Web 2.0 for Classroom Use (Check back regularly to look for updates & also email me with suggestions to add!)
"Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery."
SUCH a useful teaching tool! You simply keep this program running while you talk and demonstrate whatever you want (for example: how to do something on word, notes for a lesson, record a lecture). It will automatically pick up your mouse movement and voice. You can download your video or save it to a website and link it to your blog. Love love love this.
This fun program creates short animated presentations. You type in what you want the characters to say, make a couple choices about the scenery and character looks and then, voila, you have an animated film!
Here teachers or students can create interactive posters loaded with text, graphics, music, videos, and more. It's more exciting and interactive than a PowerPoint and created just with education in mind!
"Animoto turns your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes. Fast, free and shockingly simple - we make awesome easy."