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The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By Contributors to Edudemic.com

Direct Link: https://edudemic.com/2010/07/the-35-best-web-2-0-classroom-tools-chosen-by-you/

  • Glogster
    Great way to share posters and images you’ve made with friends
  • Edmodo
    Social learning environment and one of the best ways to teach with tech
  • Bubbl.us
    Free application to brainstorm online
  • Twitter
    The micro blogging service that many love or hate.
  • WordPress
    Content publishing system. It’s gone way beyond just blogging.
  • Prezi
    Innovative way to share presentations without PowerPoint
  • Wallwisher
    An online notice board maker (or bulletin board if you choose)
  • Animoto
    Make beautiful videos from images in a snap
  • Blabberize
    Make your images talk…that’s right.
  • Weebly
    Create your own website or blog, very easy to use
  • Flickr
    Popular photo-sharing site now lets you print
  • Slideshare
    Don’t waste your presentation after it’s over, share it with millions!
  • Audioboo
    Easily record and share audio
  • VoiceThread
  • GoogleDocs
    The top real-time document creating and editing cloud-based system
  • GoogleSites
    Make your own website while knowing nothing about websites!
  • Diigo
    Popular social bookmarking site
  • GoogleEarth
    View anywhere in the world anytime
  • Wordle
    Create a beautiful aggregation of any amount of text
  • Wikis
    Crowdsourcing at its finest. Like Wikipedia, Wikispaces is very helpful
  • Wix
    Easily make your own flash-based website
  • Ning
    Despite a new cost-based membership program, Ning allows you to have your own social network
  • Primarypad
    Web-based word processor
  • Spicy Nodes
    Innovative way to organize your web visits
  • Delicious
    One of the top social bookmarking sites on the web
  • Myebook
    Virtually publish your book and sell it
  • Voki
    Get your own avatar and even have it talk with your voice
  • DoInk
    Create animations using this simple website
  • Warning Sign Generator
    Make your own caution and warning signs in a flash!
  • Scratch
    Create and share stories, games, art, etc.
  • Kerpoof
    Cool way to make a movie, card, picture, and share it all
  • Tagxedo
    Like Wordle but a step farther as text can be used to build bigger images
  • SmartKiddies
    Creative math and other educational problems to help everyone learn
  • Bitstrips
    Make and share your own comic strips with thousands of others
  • Popplet
    An easy way to share visual ideas
  • Storyjumper
    Easy way to create your own stories for kids and bring them to life
  • Aviary Myna
    Make your own music or remix just about anything else
  • TimeToast
    Fantastic timeline visualization tool to understand history
  • GoAnimate for schools
    State of the art animation tools for schools
  • PBWorks
    Thousands of educational wikis and workspaces (build your own!)
  • Schoology
    Learning management, online education tools, and much more
  • Google Timeline
    A unique way to view the news
  • Online-Convert
    Convert anything to anything (audio, video, text, etc.)
  • ReadWriteThink
    Tons of classroom resources and PD goodies
  • Storybird
    Build your own stories (with images) and share them with others
  • Word Magnets
    Phonics reinforcement and sentence building exercise
  • Museum Box
    Innovative way to understand history
  • Atmosphir
    A build-your-own video game
  • Empressr
    Rich media presentation tool
  • Zoho
    A great alternative to Google Apps
  • EasyBib
    The free automatic bibliography and citation maker
  • ToonDooSpaces
    Easily publish custom comic strips
  • Crocodoc
    Annotate and edit PDFs



Kathy Schrock's List on Discovery Education




Following is a list of no-cost Web 2.0 sites that are available for teachers to evaluate. Many of these tools are on the open Internet, so look at them carefully before using with your students! Be sure to check out my Shedding Light on Web 2.0 page listed below with links to over 100 tools for teachers and learners.


Schrock categorizes the tools by what the tool creates:

  • Aggregator
  • Blog
  • Collaboration
  • Database
  • Social Media
  • Video Hosting

Some tools fall into other categories.

