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What are some of your web 2.0 favorites and how do you use them in your classroom/school?


Here are just some that I have used in the past, more will be updated in the coming weeks.  Until them, please share what you have found in your exploration of web 2.0 tools!


Blogs & Social Media For Classroom Use:

·  Blogger (free; if you just want a blog, this is your site)

·  Edmodo (free social networking site that is specifically made for schools and educators.  It operates much like Facebook, but is limited to your specific students.)


Web 2.0 Tools For Projects and Assignments:

·     Glogster (create graphic posters online with texts, video, and pictures).


·     Prezi (Zoom in, Zoom Out – create a presentation with images and text that takes zooming to a new level.)


·     Wallwisher - (create an online post-it note wall with key concepts, vocabulary, questions, or use it to help organize your thoughts.)


·    Animoto - (take a bunch of images and this site will help you create a slideshow with music, video, and so much more.


·    Blabberize - (take a single image and record your voice to take on that image.  The image will be customized to talk with your voice.


·    Voice Thread - (thinking about a portofolio for your students, this is a perfect website to organize all your projects, work in groups, and organize your best work.


·    Tagxedo (just like Woordle, but better because you can place the text in various shapes such as the United States, Dr. King, President Lincoln, and much more.


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Check out Dipity.  Its a great, free, digital timeline website.  It allows users to compile links, images, text, videos, etc into cool interactive timelines. is also worth a look.  Their tagline says it best is the fastest way to publish online. period.
This simple tool is a quick and easy way to put any content online.  Use it to publish lesson content, assignments, resources, etc.  It could be a great tool for student projects as well.

Thanks for sharing these two sites.  I think I am going to make a timeline of all material we learn, as we learn it, and post it on my class website for students who might be absent class or want to review the content and skills we already covered.  It might make it more meaningful to see how the content and skills are all related and pieced together over time. Thanks~

The downside of Dipity is you can only have 3 active timelines with the free version.  More could be created with multiple accounts or a school could purchase an unlimited account for $50/month.  

Thanks for the post; those are some great applications.

I have used Prezi recently and really like it.  Slide Rocket is worth using as well.

I like the concept of Animoto but it is limited to 30 seconds as a free app.  I'll stick with MovieMaker for now.


I put my own favourites on this blog for staff at my school and here for tools that students can use themselves.

Animoto offers free upgrades for teachers.  You need to sign up for an account with your school email and then upgrade.  Here's the link:

This is more on the program and software side of web 2.0 tools. I used Google SketchUp for a cumulative project on designing a skatepark. It's free, online, and pretty freeing to use once you get used to it. I wrote a blog on it here. Very cool applications to middle school and high school maths, science, and technology education. You can reply here or comment on my blog your thoughts. Here is the wiki that I am constantly tuning up on the Recreational design project. Suggestions and ideas are well received.


Thanks for sharing all these great web2.0 tools ,they are all cool ones

I find very useful and fun "sticky mindmapping tool " "simple tool to write to write collaboratively"

This is my page of the best web2.0 resources

Have fun, and  happy new school year :)

I moderate the LINCS Technology and Distance Learning Discussion list and last week we had a discussion on using video with adult learners.  Here are some of the resources that were shared (still adding more)

ePals Global Community offers free and powerful ways to globalize your class, whatever you teach. You can see some examples of how teachers do that with teacher-created projects and ePals projects.

Post your student work in any of the products listed above or in Word, PPT, etc. in the ePals Student Media Gallery:

View documentaries from SnagFilms on a theme each month:

Pledge to take your classroom global this year.

IdeaScale (crowd sourcing - present ideas & everyone votes the best to the top)


Go!Animate (easily create cartoon animations)

You can take pictures of "real" places, and use them as backgrounds for your animated characters.


ODIOGO (automatically generate an audio transcription of your text blog postings - works with various blog apps)



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