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1. AV file conversion: TubeChop

RT @HPTeachExchange: Easy & useful site.

It is a tool used to shorten a video by clipping a section of a Youtube video and share with class or teachers.
It is a great tool for filling in information gap activity for students to watch different portions of a video as part of a lesson.
It is simple to select important portions of a video in three simple steps:
1. TubeChop website
2. Enter URL of the YouTube video
3. Select the start and end points and chop


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4. Chat: Socrative/A student response system

4. Chat: Socrative/A student response system | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it

"Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run."

 

An interactive learning tool that makes learning fun and memorable!

Teachers create educational learning experiences through interactive questioning strategies and games.
Teachers and students login into the teachers room and begin by engaging the on the activities
Teachers can view reports via email and as a online spreadsheet.


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6. Informational Resources: “Flipping” with Ted-Ed Videos

6. Informational Resources: “Flipping” with Ted-Ed Videos | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it

"A Web 2.0 resources for teachers taking their classrooms into the 21st century by "flipping a lesson" into something more than your oridinary lesson."

Features:

Engaging videos created into customized lessons and/or supplementary lessons for teacher and students
The lessons allow for real time questioning with immediate answers and/or feedback
Educators flip the video into a customized lesson with questions, websites for digging deeper about the topic.

Simply insert a video, such as Youtube or a teacher created video and see your lesson come to life!


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8. Educational Social Networking: Edmoto

"Edmoto invites teachers and students to a safe place to collaborate and connect with each other in their learning."

Features:

Teachers provides instructional information for discussion and allows students to answer questions and submit assignments.
It allows teachers to manage student groups, browse student activity in real time, and post messages to groups of students.

Teachers can create a network and connect with other professionals to share resources and ideas. 
A planner used to create tasks,events and progress reports to track students' badges/awards.


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10. Flashcard/Learning Sites: Cramberry

10. Flashcard/Learning Sites: Cramberry | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it

Attention:Teachers and students! No more boring paper flash cards!

Features: 

Users can create or use ready made online flash cards, fun and easy to memorize, and free flash cards on specific topics. It keeps track of user progress and concentrates on the flash cards the user is having difficult with.


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12. Images: Picasa

12. Images: Picasa | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it

"Organize, edit,  and share your photos. Transform your photos with 24 new effects."

 

This tool enables user to store all photos in one spot. Editing tools allow for the user to crop, red-eye removal, and switch from color to black and white. It can create slide shows set to MP3s, instant picture sharing photos and chat in real time. Photos can be e-mailed in compressed images, and order photo-lab quality prints or print at home. Users have the ability to backup photo albums to CD's and allow to write captions for all pictures, and to organize videos as well.

 


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14. Presentation Sharing: Slideshare

Sharing presentations with the world! Presentations can be publicly or privately with people. Users may download presentations and edit with new ideas and information for educational purposes can be shared on blogs, wikis and websites. Users may share on mobile devices and the slideshare can be a public library to be shared with all.


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17. Storage: LiveBinders

17. Storage: LiveBinders | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it

"Livebinder is an online service which simplifies the work of collecting, orgaizing and curating information objects of any kind."

 

User has control of information by using links to upload PDFs and Word documents.

Using Livebinder saves time, paperless and easy to update information conveniently and organize by tabs. Many users enjoy the convenience of sharing their library of binders with others.

 

 


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20. Video Creation/Editing: Animoto

20. Video Creation/Editing: Animoto | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it

What is Animoto?
"Animoto provides an array of tools for creating videos in your classroom and is FREE to educators."

 

Excellent ideas for the classroom by creating short public announcements, brief main ideas in passages, video flashcards, brainstorming ideas for storyboarding, simulated field trip, introducing new learning concepts to students and the list goes on.


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21. Videos: SchoolTube

21. Videos: SchoolTube | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it
SchoolTube.com is a website dedicated to student video and media sharing for entertainment and classroom use. Students and Teachers can share video and media in a fun and safe environment.

 

Features the 3 S's:

Safe, easy and fun to use by teachers and students, especially when creating your own video.

Spark student engagement with video class discussions of projects, activities, assignments, etc.

Share lessons and projects with thousands of teachers and students. What fun!

 

 


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22. Website Creation: Jimdo

22. Website Creation: Jimdo | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it
Create a free website in minutes! Set up a store, blog, or photo gallery. Try our gorgeous layouts or make your own. Drag & drop editing means no coding!

 

This website builder is rated with ease in every step as the user creates it. It is organized and fast editing so the information is saved is directly on the live website. "Jimdo has put together a convincing package of a website builder, blog, domain name, email address(es) and the option to run a web store."

There are templates to choose from as well as ones for your smartphone as well as an array of languages can be used. Videos can be embedded and photo galleries can be displayed and allows for social media services to be integrated.


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23. Wikis: Pbwiki

Classroom wiki can be used to collaborate with students and teachers. It can be developed to feature student work, such as electronic portfolios, develop resources for students, storage of websites for students and teachers, and ways of figuring out how to use videos, slideshow, voki, wordle etc. Lesson plans can be posted with web sites filled with many wonderful sites for interactive and educational uses for all.


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2. Bibliographies: LibraryThing

2. Bibliographies: LibraryThing | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it
LibraryThing catalogs your books online, easily, quickly and for free.

