Web 2.0: Gadgets, Gizmos and Widgets

AECT Orlando 2008


These are the tools that Dr. Z explored in their 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

Google Presentation

The presentation has been uploaded to Google Presentation so that you can access it and even add your comments to the running chatroom as we progress through the presentation.


Wikispaces - a wiki host
Wetpaint - a wiki host
pbwiki - a wiki host

Google Tools

Google Docs

Google Forms - Form published on-line to input data into your Google Docs Spreadsheet.


Dr. Z Reflects - Dr. Z's blog
Blogger - Blogging host
WordPress - Blogging host
Twitter - Micro-blogging
AECT 08 Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/aect08

Social Networking

Classroom 2.0 - Ning network for teachers
Ning - Do-it-yourself social networking environment
Pollanywhere - Create polls that are answered through your phones.
Pageflakes - Multi-purpose site for social networking, social bookmarking, and news/blog tracking

Social Bookmarking

Del.icio.us - Huge database of bookmarked websites created by individuals and shared with the world.

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
MeBeam.com - Video conferencing (multiple simultaneous users)
DimDim - Free web conferencing

On-Line Concept Mapping

MyWebspiration - Your favorite diagramming tool, Inspiration, has hit the Web. The beta is Free! (for now)

One Laptop Per Child

OLPC News - OLPC Blog
Developed for 3rd World Countries- Map of countries where OLPC is used.
Our Stories - Oral history project involving children from around the world.
Peru News Story - Video report on OLPC in Peru (in Spanish)




Got some ideas? Add them here with links
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.

Have Fun!!!!

Photo: flickr.com/SlipStreamJC