Welcome to the Cadre 11 WebMind-Sharing Design Library!


This is an index to the new collaborative tools that were chosen by cadre 11 of Pepperdine University's students in the online Masters in Educational Technology (OMET) program. The student share their experience in distributed learning and cognition as "webgifts to one another in their cadre and to those who visit here. Each of these students have selected one of the many new and free "web 2.0" application to first learn about and then create or collect the tools that will help us learn about the tool as easily as possible. Finally they created a small learning adventure to help us see an example of how this new application might be used by the cadre in learning or teaching contexts. Each person agrees to be the expert on this tool and is open for answering questions you might have. We hope you enjoy this library of applications. Feel free to share your ideas for how this might be used in your classroom. On each application page, there is a discussion tab. Feel free to start a discussion or share your use of any of these tools. We encourage Pepperdine cross-cadre communication and enjoy comments from any visitor or guest about these tools.


INDEX to the Design Library



Collaborative Workspace Construction



Design Library Link

Description of tool and Learning Activity "Webgift"

Link to Application home

Cadre 11 Member


Edmodo
-Microblogging platform (developed for classroom use by teachers and students)
http://malikaviltz.com/gradschool/?cat=9
http://edmodo.com
Malika Viltz
Acrobat
-Collaborative web meeting space
-Online word processor
-Video chat and meeting space
-White board
-File sharing. .
http://acrobat.com
Colby Smart

ZoHo
-Shared collaborative solutions, specifically ZoHo Creator - an application creator and database part of the ZoHo suite
-Can be used as an embedded, searchable, customizable, interactive data organization tool
http://creator.zoho.com
James Watson

ZoHo
-Organizes different types of content for easy dissemination and sharing
http://notebook.zoho.com
Jaime Serrano

Ning
-Community building tool
-Manage and customize your own social network
-Blog, discuss, share pictures and videos
http://ning.com/
Andrea Vasquez

Yola
-Create, manage, and update a free web site
http://www.yola.com/
(formally known as Synthasite)
Andrea Vasquez


Synchronous Communication




Design Library Link

Description of tool and Learning Activity "Webgift"

Link to Application home

Cadre 11 Member


Gabbly
-Add a chat box to any website for free
-Anyone who loads the same webpage at the same time can chat by adding gabbly.com/' in front of any URL
http://www.gabbly.com/
Dijlah Benjamin
CoverItLive
-Live blog
-Easy media connection and publication to readers
-Streaming questions and comments in real time
-Instant replay function for missed content
-Reader polls
http://www.coveritlive.com/


Synchronous/Asynchronous Communication




Design Library Link

Description of tool and Learning Activity "Webgift"

Link to Application home

Cadre 11 Member


Oovoo
-Free chat and video communication tool
-Allows users to send pre-recorded video messages, chat synchronously, and participate in video conferences with up to three users at a time (free)
-With paid subscription, up to six users can simultaneously video conference and sessions can be shared with others

Oovoo online tutorials
Oovoo
Dan Wood
MeBeam
-Free web-based video conferencing with multiple participants (MeBeam does not require any user accounts or special software)
-set up a room, and email or IM the room information to other particpants
http://mebeam.com
Dan Wood
EtherPad
-Shared document creation space
-Tracks each person's contributions with a new color (up to seven are available)
-Separate chat area (drafts can be saved along the way) - no delay

screencast about the tool: http://etherpad.com/ep/about/screencast
http://etherpad.com/
Dan Wood


Asynchronous Communication with Voice




Design Library Link

Description of tool and Learning Activity "Webgift"

Link to Application home

Cadre 11 Member


Voice
Threads
-Voice thread combines pictures and vocal recording to allow for its users to tell stories
-Final story can be embedded or shared to allow for others to leave text comments, or vocal comments

