Pelanjutan Tarikh Akhir Penyertaan Pertandingan

Pelanjutan Tarikh Akhir Penyertaan Pertandingan

Tarikh akhir penerimaan borang penyertaan bagi kesemua pertandingan sempena NUCEL2014 dilanjutkan selama seminggu bagi memberi peluang kepada peserta yang masih berminat. Pertandingan yang terlibat adalah seperti berikut:

Pertandingan Invention, Innovation And Design OnE-Learning (IIDEL)
Pertandingan Pembangunan Courseware (OER)
Pertandingan Pembangunan Sistem/Aplikasi Mobile
Pertandingan Fotografik/Manipulasi Digital
Tarikh akhir sebelum ini iaitu 31 Oktober 2014 dilanjutkan sehingga 9 November 2014.

http://nucel.uitm.edu.my/

Persidangan MEIPTA ke 19 di UMS

KOTA KINABALU SABAH – Persidangan Meja Bulat Majlis Ketua-Ketua Penyelaras e-Pembelajaran IPTA Malaysia (EIPTA) kali ke 19 dilangsungkan di Universiti Malaysia Sabah pada 5-6 September 2013, buat kali kedua di Negeri Di Bawah Bayu.

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Majlis perasmian disempurnakan oleh Y Bgh Prof Dr Shariff A. K. Omang, Timbalan Naib Canselor (Akdemik dan Antarabangsa). Dalam ucapannya beliau turut menyatakan “Staf akademik UMS turut diberi latihandalam e-Pembelajara dan juga OER (Open Educational Resources).

“UMS telah berjaya menjalankan 200 kursus telah dijalankan secara mod blended, satu kejayaan e-Pembelajaran UMS”, katanya lagi.

Beliau turut menyampaikan dua buah buku terbitan MEIPTA dan KPT kepada setiap wakil delegasi IPTA. Buku tersebut adalah Open Educational Resources in Malaysian Higher Learning Institutions dan Mobile Learning: Malaysian Initiatives and Research Findings.

Kod QR Cetus Pembelajaran Aktif

Oleh Prof Dr Sidek Ab Aziz & Prof Madya Dr Marzanah Abdul Jabar

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Bermain dengan kod? Pastinya menjadi satu pertanyaan di kalangan pelajar atau pun pengajar? Kod apa hendak dimainkan bagi menjadikan pembelajaran lebih aktif lagi menarik? Boleh ke kita gunakan kod palang (bar code)? Sekadar hendak mencipta kod palang memanglah mudah. Anda  boleh dapatkan perkhidmatan percuma secara online diantaranya seperti berikut:

Pada dasarnya kod palang (bar code) terdiri dari jalur hitam dan putih yang mempunyai ketebalan yang berbeza. Setiap jalur mewakili nombor yang boleh dibaca oleh pengecam laser. Kod palang dapat dibaca walaupun pada permukaan tidak rata. Kod palang terdiri data ringkas yang akan disambung kepada sistem komputer bagi mendapatkan maklumat lanjut atau huraian terhadap produk seperti harga barangan dagangan, perkhidmatan yang diberikan dan sebagainya.  Contoh kegunaan kod palang di sektor pendidikan adalah di perpustakaan bagi mengenalpasti majalah atau buku, masing-masing  melalui nombor ISSN dan ISBN. Maklumat ringkas dalam kod palang boleh juga terdiri dari teks.

Berikut adalah contoh kod palang yang telah dijanakan secara online, namun bilangan aksara yang banyak menjadikan ianya tidak begitu praktikal.

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Lazimnya kandungan pada kod palang tercetak di bahagian bawah atau atas kod. Untuk mengimbas kod ini anda memerlukan pengecam LASER yang dihubungkan kepada rangkaian sistem komputer. Sudah tentulah agak sukar digunakan untuk aktiviti P&P.

Kini, muncul kod yang dkenali sebagai  kod QR (Quick Response) iaitu singkatan untuk kod Respons Pantas merupakan  kod bar matriks tertentu atau kod 2D yang boleh dibaca oleh pembaca kod bar QR khusus atau  telefon pintar yang dilengkapi kamera. Kod ini terdiri daripada modul hitam disusun dalam corak persegi pada latar belakang putih. Maklumat dikodkan mungkin teks, URL, atau data yang lain. Semakin banyak maklumat, semakin rumitlah gambar kod QR yang dihasilkan. Namun yang menarik adalah apabila maklumat yang terkandung dalam kod mengandungi URL, secara pantas laman web berkenaan akan dipautkan.

 

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Apalah maklumat yang terkandung dalam siri kod QR ini? Untuk mengetahuinya sila halakan tefon pintar, iPAD atau gadget android yang mempunyai aplikasi pembaca kod QR kepada satu persatu gambar-gambar  ini.

 

Cadangan Penggunaan  kod QR dalam P&P

Kita boleh menggalakan pelajar mencipta kod QR mereka yang dapat dihubungkan ke resume, portfolio atau laman web mereka. Dengan yang demikian kita mampu memberi galakan dan inovasi untuk pelajar menghasilkan penulisan teknikal yang lebih berkualiti.

