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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

http://simplek12.com/tlc/files/HiddenWebtools2011v2.pd 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


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The following site is a visual representation of the Internet: Visualizing the Internet: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8562801.stm
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.  http://www.commoncraft.com

Blog and Wiki Hosting
Blogspot http://www.blogspot.com
Edublogs http://www.edublogs.com
Kidblogs http://kidblog.org/home.php
Wikispaces http://www.wikispaces.com
How to Craft a Blog Post: 10 Points to Consider http://www.problogger.net/archives/2008/08/12/how-to-craft-a-blog-post-10-crucial-points-to-pause/

Creation and Presentation
Create videos     Animoto http://www.animoto.com   
    Apply for an Animoto education account http://animoto.com/education/signup
Make a talking picture
Blabberize http://blabberize.com/
* Blabberize Tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEtUu1r8Pe4&feature=relate
Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/
     Find copyright free works that can be used for multi-media presentations

Create a timeline using pictures and video Our story http://www.ourstory.com
Create a slideshow PhotoPeach http://photopeach.com/
Create presentations
    Prezi http://prezi.com/index/
Make an electronic clip board Qlip Board http://www.qlipmedia.com/
* Screencast-o-matic Tutorial  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylPCMtW12EA
Slidestory
Slidestory http://www.slidestory.com/
Make a word shape with Tagxedo http://www.tagxedo.com/
Digital storytelling with Voice Thread http://voicethread.com/
Make "word clouds" with
Wordle http://www.wordle.net/
Make a talking "Avatar" Voki http://www.voki.com/
Use text to movie to create a short video Xtranormal http://www.xtranormal.com/

Document and Video Storage
Diigo Save and share bookmarks http://wwww.diigo.com
Delicious
Share bookmarks and other media http://www.delicious.com
Dropbox Store & organize all your stuff http://www.dropbox.com
Good Reads Keep a record of the books you have read & make recommendations to others. http://www.goodreads.com
Google Apps on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Apps
Google Apps Group http://groups.google.com/group/iowa-google-apps-group
GoogleDocs
http://docs.google.com
Shelfari Keep a record of the books you have read & make recommendations to others. http://www.shelfari.com
TeacherTube http://www.teachertube.com

Personal Organization
iGoogle
Create a personal homepage with gmail, Google Reader & other gadgets
Simplybox
Capture, organize & share Internet content http://www.simplybox.com/

Social Networking

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

Communicate
  • 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  http://www.doodle.com
Facebook http://www.facebook.com
Facebook template for Tech class http://techtoolsforschools.blogspot.com/2010/01/facebook-project-template.html
Ning
Create your own social network  http://www.ning.com
Skype Free Videoconferencing (Skype an author) http://www.skype.com
Skype an Author Network
http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/
Twitter
http://www.twitter.com
Voice Thread Post and allow others to comment on a picture or video http://www.voicethread.com
World Readers
http://worldreaders.org/continent-resources/north-america/


Miscellaneous

BibMe Format a bibliography in MLA, APA, Chicago styles http://www.bibme.org/
Bubbl.us
Mindmapping and brainstorming http://bubbl.us/edit.php
Curriki
Curriculum Wiki http://www.curriki.com
Dipity
http://www.dipity.com/
Mindmeister Brainstorming & mindmapping http://www.mindmeister.com
Poll Everywhere http://www.polleverywhere.com
RezEd http://www.rezed.org
XMarks http://www.xmarks.com/

RezEd
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 http://www.web2teachingtools.com/wordle.html
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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