Web 2.0 Resources
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.
following group of sites will broaden your knowledge of the range of
sites available on the Internet and how they might be used as
2.0 is a social network created on NING for those
interested in Web 2.0 and Social Media in education.
* Hidden Web Tools
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: 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.
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
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
Create a timeline using pictures and video Our story
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
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
Make a talking "Avatar" Voki http://www.voki.com/
Use text to movie to create a short video Xtranormal
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
Shelfari Keep a record of the books you have read & make recommendations to others. http://www.shelfari.com
iGoogle Create a personal homepage with gmail, Google Reader & other gadgets
Simplybox Capture, organize & share Internet content http://www.simplybox.com/
Educational uses for social networking sites include:
Advocacy: Promote programs and events
- with parents, students, and authors
- collaboration between staff members
- professional development
Doodle Event scheduling http://www.doodle.com
- vocab word of the day (Twitter)
- story starters (Flickr)
- book discussions
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/
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/
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
Mindmeister Brainstorming & mindmapping http://www.mindmeister.com
Poll Everywhere http://www.polleverywhere.com
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