Useful Links


I have been keeping track of everything in my del.icio.us, and I thought it would be nice to list some really great websites. All of the links below can reflect learning in some way or another and most of all they can let the power of student voice shine through.

Glogster
A poster that you can make online, then embed into your website. It can display audio, pictures and text.

AnimotoThis is one of the newest picture sharing tools out there. I like the fact that it moves the pictures in time with the music. They have a lot of excellent music that you are allowed to use with your images or you can choose your own music.

Voicethread
A fantastic site where you can collaboratively display audio, and it lets student voice shine through.
You can also embed this onto your blog, wiki, or website etc.

Toon Doo
This is a site where you create a comic strip, or book. I recommend this website for reflecting learning, and showing what students know or have learnt about a study.

Bubble Share
Bubble share has a great variety of options that you can use each photo. You can add sound to each photo and you can also add speech bubbles and about 20 other objects. You can put a piece of video onto the photos as well.

Clustr maps
From their website:
See at a glance where your site's visitors are located: instantaneously, even whenthe numbers are enormous! Visitors don't need to click on anything: just viewing your page is sufficient.

Vuvox
Vuvox is a great way to display photos. Accounts are free and you can search your photos on Flickr, PhotoBucket or upload them from your computer. You can also do general web searches for images to use. You drag the photos you want to display into your storyboard area and then apply a style to use.

Flickr
Flickr is the most famous picture sharing site. You can upload pictures and surf through the pictures of others. You can create basically anything with your pictures varing from slide shows to calendars to a magazine cover.

Photobucket
Photobucket is a way for people to create, manage, and share their personal media online. They can include personal photos, graphics, slideshows, and videos.

Rock You
This website provides you with customisable photo slideshare options as well as other tools for your blog or wiki. You can add special effects such as glitter writing, to yout photos.

Slide.com
This looks very similar to RockYou when making a SlideShow. You can upload files from your computer or from a variety of other sites such as Facebook and PhotoBucket.
PB wiki
PB Wiki is a wiki solution suitable for businesses and education. It is very similar to wikispaces but it does have some differences.

The following was originally published April 6, 2008 at http://jess-myvoice.blogspot.com/2008/04/useful-websites.html