Alan Levine is a paid speaker/ consultant (unlike me) on technology integration strategies for education. His wikispace page is full of good ideas and strategies. On Friday he broadcast live on Ustream his presentation to a school in Canada about using Web 2.o applications to tell a story. Alan provided an engaging presentation, called “50 Ways to Tell a Story” which you can watch in the video below (the first 65 seconds are dead air as Alan sets up the feed). If you don’t want to watch the video you can read Alan’s wikispaces page on the same topic by clicking here.
On a personal note, as I watched the presentation I thought to myself, Alan and I have a similar set of criteria for selecting web applications to use in the classroom. Briefly the criteria is; 1. free, 2. Universal across web browsers and operating systems, and 3. relatively easy to introduce to students and teachers.