These are the tools that Dr. Z explored in his presentation. Please feel free to explore these sites during and after the presentation.

MOST IMPORTANTLY - Add to these links if you have any suggestions. (just click on the "Edit This Page" button at the top of the page.)

Contribute to the list here with other resources, comments or even photos of the session as it progresses. This is the spirit of collaboration that we are discussing. You can even add to these links in the future and have your students refer back to this page. It will be up for a LONG TIME. Do you have more ideas that you want to share or discuss with Dr. Z? Contact him at: eMail: zeitz@uni.edu Twitter: zeitz Blog: Dr. Z Reflects Second Life: Leigh Writer
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ISTE '11 Presentation

ISTE '11 Backchannel notes by David Chan
**ISTE '11 Twitter Backchannel** - Viewers contribute to the backchannel through Twitter. Used #drzcooks as the hashtag.

Dr Z Reflects blog


Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change - Latest research by Pew Internet about who the millennials are and how they perceive life.

Collaboration Tools

Ustream - Immediately broadcast your presentations or own video broadcasts.
iEtherpad - Imagine a textpad on the web that anyone can share.
CoverItLive - Backchannel system for running a chat during a presentation (or other times too.)
Typewith.me - Etherpad clone. Allows users to add text without signing-in.


Vicki Davis's Blog - Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Flat Classroom Project - Global collaborative project wiki based on Flat Classroom
Flat Classroom Ning - Meeting place for Flat Classroom participants.
VoiceThread- Where group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world


Wikispaces - a wiki host
Wetpaint - a wiki host
pbworks - a wiki host (formerly known as PBwiki)
Google Sites - integrates the Wiki tool previously created by jot.com
  • Iowa Flood of 2008 - Hydrological event involving most of the rivers in eastern Iowa.
  • UNI - University of Northern Iowa

Google Tools

Google Docs

Google Forms - Form published on-line to input data into your Google Docs Spreadsheet.
Google Wave - 2010 addition to Google Suite. Google Docs meets Gmail and Social Networking. (DISCONTINUED)


Dr. Z Reflects - Dr. Z's blog - Visit this blog often (I need the traffic =-)
Blogger - Blogging host
WordPress - Blogging host
Edublog - Blogging host
Blogmeister- Blogging host
Twitter - Micro-blogging
  • TwitterDeck - Organize your tweets easily (Mac, Windows, Linux)
  • Twitterrific - Desktop twitter application (Mac)
  • Twitteroo - Desktop twitter application (Windows)
Twitter for educational purposes is a good SlideShare tutorial about Twitter for teachers
ISTE Blogging webinars: Blogging for Beginners and Blogging for Intermediate Users
Janni Black offers how-tos and great curricular ideas for all grade levels and subject areas on her blog, Web 2.0 in the Classroom

Social Networking

Classroom 2.0 - Ning network for teachers
Ning - Do-it-yourself social networking environment
NECC 2008 Ning - Social network created for NECC 2008
Polleverywhere - Create polls that are answered through your phones.
Pageflakes - Multi-purpose site for social networking, social bookmarking, and news/blog tracking
Facebook (I Am Teacher) app - online social community for teachers inside of facebook; find like teachers worldwide
IBEA on Facebook Become a fan on Facebook!

Social Bookmarking

Del.icio.us - Huge database of bookmarked websites created by individuals and shared with the world.
Diigo - social bookmarking tool with collaborative highlighting

On-Line Screencasting

Jing- Quick and easy way to capture screen shots or video record your screen up to 5 minutes.

Video Conferencing

Skype - Audio and video conferencing
DimDim - Free web conferencing
Vyew - Free webinar/video conferencing/collaboration

On-Line Concept Mapping

MyWebspiration - Your favorite diagramming tool, Inspiration, has hit the Web. The beta is Free! (for now)
Demo video - Quick intro video to Webspiration (created by Dr. Z using Jing)

One Laptop Per Child

OLPC News - OLPC Blog
Developed for 3rd World Countries- Map of countries where OLPC is used.
Peru News Story - Video report on OLPC in Peru (in Spanish)


Dot.Sub - Any Video, Any Language

UStreamtv - broadcast yourself


Got some ideas? Add them here with links
Wordle- Turn text into a picture - GREAT for visual learners.
TinyURL - Turns long URLs into much shorter and usable URLs.
Go2WEb20 - Graphics-based index of Web 2.0 utilities.
Clicker (Salling) - Program that Dr. Z used on his Treo smartphone to control their PowerPoint presentation.
Exhibit With Timeline - Program from MIT that allows for easy, possibly collaborative creation of interactive exhibits with timelines and other embedded media. Can use a Google spreadsheet as the basis for all of the data. An example of such an Exhibit can be seen in the
Interactive Composer Database.
EtherPad - Realtime Collaborative Text Editing

Great site for AUP examples for Web 2.0 from David Warlick: http://landmark-project.com/aup20/pmwiki.php

Have Fun!!!!