Here is a collection of some Web 2.0 tools that you can embed into blog posts.
A fantastic website by the name of Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom: http://primarytech.global2.vic.edu.au/web-2-0-tools-to-embed-on-your-blog/ has these extremely easy to understand ways of embedding videos, photos etc.
(these tools give you an HTML embed code which you can paste into the HTML version of the post/page editor or into a text box widget)
embedit.in allows you to embed almost any sort of file or web page. You can choose whether you want to allow people to print and/or download your file. This is a very versatile tool. Here is an example of a PDF using embedit.in…
PhotoPeach is a great way to create a slideshow or quiz using your photos. Very quick and easy to use. You can add music and text to your slideshow (you have to pay to upload your own music). Below is a quick PhotoPeach my class made on a dress up day.
This site allows you to create all sorts of Flash tools such as clocks, calendars, countdowns, glitter text, banners, tshirt pics, photo puzzles etc. Free, no login required and very simple to make your tool and get the HTML embed code.
Slideshare allows you to upload and share your PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios. You can also add audio. Here is a Slideshare one of my students made using pages of a story they wrote.
Animoto allow you to turn images into professional looking video slideshows. Videos can be automatically generated with music and you can narrate your video with text. This is the link to get a free premium education account to use with your class (otherwise you can only have a 30 second clip for free)
This is an Animoto I made for my class blog.
Create a personalised speaking avatar with Voki. These are great on a sidebar to introduce readers to your blog.
Upload photos or chose them from your online albums (Flickr, Photobucket, Facebook etc). It is then very simple to create a slideshow with lots of different choices for themes and designs. Below is a slideshow I created in less than five minutes. Click here to go to Slide.
*update: Slide now comes with an unappealing ad across the bottom that you have to click to close.
Kizoa’s free account allows you to make a photo slideshow with special effects, music, text and transitions. Completed slideshows can be embedded, emailed, saved or shared online.
Here is a sample Kizoa.
Some places where you can find great videos to embed on your blog include TeacherTube, Kideos and Zuitube. YouTube and Howcast are also very useful although need to be monitored for inappropriate content. Find the video you want and simply copy the HTML embed code into the HTML version of the post writer.
Playing video games
Going to the movies