Welcome to the Web 2.0 Tools Wiki! wordle_web2.jpg

Web 2.0 tools are user-centered web resources. They facilitate collaboration, creation, sharing, and networking. The beauty of these websites is they are low or no cost and user friendly. I've compiled a list of some of my favorite Web 2.0 tools below. As I continue researching, more will be added so be sure to check back often!

When you click on any of the tools listed below, you will be taken to a page which includes samples, ideas to incorporate into your classroom, and a link to the actual website.

My hope is this will become a great resource for educational technology tools. I know as a teacher, it is very time consuming to look through all the possible resources to find relevant and useful on-line resources. I wanted to take the "digging" out of the this daunting task. Within this Wiki you will find different categories of technology tools, suggestions on uses, and sample lessons. The other great feature about a Wiki is you have the opportunity to contribute to the content found on here. On each page there is space for you to add your wonderful ideas on how to use these tools in the classroom.
This is a work in progress and constantly evolving, so please check back frequently.

Have fun exploring!


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Glogster Edu

A Glog is created using a very easy to understand, drag and drop interface that is relevant, enjoyable, and scalable for students of all ages and learning styles. A Glogis an interactive visual platform in which users create a “poster or web page” containing multimedia elements including: text, audio, video, images, graphics, drawings, and data.
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Doink

DoInk is a place where you can create authentic flash animations. The program includes a simple and friendly to use vector editor and allows you to download or embed you work of art.
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Go! Animate 4 Schools

"Go Animate 4 Schools is a safe environment for students to fully express their creativity through animation and a great place for educators to share ideas and lessons."
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Voki

Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages.
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Sketchast

"Sketchcasting is a new way to communicate something online by recording a sketch, optionally with your voice speaking. Any sketch can then be embedded on your blog/ homepage for people to play-back, and you can also point people to your sketchcast channel here (or let them subscribe to your sketchcast RSS feed)."
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Wordle

"Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordlegallery to share with your friends."
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Tripline

Tripline is an amazing new way to create animated maps that you can post right into your Facebook feed or embed on your blog.
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Zunal

Zunal WebQuest Maker is a web-based software for creating WebQuests in a short time without writing any HTML codes. Teachers can add documents, video, and audio to make the WebQuests more engaging for students.
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Storybird

Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories that are curiously fun to make, share, and read. Teachers love them because they inspire their most reluctant writers and readers and reward their most adventurous. Kids adore them because they feel empowered by the tools and supported by the social feedback. Sign up today for a free Class account!

Check out my Prezi on different Web 2.0 Tools!