Pengajar boleh menghasilkan kod QR yang dihubungkan ke contoh penyelesaian, tugasan, URL, laman web atau terus ke persembahan YouTUBE.

Integrasi QR dengan aktiviti PBL or atau projek dimana pelajar boleh menghasilkan kod yang dapat dihubungkan dengan kandungan yang telah dihasilkan secara berkumpulan.

Kod QR mampu menggerakkan inisiatif persekitaran hijau seperti mengurangkan penggunaan cetakan kertas, dengan pensyarah memberikan QR kepada pelajar untuk mereka merujuk kepada arahan, pengumuman atau tugasan.  Hal ni akan menjimatkan ruang dan menjadikan perjalanan kuliah mesra hijau.

Pensyarah boleh melakukan aktivit P&P seperti Treasure Hunt dengan meletakkan kod QR di pelbagai lokasi di ruang pembelajaran yang membawa pelajar berinteraksi ke aktiviti pembelajaran secara online, videos atau kandungan interaktif.

Pelajar juga boleh menyemak jawapan mereka dengan mengimbas kod QR seusai ujian atau tugasan.  Sebagai pengajar anda boleh membuat pemantauan secara visual apabila pelajar menyemak tugasan mereka serta bagaimana tugasan mereka telah diselesaikan.  Ini membolehkan pengajar memantau pembelajaran individu dan seterus memberi ruang untuk pelajar membuat refleksi.

Connect Your PC to a TV, Wirelessly!

If you have a laptop or desktop computer with an average sized screen, you’ve probably thought “Wouldn’t it be great if I could magically beam my computer screen to my nice big flat panel HDTV in the living room?”

Poof… you can! Some computers can connect directly to a television set with an HDMI cable, effectively turning your HDTV into a second monitor. But this is practical only over relatively short distances, and the cables can be messy and expensive. Computers that don’t have HDMI outputs can still make a wired connection to an HDTV by using a converter box such as the Manta VGA to HDMI with 1080p Scaler by Sewell.

But hey, we were trying to do this wirelessly. So enter the age of the wireless video sending device. By connecting a wireless video transmitter to your computer, and a wireless receiver to your television, the problem is neatly solved. So how does it work, and which device is best for wirelessly sending websites, YouTube videos, photos, games and other content from your computer screen to the TV?
Wireless PC to TV

Let’s look at several wireless PC to TV devices to determine which is right for you.

Sewell Direct’s Wireless PC to TV Converter connects to any PC, video game console or other VGA source with the included cable. The SW-28760 sends both audio and video signals to your TV from up to 150′ away. Connect the receiver to your TV via video/audio cables. In addition, this unit can be utilized as a wired VGA to TV converter box with S-video, RGB and composite outputs. This unit is 480i VGA (not HD), so it’s not recommended for text based applications such as email, unless you use a font of 14 points or larger. And although it’ll send whatever is on your screen to your TV, the relatively low-res VGA signal may result in grainy videos. The Sewell Converter is very reasonably priced at $79.95.


If you want to send HD quality video wirelessly from your PC to your TV check out the InternetVue PC to HDTV Converter IV-2020. This wireless PC to HDTV conversion box can send computer video wirelessly to your TV or projectors. If you want use your large screen TV to read your email, browse the web, or play online games, this little box can make it happen. You can even stream high definition video up to 100 feet from your PC to your TV. Priced at $209.95. The downside is that this device is not a general purpose “send what’s on my computer screen to the TV” device. It will transmit content from the Internet, but not content stored on your hard drive, or a movie played from a DVD drive. If you were looking for a way to beam Hulu, Youtube or other web video to your TV, this will work.

Read more: http://askbobrankin.com/connect_your_pc_to_a_tv_wirelessly.html#ixzz2Ul1fEPgE

Mobile Learning Workshop Series 2013

2nd Specialized Mobile Learning Workshop – Enhancing Active Learning Using Web 2.0 Mobile Tools (14 June 2013)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vk07b7g1s0pzxv6/%202nd%20Specialized%20Workshop%20on%20Mobile%20Learning.pdf

1st National Postgraduate Symposium on Mobile Learning – Featuring Prof. Ally from Athabasca University, Canada (15 June 2013)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ho872jvsyz4regu/1st%20National%20Postgraduate%20Symposium%20on%20Mobile%20learning%20.pdf

3rd Specialized Mobile Learning Workshop – iPad for Teaching & Learning (24 August 2013)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7el5288vz2n62mn/3rd%20Specialized%20Mobile%20Learning%20Workshop%20iPad%20for%20Teaching%20%26%20Learning.pdf

Kursus Pendek Perisian e-Learning: Moodle 10-13 Jun 2013

Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Pusat Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran (CTL), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia ingin mempelawa penyertaan daripada institusi tuan untuk mengikuti Kursus Pendek Perisian e-Learning:  Moodle Short Course 2013 yang akan diadakan pada 10 – 13 Jun 2013 di Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kampus Kuala Lumpur.

