Web 2.0 Resources
Table of Contents Befunky ..................................................................................................................... 3 Capzles ....................................................................................................................... 8 Dipity ...................................................................................................................... 13 Glogster ................................................................................................................... 14 JogtheWeb .............................................................................................................. 27 MuseumBox ............................................................................................................. 29 PhotoShop Express .................................................................................................. 32 Prezi ........................................................................................................................ 34 Symbaloo ................................................................................................................. 56 Timetoast................................................................................................................. 62 Wallwisher ............................................................................................................... 64 Wordle ..................................................................................................................... 68 Web 2.0 Resources ................................................................................................... 70
A Photo Editing 2.0 Tool 1.
In befunky, you can:
To get started, you must upload a photo. Click on:
You will see this pop-up window after the uploads: Select one of the tools to continue.
Under the Edit menu, you can:
To crop, select the Crop tool, then move the large black dots on the four corners to select the area to crop. After adjusting the dots, click the Apply button to apply the changes or Discard to go back to the original picture.
B. Rotate/Flip: Click on Rotate/Flip. Make your selection from the choices given. Click Apply or Discard.
You may resize by either pixels or a percentage. Click on Resize. Move the small sliders to the right to make larger and to the left to make smaller.
Constrain proportions should normally be left on to keep the image in proportion. Click Apply when finished resizing.
D. For the remaining items in the Edit menu, open the menu, move the sliders to the desired changes, and click Apply. 6.
To use the additional Effects, click on Create.
You will have these options:
The Photo Effects available are:
The effects on the top section of each one are available.
The effects in the section below Premium Effects are unavailable without upgrading. $$$
Click on the desired effect. The change will be made on the image. Click Apply to apply the changes or Discard to go back to the original image. Each effect will have a dialog box for you to make additional adjustments for that particular effect.
Available Artsy Effects are
As in #7, the effects on the top section of each one are available. The effects in the section below Premium Effects are unavailable without upgrading. $$$ Click on the desired effect. The change will be made on the image. Click Apply to apply the changes or Discard to go back to the original image.
Categories of Frames include:
There are several frames included within each category. Select the category, select the desired frame, and then click Apply. The frame will be added to your image. You may make adjustments to the Frame in the Framer Settings box. Move the slider to change the opacity, change the blend mode, or change the color in the color selector box.
Under Goodies, you will find an abundance of stickers to place on your picture. Select the category, then select the desired Goody. It will appear on your image. You may also click on the Goody and drag it to the image. Once the Goody has been added to your image, you may adjust its settings. Select the Goody. Drag the resize handles to make is smaller or larger. Click inside the Goody to move it. Move the circle inside the color selector to change the color of the Goody.
To add captions to the image, select Text Editor under the Create menu. This window will appear.
Create an account. click on:
Click on Create at the top of the screen.
In the dropdown menu from Create, select New Capzle.
On the left side of the screen, a menu will appear. From this menu, you will: add your title and describe your capzle; add tags so that others may quickly find your zapzle; upload photos, videos, audio, and text; select the background; add music.
Click on Add Title & Description. A.
In the box provided, enter the title of your capzle.
Type the description so that others may search for and view your capzle.
Select a color, font, font size, and font style for your title text.
Select Tags and Categories. Select any of the categories that apply to your capzle.
Select Add Content.
This will allow you to upload one picture to be placed on your capzle timeline.
When you upload a stack, you will select multiple images that will be placed on the timeline for a particular time.
This selection will allow you to place an entry on your timeline.
Click on Upload directly onto my timeline. A new window will appear.
Enter a stack title. Enter a stack description.
Enter a date.
Click add files.
Click on a file to be uploaded onto your title slide. Click Open then click Start Upload. Your image will appear on the opening screen.
Click on the picture on your capzle. A window will open where you can add the information about the image Add the title and a description, any tags, change the date if necessary. If you do not wish to keep the entry, click on Delete This Entry at the bottom. Click the X in the upper right corner to close the window.
To add multiple images, click on Upload a stack onto my timeline. Follow the instructions in A-F above, except shift or control click on multiple images to load all of them into a new stack. A.
Click on the first picture in your stack. As in step F above, complete the information about the image.
