Links

TED Talks: This is a mine of brilliant talks by inspiring people. You have only up to about 20 minutes to tell a very select audience about your subject.It needs to be entertaining, informative and to the point. Sometimes it reaches the heights of genius.  http://www.ted.com/

The Educator’s PLN: This is a Ning site that was created by Tom Whitby (@tomwhitby) to help bring together educators interested in the uses of web 2.0 in education. There are some really useful videos in it and it is a good way to see recent developments in the web 2.0 classroom and get to see who are the leading lights in it at the moment. http://edupln.ning.com/

Voicethread: One of the most interesting developments in online communication. Comment on a picture or video (indeed anything that can be represented in a slide. There is the ability to write, talk or add a video comment. Children can communicate about fascinating topics from all over the world.  http://voicethread.com/#u640897

The Open Thinking Wiki: Excellent collection of videos and other resources compiled by Dr Alec Couros  (@courosa)  covering Technology and media literacy. http://couros.wikispaces.com/TechAndMediaLiteracyVids

Classroom 2.0: Another very informative and useful Ning site started  by Steve Anderson (@classroom20)  who also hosts weekly online discussions through elluminate: http://www.classroom20.com/profile/Elluminate http://www.classroom20.com/

Hootsuite: Powerful application that lets you shorten URL’s and transfer information to “Twitter” or “Facebook” and provides you with valuable statistics on how often your post has been seen. http://hootsuite.com

WordPress.com: Intuitive, easy to use Blog creation site. (This blog comes from it). Give it a go if you want to communicate with people through the potential audience of the internet .www.wordpress.com

Acrobat.com: A powerful online suite of applications that is best explained by the organisation themselves: https://acrobat.com/#d=SMhjKrfkp0*LEDPcO-Hzpw www.acrobat.com

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