Web 2.0 Applications and Open Source Software Useful for Projects

Web 2.0 for Projects
http://simplespark.com/ Simple Spark is an online directory of Web 2.0 applications that is organized by categories.
PowerPoint Web2.0 Style
http://www.go2web20.net/ An online directory of Web 2.0 applications. You will want plenty of time to explore the possibilities!
Animoto makes slideshows come alive with music and effects. Use this link to set up your own Animoto Education account so you can create longer videos for your school projects.
http://voicethread.com/ makes interactive slideshows you can narrate and you can allow others to also leave comments. See Mrs. Carswell for S.C. Lee's login and password.
http://show.zoho.com/jsp/zoho_login.jsp?serviceurl=%2FHome.do No Microsoft Power Point available? Use ZoHo Show 2.0 a free online tool for making presentations.
http://www.xtimeline.com/index.aspx is a free web-based timeline tool. Create and share timelines with pictures and videos.
http://www.dipity.com/ Dipity is the easiest way to make and share interactive timelines about the people and things you care about.
http://www.readwritethink.org//materials/timeline/ This timeline creator must be completed and printed in one sitting.
TimeToast create a timeline then allow viewers to click on date points to see what is significant about the event. From there they can expand the entry to see pictures and additional nformation. Timetoast is free to register and use. You will need an email address to register.
Google Docs and Spreadsheets can be used to create and store text documents, presentations and spread sheets.
http://polldaddy.com/ create surveys and polls free to put on your website
http://www.imagechef.com/ic/product.jsp Image Chef Image Generator
http://www.classtools.net/SMS/ Classtools.net has several cool tools for you. This one is used to make fake text message conversations. Have your students create conversations between book characters or historical people. The finished conversation can be saved, sent as a link by email, and embedded.
http://jaycut.com/ Jaycut online video editor.
http://www.zamzar.com/ Files up to 100 MB in size can be e-mailed to the site for conversion to another format. Files from both a PC and a URL can be converted. Options for converting movies from YouTube, Google Video, and other online sources are available. Some of the newer features include conversion options for Microsoft Works files and Office 2007 files. The converted file is e-mailed to the user and can be accessed for up to 24 hours after the e-mail with the file link is received.
http://www.glogster.com/ Use Glogster to create an interactive multimedia poster for your project.

The easiest way to learn how to use Glogster is to just play around with it.  However, if you want more detailed instructions, view the tutorial below.

http://www.befunky.com/ Run your photos through Cartoonizer and create comic book versions of your photos.
http://www.graphita.com/ Add captions, objects, speech bubbles, words and doodles to your pictures.
http://www.flauntr.com/ A powerful free photo editor which can be used to add text, texture, overlays, distortions, colorations, cut-outs, etc. as well as optimizing your photos for social networking profiles or mobile phones.
http://www.sumopaint.com/app/ Another free online photo editor
http://www.widgetbox.com/ Thousands of widgets for your blog, profile or webpage.
http://www.toondoo.com/ Create your own comic strips or graphic novels.
http://www.scribd.com/ Share your documents with the world. Embed your documents, spreadsheets or power points in a webpage.

http://www.wordle.net/create A free web application that creates web clouds based on the frequency of the words that are entered into the wordle site.
http://www.wordsift.com/ WordSift can be used to visualize text in a word cloud of the 50 most frequent words in the text The most frequent word is used to create a word web of synonyms and antonynms in Visual Thesaurus. Below the word web you will see sample sentences from the text with the key word highlighted in green. Google search results of the two most frequent words used as search terms will also be shown.

Blabberize  Blabbers are a highly-tuned, custom-built technology we designed to deliver world-class ridiculous talking pictures to your computer screen in the most efficient way possible.

Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source, to share on the Internet.

Drop.io An online private file sharing service. Each drop is non-searchable, may be password protected and set to expire and does not require registration.

Picnik Free, fast, online photo editing.

FotoFlexer  Free online photo editing. Like a free photoshop program online.

Memoov Animation studio online enables web users to create their own original animated video content for free. It contains simple, fast and intuitive online animation tools.

Museum Box provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items from text files to movies in a virtual box.

Our Story Save Stories, Photos, and Videos on a Collaborative Timeline. Share it with whomever you want.

Prezi is a Flash-based presentation system that allows users to create dynamic presentations online, where you can zoom in and out across a large area (no slides), create motion paths, and embed images and video.

http://mrssmoke.onsugar.com/Action-Get-Cameras-Rolling-Digital-Storytelling-3307628#read-moreThis is a blog entry listing many resources for Digital Storytelling
Open Source Software-this is free software that may be downloaded and installed on your personal computer. It is not to be downloaded on school computers.

Microsoft Photo Story 3 allows you to make your pictures into a video with music and narration.
Directions for making booktrailers with PhotoStory3. http://www.techlearning.com/story/showArticle.php?articleID=196604857
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ free audio recorder/editor
http://soundzabound.com/tutorials/website video tutorials demonstrate using Soundzabound and Audacity to create podcasts.
http://audacityined.wikispaces.com/ A wiki of resources for Audacity
http://www.openoffice.org/ Open Office is a free office software suite that can be used for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases. I use this on my home computer instead of Microsoft Office.
http://www.scribus.net/ Scribus is a desktop publishing program that can be used instead of Microsoft Publisher.
http://www.tuxpaint.org/ Tux Paint is a drawing program for children. It includes an easy to use interface, fun sound effects, and a cartoon mascot to guide the user.
http://www.alice.org/ Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web.
http://lucagalli.net/en/index.php Quiz Faber is a software program that can be used to create quizzes with embedded multimedia that can then be saved on a pc, a local network, posted on the Internet, or sent through email.
http://camstudio.org/ CamStudio can be used to record all screen and audio activity on your computer to an AVI video file which can then be converted to streaming Flash Videos. Use it to create demonstration videos, tutorials or how-tos to answer frequently asked questions and post them on your website.

DropBox is the easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online. There's no complicated interface to learn.  The free Dropbox account comes with 2GB of space that you can use for as long as you like.

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