Click on Grid View at the bottom of the screen to navigate to the next image in the stack. Add the appropriate information
Continue with step B for all images in the stack. Click the X when you are finished editing the stack.
Select Design Your Capzle. You may select your own theme under the pick a theme tab.
You may also design your own background under the Design Your Capzle tab. At the bottom of the tab, you are given an option to upload your own image.
Select Add Background Music to add music to your capzle. Click Upload Music. On the next screen, select add files. After navigating to the file containing your music, select the music, click Open, then start upload.
When your capzle is finished, click on the Iâ€™m finished button at the top of the screen.
To view the stacks: A. Click on a stack and the first picture will zoom in. B. Use the left and right arrow keys to navigate through the stack. C. Click on Show Details to display the imageâ€™s information. D. Click close to close the stack and move on to another stack.
Dipity On online tool for creating Timelines for presentations. Timelines cannot be printed out. 1.
Create an account
Click Create a Timline
Enter the Topic, provide a description, select the correct timezone, upload a general image related to the topic
Set permissions. Keep it private until complete, at least.
Click Continue to start adding events to the timeline
Enter in as much information about the event into the fields. Upload pictures and include links to additional information and videos if appropriate. Click Save & Add Another to continue adding events. Click SAVE when finished.
There are three different views of your timeline.
Getting Creative with Glogster (http://edu.glogster.com) An ETV Workshop By Karen Ogen March 2010 Getting started with Glogster: On the educational version of Glogster, you can choose to Register or Login. Glogster is also starting to offer an EDU PREMIUM account that will give teachers more access and control over classes and editing. But, to begin you can enroll for the EDU BASIC, free version.
If this is your 1st time using Glogster, you will need to register.
Fill out your info on the form. You can only have ONE Glogster account for your e-mail address.
Now you can get started using Glogster, but if you want your students to use Glogster, too, you will need to add them. Look for the Add New Students button:
You can choose how many student Glogster accounts you will have: â€˘ You can have up to 100 student accounts. â€˘ You can always add more student accounts (up to 100) if you choose to add fewer accounts now. After you have added new students, you will get a message in Glogster with information (log-ins and passwords) for your students.
Open the message to see your student accounts:
You will also get a screen that shows your student accounts:
To begin making a glog, you or your students will click on the Create a New Glog button on the Dashboard screen:
How to create a glog: When you create a NEW GLOG, the main screen you will see will look something like this, although the look may change to reflect new themes that are being featured on Glogster: Name of your glog.
The design area. You can begin by removing the items you donâ€™t want and starting with your own blank page: Just follow the directions on the text box, click the text box and then the red trashcan to delete it! (You can also use the DELETE key on the keyboard.) Repeat to delete other text boxes and images from your design space.
Now we will add some information and images to our page. We will start by looking at the toolbar: •
The floating magnetic toolbar is used to add elements to your page. As you can see, you can choose from graphics, text, images, videos, sound, and wall elements. The toolbar can be moved by placing your cursor on the words magnet tool and dragging the toolbar up or down. The toolbar can also be hidden by clicking on the pink arrow. Just click on the pink arrow to bring it back again.
The WALL button will open up choices for the background of your glog wall (the center, main section of the poster) and the glog page (the narrow space that runs vertically on the left and right of the glog wall):
You can choose a wall design from the pages listed, or you can click on the categories to narrow your choices by theme. When you find one you like, click USE IT! Your page will change.
The TEXT button will allow you to choose a text box to add titles, facts, or other writing to your page:
Again, you can search by page number or themed categories, but you can also choose to search by the text box categories: bubbles (most look like comic word bubbles), stickers (text boxes that will hold several sentences of information), or titles (for just a few words). Again, click USE IT to place a text box on the poster.
Bring to Front
Send to Back
Cancel changes When you click on the text box, a toolbar will open above it.
From this toolbar you can: • Edit (add text and the way it looks). • Order the box to the front or back of other elements. • Clone/Duplicate (make an exact copy) • Cancel changes or • Delete the text box.
Text Box Color
Link to Web Site
When you click on the EDIT button on a text box, a NEW toolbar will open above:
From this toolbar you can: • Click OK to finish making changes in the text box and return to the main toolbar. • Change the color of the text box. • Link the text box to a web page. • Change the font styles (font, size, color, bold, etc.) • Add special effects such as shading and transparency. You will also now have a cursor to TYPE in the text box!
