Web 2.0 Tools
National Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for Students, Teachers, and Administrators
Excellent Web 2.0 Training: http://schoollibrarylearning2.csla.net or search on the web for “23 Things”
Wordle- word cloud generator http://www.wordle.net/ or tagxedo.com
Bookmarking- tracking it all:
diigo.com (Colchester Teachers diigo account for saving good bookmarks)
File Storage and Sharing:
Dropbox – use anywhere in the world to access your files.
livebinders -- to curate information with ease of access anywhere
Flickr, Flickr Creative Commons and Flickr Toys like Pim Pam Pum: http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr/?id=25880
Examples of schools/teachers using Web 2.0 tools to learn
Suggestions for using various tools:
Use Vokito record students describing something they’ve learned, using just 60 seconds of recording time. These can be presented to the class.
Use a blog or wiki to post a student avatar or picture creation and have students post comments about the avatar or picture. (Voki)
Voicethread is useful for elementary students reporting on famous people. In small groups they could find the important info and then record it one at a time on voicethread: one tells where and where born, another tells about education, another tells about family and another tells about what they did and why we remember them.
A list of applications that can be used for education: http://www.allmyfaves.com/
Go to readability.com to remove all visual distractions/ads from websites
ReadThinkWrite.org comic creator and acrostic poem maker
xtranormal.com (students create cartoons to tell a story, teach a skill, discuss a topic, and more!)
Big Huge Labs- great for a variety of uses. Motivational posters, trading cards, magazine covers, etc.
This has a great list of applications for elementary school teachers-
Making Video or audio projects/digital storytelling:
Glogster.com- multi-dimensional learning! So fun and and easy tool to use. (interactive posters)
Animoto- Good for all ages.
Using Wikis or Blogs:
Wikispaces- The students use wikis mainly to publish their work and peer review.
wordpress.com-for blogging (good for monitored peer review)
Blogger.com- good blog site.
Ning.com – good for building community within a classroom.
Gaggle.net – safe (filtered), online learning tools.
Examples of blogs and wikis in practice:
http://ktoponce.wikispaces.com/ - this one is a great example of a class wiki/blog.
http://fuhsag.wikispaces.com/ - another great example of a wiki in use.
prezi.com (alternative to "just another PowerPoint")
Web 2.0 and Related Bloom’s Taxonomy sites:
Tutorials for making videos available for MovieMaker and Audacity on my Wiki: