Web 2.0 is association with web applications that encourage interactive information sharing,
collaboration with other users, and allows users to change the content located on the website.
There are Web 2.0 tools for any possible project, presentation,
or learning opportunity available to use on the internet.
The resources listed on this page are also FREE for the public to use.
***Please note that some websites may require you to get parental permission. ***
2009 Top 100 Technology Tools is a great place to go and see what others are using in education!
10 Power Tools for Lifelong Learners contains audio and video resources that Open Culture makes available to lifelong learners. These collections are all free, and can be downloaded to your computers and mp3 players.
A to Z Box of Tricks holds dozens of Web 2.0 tools from A to Z.
Acapela.tv a happy chatty website. A great meeting place for nice characters that finally can chat, speak for real and play with words, the way they like.
Animoto lets you create short movies with photographs and videos of your own.
Author Stream is a service that converts your PowerPoint slideshows to flash media files. In addition to sharing on the Author Stream website the slideshows you upload can also be shared via Youtube, iTunes, or embedded into a blog or website.
Aviary is on a mission to make creation accessible to artists of all genres, from graphic design to audio editing.
Best Websites for Learning and Teaching contains dozens of great tools from the American Library Association
BigHugeLabs create products (trading cards, posters, puzzles, cubes, etc..) using your own images or one found on the internet
bit.ly is a Web 2.0 tool to shorten, share, and track your links. This is a great tool to use with Twitter or when you want to add an URL to a document or blog.
Bookr lets you create and share your photobook using Flickr images. You can write tags to find the pictures from Flickr photos or you can search your name on Flickr to find your own photos. When you find them, you write your text that matches with the pictures.
Bubblr is a tool to create comic strips using photos from flickr.com. Begin searching images and add bubbles to them. So easy! Just type a tag (or leave it blank for "me") and press go!
Cacoo is a feature-rich collaborative diagram creation Web 2.0 tool. With Cacoo you can draw shapes, type, and drag and drop elements of your diagram. Images can also be uploaded into your Cacoo diagrams. Cacoo allows you to chat with your collaborators in real-time while you work on your diagrams.
Capzles! Capture memories and tell stories by combining videos, photos, blogs, and mp3's into multimedia storylines.
Citrify easy, fun, and free way to enhance your personal photos!
Community Walkis an interface for creating informational, interactive, and engaging maps
Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Schools This wiki gives you hundreds of Web 2.0 tools to use for all kinds of purposes in school and throughout education.
Cutest Blog on the Block lets you add some FLARE to your blog with awesome backgrounds, banners, and extra fun!
EarthPulse-State of the World - Earth Pulse is comprised of essays, photo galleries, links to additional resources, and an interactive vital statistics map. The Vital Statistics Map allows users to view mapped displays twenty different sets of statistics.
EasyDefine lets you define multiple words quickly.
Empressr lets you tell your story anyway you like. Add photos, music, video, and audio, and share it publicly or privately in an instant.
Etherpad is the only web-based word processor that allows people to work together in really real-time. When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone's screen.
Facebook Status Cloud is a new application on Facebook that lets you create word cloud out of your status updates. You can post the Status Clouds on your Facebook page or copy them to use in your work.
Facebook Status Collage takes your highlighted status updates from across the year and puts them into an awesome collage with a style you choose!
FamilyEcho creates a family tree with the information that you provide.
FeedBeater allows you to create a RSS feed or email alert for any webpage
FotoFlexer-The world's most advanced online image editor.
Fresh Brain, provides teachers and students with ideas for technology projects. On Fresh Brain students and teachers can find projects in which they build games, build iPhone and Facebook apps, make web pages, and mash-up videos. Fresh Brain provides space and a forum for students to connect and collaborate. To complete each project, Fresh Brain provides a list of suggested tools and getting started guides for completing each task.
Gizmoz lets you create your own character out of one photo! Fun Web 2.0 tool!
Glogster is a social network that lets you create interactive posters with video, images, sounds, music, and text. You can blog on your Glogster and share your creations. Glogster also lets you comment about others work and finds friends with similar styles.
Go! Animate lets you create your own animated cartoons.
Graabr lets you grab your screen instantly and share it online.
Hero Factory lets you create your own hero and write a story to go along with it! Great Web 2.0 tool!
Historic Tale Construction Kit lets you create your own stories with rich text and pictures.
JayCut Join JayCut's online community to get free access to your own personal video studio. Upload videos, photos and music to create and share new masterpieces.
Kideos is a great website to safely watch videos online. They have videos from Disney, Muppets, Super Heros, and more!
Marvel Squad Comic Creator lets you create your own comic strips and even comic books. The characters you can choose are great!