The text formatting button will allow you to make changes to the font, justification, bold, italics, font size, and font colors. Click APPLY after making changes. Click OK if you are done editing the text box to get back to the main toolbar.
The GRAPHICS button will allow you to decorations to you poster:
Again, you can find an image and click USE IT to place it on your poster! Some of the graphics are animated and will move in your project. The IMAGE button will allow you to upload, link to, or grab (video record) an image to use in your poster.
If you UPLOAD an image you will choose a saved image from your computer. If you LINK to an image, you can add the imageâ€™s URL in the box. If you GRAB an image, be prepared with a video camera to record yourself or the action going on around you to be imported to Glogster.
Once the image is uploaded, linked, or saved, you will see it in the IMAGE window. If you have many images, you can SEARCH the images. You can click USE IT to ad the image to the poster as it is, orâ€Ś You can click on ADD A FRAME to place the image in a themed frame before adding it to the poster.
**Remember to follow copyright laws when using images that are not your own. Check for usage guidelines and cite your sources on your poster!** The bus image is from: http://thebovinecomedy.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/yellowdeathtrapunlessmrstegallisdriving.jpg
The VIDEO button will allow you to add video/movies to your poster. You can add videos in the same way you added images: upload, link, or grab.
The VIDEO toolbar in Glogster now also supports and searches SchoolTube videos that can be inserted into your poster: To use a SchoolTube video: • Click on the SchoolTube button on the left. • Type and search for a topic. • Preview the video in before inserting. • You can also ADD A PLAYER (a frame for videos!)
The SOUND button will allow you to add audio to your project. Just like images and videos, you must upload, link to, or grab your sounds.
You can also ADD A PLAYER (a button) to your sound!
How to save, open, edit, and embed your glog! To SAVE your glog, click on the SAVE and PUBLISH button at the top or bottom of the edit screen:
On the publish changes screen, there are several options: • You can name your glog. • You can see the web address (URL) of your glog. • You can choose a category for your glog. • You can add TAGS (keywords) to help people that are searching for a particular topic to find your glog). Make your glog FINISHED or UNFINISHED. Finished means that classmates will be allowed to view and comment on the blog. Unfinished means that the student is still working on the glog and it will be “hidden” from the view of other classroom students.
Make sure to click SAVE or SAVE AND PUBLISH (if your Glog is finished) to save your work! When your glog has been saved, a new box will appear with information on accessing and sharing your glog. You can choose to share your glog on several social media sites such as FaceBook or Twitter. You also will see an EMBED CODE which you can copy and paste
into a web page or web page editor. This will publish your glog on your own web site! To OPEN and EDIT a saved glog, scroll to the bottom of your dashboard (the main screen after logging-in) to the section called Your Glogs:
Click the EDIT button below the image to continue editing. Here you can also DELETE unwanted Glogs, find LINKS and EMBED codes for your glogs, and see any COMMENTS left about your glog. Commenting: Glogster gives you the ability to comment on another person’s glog. To comment on your students’ glogs, or to have students comment on each other’s glogs, first look on your dashboard for the list of students: Click on a student nickname or image of a glog you’d like to leave a comment on.
On the next screen, you will see a preview of the glog. Scroll down and below the glog image, you will see a comments section where you will be able to add comments, read comments left by others, and as the teacher or the student author, you will be able to also delete any unwanted comments on your own glog. Your comment can be PUBLIC or PRIVATE.
Rate It! Teachers (or other users that have verified their accounts by e-mail) can also rate a page using a star system. The Rate It box is found to the right of the comments box. Just click the number of stars and rate it if you have an approved account. Here you can also get the embed code for someone elseâ€™s glog, you can share this glog with your friends, or you can send it to your friends!
Teacher tools: Teachers also have the ability to change some settings on the student accounts. From your main dashboard screen, again click on the student nickname or the image of the glog youâ€™d like to make changes for. On the next screen, you will see a preview of the glog. Scroll down and below the glog image, you will see a teacher menu where you will be able to change the settings including publishing (visibility) of the glog.
