research (subscription-based student-oriented search/resource website)
- biography in comic form–great for writing/summarization (using Comic Life or PowerPoint)
[tags] techchicktips, digital learning, social web, comic, lemons, women’s history, tumbleweeds [/tags]