Fantastic web 2.0 Resources!

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webtools4u2use



My favorite Web 2.0 overview resource (user friendly for the digital immigrant - those new to Web 2.0) Provides top 5 List and rubrics for every type of tool!

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Wissahickon's comprehensive web 2.0 list with tutorials

ICTmagic
Information Communication Technology Tools
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cooltools4schools

Cool Tools for Schools! The site my students use the most to find ways to create products to showcase their learning






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The wiki service used by the majority of classrooms.
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A private platform for messaging / discussion outside of class
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An "app"like interface with tab groups for related resources. My Student's first choice!

Organize your digital Life!
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We use Zoho Notebooks for maintaining a digital notebook that can be shared with the teacher and peers.
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Have your students use their google apps accounts, create classroom google groups, and allow them to open collaborative documents that you can comment on as students progress.
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Sliding presentations. Allows for concept mapping, and realtime collaboration.
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Multimedia interactive posters. You can purchase an Edu account which will include private accounts for up to 200 students
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Realtime collaborative concept maps. Great for having students explain relationships between concepts.
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Realtime collaborative concept maps. Great for having students explain relationships between concepts.
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A very powerful collaborative concept mapping tool that can be downloaded for free, and then run within your schools network.
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wordle

Copy and paste any text into wordle for a text analysis. Copy a section from your online textbook, create a woordle, and then ask, what are the big ideas in this section?
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Slide Share is an easy tool for embedding powerpoints into a wiki
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Google earth has wonderful tutorials for classroom use
Comic Tools and Digital Story telling

  • If you have a mac you can use Comic Life (free), or Garageband or iMovie to create a video podcast using web images or video of simple “puppets”.
  • If you have a PC (my sympathies) you can use Comic Life (free), moviemaker to do something similar or download Photostory (free).
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Podcasting is a powerful way for kids to reflect on ideas, create a narrative (i.e. news story, etc.), and then publish their work to the wiki. Macs come with Garageband which makes podcasting a breeze. You can download Audacity for the PC.
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Great for creating Thinking and Analysis guides. Create your own or adapt from a librar


















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