This web resource provides an easy way to create interactive web-based activities. Teachers can identify websites on topic and input instructions or annotations for students to follow while on the web. You could call it a Web Scavenger Hunt or Virtual Web Tour. You direct students to the sites you want them to visit. The embedded sites are all interactive. It works from any Internet connected computer and it’s FREE!! Some advertisements do appear on the site and you cannot block the “Comments” feature, although you can delete comments after they appear. There are some sites that do no work properly in Jog the Web, but most do. HOME PAGE: http://www.jogtheweb.com
Step 1: Create an Account or Sign in to your account. Once you submit your information, you will receive a confirmation email. In the email there is a link you must click to activate your account. If the username you selected is already in use, you will have to use another. (A good way to avoid username conflicts is to always use your full email address.) Step 2: Explore existing JOGS to see what others had created and how they are using the resource. Step 3: Search on topic or keyword to find existing JOGS Step 4: Create your own JOG.
Once logged in, click on the MY JOGS link and you will see the following screen. On this screen you will see a list of JOGS that you have already started or created. Click the CREATE NEW JOG to start a new JOG or you can edit one you have created.
Give your JOG a title, enter a brief description, and check the category (ies) that would be associated with your topic. Submit.
Now you are ready to begin adding â€œpagesâ€? to your JOG. Enter a title for the page, enter the URL for the page (be sure to include the http://). In the page comment box, you can enter any annotations that you want students to read or any questions that you want them to answer based on the information on that webpage.
Website: http://museumbox.e2bn.org. Getting students to create their own user accounts: If you want your students to register their own accounts get them to load E2BN Story Creator 2 Creator http://myths.e2bn.org/story_creator/ and click "Messages" (or anything that gets a login prompt) then "Join for Free" if they select your school from the list on the right when they are entering their details YOU will be able to moderate their work when they finish and submit it within the application.
Assemble all the information in a folder.
Click Start to begin creating your museum box.
Click on Change Box in the lower right-hand side of the window to change the number of sections of each tray, the number of trays (levels), and the color of the box trays.
Click on the first cube of the first layer. Add a title to the cube in the Cube Title box. a. To upload an image, click on Images. There is a tab that is labeled Your Images. Any images that are uploaded will appear here. b. Click on Upload, then Browse. c. Navigate to where your image is saved, select it and click Upload. d. The image appears in the Your Images area.
Click on Add to Drawer, then click on Add to Cube if you would like to add the image to the cube. You may open the drawer later to add the images to the cube.
In the Caption box under the image, enter a description of the image.
Continue with steps 4a-6 to complete the cube.
To enter text onto a cube: Click on the red Text icon at the bottom of the screen. Enter a text title. Enter your text in green-bordered box. Format the text with the options above the box (bold, italics, underline, alignment, color, and size)
Click Save As to save the text. Add the text to the drawer. 9.
You may add sounds (either from Museum Box or your own),
and links. Adding links will show a screen shot of the website. 10.
To load a previously saved project: Click the Start button. Click Load. Enter your information on the login screen. Click Login.
Your Museum Box projects will appear on the screen. Select the desired project and click Load.
To work on another level, click on the level button on the left side of the screen. Repeat steps above to add more information to the Museum Box.
Photoshop Express http://www.photoshop.com/tools
An online, free site that provides basic photo editing features for the casual photo editor.
Upload picture or select picture from your photo library (pictures you previously uploaded)
Edit > BASIC
Crop & Rotate Select portion of the picture
Resize Auto settings to resize the file size of the picture for specific applications.
Makes adjustments for contrast, focus, etc.
Used to correct for washouts, too much lighting, etc.
Use to fix a bad area of the photo
Compensates for color corrections
White Balance Make corrections for incorrect lighting
Changes the brightness of the brightest part of your photo
Like adding a flash to the picture when it was taken
Try to sharpen the focus on details in the picture
Softens the focus on details
Special effect that makes one color really stand out.
Change all the colors at once
Black & White Change the photo to a b&w one.
Make the photo look hand drawn.
Twist, stretch, bulge
Makes the photo black & one color (not white)
Done. Picture can then be saved to your desktop or picture folder.
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website address: http://www.timetoast.com/
Create an account.
