Glogster EDU allows students to create a multimedia poster with images, text, videos, audio, and hyperlinks. It is a great tool for students to showcase a project or create a website on a topic. But Glogster EDU isn’t just for students… teachers can use the tool to build beautiful multimedia websites to showcase student work, create learning stations, or websites that will embed into other Web 2.0 tools or websites.
Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
The focus of the Moodle project is always on giving educators the best tools to manage and promote learning, but there are many ways to use Moodle:
Moodle has features that allow it to scale to very large deployments and hundreds of thousands of students, yet it can also be used for a primary school or an education hobbyist.
Many institutions use it as their platform to conduct fully online courses, while some use it simply to augment face-to-face courses (known as blended learning).
Many of our users love to use the activity modules (such as forums, databases and wikis) to build richly collaborative communities of learning around their subject matter (in the social constructionist tradition), while others prefer to use Moodle as a way to deliver content to students (such as standard SCORM packages) and assess learning using assignments or quizzes.
In our district there are many teachers who use Moodle to facilitate their classes and use it in a variety of ways for student use. In addition, our teachers attend classes on the staff side to learn and collaborate with their colleagues as well.
LiveBinders is a repository of sites and/or information which can be organized as if it were a real 3 ring binder. Upload documents, pictures, pdfs, bookmark webpages then organize your information into tabs or subtabs within a binder or create a new binder. Binders may be set as private or public. In both cases, user may share the binder with others. Some classroom applications include presentations, classwork, projects, and research, among others.
Example of public livebinders:
An account must be created to use LiveBinders. Educators can search LiveBinders by subject and grade level. Site says, “Please do not enter personal email addresses for children under 13 as we are not allowed to collect this data. Please use school generated or teacher generated email addresses.”
Study Boost (13, no-filtering, elementary, middle, high, parent-permission-required-under-13)
Study Boost allows teachers to set up a set (or multiple sets) of study questions for their students. Students can then use one of several messaging programs, including Yahoo Messenger and Facebook messaging to receive and answer the study questions on their own time. Study Boost can be set up to give them feedback on incorrect answers or simply ask them to try again. The study question set is available on computers and mobile devices, wherever the students use messaging.
Prezi allows users to make a presentation that can be accessed online as well as downloaded for offline use. The most obvious instructional application would be to have students compile content, and then create a presentation. Prezi, however, could also be used as a repository for collaborative efforts in the classroom.
Some things to keep in mind:
Questionable content is searchable
You can embed, download, email or print it
Prezi is public unless you pay for the right to make it private
Tutorials are available on the web site
Several types of accounts are available including EDU