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Web 2.0
Web 2.0 Resources

Web 2.0 consists of the Internet sites that users can edit and use to create their own content. Use the following site to get an overview of the Top 100 Tools for Learning. Not all of the tools are websites. Some are applications that must be purchased, but this slide show gives a fairly comprehensive overview of technology tools that teachers will find useful.

The following group of sites will broaden your knowledge  of the range of sites available on the Internet and how they might be used as educational tools.

Classroom 2.0 is a social network created on NING for those interested in Web 2.0 and Social Media in education.
* Hidden Web Tools Web 2.0

Teaching Tools Website gives suggestions for Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Information Literacy learning.

Shannon Miller list of Web 2.
Making Teachers Nerdy Article: Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without


The following site is a visual representation of the Internet: Visualizing the Internet:
It also has an interesting simulation of how the Internet works to move information along the Information Super Highway.

The list below is a collection of sites that have been recommended for educational use, either for teachers to utilize for teaching or for students to use as tools for learning. It is by no means exhaustive. They are categorized somewhat by function. If the name of the site is underlined in the list below, click on it to see hints and educational purposes for the resource.

These clever Common Craft Videos explain topics under Technology, Green, Money and Society.

Blog and Wiki Hosting
How to Craft a Blog Post: 10 Points to Consider

Creation and Presentation
Create videos     Animoto   
    Apply for an Animoto education account
Make a talking picture
* Blabberize Tutorial
Creative Commons
     Find copyright free works that can be used for multi-media presentations

Create a timeline using pictures and video Our story
Create a slideshow PhotoPeach
Create presentations
Make an electronic clip board Qlip Board
* Screencast-o-matic Tutorial
Make a word shape with Tagxedo
Digital storytelling with Voice Thread
Make "word clouds" with
Make a talking "Avatar" Voki
Use text to movie to create a short video Xtranormal

Document and Video Storage
Diigo Save and share bookmarks
Share bookmarks and other media
Dropbox Store & organize all your stuff
Good Reads Keep a record of the books you have read & make recommendations to others.
Google Apps on Wikipedia
Google Apps Group
Shelfari Keep a record of the books you have read & make recommendations to others.

Personal Organization
Create a personal homepage with gmail, Google Reader & other gadgets
Capture, organize & share Internet content

Social Networking

Educational uses for social networking sites include:
Advocacy: Promote programs and events

  • with parents, students, and authors
  • collaboration between staff members
  • professional development
Support curriculum
  • vocab word of the day (Twitter)
  • story starters (Flickr)
  • copyright
  • book discussions
Doodle Event scheduling
Facebook template for Tech class
Create your own social network
Skype Free Videoconferencing (Skype an author)
Skype an Author Network
Voice Thread Post and allow others to comment on a picture or video
World Readers


BibMe Format a bibliography in MLA, APA, Chicago styles
Mindmapping and brainstorming
Curriculum Wiki
Mindmeister Brainstorming & mindmapping
Poll Everywhere

RezEd on You Tube

Twitter Educational Applications  
NEA Article: "Can Twitter Help Your Teaching?"    
Horace Mann: "Twitter in the Classroom"
Powerpoint: "28 Interesting Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom"
Twitter Handbook for Teachers
Ultimate Guide to Everything Twitter
Twitter on YouTube

Wordle Educational Applications
Use the following website for ideas
Use a tilde (~) between words with no space to keep them together, example: North~America
Repeat words in the wordle list and they will be larger in the cloud
Create a "Wordle Cloud" of a word with its antonyms and synonyms.
Make a cloud about a topic, person or concept after studying it.
Use it as a"getting to know you" exercise; students put 10 of their interests in a cloud
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