Moodle ialah perisian e-Learning sumber terbuka yang sangat popular dan telah digunakan dengan meluas oleh pendidik di universiti, kolej dan sekolah di seluruh dunia.  Dengan menggunakan perisian ini tenaga pengajar boleh membangunkan laman web yang dinamik untuk kelas mereka dan menghasilkan pelbagai aktiviti yang menarik bagi mewujudkan suasana pembelajaran secara online yang lebih berkesan.

Kursus yang kami tawarkan ini adalah bersifat hands on sepenuhnya dan dikendalikan oleh tenaga pengajar yang berpengalaman dan terlibat secara langsung dalam pelaksanaan sistem e-Learning Moodle di UTM.  Kursus ini ditawarkan dalam dua modul berbeza dan peserta boleh memilih untuk menghadiri salah satu modul atau kedua-duanya sekali.

     i.         IInstructor Module ( 10 – 11 Jun 2013)

Modul untuk pengajar bagi membangunkan laman web untuk kelas masing-masing dan menyediakan aktiviti-aktiviti pembelajaran yang berkesan untuk pelajar.

 

  ii.         AAdministrator Module ( 12 – 13 Jun 2013)

Modul untuk pentadbir sistem yang ingin memasang dan menguruskan perisian moodle pada server di institusi masing-masing.

 

Keterangan lanjut mengenai isi kandungan kursus dan juga borang melalui link berikut atau melalui laman web http://ctl.utm.my/moodle2013.  Sekiranya ada sebarang pertanyaan mengenai perjalanan kursus, kemudahan penginapan dan lain-lain silalah berhubung terus dengan kami di no. tel. 07 5537852/37853.

Brosur kursus boleh diperolehi di sini: http://ctl.utm.my/web/files/brochure13.pdf

2nd Specialized Workshop on Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learning Association of Malaysia will be organizing the 2nd Specialized Workshop on Mobile Learning on the 14th of June 2013 at Bilik Majlis, UKM with discounted fee for members. Attached is the brochure for the workshop.

Alternatively, you can download the information about the workshop at
The workshop is open only for 40 registered users, so please confirm your participation as before 31 May 2013.

3rd Learning Innovation Talks (LIT) on 22 May (2013)

“The 3rd Learning Innovation Talks (LIT) on 22 May (2013) is organized by the International Medical University (IMU). This is the first LIT to be done fully online (Online Seminar).
5 BIG REASONS to attend LIT 03:

·         FIRST 1-Day Online Seminar held by a University in Malaysia.

·         Opportunity to connect and engage with AWESOME EDUCATORS.

·         Learn SIZZLING NEW TRICKS and tips on how to use technology to transform learning.

·         Exposure to the LATEST TRENDS in e-learning.

·         Will Get a DIGITAL CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE if you register and attend (the whole day).

Oops, I forgot to mention that this online seminar is FREE! What are you waiting for?

LIT 03 website: http://lit03.blogspot.com/

Online Registration: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEp2dzRkc2dVbURjbUltbmFWV0RKaVE6MA

Speakers: http://lit03.blogspot.com/p/speakers.html

LIT History (in short): http://lit03.blogspot.com/p/lit-story.html

LIT 03 Poster: http://www.scribd.com/doc/137689767/Learning-Innovation-Talks-3-LIT03

 

This is an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the most exciting and innovative teachers, professors and learning specialists in Malaysia (and 2 International speakers, too) from your computer, so please take advantage of it.”

 

Learning Workshop

You are cordially invited to take part in the following specialized forthcoming workshops/symposium organized by the Mobile Learning Association of Malaysia:

3rd Specialized Mobile Learning Workshop – iPad for Teaching & Learning (24 August 2013)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7el5288vz2n62mn/3rd%20Specialized%20Mobile%20Learning%20Workshop%20iPad%20for%20Teaching%20%26%20Learning.pdf
2nd Specialized Mobile Learning Workshop – Enhancing Active Learning Using Web 2.0 Mobile Tools (14 June 2013)
1st National Postgraduate Symposium on Mobile Learning – Featuring Prof. Ally from Athabasca University, Canada (15 June 2013)
For more information, please visit our website at mymlearning.wordpress.com
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi
President,
Mobile Learning Association of Malaysia

USIM hos Sidang MEIPTA ke 18

NILAI – Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) buat julung kalinya menjadi hos persdangan mejabulat MEIPTA kali ke 18 pada 10 dan 11 April 2013. Persidangan kali pertama pada tahun ini bertemakan Engaging Meaningful Learning in eLearning.

Perasmian persidangan disempurnakan oleh Prof Datuk Dr Musa Ahmad selaku Timbalan Naib Canselor (Akademik dan Antarabangsa).