MuseumBoxlets you describe an event, person, or historical period by placing items into a virtual, interactive box!
Mypictr - Allows you to quickly cut a small portion out of any picture you care to upload.
Nota lets you mash your ideas and media together with friends in a dynamic whiteboard wiki. Using photos, videos, and other web content you can instantly create brainstorms, presentations, scrapbooks, and enjoy an interactive chat with more than 50 friends.
PdfMyUrl is will take a URL and turn it into a PDF. GREAT tool!
Penzu is an online diary and personal journal that is focused on privacy. With a unique and compelling user experience, it makes writing online as easy and intuitive as writing on a pad of paper. You can insert photographs into your journal, email your entries, print, and save in your account.
Phoenix - a new kid on the block. This image editor has some advanced tools and solid sharing features. Think of it as a middle of the range tool, simliarities to Picnik.
PhotoFunia is an online photo editing tool that gives you a fun filled experience. You upload any photo and just wait to see the magic. Our proprietary technology automatically identifies the face in the photo and let's you add cool photo effects and create funny face photo montages.
Photo Peach is a new service that allows you to quickly and easily create an audio slideshow, with captions, from images in your Flickr, Picassa, or Facebook account.
Check out the Photo Peach that Mrs. Miller created for Van Meter Great Strides Project here!
Photo Show is a great service for making fantastic slideshow and video presentations. Photo Show allows users to upload their photos or use photos from the Internet to make into slide show which can then be turned into a video. Photo Show users can add text and audio to accompany their presentation.
Phrasr lets you write your sentence and Phrasr finds Flickr images for each of your words. If that image doesn't do, you can select a new one.
PIC-LITS is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.
Picnik upload your own photos and add effects, text, frames, stickers, and much more to them. Then save and use where you want. My Posterous has one I created.
Picsviewr turns your flickr photos into awesome presentations. Choose one of the 10 slideshow templates.
Pixlr - Comparable to Sumo, Pixlr is a full featured image editor. It's very accessible, and if you have experience with Fireworks or an equivilent product, then you'll pick it up very quickly!
Pockets for Twitter lets you record and send a voicemail to a Twitter account.
Poll Everywhere is a great polling tool that can be used by anyone who knows someone with a laptop or a cell phone they can send a text message from.
Posterous a dead simple blog tool! It is easy to create, subscribe to others, and send invitations to subscribe to your Posterous too. Our library's Posterous is vmlibraryvoice
Resizr - Resize an image you've copied from the web quickly and easily.
Runpolls is aimed to be used as a tool for adding polls and surveys to your website. The easy to use, intuitive interface, makes it very easy and fast to make your own poll within minutes and post it on your site or blog.
Save the Words lets users interact with old words that once had a place in our language. At Save the Words, users can adopt-a-word, spread the word, and register to learn a new word-a-day.
Science Blogs-100 Excellent Science Blogs to Check Out!
Scrapblog brings your pictures to life through scarpbooks, slideshows, and greeting cards to share or print.
Screenjelly records your screen activity with your voice so you can spread it via Twitter or email. Use it to quickly share cool apps, software tips, or stuff you like.
Screenr is a great tool to use with Twitter! Just click the record button and you will have a ready-to-tweet screencast in seconds!
Second Life is the internet's largest user created interactive avatar world
ShapeCollage lets you put your images into a cool collage (several shapes to pick from).
Skitch is a webservice that works hand in hand with our application Skitch to give you 1-click uploading of images for fast and fun image sharing. Watch a 3 minute video on how to use Skitch HERE.
Slide creates great slideshow presentations with your own images. Slide is also easy to share through Facebook, Twitter, and other Web 2.0 applications.
SlideFinder lets you find the right slides that you need for presentations and learning.
Slide Rocket is a web based presentation creator similar to Empressr. Slide Rocket has some very nice features like 3D transitions and a collaboration feature for sharing the creation process with other users.
Slide Sharelets you share slideshows with others through the this tool. This one is designed for K-12 educator.
SlideSix is another online slideshow creator that allows users to embed YouTube and Vimeo videos into your presentations. You can also attach documents to accompany your presentations.
Small Worlds lets you meet friends, play games, complete missions, adopt a pet, watch videos, and more!
Smilebox is a photo service that lets you quickly turn life’s moments into digital creations to share with others or save for yourself.Choose from hundreds of designs for scrapbooking, creating slideshows, and sending free greeting cards, filled with your photos and videos and the music and text of your choice.
Once you've finished your Smilebox creation, you can email it, post it to your Facebook, MySpace, or blog, print it, or even burn it to DVD.
Splashup - For more advanced image manipulation, Splashup offers a way of editing images online.