 

This tool searches through Library of Congress and over hundreds of libraries to allow the user to edit information search by sorting and/or tagging books or use Dewey systems to organize collection.

It includes social spaces with MySpace and Facebook to check out others libraries and swap reading suggestions.Some may choose to use it with authors, libraries, publisher and bookstores.

Library thing make book recommendations “based on the collective intelligence of the other libraries."


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3. Blogs: Blogster

Blogster is an online community of people conversing about topics of interests. Blogging is  a collection of journal entries from different people who share interests, activities,ideas on topics, photo, links, and videos.
They learn more about friends they meet through Blogster friendly or business connections by reading profiles.  Individual control is allowed of how to share information and who can see or  comment about it. It allows users to read and start discussions on certain topics. 


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5. Citation Online: BibMe

5. Citation Online: BibMe | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it
Just like EasyBib™! BibMe AutoFills citations for you. Download your MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian bibliography in RTF for free.

 

Value tool for all students!

Provides online service for citations, notetaking and research tools and includes guidance with bibliographies of all formats

Website guidance is available in an online database to locate a source and it allows for an auto fill and manual mode of entry for bibliography.
Information literary guides are available for locating valable information.

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7. Curation: Scoop.it

7. Curation: Scoop.it | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it
Scoop.it is yet another social media site that is gaining momentum quickly.Scoop.it lets the curator publish the content in an attractive manner.

Features:

User can create a topic of interest. 

A tool use to organize different websites on a specific topic into a group on a web page.

It can be shared with others and users may suggest links that may be added to the topic.

Educators can organize their learning content with useful websites for students to use for reinforcing their concepts and skills.


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9. Electronic Posterboard: Pinterest

9. Electronic Posterboard: Pinterest | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it

"A tool used to organize and share with others all things users find are interesting, such as hobbies, sports, receipes, scrapbooking ideas, etc."

Users can post pictures and make comments about them, snippets of videos, etc. on to an online bulletin board referred to as a pin board to plan or organize their ideas.

Students can create one and use it as an introduction board to their classmates and teachers. It allows people to showcase their interests through an online tool.


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Jenni Regan's curator insight, October 22, 2014 6:49 AM

 In an effort to help curate the massive amount of Pinterest boards about education technology, you can use the following list as a jumping off point to start your Pinterest journey.

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11. Graphic Organizers: Gliffy

11. Graphic Organizers: Gliffy | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it

"Gliffy is an online diagramming service that helps users communicate with a combination of shapes, text, and lines."

Features:

Choose from an extensive library filled with shapes or import your own and just drag and drop and begin creating your graphic organizer. Diagrams can be saved as a .JPG,. PNG or .SNG and used in other documents, presentations or web pages. Users can publish and easily share with others and they can collaborate with the user through a specific URL.


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13. Phone App: Appolicious

Apps, apps and more!

The Appolicious app works with the Appolicious website, keeping track of user recommendations and more.

Users learn about game, educational, travel, etc. apps recommended by Appolicious as well as from friends and other people with similar interests. Professional reviews about all the latest and greatest apps for all apps enthusiast for users to read. Users may search for every app available, "driven by community ownership and ratings and discover rich content and commentary on each app page."

 


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15. Presentations: Prezi

15. Presentations: Prezi | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it

"Some people think Prezi can be difficult to use in class, but it's NOT! You can see a clear example in this video."

 

Teaching tools that zooms out and zoom in to highlight important concepts and skills. Images and diagrams can be zoomed in and examined in different directions to capture the audience attention. Videos can be embedded into specific topics of discussion. Students can develop graphic organizers as thinking maps for learning and share with others.


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16. Social Media and Networking: Delicious

16. Social Media and Networking: Delicious | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it
Keep, share, and discover the best of the Web using Delicious, the world's leading social bookmarking service.

 

This type of bookmarking tool organizes information found for future use, book mark them for reading on a later date or to collect information on a specific topic. This tool allows users to create action tags to retrieve information found. The user has the ability to create an organization page to place these tags that are relevant for all users instead of sharing and collecting information through several emails. The most useful source is to request a link for each book mark tag it by name, type or topic.


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18. Surveys and Polling: Zoomerang

18. Surveys and Polling: Zoomerang | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it
Best online survey software for fast, easy feedback. Create FREE online surveys, polls and quizzes in minutes.

 

Easy to learn and use, sends out with fast response time, and unlimited number of online surveys. Easy navigation with a clean and active graphic style that makes it easy to understand and visualize what’s happening.

"The success of Zoomerang’s interface has a lot to do with its use of a dashboard, centralizing functions and giving a ready overview of how the survey is doing."


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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, January 23, 2014 4:31 PM

Zoomerang is not a new name - check out to decide if it is a good option these days.

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19. URL Management: Stich.It

19. URL Management: Stich.It | 23 Social Network Palooza | Scoop.it
At Stich.It, we let you 'stich' links together. Simply copy-and-paste a set of links in our text box and we'll convert those links into one short URL for you to share.

 

Users can string together web pages and makes it easier and faster to view web content. Teachers and students can stich together web pages relating to a specific topic and instead of viewing several different links. Users can use one link to view all pages, images, videos and share with others. Think of stich.it as pages binded together similar to a book and flip through the pages of only a single book without having to look through several books.


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