  Aggregator: Bloglines
...a great aggregator for skimming the titles of blog posts from many different blogs
  Aggregator: NetVibes
...an easy-to-use Web-based aggregator which allows you to collect all of your RSS feed on a single Web page
  Aggregator: Pageflakes
...a Web-based aggregator that allows you to create a page for you and a page for students, and includes "flakes" to add in, such as a calculator
  Blog: Blogger
...one of the best online blog-creation sites; easy to use, privacy features now built-in, and it works well
  Blog: Class Blogmeister
...a blog site set up specifically for educators and students with many privacy controls built-in
  Blog: edublogs
...free blog-hosting site for educators and students of all ages
  Bloomin' Google
...Google tools arranged by Blooms Revised Taxonomy levels
  Bloomin' iPad
...no cost iPad/iPhone apps arranged by Blooms Revised Taxonomy levels
  Collaboration: Mindmeister
...an online, collaborative mindmapping tool
  Collaboration: PiratePad
...an easy-to-use, no password needed, synchronous shared notepad (built on the Etherpad platform) with all revisions stored
  Collaboration: Wallwisher
...although described as an online notice board, this tool is wonderful for students to collaborate with short little summaries or ideas
  Common Core Curriculum Maps: Digital Resources
...online digital resources and tools for creating, collaborating, researching, and sharing
  Cool Tools for Schools
...a large collection of Web 2.0 tools arranged by Web 2.0 category
  Database: Zoho Creator
...an online database application that can be used for surveys, inventories, data collection, and much more
...a list of links, mostly Web 2.0 and online activities, for educators and students
  Podcast: ipadio
...an easy-to-use phlogging (phone blogging) tool that creates the podcast, hosts it, supplies a shortened URL, and includes an RSS feed
  Podcast: Podcasting Tools
...a well-done overview of the process of creating a podcast
  Presentation: VoiceThread
...online presentation site that allows you to attach audio and video and users to leave audio and video comments
  Shedding Light on Web 2.0: Diigo List
...my presentation support site with links to information and Web 2.0 tools
  Social Networking: del.icio.us
...save your bookmarks online, share with viewers, and search, via tags, others' links
  Social Networking: diigo
...save your bookmarks online and easy organize and share them with others
  Social Networking: Flickr
...a social networking site for photographs; a great source of material for students to access
  Social Networking: FURL
...an online Web page storage site which allows users to save their personal favorite sites in an online archive and also search, via tags, the archives of others
  Social Networking: twitter.com
...an application allowing you to instantly post and receive short messages called "tweets"
  Synchronous Collaborative Environment: Adobe Connect Now
...have a 3-person or site conference with this online conferencing system with file sharing, a whiteboard, audio, video, and much more
  Synchronous Collaborative Environment: BigMarker
...an easy-to-use, no-cost Web-conferencing system where teachers can offer entire classes, supplementary lessons, tutor sessions or office hours
  Synchronous Collaborative Environment: Cacoo
...an online diagram maker with an extensive library of shapes and icons, added features such as shading and gradients, and the ability to collaborate in real-time
  Synchronous Collaborative Environment: WiZiQ
...a "a virtual classroom application that is fully equipped with 2-way audio, text chat, whiteboard, PowerPoint and PDF document sharing capabilities"
  Synchronous Collaborative Environment: Yugma
...a "free web collaboration service that enables people to instantly connect over the internet to communicate and share content and ideas using any application or software"
  Video Hosting: JayCut
...not just a video-hosting site, Jaycut allows you to edit your upleaded video and store it online
  Video Hosting: Vimeo
...this video-hosting site has a clean interface, includes HD video uploads, and videos can be kept private
  Web 2.0 Tools to Support the NETS
...a nicely arranged list of sites to start with
  Wiki: PBwiki
...an easy-to-use wiki site that allows you to create a classroom wiki
  Wiki: Wetpaint
...another popular wiki-creation site
  Wiki: Wikispaces
...create a public, online wiki for free; great for class collaboration
  Wiki: Writeboard
...a place to create shareable, Web-based text documents
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