Story Something a mobile platform for personalized and customized children's stories. Story Something lets you put in your name, family, and even pets. You can then read and share the stories that are created.
Storybird are short, visual stories that you can make with family and friends to share and (soon) print.
StumbleUpon helps you discover and share great websites. As you click , high-quality pages are delivered to match to your personal preferences. Rating these sites you like () automatically shares them with like-minded people – and helps you discover sites your friends recommend. CONNECT with Mrs. Miller on StumbleUpon by searching for ShannonMMiller
Stupeflix is a service that allows users to quickly and easily create video montages using their favorite images and audio clips. In many ways Stupeflix is like Animoto, but there are a couple of differences. Stupeflix allows users to drag and drop their images into the sequence that they would like the images to appear. Adding text to the images is easier in Stupeflix than it is on Animoto. Stupeflix offers only one default soundtrack so you have to upload your own audio clips. That said the advantage of Stupeflix is that you can use more than one audio clip within the same video.
Sumo - possibly one of the best web based drawing tools online. It has numerous features, and can be used by beginners as well as more professional illistrators. Oh, and it's great fun!
synchtube is the only place to watch YouTube videos with friends in real-time.
Tagul creates amazing word clouds! Each tag in Tagul cloud is linked with an URL and is “clickable” that enables visitors to use it for navigation.
Technology and Education Box of Tricks... The best free internet resources for education.
Textanim Web 2.0 lets you generate an animated text picture (gif) with texture in 10 seconds and then share it with the world.
Ticket-O-Matic creates first class airline tickets to anyone and anywhere in the world! Fun to use for a world project or just anytime.
Timetoast lets you create interactive timelines to share on the web!
Tinypaste creates a little paste or url of your message that you write in an amped up text box. After you have created your Tinypaste you can send it to others or embed it where you wish.
TodaysMeet helps you embrace the backchannel on Twitter and connect with your audience in realtime. Use the live stream to make comments, ask questions, and use that feedback to tailor your presentation, sharpen your points, and address audience needs.
Toobla lets you easily collect, enjoy and share visual bookmarks to websites and other embeddable content (i.e. widgets like YouTube or other videos, photos, documents, games and widget applications).
TweetBook creates a pdf book from your Tweets in Twitter. In just a couple minutes it will create a book with title page, copyright page, headings, and page numbers.
TwitPic lets you add photos to your Twitter.
Viddix mixes video with the web for a great presentation.
VoiceThread is a great way to talk about and share images, documents, and videos.
Voki lets you create avatars and interact with others
Wallwisher lets you build a wall to share ideas, online notices, notes, and much more. You can add images, music, videos, and pages to your Wallwisher too.
Wetoku is a great tool to use for recording online conversations and sharing these videos online through your blogs!
WidgetBox is known as the world's best place to find and make widgets.
Wix is one of the best website design programs I have seen! It is FREE and easy to create an amazing, flash-based, professional website with Wix.
Word It Out creates word clouds out of any text that you paste into the word cloud generator. You can change the text, color, and shape of your word cloud.
WorldHistory.com lets you create your own biography timeline and map, add your ancestors and view them on a historical map. Interactive Maps, Timelines, Videos, Geocoded Photos, and Museum Artifacts are just some of the features available on WorldHistory.com.
Web 2.0 Literacy Tools Master List created by Naomi Harm features Web 2.0 literacy tools such as bookmarking tools, copyright free digital photographs, music, timeline creators, Web 2.0 favorite lists, and so much more. This is one resource you cannot skip!
Wordle generates personal word clouds.
XtraNormal is a unique service that enables students to create animated, narrated movies just by typing the dialogue then dragging and dropping characters and set elements into the movies. There are free and paid plans for using Xtra Normal.
YouBlisher takes your pdf files and turns them into online flippable pages. You just download your pdf's and YouBlisher send you the link to your website. Great for saving paper!
You Are Here – The site is intended for students in 5th through 8th grade and can be used to complement lessons in critical thinking, writing, language arts, media literacy, business, civics, and social studies.”
YouTellYou is a great way to share your photo stories! Publish, share, and contribute to the magazine of our lives!
Zamzar helps you transform your songs, videos, images and documents into different formats.
Zoho Show is an online tool for making powerful presentations. Zoho Show's pre-built themes, clipart and shapes coupled with features like drag-and-drop makes it an easy application to use. Watch a demo of Zoho Show here.
GET HELP HERE WITH WEB 2.0 TOOLS
Teacher Training Videos by Russell Stannard - At this site you will find several videos to show you how to use various Web 2.0 tools such as screenjelly, Blogger, Twitter and the Tweet Deck, JING, and much more. This is a great resource when you want to learn something new or just need help.