We will be completing a timecapsule VoiceThread of ourselves to introduce us to the rest of our cadre and asking for their comments at the end.
http://voicethread.com

http://voicethread.com/share/409/
Anne Smith
Jing
-Instantly captures and shares images and video (from your computer to anywhere)
Jing
Matt Jackson
Gcast
-Use your phone for making podcasts
gcast.com
Donna Lesser
Talkshoe
-Live Interactive Podcasting and Audioblogging
-Record group chat and voice via phone, Skype or VoIP and archive as a podcast with free hosting
http://www.talkshoe.com/
Karen Smith
Yackpack
-Save and share audio messages with a group of people.
http://yackpack.com
Karen Smith
SimplifyMedia
-Stream your home music/video/podcast collection across the web to any other computer, or even iPod Touch & iPhone.
http://simplifymedia.com
James Watson

Surveys




Design Library
Link

Description of tool and Learning Activity "Webgift"
Link to Application home
Cadre 11 Member
Survey
Monkey
-Create free professional online surveys quickly and easily
http://www.surveymonkey.com
Kathleen Lepori
SPSS
-Data Analysis Software (30 day free license)
SPSS Statistics 17.0
Matt Jackson


Collaborative Knowledge Building/Knowledge Sharing Tools

Design Library Link

Description of tool and Learning Activity "Webgift"

Link to Application home

Cadre 11 Member


Diigo
-Powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community
-Use highlighting and sticky notes on the web to share information
Diigo
Greg Noack
Flexbooks
-Allows one to customize and produce content by re-purposing to suit what needs to be taught
-Manipulate for use in different modules that may suit a learner's learning style, region, language, or level of skill
-Adheres to the local education standards
http://ck12.org
Malika Viltz
280 Slides
-Free online presentation maker which allows presentations to be shared on the web
-With 280 slides you can create a presentation on the fly with only an internet connection and browser (great if you are the notetaker in a smallgroup and what to share these back with with others)

Check out more information on 280slides on my website
http://280slides.com/
Edgar Chavez
Shelfari
-Collaborative tool for sharing thoughts on books with others
www.shelfari.com
Erin Berg
Bubbl.us
-Tool for collaborative mindmapping
-Create, share, embed, and email shared mindmaps
-Mindmaps can be save as images
bubbl.us
Tanner and Marie
Delicious
-Social bookmarking site
-Allows personal bookmarks to be accessed from any computer
http://delicious/
Brett Martin

Web Journaling/Online Bibliography Software(Blogs & Reference Database Software)

Design Library
Link

Description of tool and Learning Activity "Webgift"
Link to Application home
Cadre 11 Member
Wordpress
-Blogging tool
-Can also be used to create a web space
http://wordpress.com/
Sonja Wood
RefWorks
-Helps researchers gather, manage, store and share information
-Generate citations and bibliographies in user specified formats.
http://www.refworks.com
Sonja Wood

Website/Web Development Tools

Design Library
Link

Description of tool and Learning Activity "Webgift"
Link to Application
home

Cadre 11 Member
Selfpromotion
-Contains strategies for increasing the traffic to your website
-Connections to tutorials and articles on promoting website
SelfPromotion.com
Josephine Cheatham


Graphics Tools

Design Library
Link

Description of tool and Learning Activity "Webgift"
Link to Application home
Cadre 11 Member
Pencil
-Free animation program and exports into .xml, .mov, and .swf

To see what Pencil does, click on the Pencil Overview, then on Mitosis.swf link
http://www.les-stooges.org/pascal/pencil/index.php?id=Home
Mici Orona
Photostory
-Share photos with music, voice, or text
-Very easy for students to use
Photostory
Brooke Spencer
Dabbleboard
-Digital whiteboard that helps visualize, explore and communicate ideas
dabbleboard_logo_sm.png
Abrash Khanmalek

Note Taking

Wiki Link
Description of tool and activity you are constructing for us
Link to Tool
Person
Evernote
-Easily captures information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient
-Makes information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere
http://www.evernote.com
Chris Faulkner