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A to Z Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers

This presentation will give a snapshot of 25 different Web 2.0 tools that would be useful to teachers.
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Kristen Murphy

on 10 August 2011

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A to Z Web 2.0 Tools for Educators Summary: Answer Garden is a feedback tool
to use on your wiki, website or blog.

Educational Relevance: Instant feedback from
students about lessons and content.

Example:

http://answergarden.ch/ Summary: This tool allows you to create a hassle-free bibliography.
It downloads into a Word document.

Educational Relevance: Students can create a bibliography simply and quickly.

Example:

Link:http://bibme.org Summary: Create free educational games,
quizzes, activities and diagrams in minutes.
Host them on your wiki, website or blog.

Educational Relevance: Interactive tools to
use in your class and lessons.

Examples:

http://classtools.net/ Summary: Teachers submit requests
for donations to their classrooms.

Educational Relevance: Teachers ask for needed materials; people donate money to projects!

Examples:

http://www.donorschoose.org/ Summary: Online file storage
that syncs to multiple computers
and electronic devices. (2gb free)

Educational Relevance: Easy back up of files and lesson plans for teachers. Access to files in many locations.

Examples:

http://www.dropbox.com/ Summary: Glogster is a presentation
tool that can be used to organize and
present material on your IWB or wiki.

Educational Relevance: Teachers and/or
students can present new material in the
form of a glog.

Example:

http://www.glogster.edu/ Summary: Check which famous writer
you write like with this statistical analysis
tool. Word choice and writing style are
compared with those of famous writers.

Educational Relevance: Students can see
what author they write like, which will
create a buzz about writing and authors.

Examples:

http://iwl.me/ Summary: JeopardyLabs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint.

Educational Relevance: Create games for your IWB easilyto reinforce your content.

Examples:

http://www.jeopardylabs.com/ Summary: Use Jing to take a picture
or short video of what is seen on your
monitor.

Educational Relevance: Embed pictures
or video on your wikipage, website, or blog.

Examples:

http://www.techsmith.com/jing/ Summary: Jog the Web allows you to
"group" links to multiple websites.

Educational Relevance: Create a "jog" of links
for students to use when doing research or
another online project. They will have each link
without having to type each address.

Examples:

http://www.jogtheweb.com/ Summary: Create newsletters with templates and send out in masses.

Educational Relevance: Students can create newsletters or create a class newsletter to send out to parents or staff.

Example:

http://www.letterpop.com/ Summary: Use LiveBinders to collect online resources neatly and easily.

Educational Relevance: Students can be given access to a binder of materials created for their use.

Example:

http://livebinders.com/ Summary: This is a simple comic strip creator. The comics can be created in English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, and Latin.

Educational Relevance: Students can create comic strips based on content area information and print them.

Examples:

http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/ Summary: This tool allows the user to convert a PDF document to a Word file that can be easily edited.

Educational Relevance: Teachers can personalize and/or customize a PDF file.

Example:

http://www.pdftoword.com/ Summary: Qwiki is a web based search engine that speaks about the search topic selected.

Educational Relevance: Students and teachers can search for topics and listen to details about the topic.

Example:

http://www.qwiki.com/ Kristen Murphy
Laurel Elementary School
Technology Support, K - 6 Summary: This tool makes collages
out of your pictures quickly and easily.
A download is required.

Educational Relevance: A collage of pictures on a certain topic would be a great discussion starter. Students could create collages as a group or independent project.

http://www.shapecollage.com/ Summary: Create a virtual bookshelf, discover new books, connect with friends and learn more about your favorite books – all for free.

Educational Relevance: Post a bookshelf on your wikispace, website, or blog to share suggested reading for students. Students can also share their favorite book picks on Shelfari.

http://www.shelfari.com Summary: Lively learning guides by experts and educators are available on this site.

Educational Relevance: Students and teachers can access guides on a variety of topics for free.

http://www.shmoop.com/ Summary: Interactive teaching resources that provide
count down clock, student selector, and much more. The
tools are accessible from a downloadable app. on your desktop.

Educational Relevance: Use with IWB to enhance games and
create activities to enhance curriculum.

http://www.triptico.co.uk/ Summary: Prezi is a presentation tool
that allows you to group your ideas,
videos, and images on one canvas.

Educational Relevance: Teachers and
students can create interesting
presentations to share.

Example: This presentation is a prezi!

http://prezi.com Summary: These scoreboards can be used to keep score at your white
board while playing a game.

Educational Uses: Unlimited!

Examples:

Two Teams:
http://www.curriculumbits.com/prodimages/details/misc/mis0014
Four Teams:
http://www.curriculumbits.com/prodimages/details/misc/mis0015 Summary: Watch YouTube videos without
comments, suggestions, or the 'other' things.

Educational Relevance: Teachers can show a
YouTube video without worrying about
inappropriate comments below or beside
the video.

Examples:

http://viewpure.com/ Summary: Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages.

Educational Relevance: Older students can create
an avatar to post on their blog. Teachers can create
avatars to introduce themselves or give brief
explanantions of assignments in a creative format.

Example:

http://www.voki.com/ Summary: This site creates word clouds
using text from a website or just a student
name.

Educational Relevance: Take text from a site
based on classroom content to create a word
cloud for discussion.

Examples:

http://wordlin.gs/ Summary: Online conversion file tool.

Educational Relevance: Convert files to be used in
class or on your SmartBoard. YouTube video blocked?
Convert the file and use it in class!

Examples:

http://www.zamzar.com/
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