Welcome to the Google Site for educators to learn more about the hottest Web 2.0 tools available to them. Your classrooms will never be the same after exploring this site!!
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If you feel that you need a more structured site, please view http://www.teacher-tech-training.com/a-brief-intro-free/intro-to-web-2-0-tools/ which is a free Intro to Web 2.0 Tools course. It will get you started in the Web 2.0 world.
A Great Resources to Creating Blogs and Websites that are Safe for Students.
 Simple K12 Webinar Notes: Top Techie Tools for Teachers

SimpleK12 Webinar 10 Techie Tools for Teachers.docx

What does Bloom have to say about all of thei technology being used in the classroom?
Well check out Bloom's Taxnomy listing different Web 2.0 tools.

101 Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers.pdf


Integrating Tech and Marzano's Instructional Strategies.ppt


Web Tools that Support Marzano's Instructional Strategies.doc

10 tech mistakes teachers make.pdf


VoiceThread: Free online slideshows where multiple students can contribute via comments and audio

Animoto: Students can create beautiful, professional looking videos with a few clicks. They also allow free accounts for educators

Jux: A simple and fun way to get students and teachers into blogging. Very visual and a great way to introduce different types of media

Web 2.0 Recipe: Thank you Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez:
Mix all this ingredients:


First, curate the course content in scoopiit or paper.li
or let the students explore knowledge (not information gathering) and build content
Second, create a virtual classroom with hootcourse
and last (but no the least) ask your students to twiit you with synthesis or poems or whatever.

Please serve rich and warm every class. Enjoy...   

WEB 2.0 QUICK REFERENCE GUIDES By: Professor Doctor Mohamed Amin 

 Pamela Breedlove • Other tools:
* Similar to Dropbox: https://www.sugarsync.com/

* Titanpad http://titanpad.com/ - users can work simultaneously on the same document and save versions

* Another online collaboration tool http://willyou.typewith.me/

* Google Sites - a wiki-type site/personal web page that is easy to use and (hard to believe) not blocked by our Internet filter

* Free online survey tool - Zoomerang

* Voice recorder Vocaroo http://vocaroo.com/

* Poll Everywhere - use phone texting or send answers via web site for instant polls

* Symbaloo to make a web page of tools and links using icons

* Blabberize to make a picture appear to "talk" - it's very strange but could be fun for some online projects

* Make concept maps online http://cmap.ihmc.us/

* Online brainstorming at https://bubbl.us/

* Online collaboration at http://www.scribblar.com/

* Web meetings at http://www.showdocument.com/main.jsf

* Edit YouTube videos with http://tubechop.com/ OR with http://viewpure.com/ OR http://quietube.com/

* Create online timelines at http://www.tiki-toki.com/

* URL shortener at fur.ly

* Create a graph at http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/

* Make web pages more printer-friendly http://www.printfriendly.com/

* Music http://www.classiccat.net/ and http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

* Online photobook http://www.mixbook.com/

* Image editing tool http://pixlr.com/

* Widgets for your web page http://www.widgetbox.com/

NOTE: For lists of tools and free webinars on using them, visit http://simplek12.com/. I participate in their free webinars all the time, which gives me access to free PDFs, some that are booklets full of web 2.0 tools, iPad apps, etc. I learned about many of the above tools from there.          

Kanban2go - Visual Task Management

from Free Technology for Teachers by noreply@blogger.com (Mr. Byrne)
Kanban2go is a new task management service that has a highly visually-driven interface. The basic function of Kanban2go is to provide you with a virtual sticky note board that is divided into three columns. Your to-do notes are color coded and sorted into columns of to-do, in progress, and completed. Each to-do note can be assigned a due date and a status.

Kanban2go can be synched with Google Calendar, iCal, Outlook, and Evernote. You can share your assignment boards with others via email and or Twitter.


Applications for Education
There certainly is not a shortage of online task management tools for students and teachers to try. If you're looking for a task management tool with a bit of visual pop, give Kanban2go a try.
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Pros and cons of social media in education [infographic] | Teaching Trends | Scoop.it

Blogs and Wikis have some common denominators:
 They are both websites
 They are both user-generated (the content of blogs and wikis is created by the actual people who use the blogs or wikis)
 They both allow users to comment on the content
Wikis are better than blogs for:
 Archiving information for easy access
 Gathering information from a group of people. For example, the wiki Library Success collects information from librarians around the world. (See this past MPLIC Tech Train blog post for more information about Library Success)
Blogs are better than wikis for:
 Quickly sharing new information
 Starting and maintaining a dialog between the publisher and reader

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8 Great Free Educational Resources for Teachers

educational web tools,professional developmentMed kharbach

It is really amazing how technology is transforming education and making it way easier and better than it used to be. If you are a digital immigrant like me ( 30 years old up ), you would exactly not only know what I am talking about but also feel it. When I think back to those pen and pencil days when instruction used to take place in a boring classroom full of chalk dust and how hard and limited our access to information was, I know how lucky our students are to be living in this digital boom where unlimited knowledge is at their fingertips.
Internet has definitely changed the course of education. It has revolutionized every facet of it and its train is still moving so you either hop aboard or lag behind and get outdated. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is trying to give a hand to all those of you looking for new pathways to integrate technology into their classrooms and eventually improve their students learning. In this regard, we are introducing you to another set of awesome open source education websites that you can try with your students. The huge benefit of these websites is manifested in the fact that they are free, easy to use and can exponentially expand your students knowledge and supplement the day formal coursework. Be it a student, a teacher, an educator or even parents, these tools will help you incorporate new media into your instruction.

