My favorite resource was ThingLink which makes your images interactive by creating hot buttons (of text, video, audio, other sites, etc.) on the photos. It is great for use with timelines, science diagrams, famous pieces of art, maps, historical scenes, and much more.
Here is the ThingLink created by Tracy Skolaski at #EdCampBLC
I also really liked World Mapper which lets you generate discussion and build global perspective with world datasets represented by “warping” the map - great for analytics and conversation starters.
Below are some of the other resources that were shared with innovative educators.
|Resource / Idea||Shared By|
Collect & publish “stories” of an event, class, etc. using tags and feeds from Tweets, status updates, Flickr, and more. You can also annotate, add media, and categorize.
Change the World in 60 Seconds - Join us!
|App of Approval |
(started by @smeech)
skill-based but customizable and creative
Compare a Twist
Compare a Twist is an engaging interactive lesson platform that allows learners to leverage learning through the personalized creation of compare and contrast activities.
Kid Journal easily allows children to focus on the content of their response to “Whad’ya do today?” with an easy-to-use interface.
This site allows the entire internet community to upload data, visualize it, and talk about their discoveries with other people.
Make an app list website based on the apps you have loaded in iTunes
Trade in CDs/DVDs for devices like iPads and eReaders.
Songza (iOS music app)
Playlists by music experts. Play songs that support learning for free with no adds.
|MIT - K12|
STEM videos created by MIT's students for students.
Turn raw video clips and photos into tightly edited masterpieces.
|World Mapper |
Generate discussion and build global perspective with world datasets represented by “warping” the map - great for analytics and conversation starters
Bump can magically move contacts and now can also move photos very quickly from device to device - great for schools that have kids sharing idevices
|Make Space - The Book|
How to set the stage for collaboration by helping people intentionally manipulate space to ignite creativity.
|Cloudring, Wappwolf, IFTTT,|
Allows you to send info from one server to another (e.g. from Twitter to email, or from twitter to Evernote)
Makes your images interactive by creating hot buttons on the photos...great for use with timelines, science diagrams or any photo
|RandomMastr app |
Make choosing anything a breeze...worth the $.99
This is what we used to give away the raffle.
Thanks to Tracy Sockalosky @tscoko for capturing the Smackdown resources and who presented each and thanks to the organizers for making the event possible.