I just finished putting the finishing touches on my slide deck for the second presentation I am doing at the Minnesota Online Educators Association Conference on February 18th. I am presenting two sessions that day, one in the morning on "The Real Disruptive Innovation" and the other in the afternoon on "New Additions to the Digital Backpack." I figure after lunch people won't be hungry enough for the fruit further up on the tree so an online tool smackdown is appropriate.
Last year I presented a session at this conference on my favorite tools in the Digital Backpack that have potential to enhance online instruction titled, "Cloud Computing: Survey of Online Applications for Education." So this session is not necessarily the best tools but new ones that I've come across since this time last year. I introduced Seymour last year as a virtual co-presenter when I gave this presentation. Seymour is a pompus and demeaning know-it-all superhero who really thinks he knows more than he really does. I created Seymour in Xtranormal and used Vuvox to build the presentation, both tools I wanted to share in that presentation.
I took the same approach to this year's toolscravaganza session using Jog the Web to build my slide deck and eTrade babies to help me co-present on this topic. I figured this would fit well since the babies and the tools would be roughly the same age. If you are interested in seeing my slide deck for this presentation visit:
Tools shared in this presentation include:
- Jog the Web
- Oddcast Widgets
What other web tools should I share?