Web 2.0

Web 2.0 refers to online tools and applications. These can be great to use in a classroom because they are always available and easily accessed and adapted. Check out some of the ones we have listed to try.

Please use the following links to access information on specific Web 2.0 tools




Google Tools







correlated to the use of Web 2.0 tools

Collaboration Sites

http://tappedin.org Virtual 'campus' for collaboration.

slideshare.net is a site where others have uploaded Power Point Presentations that you can download and then modify or use.

http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/ is Apple's K-12 education site. Lots of good ideas and lesson plans.

classroom 2.0 Ask questions, find resources from other educators on educational technology topics.

Web 2.0 Free Tools

bighugelabs.com - create movie posters, magazine covers, cubes, CD covers and more easily
flickr - post and share photos online. You can password protect these.
wordle.net - this site creates word clouds from your text
Apple Learning Exchange - this is Apple's site and contains lesson plans, forums, podcasts and more
slideshare.net - check out this site to find PowerPoint Presentations that have been uploaded and you can download

google tools
- books.google.com - find books, read excerpts, read and post reviews
- news.google.com - find newspaper articles from the last 200 years. Also includes a timeline feature.
- Google Lit Trips combines literature with Google Earth to provide background and additional information about the story
- google maps - gives some easy directions for using Google maps

Voice Threads

This site lets you create and share annotated online photos. It's been used in language arts classrooms as a place for students to record their observations, predictions, analysis of a story or book. One social studies teacher uses it during their immigration simulation where students create an identity, dress up as their person and then record their 'personal' feelings about their experiences. When you go to the site, make sure you sign up for the educator's option - it's free!

Check this math example!

Best Websites to Help Beginning Readers

Larry Ferlazzo has a wealth of information about useful educational sites.

50 ways

Here are 50 ways to tell a story using Web 2.0 tools! Try out a few and let us know how it goes!

Classroom 2.0

is a great resource to be able to connect with other teachers, ask questions and find out all kinds of useful information about Web 2.0 tools.


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also has an educator focus