I promised you all that I would chronicle my “newbie” experience at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC)  2009 in Washington D.C., so here goes.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to leave a day early for NECC to participate in the EduBloggerCon festivities.  So what did I do?  I listened in through UStream.  The Web 2.0 Smackdown was delivered through Ustream and CoverItLive, which was a great combination to get the information virtually.  All events were covered by Elluminate, which proved to have almost impossible to hear audio.  You can access recorded video of the events at the EduBloggerCon “Live in DC” 2009 wiki page.

The Web 2.0. Smackdown provided an open forum for attendees to belly up to the mic and have 3 minutes to share a web 2.0 application.  Some of the offerings that I found interesting included the following:


Tinyeye.com-reverse image search engine

Taggalaxy.de-flickr tag search

Google-“similar images link” is now there..!!!!

Comfight.com-search flickr with creative commons off and on

Toogle-http://c6.org/toogle/-image search engine that returns photos made of the word searched for



Noteflight.com (2-5) like Sibelius

Jamstudio.com-can be used with Audacity


Chat/video streaming

Todaysmeet.com-find a virtual meeting spot free and easy

Ustream.tv-broadcast your own content!

CoverItLive.com-perfect for blogging a live event, presents blog in a live window where you can see real-time comments!


Professional connections/networks



Edtechtalk.com-community of webcasting



Freshbrain.org-make 3d video games


iPhone apps

Bumptechnologies.com-allows you to swap info between iphones


Video search