 

UM hos Sidang MEIPTA ke 17

KUALA LUMPUR – Universiti Malays menerusi ADeC menjadi tuan rumah bagi mesyuarat persidangan meja bulat Majlis Ketua-Ketua Pusat Penyelaras e-Pembelajaran IPTA (MEIPTA) kali ke 17 pada 3 hingga 5 Disember 2012.

Sewaktu majlis perasmian oleh Prof Dr Mohd Hamdi Abd Shukor, Timbalan Naib Canselor (Akademik dan Antarabangsa) berkata “UM melahirkan rasa bertuah menjadi hos dan sentiasa bersedia untuk belajar dari IPTA lain khususnya berkaitan dengan e-pembelajaran. Saya percaya dengan rangkai-kata Competition  is in the past, sharing is the way forward.

Malahan konsep prkongsian menjadi platform utama di IPTA.

UM berharap secara telus MEIPTA berkongsi bersama-sama mewujudkan platform pembelajaran terbaik untuk para pelajar.

Web 2.0 Mindmapping & Brainstorming Tools: A Quick Guide

 

Assalamualaikum & Salam 1 Malaysia,

Pusat Pembangunan Akademik, UKM baru saya menerbitkan ebuku berjudul ‘Web 2.0 Mindmapping & Brainstorming Tools: A Quick Guide’ yang boleh diakses secara percuma di
http://www.scribd.com/doc/114424148

Mohon kongsikan bahan tersebut untuk manfaat pensyarah/staf/pelajar di IPT masing-masing sekiranya difikirkan sesuai.

Wasalam
Prof. Amin

Pengerusi MEIPTA

Web 2.0 sites

Thanks to Web 2.0 sites for the original list

Here you are version 2.0 of the top 100 web 2.0 sites

Source from http://web2magazine.blogspot.com/2007/01/thanks-for-web-2.html

Video

  1. YouTube: YouTube is a popular free video sharing Web site which lets users upload, view, and share video clips.

  2. Meta Cafe: Metacafe – Get the best internet videos – Funny videos, Amazing clips, Rare movies

  3. Vimeo: Share your video clips. Upload video that you shoot with your digital camera, mobile phone, or camcorder. Share video by linking to Vimeo.

  4. Daily Motion Publish, tag, organize and share your video clips.

  5. Imeem: imeem is a social media service where users interact with each other by watching, posting, and sharing content of all media types, including blogs, photos, audio, and video. In one sense, imeem is a media-centric social network service, and in another sense, it is also a user participation service for online content.

  6. ClipShack: ClipShack is a community for videophiles; a destination where people can post their video for general public viewing and comment, share clips with friends and family, post video to blogs, share…

  7. vSocial: The fastest, easiest way to upload, watch and share your favorite video clips.

  8. Jumpcut: The best place to create, remix and share movies and slideshows online. There’s nothing else like it. Jumpcut Makes Movies, Simple.

  9. Video Bomb: Video Bomb filters up the hottest videos on the internet: people submit links to the ‘Incoming!’ page and you bomb the best ones. If a video gets a lot of bombs quickly, it makes it to the front…

  10. eyeSpot: Shoot, Mix, and Share your Video. Use the eyespot Mixer to edit and combine your videos, music and photos online! Share your video and mixes with the world for Free

  11. revver : Upload, share videos

  12. Avidbeauty: Avid Beauty is an entertainment community for iPod users. We offer iPod downloads which are available in playlists known as Podcasts. We also offer Flickr photo, YouTube video and LiveJournal integration into your member profile.

Music

  1. last.fm: Generate custom streaming music stations with Last.fm by searching for and tagging your favorite artists. Build your own library and search the libraries of others to find who likes the same music as you

  2. Musicovery: Discover new music based on your mood, this free webradio let you browse music styles and epochs

  3. read.io :Read.io converts RSS feeds into podcasts via TextToSpeech. Many languages supported.

  4. MusicStrands: Search MusicStrands to discover new music. Listen to samples, then tag good tracks and exile the ones you don’t like to get clear recommendations, either on site or with an optional iTunes plugin. Then purchase music from a variety of vendors.

  5. PODZINGER: PODZINGER – the world’s premiere audio and video search engine

  6. Upto11: Using tags and rankings, Upto11 suggests new music for you. Create and share your recommendations, tags, and playlists via a personal user page.

  7. Pandora: Pandora is the music discovery service that helps you find new music based on your old and current favorites

Images & Photos

  1. Flickr: The best way to stor, search, sort and share your photos

  2. Zooomr:Universally the best way to share, search, store and sort your photos online.

  3. Slide:

  4. zoto

  5. 23HQ:Are your photos stuck on your hard drive, instead of being shared with the people who matter to you?

  6. Mybloop: MyBloop – sharing pictures, audio, and video for free, whithout storage limits and additional software to install

Blogs

  1. Blogger: your easy-to-use web site, where you can quickly post thoughts, interact with people, and more

  2. Weblogs, Inc: Creating trade weblogs across niche industries in which user participation is an essential component of the resulting product.

