Sunday, September 16, 2012

Web 2.0 Content Creation: A Quick Guide

Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series
Content Creation Tools: A Quick Guide

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a resource that explained, in detail, everything you needed to know about creating content online: what tools were available, how to sign up, getting started, etc.?

There are a lot of great content creation tools out there today, and many can save you a lot of time.  Whether you are fully flipping your class or just looking to streamline some of your workload, there is something out there for everybody.

Personally, I'm an avid user of many different platforms for content creation.  I've used Educreations since the product first launched, I use Camtasia almost daily, and I'm a big fan of Glogster as well.  On occasion, however, I find that even a frequent user can get stuck on a certain function and need a little help.  No need to panic - I've got my trusty Web 2.0 quick guide, which can help me sort out the new tool in a snap.

Content Creation Tools
click here to download the free e-book 

Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi (a brilliant mind) has been developing an educational series of web 2.0 tools.  Now, we can all get more comfortable with the language of the collaboration tools we may have been avoiding.  One of his most recent collections in his series is: Content Creation ToolsThis e-book is available for free through Scribd.  You can view it online for free, download it for a cost, and even print a copy to organize in a binder (Scribd members).  The resource is organized into ten chapters.  
Each chapter thoroughly explains what the tool is, advantages of using the tool, ways to incorporate it into education, detailed pictures guiding you through getting started, and references.

The detailed pictures really support understanding the tool:

Once you are on the Scribd site to view this resource, I encourage you to share it with others so that we can all benefit from these tools.  You can download the document or embed it onto another platform.  If you have the following networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, please be sure to click the buttons you will see to the left of the document and share this resource.

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He has also made it really easy to access this resource along with many others on his page.  I'm already a follower.  If you'd like quick access to his Web 2.0 Series, click here to bookmark this page.  Be sure to click 'follow.'

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  1. Erin,
    I LOVE your site and find your posts helpful and inspiring. I've downloaded many items that I use in my class. I sign up to receive your blog in my email. I guess that makes me a "follower, which I am happy to be!
    Lately I've been getting a lot of email posts from you touting the benefits and advantages of a variety of products and resources. At first I thought, "Wow, this must be a great item if Kleinspiration endorses it." But after 3,4 or 5 of these I noticed that these companies sponsor your site. Now I'm wondering if you actually USE these items or if you put them up on yur blog in exchange for their sponsorship. I guess what I'm saying is I'm doubting the credibility of your claims because of it. Please don't take this wrong, but if I have doubts, I wonder if others feels this way and it will cast some doubts in their mind as well. I just wanted to bring it to your attention. P

  2. Thanks for your comment. I appreciate your honest concerns.

    I put disclaimers at the bottom of the posts I write for companies that do sponsor this site.

    I get several requests from companies to be a sponsor. I turn almost all of them away because I do not feel as though they're a good match for my site. When I do agree to enter a partnership with a company, it's typically due to a relationship that already had been established from my using the service/product. For example, I was using Mastery Connect, Remind101, and ABCya games before I ever even thought to partner with them. When MindMaple and TenMarks came on as sponsors, I was sharing their resources first through posts and social media because they were new, had valuable benefits for my practice, and had several free features.

    I would never have a sponsor on my site that I didn't feel was a great resource for others, as well. I hope this helps alleviate any concerns you may have had. Please let me know if you have any other questions.



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