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Web 2.0 Blogs, Wikis, Social Apps etc.

Weblogs or as they are commonly known BLOGS are being used in education as online portfolios, classroom portals, collaborative websites and much more. To find out more about using Weblogs and Web 2.0 in education visit Will Richardson's highly informative exploration of learning with the read/write web http://www.weblogg-ed.com/ he is also author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms

What is Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 Sampler Workshop Pre-Conference Workshop agenda at the 23rd Annual Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison, Wisconsin

The EduBlogs Awards - Awards for scholarly and education focused bloggers

Blogger - A tool for creating your own Blog

Twitter - Social networking and microblogging service utilising instant messaging, SMS or a web interface

Everything you need to know about RSS - Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.

Wikipedia:School and University projects how to use Wikipedia in your class to demonstrate how an open content website works (or doesn't).

Educause Learning Initiative: The Future of Learning Wiki

Educational Wikis - How to use Wikis in Education and examples of existing Educational Wikis.

Real World Learning Objects - Wikis - From Stevens College of Techology project on RWLOs.

Wikibooks - a collection of open-content textbooks that anyone can edit.

Wiki Software Comparison Chart

Cohere - is an idea management tool for you to weave meaningful connections between ideas, for personal, team or social use.

Google Tools - A large range on online tools for free

Images in Blogs and Wikis

Photo sharing sites

FotoWoosh - Add 3D movement to your photographs in Facebook

Flickrstorm Searching images on Flickr

Slideshare - is the world's largest community for sharing presentations on the web

Gliffy is a free web-based diagram editor. Create and share flowcharts, network diagrams, floorplans, user interface designs and other drawings online.

Screencast - Screen casting software and site - free for 60 days

Screencast-o-matic - Free screen casting site.

ZamZar - Free online file conversion

Jing Project - An online program that instantly captures and shares images and video

Miro - watch free internet video channels and play any video file, including HD

You Tube - Upload, and share videos online for free

Teacher Tube - online community for sharing instructional videos for free

Skype - online phone calls plus option for web cam link too

Ustream - Broadcast live streaming video on the web

Top 100 (Web 2.0) Tools for Learning  (2012) - from the Center for Learning and & Performance Tecnologies.

MyBrainshark - Create online presentations based on PowerPoint slides with added narration, multimedia and interactive features using the FREE version. It includes unlimited storage and viewing, includes the ability to add narration, basic polling and slides play/selection and has easy to use slide by slide editing tools. It is cross platform, so works on a PC and a Mac and there is a  free App to play presentations on an iPad called SlideSharYou can sign up at http://www.brainshark.com/mybrainshark and Online Training videos are at http://www.brainshark.com/help-and-training/self-paced-learning/mybrainshark-free.aspx