  3. BlogCode: BlogCode.com is a fast, easy and intuitive source of blog recommendations based on the StoryCode.com model. It allows you to start with your favourite weblog (or perhaps even your own) and find…

  4. blo.gs: lets you keep an eye on your favorite weblogs via the web and email. you can even put the list on your site: a blogroll that knows what is new!

  5. BlogLines: a FREE online service for searching, subscribing, creating and sharing news feeds, blogs and rich web content.

Bookmarking

  1. Digg: Digg is all about user powered content. Everything is submitted and voted on by the digg community. Share, discover, bookmark, and promote stuff that’s important to you!

  2. del.icio.us: A social bookmarks manager. Using bookmarklets, you can add bookmarks to your list and categorize them

  3. Reddit: Reddit is a source for what’s new and popular online. reddit learns what you like as you vote on existing links or submit your own!

  4. StumbleUpon: StumbleUpon uses thumbs up and down ratings to form collaborative opinions on website quality. When you stumble, you will only see pages which friends and like–minded stumblers have liked

  5. Blinklist: Real people with shared interests list the websites they care about. Rate sites you like or save them for later.

  6. Blummy: A free tool for quick access to your favorite web services via your bookmark toolbar, Blummy lets you add and customize widgets that do practically anything: add pictures to Flickr, submit sites to del.icio.us, look up text in WIkipedia. Choose from hundreds of custom “blummlets” or create your own.

  7. Techcrunch: TechCrunch is a blog about Web 2.0 products & companies, many of the posts written by Michael Arrington. The blog’s first post was on June 11, 2005

  8. Furl: Make your favorite web bookmarks accessible from anywhere with Furl’s lightweight bookmarklet. Furl allows you to easily save, take notes on and share the links you’ve stored, or browse others’ most popular bookmarks to find new and interesting things.

  9. Spurl: Never lose track of a web site again with Spurl’s free on-line bookmarking service and search engine. Spurl stores addresses quickly for easy access with a one-click bookmarklet and provides recommendations for new content based on your preferences

  10. Trailfire: Bookmaking sharing software.

Chat

  1. Meebo: meebo, the web messenger that lets you access IM from absolutely anywhere. meebo supports msn, yahoo, aol/aim, google talk (gtalk), jabber and icq

  2. Joopz: Allows users to send text messages from the Web to both individuals and groups, while enabling recipients to respond directly to the originating PC or Mac. Joopz web texts can be sent from any web-enabled device worldwide to any U.S. or Canadian mobile phone.

  3. campfire: Simple, Web-based group chat for businesses, Campfire allows real-time sharing, editing, and collaboration for team members in a secure, password-protected chat.

  4. Goowy: is a web based application offering free web and flash email service that enables you instant messaging, email, chat and much more

  5. Gizmo: Gizmo Project uses your internet connection (broadband or dial-up) to make calls to other computers. With the click of a mouse, you’re connected to friends, family, and colleagues anywhere on earth. It’s just that simple. You talk clearly. For as long as you want. For free.

  6. eBuddy: web based messaging for everyone, everywhere. e-Messenger is a web application that enables you to chat with your MSN, AOL and Yahoo buddies without having to install any program or Java applet.

  7. e-messenger: Online messaging from eBuddy is a web messenger application which supports MSN, Yahoo and AIM (AOL). When your school or office has blocked IM you can use the web version of eBuddy with any standard JavaScript enabled browser, even behind a firewall.

  8. ILOVEIM: eBuddy is a web messenger application which supports MSN, Yahoo and AIM (AOL). When your school or office has blocked IM you can use the web version of eBuddy with any standard JavaScript enabled browser, even behind a firewall.

VOIP

  1. Jajah: jah is a VoIP (Voice over IP) provider, founded by Austrians Roman Scharf and Daniel Mattes in 2005[1]. The Jajah headquarters are located in Mountain View, CA, USA, and Luxembourg. Jajah maintains a development centre in Israel.

  2. skype: It’s free to download and free to call other people on Skype. Skype the number one voice over ip software

  3. Private Phone: a free local phone number with voicemail and messages you can check online or from any phone.

Games & Sketching

  1. Trendio: Trendio.com is an online prediction market. Users, instead of buying stock in companies with real money, buy stock in certain news subjects with fake money. Words available include those from the world of politics, sport, and entertainment. The more the word appears in the news, the higher the value of the stock. Currently, the site uses about 3,000 online internet sources to gauge the value of each word.

  2. GameSnips: online games list, digg style. voting for each game, sort lists by latest or by votes

  3. Pictaps: Roxik Pictaps – Draw a Character and Watch It Dance in 3D

  4. Broadcast Game: The objective of the Broadcast game is to connect all of the terminals and cables on the grid to the central hub by fixing their orientations. All you need to do is click and rotate the cables, the terminals, or the hub.

  5. Pikipimp.com : Ever wanted to add bling to your iomages? Pikpimp is a relly cool ajax application that allows you to drop and drag objects on your image. Save the image and add to your site!

  6. Mainada: How aobut Comic Sketch (thanks Tiago)

Wikis

  1. Wikipedia: The biggest multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet. Over two million articles and still growing.

