Under the Differentiated Supervision model currently in use for BLaST Intermediate Unit #17 staff, participants are encouraged to avail themselves of the wealth of Online Communication Tools listed here that will facilitate personal and inter-group collaboration, project/activity documentation and/or job-specific skill development.
The tools listed here are suggestions only and the list is not intended to represent an all-inclusive or exhaustive recommendation. The nature of the WWW is one of constant change/development so as you encounter resources that you find helpful please share these discoveries as a benefit to your colleagues.
NOTE: You MUST be logged in to the IU website in order to view the PDP content.
|Resource Name||Website Address||Useful for…|
|Flickr||http://www.flickr.com/||Storing and sharing photos|
|Picasa2||http://picasa.google.com/||Photo storage and collaboration|
|SlideShare||http://www.slideshare.net/||Sharing PowerPoint presentations/slideshows|
|Animoto||http://animoto.com/||Storing, sharing and creating photo slideshows|
|OpenOffice||http://www.openoffice.org/||Word processing, Spreadsheet and Presentation software that’s compatible with Microsoft Office|
One of a ‘suite’ of products offered by Google to aid productivity and support collaboration – WP, SS, Presentation applicationsÂ Here’s an overview.
NOTE: you’ll need a Google account (gmail), but there are lots of advantages to having one besides Google Docs.
||Twitter is what happens when Blogs and IM collide. Great tool for keeping up with what’s happening – right now.Â Here’s an overview.|
“Instant” web site creator with built-in collaboration capability including Discussoin Forums.Â Here’s an overview.
It’s almost ‘addictive’.
|PBWiki||http://pbwiki.com/education.wiki||Same features as Wikispaces – just from a different provider.|
|ooVoo||http://www.oovoo.com/||Video conferencing tool that facilitates just-in-time collaboration|
|Skype||http://www.skype.com/allfeatures/videocall/||Video calls between Skype members are free.Conference calls with up to 25 people are also possible.|
||A tool to create, distribute and analyze surveys for groups of any size.|
|TeacherTube||http://www.teachertube.com/||A wide selection of videos on subjects of interest to teachers|
|Web 2.0||http://www.go2web20.net/||This site is home to dozens of interactive tools for things you might not even know you need!|