Featured today are some web 2.0 tools that will help you manage and hopefully make your life as the teacher easier. Today we will be going over some shortcuts, interesting applications for the iPad, and other web 2.0 tools that will cut your time and management of the classroom down.
Chirp is a magical new way to share your stuff- using sound. Chirp "sings" information from one iPhone to another. Share photos, links, notes, and more: all from your built-in iPhone speaker. Chirp lets you send information over the air to anyone running the app near to you. Use the app to send or receive pictures from your camera, and share with everyone in the room. Chirp is the super-simple way to share what everyone's talking about. One button, chirp. Share any link you like. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chirp/
TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it. Insert any keyword or YouTube URL in to the search bar, select and cut the interesting part of the video, and share it with friends. http://www.tubechop.com/
I chopped the video below only to include some of the video that I wanted and you can either get the link or embed the code or share it on any social networking site.
IFTTT is a service that lets you create your own powerful connections with one simple statement: if this then that. Channels are the basic building blocks of IFTTT, each channel has its own triggers and actions. If you sign-up (which is free) you can create your own personal recipes that are combinations of a trigger and an action from your active channels. An example would be if you add a new photo using instagram then you add it to your Dropbox. Personal recipes check for a new trigger data every 15 minutes. There are thousands of recipes that you can include that have to do with Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, and hundreds more. http://ifttt.com/
Spreaker allows you to talk to the world, create a live podcast using either computer or mobile device. Go live or pre-record a broadcast or episode. Invite your students and have a reminder that midterms are next week and they need to study Chapters 1-3. http://www.spreaker.com/