You will see this icon
Click on the link to create a new timeline.
Give your timeline a title. Choose an image if you desire to complement your timeline. a. Click on Choose an Image. b. Click on Upload an Image. c. Find the image. Select it, then click Done. You may also select a category for your timeline. Click GO!
On this screen, you will enter the title and the date of the event and choose an image for the timeline. Upload an image as you did in step #5. In the description box, add the information that accompanies the event. Click Create Event when finished.
Your event will appear on your Timeline. To view the description, click on the + on the event bubble.
For an event lasting more than one day, click on the Add Timespan button at the lower right side of the screen.
Add a title and description as before. Also include a start and end date for the event.
To publish the timeline, click the change status here button at the top of the timeline. Click the publish button next to the timeline to be published.
Click on the left or right marker to view a particular area of the timeline, zoomed in.
(Note: To make a change to the title of the timeline or the picture, click on the Edit title and picture button.)
To delete a timeline, click change status here button, then click Delete next to the timeline to be deleted. 11.
To view, edit, publish, or delete any of your timelines after logging in, click on the your timeline button at the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
to view the timeline as a timeline or in text view.
What is it – Wallwisher is a site that allows you to create a web‐based bulletin board that students can use to respond to a topic, video, link, etc. Each student has the ability to use 160 characters. Getting Started 1.) Visit http://www.wallwisher.com 2.) In the top right hand corner you will see a link to Login/Register 3.) When you click on the Login/Register screen you will need to provide the following
4.) Once you have provided this information click on Create my Account. You can use a Google Account if you have one. 5.) When your account is created you need to click on the link to “build a wall.” It might appear automatically. 6.) First thing is choose an image to go on your wall. You can choose a preloaded image or upload an image of your own. I like to use my school mascot for walls related to school. 7.) Next you will need to enter a title 8.) Finally you will need to input a subtitle. This might be the instructions for your students or staff if using it in a meeting
9.) Next you will need to choose a theme. This is a basic background for your wall. You have several options
10.) The next step is to choose some of the preferences for your wall. a. First, choose a URL for your wall. You can create your own link for your wall. As you can see you are limited to 6‐20 characters of only letters and numbers. I always suggest something the kids will easily remember b. Who can view – For most walls, it will be for everyone c. Who can post sticky Notes – For most walls it will be for everyone. d. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you check that box that allows you to approve every post. This way you see what students are saying before it goes public.
11.) Once you have done that, you then click on the “Done” Button. You will receive an email confirming that your wall is completed and provide a link to the wall so that you can share it with students/staff
12.) When students visit the URL they will see the following message: “Double Click Anywhere to Post.” 13.) When a student double clicks the get the following window: a. You notice that they will need to put in their name where it says “Anonymous” i. If you are giving grades, they need to put in their name b. They can then type in their message (160 characters) c. They can also link to an image, video, or audio link from the web. Most images will appear on the wall, and any video links to YouTube will open in a separate window within Wallwisher. d. You will also notice a “Requires wall owner approval.” What the student types will not appear PUBLICALLY until it is approved by the teacher.
So how could you use Wallwisher in the classroom? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Brainstorm ideas for a project Create a themed wall and embed videos for students to watch and comment on. Create a Story and have students put their own twist Have a discussion about hot topics and gets students thoughts Submit questions for a guest speaker A Current Events Wall Have students research a topic and post a link to an article that supports their views on that topic Have students organize topics into groups that you pre-posted and have them print the screen to show you their completed assignment 9. Students could each submit a Word Problem and give other students a chance to solve them. Just put in a # in the name of the problem and then the students name and the # they are answering in the response 10. Find out background knowledge by posting a topic and have students answer what they already know. 11. Assess your own class - have them tell you what they liked and disliked in your class 12. Create an area for kids to ask questions about assignments Â Â Â
Wordle—Quick Start Tutorial Overview Wordles are word clouds—pictures made up from text that you provide (such as a document or website). Here’s an example of a Wordle (using a well known fairy tale):
The more frequently a word appears in the text, the larger it will be in the Wordle. Common words (known as “stop words”) such as a, the, to, at, in, etc. are ignored when the Wordle is being created, although there is an option to include them. Wordles can be formatted with different fonts, layouts and colour schemes. They can be printed or captured for use in other applications such as word processors, presentation programs or graphics tools. The tool that is used for generating Wordles can be found at: http://wordle.net/ It is suggested that if you ask students to create Wordles that you give them the address: http://wordle.net/create The Wordle homepage is uncensored and has examples produced in the last few minutes by others. Occasionally these Wordles may contain inappropriate language or themes.
