Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Talkwebby is currently in private alpha.  You can submit your email and it will inform you of when you can get your Talkwebby widget.  So now that I got that out of the way, what is it?  Talkwebby is simple in-video commenting that you can embed into the video on your website or blog.  A simple interface that would allow users to easily comment on videos and create a discussion.

I like showing videos and I like discussing videos.  In class, students often struggle to discuss verbally.  An option like this would allow students to comment on the video prior to class and then the teacher can mediate a discussion over the video in class.

Here is a screenshot of the comment box in a YouTube video.

Weekly Web 2.0 Resources

If you have been an avid reader of this blog you know that I am not a fan of reinventing the wheel.  I could certainly write about tools that I find on other blogs and give my own perspective and just "link" to their post, but that does not give them due diligence for the work that they did.  From this thought I plan to start sharing Web 2.0 Resources that I find interesting from other Ed Tech type blogs and linking to their post so that you can pay them their dues for their initial work.

I still plan on sharing what I find.

Squorl - Collect, create playlist, and share videos - From Free Technology for Teachers

Strike App - Set up Tasks and Knock Them Down - From Free Technology for Teachers

Tiki Toki - Create Gorgeous Multimedia Timelines - From iLearn Technology Blog - Create and share the best parts of online video - From iLearn Technology Blog

Read Write Think - From Ed Tech Tips and Tricks

GigaPan Time Machine from Google - From The Educational Technology Guy

Swayable - Visual way to create polls/survey - From Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero

Listmoz - Simple site for creating lists - From Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero

Finish This Sentence...

If I could get my administrator to use one tool and/or one website it would be ____________________.  The reason is because ________________________.

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