  2. LittleWiki: LittleWiki is a Web site where you can create public and private wiki pages. A Wiki is a Web site where anyone can enter and edit content. That means you can post and edit information about virtually anything you wish, and you can read what others have posted too.

  3. Wetpaint: Wetpaint powers websites that tap the power of collaborative thinking. The heart of the Wetpaint advantage is its ability to allow anyone — especially those without technical skill — to create and contribute to websites written for and by those who share a passion or interest. To do this, Wetpaint combines the best aspects of wikis, blogs, forums and social networks so anyone can click and type on the web.

  4. JotSpot: Create and share wiki pages with a WYSIWYG editor via Jotspot’s secure wiki hosting. Install various “applications” to refine your wiki content – project manager, company directory, blog, forum, poll, calendar, and more – then invite others to contribute

  5. PBWiki: Make a free, password protected wiki as easily as a peanut butter sandwich. Easily upload HTML, link files to your pages, integrate RSS, and more.

Office Tools

  1. Zoho Office Suite: Online Word Processor

  2. Google Docs & Spreadsheets: With Google Docs & Spreadsheets, you can: * Use our online editor to format documents, spell-check and more. * Upload Word documents, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML or text. * Download…

  3. Num Sum: Easy, Sharable Web Spreadsheets

  4. Dictinary : Online dictionary

  5. notifyr.org: Be ahead of the rest with notifyr.org. Notifyr is an easy to use tool which lets anybody easily receive instant updates on any web page around the world. Notifyr.org is ideal for those who want instant information on new stock, or new product release information. Best of all it’s free – and always will be

  6. ThinkFree Office: Have you ever wanted to edit an Excel spreadsheet on a Linux system? Have you ever wanted to show your colleagues a presentation on a computer not equipped with Powerpoint? Would you like to be able…

  7. Numly: Numly is a web 2.0 startup offering next generation copyright and DRM licensing services for all things digital.

  8. gOffice: Free online word processor, outpput can be pdf or html letters, allows personalization in letter templates..

 Programming

  1. Ajaxlines: Ajax related tutorials, articles and review, in a web 2.0 design.
  2. ma.gnolia: Build your web site and build community online

  3. Ajaxian: Ajax related blog

  4. Web 2.0 Sites: web 2.0 sites directory, for all web 2.0 related services.

RSS

  1. FeedBurner: FeedBurner helps bloggers, podcasters and commercial publishers get more value from the content they create. Our advanced feed management technology deftly delivers subscription services for…

  2. Feed Digest: Feed Digest is a parser, regenerator, and syndicator for, and of, RSS and Atom feeds. It lets you do things like put the content of RSS or Atom feeds on your own site(s).

  3. Attensa: Attensa, Inc. is a venture backed software company developing RSS readers, online RSS aggregators, enterprise RSS servers and RSS infrastructure software that automatically and intelligently delivers…

  4. Tiny Tiny RSS: Tiny Tiny RSS is a web-based news feed aggregator, designed to allow you to read news from any location, while feeling as close to a real desktop application as possible.

  5. Feed43: This free online service converts any web page to an RSS feed on the fly.

  6. Feed Mailer: feeds direct to your email. (thanks John)

Emails

  1. Gmail: Gmail is an experiment in a new kind of webmail, built on the idea that you should never have to delete mail and you should always be able to find the message you want.

  2. 30 Gigs: 30Gigs.com is invite-only web-based email that offers, you guessed it, 30 gigabytes of space.

  3. Zookoda: is an email marketing application designed specifically for bloggers. Zookoda enables you to send a daily, weekly or monthly summary of your latest blog posts directly into your visitors inbox.

  4. Sprout: osted email management for your sales and support email. No IT department required. Mailroom can organize your email and suggest replies to save you time and keep you better in touch with your customers. There is nothing to setup and it takes only a minute to get started

  5. Gawab: Offers a web mail service with a number of features. Supports POP/SMTP.

News

  1. NewsGator: Read all of your favorite news, websites and blogs all in one place.

  2. newsvine.com: Keep track of breaking news with Newsvine: read “The Wire” for a direct stream of articles from the AP and ESPN, and read “The Vine” for Newsvine user submitted content and columns. Interact with other Newsvine readers by voting for and commenting on news, and write/maintain your own Newsvine column.

  3. Gabbr :Gabbr is a community-based social news and blogging network which allows users to save and share their favorite top news headlines and blog posts.

  4. wired: News site and magazine, covering technology, culture, business and politics.

  5. Clipmarks: Bite-size hiligh-lights on the web.

File Sharing

  1. Box.Net: Free online file storage and sharing from Box.net! Our internet storage service enables you to save, browse, share, & retrieve files, photos, and documents …

  2. AllPeers:Unleash your online experience and discover unlimited private sharing. Share private photos worry-free. No passwords to remember, no public access. Share your videos without uploading – save on hosting costs while saving time.No cumbersome interface. No sharing restriction. Private and secure. No spyware, no adware, no annoying advertisements.

