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WOW #13: Caulk up the Cracks with Khan Academy

http://www.khanacademy.org   What is the Khan Academy? ·         “With over 1100 videos, it is easily the most exhaustive collection of instruction on the Internet allowing learners to know that they can fill in almost any of their “gaps” with the content on this site. The content is made in digestible 10-20 minute chunks especially purposed

WOW #7.5: Dropbox on Demand

Instead of moving on to WOW #12, I thought we’d revisit a previous web tool (WOW #7) because they have an exciting new feature: DropBox.com  Review: What is DropBox? DropBox is a free file organization/storage tool that works both on & offline.  That is, you can download the software for free to use on your

WOW #11: The Cow Says "Moo" & More with BLABBERIZE!

Web Tool of the Week #11:     http://blabberize.com/   What better way to get your students’ attention then with a web tool that’s silly & seemingly pointless?  That’s what Blabberize.com is all about.  And I love it.   Upload photos or images of people, places, or everyone’s favorite…cute animals!  Trace around the mouth on

WOW #9: Everyone Can Attend MIT. No, Really!

Web Tool of the Week #9:   http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/ This year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reviewed 15,661 applications for its Fall 2009 freshman class.  They accepted 1,675 and, in the process, shattered the dreams of thousands of eager high school students.  Then again, maybe not. MIT’s OpenCourseWare initiative may help soften the blow for those

WOW #8: Social Bookmarking- SO Important

Web Tool of the Week #8: Diigo.com Everyone has heard of Social Networking (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc.), but how about Social Bookmarking? Instead of using the “Favorites” tool in your web browser to save a website link that you like, want to share and/or will need later, consider using a social bookmarking web tool instead. 

Diss Disorganization with Dropbox

Web Tool of the Week #7:  DropBox.com    What is DropBox? DropBox is a free file organization/storage tool that works both on & offline.  That is, you can download the software for free to use on your computer so you can access your files anytime, from anywhere from other computers.  The installation creates a Dropbox folder

WOW #3.5

A follow-up to this week’s WOW:  ·       While We’re Talking Word Clouds…o   Visual Feedback can give a more lucid understanding of what you read.  Although, on the surface, the following “word clouds” web page might seem content specific (U.S. History), I encourage everyone to check it out, play around with it (I got hooked really

WOW #3:The Wonders of Wordle

  Wednesday’s Web Tool of the Week #3: WORDLE.net  What is Wordle? Wordle is a web tool that generates “word clouds” from text that you provide or that you import from somewhere else. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the text you provide. The bigger the word is, indicates

Wow #2: Animoto

Animoto.comAnimoto claims that it will put an “end to slideshows”.  And once use it, you’ll probably agree.  I use it both in my personal life as well as with my students, and it’s one of my favorite web 2.0 tools (for a number of reasons).  Here are a few of the top reasons why you’ll want to