Note This tutorial uses the Gettysburg address for demonstration. File is located on the Share drive. Wl Page 2 of 6 1. Locate and open the file, and copy all of the text from the file. Some handy keystrokes that will speed the copying and pasting process are: Ctrl-A Select All the text in a document Ctrl-C Copy Ctrl-V Paste Note that these keystrokes will work in virtually every program, and so can be used to copy all of the text from a word processing or presentation file. 2.
Open http://wordle.net/create and paste in your text. Click the Go button.
Wordle is a Java applet. It will load, and then you will see your Wordle being created.
On Wordle’s Font menu, change the font. Notice that whenever you change the font, your Wordle is recreated.
On the Layout menu, explore the various settings. Whenever you make a change on this menu, your Wordle will be recreated. Notice the keystroke at the top of the menu. Wordles are random creations, and sometimes they need to be laid out several times until you’re happy with the placement of the words.
The next step is to set the colours for your Wordle. On the Color menu, try some of the different options. Notice the Variance controls at the bottom. Whenever the colour is changed, the Wordle is not recreated. Colours too are somewhat random. If there’s no group of colours that’s right for you, edit the custom palette and put in the ones that you want. Woral 7. The last part of this tutorial involves transferring the finished Wordle to another program or just printing it to hardcopy. i.Click the Print button underneath the Wordle, select the printer and print the Wordle onto a single sheet. ii.If you have a pdf printer driver installed on your computer, save it as a pdf file. Click the print button underneath the Wordle and select the pdf printer. Select the location and give the file a name and you’re done. Wordles are inherently landscape, so you’ll probably need to rotate the page in Adobe Reader (View > Rotate View > Clockwise). You can copy and paste from the pdf using Adobe Reader’s snapshot tool. iii.Press the PrtScn key on your keyboard. This grabs a copy of your entire screen, menus and all. Paste into Word, and use the Crop Tool to remove any unwanted parts from around the Wordle. iv.In Windows &, you can use the “Snipping Tool” to capture the image. v. Download and install Jing to do screen capturing.
Web 2.0 Resources Google Apps
Google Docs; Google Blogger; Google Sites Zoho http://www.zoho.com/ Productivity & Collaboration Wordle http://www.wordle.net/ Generate word clouds from text Zamzar http://zamzar.com/ Web tool to convert lots of different file types Media Converter http://www.mediaconverter.org/ Web tool to convert lots of different file types KStudio (download http://kstudio.net/re.html Resize a folder of app) pictures in one step ReSizr http://www.resizr.com/ Web tool for resizing images, minor editing tools Jing http://www.jingproject.com/ Web tool: Capture screen, desktop images & share CamStudio (download http://camstudio.org/ Capture screen and app) record Picnik http://www.picnik.com/ Web tool for photo editing FotoFlexer http://fotoflexer.com/ Web tool for photo editing Photoshop Express https://www.photoshop.com/ Web tool for photo editing Voice Thread http://voicethread.com/ Web tool for sharing files, photos, videos, and letting others make comments 280Slides http://280slides.com/ Web tool for creating & sharing presentations Toon Doo http://www.toondoo.com/Home.on Web Tool for creating cartoons Animoto http://animoto.com/ Web Tool for creating videos OneTrueMedia http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site/public_home Web Tool for creating videos
Jog the web
I Keep Bookmarks
Read the Words
Chart Tool Web Museum
Web tool for creating diagrams, mindmaps, flowcharts, etc. Allows author to select webpages, add notes, questions to the page for viewers Online bookmarking site Online bookmarking, archiving and annotation site Online bookmark manager Online bookmark manager Online brainstorming tool Online newsletter creation Create/print brochures Web tool for creating timelines Web tool for creating timelines Web tool that allows user to paste text into box and have it read to them Create online graphs