Teaching and Learning
in the Digital World

Interactive Web Pages: Online References (updated 11/2009)

Deborah Healey, dhealey AT uoregon DOT edu

This was originally part of the Culpeper Workshop at the University of Puget Sound in 2000.

Finding graphics

dot Using Clip Art Searcher at http://www.webplaces.com/search/
dot Some nice animated gifs at http://www.webplaces.com/html/animations.htm - use these with care! Animations can be very distracting
dot University of Victoria's Language Teaching Clipart Library - about 3000 images for basic vocabulary, designed to be culturally neutral
dot Barry Bakin's ESL Action Photos - available only for educational use, these are photos depicting basic actions

About sound/video

dot Download Audacity to record your own sound files at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
dot Some free midi files at http://www.weblust.com/midi/midi2.html
dot A variety of free sound files in a variety of formats are at http://www.soundcentral.com/
dot Cyberspace report - lectures in .au format are at http://www.ics.uci.edu/~ejw/csr/cyber.html
dot Saving YouTube videos to your computer at http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Save_YouTube_Videos_To_Your_Hard_Drive

Web 2.0 Information

dot Everything You Need to Know about Web 2.0 at http://www.techsoup.org/toolkits/web2/
dot Web 2.0 Language Learning at http://web20andlanguagelearning.wikidot.com/
dot Language Learning and Web 2.0 video on TeacherTube at http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=621
dot Best Ways to Create Online Content from Larry Ferlazzo at http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/02/09/the-best-ways-for-students-and-anyone-else-to-create-online-content-easily-quickly-painlessly/

Help with website creation

dot HTML Tutorial at http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp
dot Bare Bones Guide to HTML at http://werbach.com/barebones/
dot Cascading style sheet (CSS) tutorial at http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/css/

A note on accessibility

dot Quality tips from the World Wide Web Concortium (W3C) are at http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/
dot The accessibility guidelines that are endorsed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) are at http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/#Guidelines

Sites that check websites

dot Dr. Watson: http://watson.addy.com/
dot W3C Link Checker - see if your links still work: http://validator.w3.org/checklink

Miscellaneous but interesting

dot Text to speech demo - type in English text and it will digitize and record it. The wave of the future? at http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php

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Updated November 2, 2009 by Deborah Healey, dhealey AT uoregon DOT edu
Copyright 2009, Deborah Healey