One of the new trends in online computing is figuring out how to organize the stuff that’s out there in a way that suits your own unique personality; one of those at the forefront of this movement is Wikipedia’s Book Creator, a feature Wikipedia...
FREE Mobile Application on Web 2.0 Tools called JiT2U (Just-in-time Training 2U) accessible at jitzu.ukm.my/web20 via most smart phones/tablets or computer web browsers. Interesting animated video tutorials on various Web 2.0 tools produced by Prof. Amin Embi from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
If your students have access to a cell phone (or any digital device i.e. iPad, laptop) that can take and send/email pictures, they can make and publish their own books quickly and easily using Flickr. This is a great way to bring student books to life by publishing them digitally in a format that can be easily shared with the world or printed as a book for the classroom or school library.
PdfMasher is a tool to convert PDF articles (newspaper, academic) to MOBI or EPUB documents. Most ebook readers support PDF files natively, but it's often a real pain to read those documents because we don't have font size control over the document like we have with native ebooks.
Photo Story 3 is a piece of free software that you can download to your PC and use to create multimedia photo stories complete with images, transitions, effects, text, background music and your own voice narration. This article includes a tutorial video, examples and teaching suggestions.
Blurb's free, easy-to-use bookmaking tools let you design, publish, promote, and sell your own bookstore-quality books. Unleash your creative genius, make a book with Blurb, and be part of the Blurb community.
I hope you have found something interesting here and this article makes you think a little more about how you deliver teacher training in general as the use of these tools isn't just restricted to tech training. They could be integrated into the delivery of any language or teacher training course and to some extent I feel that until tech tools are integrated into mainstream teacher training we aren't going to get the quality and quantity of digitally literate teachers that we need to really provide a 21st century learning environment for our students.