TILT - Teachers Improving Learning with Technology

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

TILT Episode 12 - Web Applications Part 2

In this episode, we'll feature 4 fantastic web-based applications that can have you and your students using some incredibly-functioning, feature-rich applications without the need to install anything. As the episode title suggests, these applications and tools run right in your web browser and are all FREE.

Applications featured in this episode:
Writely - the web word processor
Gliffy - a web-based concept-mapping/diagram-creating tool similar to Inspiration
Protopage - create feature-rich web pages instantly without any programming (or program)
Gabbly - a chat application window that can appear with ANY website instantly (records your chat transcript too)
Mailinator - instant and disposable email addresses for those who love these web services but don't want to give an email address to register for these services with a real email address


Google Video - larger version
MPEG-4 Version (48MB, 320x240 - Right-click 'Save Target As...' to download)
Windows Media Version (59MB, 640x480)

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  • At 13.8.08, Anonymous Brittany said…

    The experts behind Mead® school supplies understand technology has changed the classroom. That’s why they’ve introduced Mead Map (www.meadmap.com), an innovative online application that facilitates student engagement and redefines the way students organize notes and group projects. I thought you might be interested in sharing information on the application with your colleagues and your blog readers.



    Group Project Benefits

    To start, the easy-to-use interface, which uses the first mind mapping system designed for students, is great for housing research and organizing information for papers and presentations. Students can instantly access and organize information from any computer with an internet connect – no downloads required. Plus, the easy-to-use interface allows for real-time collaborations and interactions – perfect for working on group projects outside of class.



    Check out a group project example map at:

    http://go.meadmap.com/meadmap.html#mapid=65&publishKey=yHjBpRBYvd



    Note Taking Benefits

    Students can take notes that are organized and better understand the relationship between topics and supporting details through visual cues. The robust program also allows them to add attachments and links to web pages and other resources, while the share feature lets students pool knowledge and compare notes.



    Check out a note taking example map at:

    http://go.meadmap.com/meadmap.html#mapid=3079&publishKey=cZdEOb5AQ2



    Additional Benefits

    In addition to benefits for students, the platform also has perks for teachers who can use Mead Map to develop curriculum templates, which they can immediately share with other teachers.



    The program lays a great foundation for successful organization, note taking and project management at the collegiate level.



    Try It!

    I encourage you to check out the application at www.meadmap.com. To experience the application, register for the free 30-day trial from the home page. We’d be happy extend it at your request.



    For high school teachers, a special pilot program has been developed to encourage and evaluate classroom use. Send a request to info@meadmap.com to be considered for this program.



    If you have any questions or are interested in a blog post on this front, I would be happy to connect you with the developers behind Mead Map. They’re eager to hear what you and your readers think!





    Brittany Gonzalez

    Landau Public Relations
    700 West St. Clair Ave., Suite 414
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    Phone: 216.912.2865
    Fax: 216.771.5206

    bgonzalez@landaupr.com

     
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  • At 11.3.11, Anonymous Dave said…

    Danny, I hope you'll take a look at http://www.lucidchart.com. Like Gliffy, LucidChart is a web-based, collaborative diagramming tool.

    What's perhaps unique about LucidChart is that we offer free premium accounts to educators and students. This gives students the ability to collaborate in real-time on group projects, draw diagrams and experience visual learning.

     

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