Monday, November 1, 2010

Top 25 Sites of 2010

With the end of the year right around the corner I decided to dedicate a post to my favorite websites of the year. At first I wanted to do a list of 10 choices, but after looking through the 100's of posts that I've done throughout the year I had to up that total to 25. Depending on feedback I might even do a top 100 or 50 if there is a demand.

Top 25 Sites of 2010

  1. Kidblog - A great way for schools to have kids blog. No student email is required and everything is monitored before being posted online.
  2. Sweet Search - Excellent search engine for students as everything has been reviewed by educators before hand.
  3. Cacoo - A nice site for creating online charts/graphs w/ a built in chat feature for collaboration.
  4. 21 Classes - A nice way to get student's blogging in a safe/secure environment.
  5. Story Jumper -Excellent site for digital storytelling that has lots of educational resources for teachers.
  6. Middlespot - Is an innovative website for social bookmarking that allows users to collect sites in a visual way.
  7. Education Eye - Is a fun site for brainstorming w/ this visual search engine.
  8. Kizoa - A great site for creating animated slide shows w/ lots of different content to choose from.
  9. Drag on Tape - A very user friendly site that uses a drag-n-drop interface to edit/mix video.
  10. Shwup - Is a great site for making collaborative slide shows.
  11. PreZentit - Very similar to Shwup this is a nice looking site for making collaborative slide shows.
  12. Quintura for Kids - A search engine for kids that acts a bit like a tag cloud where results can be embedded into a site.
  13. TodaysMeet - Create a real-time, private, back channel chat that brings in tweets from Twitter.
  14. MeMoov - A very user friendly site for digital storytelling that allows users to record their voice for narration.
  15. Wordia - Brings words to life through the use of video.
  16. Encyclomedia - A video encyclopedia where results can be embedded into a site.
  17. Zooburst - A great site for for digital storytelling where a user can make an online 3D pop-up book.
  18. Jay Cut - A site similar to iMovie that allows users to edit or create a video.
  19. Splashup - Looks like Photoshop and is a great way to edit photos and manipulate layers/effects.
  20. Comic Master - A fun site for digital storytelling that has a drag-n-drop interface.
  21. Knowcase - Create collaborative outlines w/ this easy to use site.
  22. Cloud Canvas - A great site for photo editing and drawing/painting similar to Splashup.
  23. Magic Studio - A great mult-media site for uploading photos/documents/video and then editing them.
  24. Googlios - A way for students to create digital portfolios online using Google Tools.
  25. We are Teachers - A social network for educators where lots of ideas and lessons can be found.
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3 comments:

  1. I really like the Sweet Search. This would be a great search engine for students to use when they are doing a research paper.

    I also like the different types of cites for making videos and editing photos.

    Thank you for this list. It was of much help!
    Do you have any others for a high school classroom?

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  2. Exploring all these will be one of my MLK weekend activities. I will need to categorize the list by function, e.g., how do KidBlog and 21 Classes stack up? I am always looking for incredibly easy-to-navigate tools for my K-5 students. Thank you!

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