  3. MailBigFile internet application for file sharing

Others

  1. Live: Microsoft web 2.0 portal

  2. LinkedIn: is like Facebook for business professionals: Build yourself a business network to give you credibility in job searches and hiring, or use LinkedIn to reconnect or keep in touch with important business connections.

  3. BaseCamp: Simple project management with to-do lists, milestones, time tracking, file sharing, calendars, and more. Basecamp is a solution for taking charge of communication, collaboration, and organization for projects big and small.

  4. Side Job Track: A job tracking application for independent contractors, Sidejobtrack creates and manages invoices for goods, services, and time, then produces monetary reports to track payments and income.

  5. Kayak.com searches hundreds of travel sites to give you the widest possible choice of flights and prices. It costs nothing to search and not a cent to book because we’re not a travel agency.

  6. TravBuddy is a site for people who love to explore. You don’t have to be traveling across the world to use this site. Maybe you just want to share advice about a local restaurant you enjoy, or perhaps last weekend you discovered an amazing new place to watch the sunset, right in your hometown. Whether you are exploring at home or exploring abroad, the art and joy of discovery is still the same. Something that is familiar to you might be amazing and new to someone who is visiting.

  7. Wayfaring is an interesting new site that lets you tag and create your own routes and places on Google maps

  8. Omnidrive: As the world’s first complete storage aggregator, Omnidrive allows you to bring all your files and content together from your desktop, devices and the web onto a single space that’s easily accessible from any platform.

  9. ma.gnolia: Build your web site and build community online

  10. Ajaxian: Ajax related blog

  11. Web 2.0 Sites: web 2.0 sites directory, for all web 2.0 related services.

50 Web 2.0 Sites for Learning & Teaching

Source from http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=3962

  1. 19 Pencils – 19Pencils is the easiest way for teachers to discover, share and manage web-based educational content with students. A teacher can create quizzes, websites, track students, and more.
  2. ACMI Generator – This is a great site for older students for digital storytelling and creating a storyboard scene with a script.
  3. Animoto – Create wonderful looking slideshows that includes, video, images, music, and more.
  4. Aviary Education – A safe private environment to use Aviary’s suite of online tools for: audio, video, and image editing.
  5. Boom Writer – BoomWriter is a supremely engaging creative writing website that has students reading, writing and assessing content in ways they’ve never done before!
  6. Classtell – A nice site for teachers to create an educational website.
  7. Diigo – Social bookmarking for teachers where they can create free student accounts.
  8. Dropbox – A great way to share and collaborate on documents on a number of different electronic devices.
  9. Edmodo – A wonderful safe/secure learning environment for teachers and students. A nice all-in-one solution for education.
  10. Educaplay – A excellent way to create interactive multimedia educational activities.
  11. Every1Speaks – A learning platform where students learn through collaborative enquiry-based learning.
  12. Gaggle – A excellent suite of online learning tools for filtered: emailing, messaging, forums, and more.
  13. Glogster – Creating collaborative and interactive posters in this safe environment. A wonderful and very popular web 2.0 tool.
  14. GoAnimate – A terrific way to create custom animations with an educational portal.
  15. Google Apps for Education – Does it really get much better than this?
  16. Gnowledge – A wonderful site to create collaborative online quizzes, share resources, view others quizzes, and more. Excellent tech support and tutorial videos as well.
  17. Grockit Answers – A great teaching tool to create a Q/A session for any YouTube video.
  18. Kidblog – A fantastic way to create a safe environment for students to blog in. Everything is controlled by the teacher as a moderator.
  19. Kerpoof – Lots of educational activities can be found here such as: make a movie, draw a picture, and more.
  20. Kubbu – A free site for teachers to create games, quizzes, or crosswords and then share them with students and view/analyze their results.
  21. Little Bird Tales – A wonderful free site for digital storytelling that allows kids to record and narrate their story.
  22. Live Binders – Is an excellent site for creating an online binder to collect and share resources with others.
  23. MentorMob – One of my favorite new sites for curating the web into learning “playlists.” This is an innovative way to teach a lesson, unit, or any given topic.
  24. Mixbook – A great site for digital storytelling in a safe environment. Educators get a discount on printed books.
  25. Musicshake – Legal, copyright, free music for every student in your school – created by students, right from a browser.
  26. Myths & Legends – One of the best free sites around for digital storytelling in a safe environment with lots of characters, themes, and objects to choose from.
  27. PhotoPeach – An excellent site for creating slideshows and creating and managing student accounts.
  28. PikiFriends – A fun safe environment for online pen pals for middle school and high school students.
  29. Pixton – A great way to motivate students by creating digital stories using this comic creator.
  30. PresentationTube – A nice windows app for creating presentations out of PowerPoint slides.
  31. Prezi – A excellent site for creating zooming slideshows and presentations.
  32. Primary Access – A free suite of online tools for students and teachers to create digital movies, storyboards, and other activities.
  33. Primary Wall – A real-time collaboration tool that allows students and teachers to create a page of online sticky notes. Great for mind mapping and brainstorming!
  34. Skype in the Classroom – A great collaboration tool for classrooms to video or audio chat with other educators and students.
  35. SideVibe – Turn bookmarked web content into blended classroom lessons.
  36. SlideRocket – All you need is a Google Apps account to use this free tool to creating stunning presentations.
  37. SpellingCity – One of the best sites around for teaching and learning Spelling and Vocabulary. A very user-friendly and engaging site to use.
  38. Storybird – A fantastic site to inspire students to read & write through the use of digital storytelling.
  39. StoryJumper – A great site for digital storytelling where students can incorporate their own art, publish online, share with others, or order a print copy.
  40. SymbalooEDU – A wonderful way to organize educational sites into one location for students.
  41. Triptico – A great free tool for teachers to help create, share, and edit interactive lessons.
  42. ToonDoo Spaces – Create a private and safe environment for digital storytelling through the use of an online comic.
  43. VoiceThread – One of the most popular web 2.0 sites around for creating dynamic and interactive slideshows and presentations. Also, another great tool for digital storytelling.
  44. Webspiration – From the creators of Inspiration comes this excellent web portal for creating mind maps, brainstorms, outlines, and more.
  45. Weebly – Create a free class/student blog or website.
  46. Wolfram Alpha – There is now an educational portal for Wolfram’s computational search engine. This portal contains dynamic textbooks, lesson plans, widgets, interactives, and more.
  47. Yacapaca – A nice free all-in-one solution for schools for creating quizzes, surveys, assessments, and more.
  48. YouTube for Schools – Access 1000s of YouTube videos in a controlled environment without having to worry about comments.
  49. Zimmer Twins – A great site for digital storytelling with an educational portal.
  50. Zoho Wiki – A nice site for educators to create online interactive content.

