Web 2.0 Tools by Candace Claycomb

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1. Collaboration Tools

1.1. Edublogs

1.1.1. Monitor and moderate all content

1.1.2. Post videos, podcasts, and documents

1.1.3. Facilitate guided discussions between students

1.2. GoogleDocs

1.2.1. Collaborative document students can use for collaborative writing or brainstorming

1.2.2. Choose who can access your documents

1.2.3. Edit anytime, from anywhere

1.2.4. Share and collaborate online

1.3. MeetingWords

1.3.1. A simple text editor/word processor for the web that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real time

1.3.2. Text is saved on the web, and more than one person can edit the same document at the same time

1.3.3. Everybody's changes are instantly reflected on all screens (in different colors)

1.3.4. Work together on meeting notes, brainstorming sessions, homework, and team projects

2. Communication Tools

2.1. Skype

2.1.1. Have a spoken conversation with someone over the Internet, frequently also viewing by webcam

2.1.2. Video and voice calls to anyone else on Skype

2.1.3. Allows instant messaging and file sharing

2.1.4. Collaborate with other classes no matter where they are

2.1.5. Take a virtual field trip to meet with classrooms across the globe, allowing to learn different cultures, teach each other different customs and discuss national issues

2.1.6. Find guest speakers and invite them into your classrsoom

2.2. Twitter

2.2.1. An online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character text messages called "tweets"

2.2.2. Coordinate assignments to collaborate on different projects and keep a quick reference on any changes

2.2.3. Use Twitter to connect with the community, track hashtags, take and share notes, ask questions, connect with classrooms, take a poll (just a few of the many options)

2.3. ePals

2.3.1. Social network optimized for K-12 learning

2.3.2. Online educational community where learners all over the world connect and collaborate on projects

2.3.3. Students may participate in ePals projects, participate in student discussion forums, and partner with other classrooms depending on the subject/topic being studied

2.4. Facebook

2.4.1. An online social networking service where students may send messages, add friends, post status updates and photos, and receive notifications

2.4.2. Can be used to collaborate on projects and share thoughts/ideas

2.4.3. Use for finding information, brainstorming, book clubs, and importing blogs

3. Publishing Tools

3.1. VoiceThread

3.1.1. VoiceThread provides a wonderful opportunity for student self expression and creativity. The simple combination of visual and recorded media is perfect for creating multimedia presentations in a relatively short time frame using simple tools.

3.1.2. Students can verbally publish a writing project (great for ESL students)

3.1.3. Students can add images of themselves learning or their actual work and record reflections

3.1.4. Students can perform a poem, or describe a process or experiment

3.1.5. Students may publish their voice threads to the rest of their district or school

3.2. Mixbook

3.2.1. Online program for producing online books using pictures, texts, backgrounds, and graphics

3.2.2. Publish books about content learned in class

3.2.3. There is a fee for publishing on this program

3.3. Bubbl.us

3.3.1. Create concept maps and graphic organizers to print or share with others

3.3.2. The interface is easy to use and includes several basic options

3.4. GoAnimateforSchools

3.4.1. Online tool for creating cartoons and animations

3.4.2. Offers tools for students to express themselves and tell their stories digitally

3.4.3. $99 for classrooms of up to 50 students

3.4.4. Student videos cannot be published publicly without the teacher's permission

3.5. Animoto

3.5.1. Easily create professional looking videos from photos, video clips, and music

3.5.2. Create video montages for classroom projects

3.5.3. Share your videos via email, on a blog/website, exported to YouTube, or downloaded to a computer for use in presentations

3.6. Flickr

3.6.1. Online photo management and sharing application

3.6.2. Process of organizing videos or photos is collaborative (you can give friends, family, and other contacts permission to organize your stuff)

4. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Tools

4.1. Edheads

4.1.1. Math and science games

4.1.2. Promote critical thinking skills

4.1.3. Free online educational resource

4.2. Machinarium

4.2.1. Independent puzzles

4.2.2. Puzzle games

4.3. Bitesize

4.3.1. Available in English, Gaelic, and Welsh

4.3.2. Online study resource

4.3.3. Students test their knowledge of math, science, and English

4.4. Diffen

4.4.1. Students can compare and contrast any terms

4.4.2. Students can search the definition of terms and compare/contrast them to other definitions

4.4.3. Students can utilize this site to research and find facts/information for assignments

4.5. Braingle

4.5.1. This website has brain teasers, riddles, and trivia games to encourage problem solving for students

4.5.2. Students can also participate in forums

4.6. Gymnasium for Brain

4.6.1. Games are intended to allow for students to practice thinking outside the box

4.6.2. Puzzles have step by step solutions

4.6.3. Variety of games for students to sharpen their critical thinking skills

5. Cloud Storage

5.1. iCloud

5.1.1. Stores your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and more

5.1.2. Only works with Apple Devices

5.2. Dropbox

5.2.1. Keep everything organized in one central place

5.2.2. Collaborate on presentations, designs, and any kind of file

5.2.3. Dropbox paper can hold anything from video and images, to code and sound

5.3. 4shared

5.3.1. Online sharing service that provides storage for music, video and photo files

5.3.2. 15 GB free web space

5.3.3. Enables you to share links to your content with others

5.4. Box

5.4.1. Securely access, manage, and share your content from anywhere

5.4.2. Protects all of your content with advanced security controls

5.4.3. Secures your content against thousands of apps your teams already use