Archive for the ‘Web 2.0’ Category

flickrleech

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

flickrLeach 

This web site allows you to view thumb nail collections of user images on flickr by themes, or flickr categories, and more.

Check it out here:

http://www.houserdesign.com/flickr/

CTC Music Mixer

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

ctcMixer 

Want to mix some music using your web browser. Create music compilations by mixing samples and loops with CTC Music Mixer. Save your finished product and download as an MP3 file.  Works similar to Apple Computer’s GarageBand.

 Check it out here:

http://audiomixer-d.oddcast.com/php/ctc

blurb

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Blurb

http://www.blurb.com/index.html

Create and publish your own books. Has some unique online abilites that separate it from the other online self-publishing companies.

ClusterMaps

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

ClusterMaps

 Provides (free) the HTML that gives you a thumbnail map, like the one on the left. When it loads, it increments a counter and shows the locations of all the visitors to your page, cumulatively (even for huge numbers). Clicking on it zooms in to a big world map, and (optionally) lets you zoom in to the continents, as in the example below.

http://clustrmaps.com/

JotSpot – Online Spreadsheet

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

jotSpot

 

http://tracker.jot.com/

Free online spreadsheet, but just for lists. Hopefully the capabilites will continue to improve!

Podomatic – Create and Share Podcasts

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

PodOMatic 

Podomatic is a site that allows you to create and share podcasts. The only tool you need is your Internet connection and a web browser.

 For more information, use this link:

http://www.podomatic.com/home

AjaxWrite – Online word processor

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

AjaxWrite

AjaxWrite is another on line word processor. Not quite as functional as Writely (which was recently acquired by Google), but another possible future web based solution for word processing.

Get more information here:

http://www.ajaxwrite.com/

AjaxSketch – Online Drawing Application

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

ajaxSketch 

 AjaxSketch is made by the same people who make AjaxWrite.  This online, web-based application allows you to create simple drawings and save them to your computer. AjaxSketch is not 100% complete, but it appears to be moving in the right direction.

 

Find out more here:

http://www.ajaxsketch.com/

 

 

FOLD – Browser Based Portal

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

fold

http://www.fold.com/help.html

Fold is a portal or start page. The aim of Fold is to consolidate most of the tools and information you need every day into a single web page. No matter where you are in the world, each time you log in you’ll fee right at home.

Talkr

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Talkr

Talkr provides a service that allows you to listen to your favorite text-only news source rather than read them. If you can point us to an RSS feed (a machine-readable version of your favorite blog or news source) we will convert that feed from text to speech.

 

Find out more here: http://www.talkr.com/  

Web 2.0 Photo Applications

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Here are two web applications for sharing photos and images. Both of them are free!

 Flickr (www.flickr.com)

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 BubbleShare (www.bubbleshare.com)

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This resource is similar to Flickr but also includes the ability to record up to 30 seconds of audio for each image. Remember images do not have to be photographs. They could be PowerPoint slides that have been saved as individual images. Upload the slides and incorporate audio for a web based presentation.

Remember, these resources are open to everyone and even though a slide show you create may be private (meaning only those individuals you send an email to can view them), your slide show may lead a viewer back to the sites (Flicker, BubbleShare) main page, and there may be images not related to what you are teaching on their front page.

Skype 2.0 (Update)

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

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Skype has come out with a new version of their free voice over IP (Internet) software. This version allows for video conferencing with any other Skype user for free. Currently it is only available for Windows users.

Learn more here, www.skype.com