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Blackboard World 2008: The Power of Web 2.0

I thought I'd share a couple of Web 2.0 tools that came from a presentation that I went to at Bb World this past July that was titled "The Power of Web 2.0." The presenter was a high school teacher in a San Diego public school. She described many free tools and how she used them in her class. A couple that I thought were intersting were ToonDoo (creates comic strips and is the basis of their social network) and bubbl.us (creates mind maps). The great thing is that it's free, platform independent and no software installs. The presenter also gave her web site that lists even more Web 2.0 tools. You don't need an account to try out bubbl.us, though it does require an account for ToonDoo. I created a generic account for ToonDoo, username "vsdl", password "vsdl2008". I know mapping software is used in some of the 'Ike Hawai'i courses so maybe this would be a useful alternative. As for ToonDoo, at the very least it's entertainin…

Web 2.0 - Learn.Connect.Share

We've all heard a lot about Web 2.0 and this presentation showcased a lot of the tools and the way that they use it. The presentation was done by Eastern Kentucky University at the Blackboard World '08 Conference and Wimba wanted to have them present during their distinguished lecture series. They've incorporated Teams LX which we've looked at before when we thought it was free :). They use it for Wikis, Blogs, and Journaling. They also use Blackboard Sync which integrates with Facebook and also has social bookmarking similar to the del.icio.us site that Dorothy shared. You can check out their presentation through their presentation course on Blackboard:

http://learn.eku.edu
Username: bbworld08
Password: 1234

Adobe Connect & Blackboard

This morning I signed up for a Webinar that focused on the integration of Adobe Connect 7 with Blackboard 7.3 or later. The "how to" part of it is pretty user-friendly, essentially following the same procedure to add a meeting as if you went through connect. The nice thing is the single sign-in that comes with setting up meetings and the integration of the meeting into the Home tab and into the course. We haven't moved in this direction yet but it's only a matter of time. For more information:
http://www.connectusers.com/tutorials/2008/05/bb_faq/index.php