WEB 2.0 TOOLS
Imagine creating one large photo album for the entire human population. Historypin brings together stories, photographs and links memories from around the world. Clean out your attic of those dusty photos and pin them on a worldwide map, explore pictures posted by others, create collections, discuss history, and capture and share the world's moments.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an online collection of millions of photographs, maps, sounds, manuscripts, books, and more accessible anytime, anywhere, for anyone. DPLA materials come from museums, archives, and libraries across the United States, and provides primary source examples of our American Heritage and human history. With DPLA, users can explore resources by topic, map, format, timeline, or exhibition. With a free account, items can be saved to lists and shared with others
Meograph, a multimedia storytelling tool, allows users to pull video and photos from the web, from social media, cloud-based storage, the computer's hard drive or webcam. Easily add narration and music then embed or share.
Allows students to view YouTube, Coursera, Khan Academy, Udacity, edX, and Vimeo videos and take notes as they watch. The notes are automatically synchronized with a position in the film, allowing them to jump back to that film position later. The video/notes file automatically saves to Google Drive and can then be shared for viewing or collaborative notetaking. Other features include playing the video at faster or slower speeds, inserting snapshots from the film in the notes, and incorporating more than one video into a note file.
Storify wants users to make the web tell a story. This site opens the opportunity to take our favorite social media and build stories. Find posts, tweets, links, articles, blogs, and more to create a story all your own.
Padlet makes posting things on the Internet as easy as pinning notes on a bulletin board. Using the idea of a blank piece of paper, you can put whatever you want on your wall by dragging and dropping documents and images from your desktop, copying and pasting links to websites or videos or just typing notes on your page. When you finish posting things to your wall you will be able to collaborate with others using a unique URL as well as through a variety of social networks.
LitPick provides free electronic books to students in grades 4-12. Students take on the role of a book critic, reading books, developing and posting reviews anonymously on the LitPick site where other students can read them. Members can also participate in the LitPick threaded discussion forum with authors, publishers, publicists, and parents who are interested in learning about YA literature.