Monday, June 25, 2007

NECC blog 3

From 12:30-1:30 I went to one of the spotlight sessions - A Bright Idea: Shedding Light on Web 2.0 Applications which was presented by Kathy Schrock. You may know the name from Discovery Channel. She has been a staple in the education community for quite a few years and was enjoyable to hear speak. Her presentation can be found at: She went through all kinds of web 2.0 programs including all of the programs that we have talked about this course. She talked about several others including pageflakes,, Zoho creator, slideshare, voo2do, goowy, youOS,, getSparc, zamzar, peepel, writeboard, skrbl, and netvibes. All kinds of completely online programs which need nothing to be installed on your machine. She also talked about Google's Docs and Spreadsheet program which is an online replacement for the Office Suite. Lots and lots of programs and info. Check them out and see if one of them works for you!


Kathy Schrock said...


Thanks for the nice overview of my session!


R said...

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