Web 2.0 Resources
This is an evolving list of Web 2.0 resources that I have found online to use when teaching online classes or taking online classes.Online Blogs
- Edublog – http://edublogs.org – Edublogs hosts hundreds of thousands of blogs for teachers, students, researchers, professors, librarians, administrators and anyone and everyone else involved in education. Edublogs are completely free, without any advertising, and come with 100MB of free upload space.
- Blogger – http://www.blogger.com – Freely available Blogs hosted by Google.
- PBWiki – http://pbwiki.com – PBwiki is the world’s largest provider of hosted business and educational wikis, hosting over 400,000 wikis, serve millions of users per month
- Wikispaces – http://www.wikispaces.com – a way to create simple web pages that groups, friends, & families can edit together. Wikis work great for classrooms, work groups, families, sports teams, book and fan clubs
Educational Resources for Sharing Lectures
.docstoc – http://www.docstoc.com - docstoc is a user generated community where you can find and share professional documents. Upload your documents for all the world to share.
Slideshare – http://www.slideshare.net - SlideShare is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations. It is the best way to get your slides out there on the web, so your ideas can be found and shared by a wide audience.
Slides on Line – http://www.slidesonline.org – a digital library made for physicians worldwide to access slide presentation on most updated research and clinical disorders.
- Classroom 2.0 – http://www.classroom20.com – The social networking site for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education.
- EduBloggerWorld – http://edubloggerworld.ning.com – An international network for educational bloggers and friends. A meeting place, as well as a coordinating location for live face-to-face and virtual events. They focus on facilitating connections and community for educational bloggers worldwide.
- Facebook – http://www.facebook.com – An online directory that connects people through social networks. It is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
- Linkedin – http://www.linkedin.com – an online network of more than 20 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. It is a networking tool created to strengthens and extends your existing network of trusted contacts.
Other Useful Resources
COS Profile™ (Community of Science) - http://expertise.cos.com Researchers, scholars, or other professionals with expertise in their fields can create a COS Profile™ free of charge. A COS Profile is a repository for all information relating to an individual’s career, making it is easier to share this information.
Supercourse - http://www.pitt.edu/~super1 – a global repository of lectures on public health and prevention targeting educators across the world. Supercourse has a network of over 43435 scientists in 175 countries who are sharing for free a library of 3418 lectures in 26 languages.
- Voki - http://www.voki.com – allows you to create a talking voice character or a computer-generated version of an avatar.
- Squidoo - http://www.squidoo.com – a platform designed to make it easy for anyone, for free, to set up a webpages (or lens) quickly on a topic he or she is passionate about or knows a lot about.
- Education 2.0 Group on Squidoo – (still in development)