Every day, your students are becoming more involved with wikis, blogs, social networking and other applications, devices and programs--collectively known as Web 2.0.
Your challenge is to utilize this astounding new technology to create Classroom 2.0 — ours is to help you get there.
School TV Made Easy Crazy Talk 60 Useful Technology Website Links
Below a list of websites with "neat stuff" for the classroom or just of general interest. Most are considered Web 2.0 resources, but not all. Almost all are free or offer a demo version for free. Submit additions or deletions to Stephen.
QuietTube allows you to watch/show YouTube videos without the distractions of the surrounding ads, etc.
Readability is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you are reading.
Google Squared - performs comparative searches, with results coming back in a grid. Try it with search terms "American Presidents" and consider the possibilities for your students.
DownloadHelper is a way to discover many sites showing Web videos from all around the world. They are here ! DownloadHelper is also a free Firefox extension for downloading and converting videos from many sites with minimum effort. Install the extension ! Using DownloadHelper, you can easily save videos from most of the popular video sites. (Click here for lists of supported sites).
It is also possible to capture all the images from a gallery in a single operation.
Note that DownloadHelper does not break any real protection implemented on the sites. It gives easier access to available content that will be downloaded by your browser anyway. With some exceptions, downloaded videos must be kept on your disk for personal use and are not to be shown on other websites.
Google News Timeline Labs
Google News Timeline is a web application that organizes search results chronologically. It allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and information about various types of media, like music albums and movies.
. Presentation and Workshop Documents
'How-To' documents and presentations for a variety of web based and related technologies.