Curating the web is an essential skill and there are tools to help. Sites mentioned in this episode:
Zoom.us offers a simple interface and incredible quality solution for real-time web-based meetings. Helpful for distance learning synchronous sessions or office hours as well as meetings, mini-lecture recordings, and even instant messaging.
Sites mentioned: http://www.zoom.us
Padlet.com is a collaborative web app for collecting text, images, videos, links and more. It's like a virtual bulletin board for sticky notes. Code for embedding a padlet board into your LMS is also readily available.
View the T4LT Padlet
A video production app for an imagined "future of video on the web" is here today with TouchCast. Free to download on the Apple App Store or as a Desktop version for Windows 7 or 8. Add video app elements to your video as you record - you become the talent, producer and editor all in one.
Interlude.fm is a mashup video + branching scenario editor. And it's more than that as the scripting platform they call the Treehouse allows for loops and skips and a menu layer over the video. An app like this will require some planning and storyboarding, but the results can be really engaging.
A few notable videos to check out:
Khan Academy - Basic Fractions Demo: http://in.fm/v/AnprBM
Doona Instructions Interactive: http://in.fm/v/V1xQGA
Panera Interactive Training: http://in.fm/v/MYOprA
Healthcare Example: http://in.fm/v/V1wpGz
Collaborative editing and revising is at the heart of Draft -- An alternative to Google Docs, perhaps with even easier to compare, accept, reject, re-revise suggested edits. If you struggle getting all your students set up with Google accounts or need them to write and re-write without formatting tools obscuring the way, Draft is worth checking out. Find it at http://draftin.com.