Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers and Students

There are so many great organizations posting information about new learning techniques.  I am indebted to one of the best, Texas Computer Education Association for the following:

Try these great, interactive Web 2.0 tools to expand learning inWeb 2.0 Bursts the classroom for both you and your students!

  • 280 Slides – presentation tool similar to PowerPoint; embed video, audio, and images
  • Animoto – “the end of slideshows;” create videos from still images
  • Aviary – free photo editing tools
  • Create A Graph – great for even young students to easily create and change graphs
  • Creately – create and collaborate on online diagrams and designs
  • Crocodoc – easily share and review documents online, including PDF, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Eyeplorer – search and cross reference terms in Wikipedia in order to collate notes
  • Gliffy – draw and share diagrams on the web
  • GoAnimate – make your own cartoons and animations
  • Kerpoof – create pictures, cards, book, and even movies; for elementary students
  • Number Gossip – a search engine for everything about numbers
  • Penzu – the anti-blog; keep your thoughts private in this online journal
  • Phuser – personal message boards and private shared discussion spaces
  • Scribble Maps – lets you draw, scribble, and annotate over Google maps
  • Springnote – free online notebook based on a wiki
  • Stixy – flexible online creation and collaboration
  • ToonDoo – online cartoon strip creator
  • VideoLobby – create your own professionally-styled live webcast
  • Voki – create your own avatar; even record your voice
  • Voxopop – audio tool that lets users record their voice for others to listen and respond to
  • WallWisher – a virtual bulletin board where users can attach sticky notes and discussion points
  • Web-Chops – users can “clip” any part of a web page and rearrange clips onto a custom page that can be shared with other people, eliminating ads or questionable material
  • WordSift – text visualization tool
  • Writeboard – collaborative writing software
  • Xtranormal – text-to-speech avatar movie making
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