 

One iPad in the Classroom? – Top 10 Apps

Source from http://syded.wordpress.com/tag/edmodo/

From a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programme to a 1:1 iPad initiative there are a number of options available to schools when embracing new technology in the classroom. Consequently it is becoming common for school leaders to purchase a device to trial in the classroom before making any real financial commitment.

As the iPad is currently the ‘class leader’ in education, there are many educators who have found themselves with an iPad to ‘see what it can do?’ The challenge is to demonstrate enhanced learning, so here are ten suggestions that may help:

  1. MULTIMEDIA OPTIONS – Use the camera/video to display student work to the rest of the class. A simple convertor cable will allow the iPad to be displayed on an existing VGA projector.
  2. AIR DISPLAY – Use the Airserver application to mirror your iPad to a Mac for projection. This allows the educator to move around the class and change the display when offering guidance. This has useful behaviour management implications. (If using a Windows PC, try the Reflections app.)
  3. SKITCH – Annotate any image/diagram before the lesson or in real time to illustrate a concept. Students can also be asked to complete annotations on the iPad.
  4. DROPBOX – A shared classroom account is a workflow solution. This can run alongside the ability to upload to Dropbox from the iPad and display on existing computer/projector via web based Dropbox.
  5. VOICETHREAD – A class account will allow students to collaborate online prior to the lesson and then view work via the iPad when they come together. The literacy implications of Voicethread make it an interesting initial collaboration tool.
  6. ITHOUGHTSHD – A mind mapping tool with a host of functions. Allow students to contribute to the discussion and link ideas to web addresses or photos.Works very well as the mind map can then be shared with the class.
  7. EXPLAIN EVERYTHING – Allow a student(s) to complete an interactive whiteboard slide that can be displayed as a plenary tool for the class. This has the added benefit of extensive sharing options for future reference to enhance learning.
  8. SOCRATIVE – If students have access to any internet enabled device (laptops/ICT suite) then this assessment for learning tool fits neatly into classroom practice. The instant-on nature of the iPad aids Socrative use whenever the educator wants to assess the level of learning. The ability to hide results is beneficial as it empowers students to answer without feeling too much pressure.
  9. SKYPE – Encourage collaboration across the school/country/world with other students and experts in the field of study. The mobility of the iPad allows individuals to enter the conversation or join together to contribute to discussion.
  10. EVERNOTE – Allows the educator to have resources readily available. Embed resources in schemes of learning and access them for display with one touch. The instant-on functionality of the iPad means lesson pace can be easily changed with resources to hand when required. Evernote can also be used as a shared folder utility with cross platform integrations making student access at home a simple process.

Of course there are any number of apps that will enhance learning as well as those above. From presentation (Keynote) to creation (Garageband), the beauty of the iPad is that applications are constantly being developed and with educators in mind. The ten listed above have proved successful but they are only a suggested starting point. The developing pedagogy is under constant scrutiny and the iPad should only be seen as an additional tool for the educator. That said, it is a fantastic addition to the toolbox and if you have the means I urge you to experiment.

If you have any thoughts on using the iPad in the classroom I would be very interested to hear them. Please comment below or contact me on twitter @syded06