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= MapVivo

A place to create a travel journal or to experience someone eles'e travels through text and images. Allows you to use maps, images, and text to tell your story. Share with others. 

In a classroom: How?

Let students pick a destination and have them look through a journal. What places did they like, what places were missed. OR if students are lucky enough to take a journey have them use this tool to create a document of their trip.


M = Meebo

Meebo is a program that allows real time social interaction for students and instructors to connect at anytime.  Meebo is a free product and is easily set up and maintained with little effort.  Meebo works with all popular chat applications such as twitter, facebook, and AIM…which allows participation from anywhere. (John)

In a classroom: How?

Meebo can be used as a side bar chat area during class for student to communicate and not disrupt the lecture.  If the technology fails ex. Blackboard, the class could continue to use this chat function to communicate.


M = MindBites

MindBites is a place on the web to learn directly from other real people and share what you know with the world. A self-publishing platform and social marketplace for instructional content, MindBites enables people to share their unique knowledge, skills and passions through audio and video lessons, earning money for themselves or for charity.(Tracy) 

In the classroom: How? 

          Share group projects done for community service classes to raise awareness for different     causes and generate interest. Contributed by Sasha


M = MindMeister

MindMeister is an online graphical tool that allows you to build a mind map or a project or paper. By creating an account and sharing it, you can collaborate with others and share ideas, 

In the classroom: How?

In a freshman seminar, have students create a goal setting mind map. What are you goals: short term, medium term, long term. Contributed by Sandy Gravley


M = Moodle

Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. Moodle is very customizable -- teachers can use Moodle to add online features such as Discussion Forums, Wikis, Quizzes, and Lessons to their face-to-face classes, or can use it for a class that is entirely online. 

In the classroom: How?



Memoov.com is a free animation software. Students can create animated movies to share.

In the classroom: How?

Students can use animation to create reports, stories or examples to post an show in class or on class websites.


M = MyHappyPlanet 

My Happy Planet.com is a social network set up to help match you with someone who speaks a language you want to learn. You communicate via the internet. The idea is to match up with someone wanting help with the language you can speak so that the learning is reciprocated. 

In a classroom: How?

In a classroom there are obvious applications if you are teaching a particular language and want to encourage students to try out new skills. This would probably work best if pre-arranged or with adult students to avoid unintended consequences. Wanting to actually communicate with someone can provide a strong incentive to learning. 


= Mashup 

Content aggregation technology. Three main types, consumer, data and enterprise; also business application available that integrates business and data services. Mashup(s) combine information and media from a variety of sources into one centralized (re)source. 

In the classroom: How?

Ideal application for virtual or "brick and mortar" classroom; enables collection and integration of information resources into one central application that facilitates ease of access and is an expedient resource for research, etc. gf  







 Middlespot.com allows you to create personalize mashup pages including search results, videos, music, widgets, etc. Turning your collection into a unique visual and share it with others.


    In the classroom: How?   



    = Ning


A Ning is a social network similar to large social sites like MySpace and Facebook with the feature of allowing anyone with limited technical skills to create custom social networks around specific interests, topics, or audiences. For example,  http://education20.ning.com 


 In a classroom: How?

Set up a place for students to write their responses to a class project or share ideas. Users can post pictures, videos, and link



 =   NYIT Educational Enterprise Zone  

This group has a very good video conferencing system. There is an EEZ Book that has tips and tools for successful video conferencing techniques and tools. 

  In a classroom: How?

This is a good tool for instructors to use to create successful video conference events in online classes. Contributed by Lara Madden



Notely is a free program that provides tools you can access online to help students take detailed notes where you can add images or links, organize your schedule, set up a calendar, and improve your study habits. It has numerous applications including a calculator and translator function and even an iPhone app.

   I  n a classroom: How?  


It can be used by students of different ages for any group or combination of classes. It can help improve organizational and study skills to keep students on top of assignments and have a more fulfilling learning experience.    Contributed by Sasha




 http://www.ourstory.com/ollaborative timeline -- add stories, photos, video to a timeline that you can do by yourself or in collaboration with a group.  


  In a classroom: How? 


history project, document a trip or an event, create a story, share what life is like with others in a classroom across the globe, endless possibiities.





Digital media which can be distributed over the internet then played on a personal computer with a media player or VoIP, or on portable media players (MP3 players) and some cell phones pocketpc. Podcasts can be made using Apple's iTunes Apple iTunes, Microsoft's Zune Zune Marketplace, Juice Juice, Doppler Doppler, and others. While mostly audio-based, it can be video as well.  


   I  n a classroom: How?   


Podcasts can be used by teachers to announce assignments, record discussions, interviews, debates, lessons, music performances, foreign language pronounciations, etc. Absent students can listen to lessons at a later date.





Dynamic web tool for creating non-linear, divergent presentations.  


In a classroom: How?  





Flashcard tool! Create your own or use a set that has already been created. Invite your friends from facebook, myspace or email.





In a classroom: How?  


Let students create their own set for learning vocabulary.


= Raw sugar


 http://rawsugar.com Raw sugar is an innovative search tool that takes internet search from "recovery to discovery". The user is not innundated with a search that ends in frivolous hits unable to be used in their projects. This site offers a way for the learner to find new "points of relevance" as they explore their ideas or topics. This site gives you meaningful content rather than frustrating hits based on unconnected search words. You can do all this without coming up with the most brilliant focused question in your area of interest. 

In a classroom: How?