Free Web 2.0 Applications to Foster Student Engagement

Paulette Comet, Associate Professor
The Community College of Baltimore CountyFree Web 2.0 Applications - Mini Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended book
“Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World” by Dan Tapscott
Includes guidelines for educators to tap the Net Gen (the first generation to have grown up digital) potential.

Below are free applications to help you foster student engagement for the Net Gen:

  • http://prezi.com/
    Instead of the usual PowerPoint presentations, try the free Prezi cloud based presentation software to create visually captivating presentations.
  • http://www.voki.com/
    Voki allows you to create speaking avatars as an effective learning tool to motivate students and increase comprehension.  Great way for students and instructors to introduce themselves in the online classroom.
  • http://animoto.com/
    Animoto utilizes “MTV Style” editing to show brief clips of a specific subject.
  • http://www.dudamobile.com/
    Take advantage of mobile education opportunities by making any web site mobile ready.
  • Jing  http://www.techsmith.com/download/jing/default.asp
    Record up to a 5 minute video free!
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