Stumbling On a Gold Mine –

GO2WEB20.netI often get tips about the most amazing Web 2.0 applications. I blog about them, Tweet about them, and bookmark them in a variety of ways. Now thanks to the GO2WEB20 index, I can let them do most of my work. On this site you can find 58 pages of web 2.0 application lists, a brief synopsis of what each application does, and a link to it. There is also an interesting list of the most popular apps, a blog and a member directory. (At this point I am not quite sure what the membership feature entails, but it certainly looks like a lot have hopped on the Web 2.0 bus.)

As always, if you give this site a try and want to add to the feedback, be sure to leave a comment.

Keeping An Eye On:

About Xtranormal:

Xtranormal’s mission is to bring movie-making to the people. Xtranormal’s approach to movie-making builds on an almost universally held skill—typing. You type something; we turn it into a movie either on the web and/or on the desktop.

My attempt on Xtranormal:

About Glogster:

What to do with Glogster? Mix graphics, photos, videos, music and text into slick Glogs. Share your creations on Myspace, Facebook, Hi5, Friendster, Bebo or wherever you want.

About Flowgram:

Create interactive guided presentations by combining web pages, photos, PowerPoint and more with your voice, notes and highlights.

About Xtimeline:

Xplore, create, and share timelines about history, biographies, and more, using a web 2.0 timeline widget. Create a timeline with pictures and videos. Totally free and web-based application.

TILT – Second Life: How and Why Faculty at CSU Chico are Using It

Second Life (SL), a virtual world developed by Linden Lab, and accessible via the Internet, has become one of the newest platforms for delivering course content. Learn how two CSU Chico faculty are exploring the possibilities afforded by immersive education and the direction it is taking them. Be advised, this is NOT an in-world presentation, however it is possible to join these faculty and other CSU Chico faculty and staff in Second Life by joining the Linked Campuses International Group in-world.

This session was presented on Thursday, April 23

Click here to view the archive.

Presenters: CSU Chico professors: Paula Selvester and Rick Ford, SL Builder: Chrostopher Barnett, and TLP Consultant: Ann Steckel

TILT-Using Clickers to Teach Mathematics

There is a new tool available to faculty called clickers, which allows instructors to poll students individually. Instructors say clickers are improving the quality of education by measuring how engaged students are in the material they are learning. Learn how three CSU, Chico faculty are exploring and using clickers to assist them in teaching Math.
Presenters: Jan Costenbader, Kathy Gray, and Mark Wilpolt

tilt_clicker_thumbThe archive of this session is available NOW for viewing through Wimba.
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TILT – Effective Technology Time-Savers for Teachers

Building coursework in Blackboard Vista can sometimes be very labor intensive. Here is a great opportunity to learn simple techniques to improve Vista’s effectiveness and cut down on the time spent building it! Presenting for this session are TLP Manager, Laura Sederberg, and Instructional Technology Consultants, Claudine Franquet, Peter DiFalco, and Ann Steckel.

This presentation took place on Thursday, April 2, 2009, however you can watch it now as a Wimba archive.

Here is the link to watch the presentation.