Please keep in mind that many of the tools I have already reviewed here before are not included and I listed only new ones , because if I include all, the list will be more than 50 tools.

1- Internet Archive

Internet Archive is an online library that offers permanent access for researches,scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

2- Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenburg offers over 40.000 free ebooks. You can choose among free epub books, free kindle books, and you can also download or read them online. Check out The 9 Websites that offers free ebooks for more resources.

3- Federal Resources of Excellence

This is a platform provided by the United States government that offers excellent educational resources pertaining to a wide range of subjects

4- British Museum

The British Museum allows users to learn and discover more than 500 Museum objects and have access to some awesome adventure games and many more.

5- School Forge

School Forge offers open text and lessons, open curricula, free software and open source in education. It also features many educational resources and links for you to explore.

6- Dyscover

Dyscover is a software system designed to help children with learning disabilities. It can be used to teach characters, numerals, pronunciation, word-association and many more useful and creative things.

7- KidsKnowIt

KidsKnowIt provides the highest quality educational activities, products, movies, music, games, articles, text books, learning programs, lesson plans, worksheets, and distribute them completely free of charge.

8- Language Games

This is a great website that offers games that can help students acquire foreign language skills.

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8 Free Tools to Easily and Instantly Create Videos in The Cloud

Med kharbach JULY 30, 2012

Creating videos and using them with students in the classroom is an important skill of the 21st century teacher. Some educators wrongly think that making a video requires software download and advanced video editing skills, a claim which has been rebutted by web 2.0 technologies. There are now several online and web-based tools where one can easily and simply create a video and share it with others. These tools do not need any software installation and , most of the time, needs only a quick and free sign up.

To help teachers and educators make the maximum benefit from such web technologies, I have compiled a list of some useful tools for this purpose. Check it out :

1- Animoto
Animoto lets you turn your photos, video clips, and music into awesome videos to share with others. No software download is needed.

2- Masher

This is another great video tool that allows users to easily create videos by mixing video clips, music tracks, and photos and all for free. No software download needed.

3- WeVideo

WeVideo allows users to upload their video clips and photos and to create storylines and edit them online. It has both a pro and free versions and no software installation is required.

4- Stupeflix

Stupeflix lets you create videos by mixing photos, clips, and music. This is one of the easiest video platforms online and does not require any software download.

5- Flixtime

Flixtime turns your photos and videos into stunning and unique videos in just minutes. It requires a sign up

6- Knowmia

Knowmia is a great website that offers thousands of video lessons from great teachers around the world. It is also a platofrm where teachers can use simple and easy tools to create and personalize short video lessons for students of their own school. These video lessons are made instantly available on Knowmia along with other lessons from all over the web and anyone can view and access them.

7- Go Animate

Go Animate is a great video tool that allows its users to create awesome animations for free.If you are looking for a way to create a training video, an animated clip about a certain concept for your students, a demostration of a physical formula, then try Go Animate.

8- Clip Generator

Clipgenerator is a great video tool that allows its users to easily create their own video clips. It can be used to compile professional slide shows from your photos, texts and music. There is also a set of automated animations and film clips compiled by professional designers and perfectly tuned to the music for you to include in your digital video creations.

7 Excellent Tools to Publish Students Work

publishing toolsMed kharbach

There is nothing much rewarding for students than to see their accomplished work being published and celebrated with others. This is very much motivating and is a strong impetus for them to achieve more and work harder. Can you imagine how happy a student would be to share his classroom work with his parents in a neat and clean online platform that they access anywhere and anytime ?
There are several online tools that you as a teacher can use to host your students work and share them with the whole class and as well as parents .Below are some tools that can help you do that. Check them out :

1- Flipsnack

Fipsnack is an online flipping book software that allows you to convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications ideal for publishing students work.
2- Issuu
This is another populat website where you can upload and share your students work very easily and for free.
3- Tikatok
Tikatok lets you easily create an unlimited books online . You can add author biography, upload images and save them in your persona; image gallery.
4- Mixbook
 Mixbook lets you make completely customizable photo books, yearbooks, cards, and calendars and many more.
5- ePub Bud
ePub Bud is another great platform that you can use to create a digital publication and share it with the world. It is easy to use and free of charge.

6- Lulu

Lulu is a website that lets you publish print books and ebooks for free. You can also control your work and reach more readers.
7- Other tools

Check out these other tools that you can use to share and publish your students work .

12 Free Social Media Tools To Make Your Life Easier!!!
1 Buffer - www.bufferapp.com - share any page you're reading
2 Eventbritewww.eventbrite.com - IT gives you all the online tools you need to bring people together for an event and sell tickets.
3 Tweriodwww.tweriod.com/ free twitter tool that helps you make the most of Twitter by letting you know the best time to tweet.
 4 Manage Flitter - www.manageflitter.com -A web-based application that assists Twitter users with their unfollower and general account management. It is also provides an easy way for users to integrate their Google+ account with their twitter account 
5 Screenr - www.screenr.com- Record your screen with a web-based application and share the recording easily
6 Scribd - www.scribd.com - A digital documents library that allows users to publish, discover and discuss original writings and documents in various languages.
7 WiseStamp - www.wisestamp.com - Email signatures and enables users to include social profiles and email apps in their emails
8 Disqus - www.disqus.com -A global comment system that improves discussion on websites and connects conversations  
9 Aviary 
11 Twilert - www.twilert.com - Allows you to receive email alerts of keyword searches on Twitter
12 Mr. Unfollowr - http://unfollower.name/ -Track your unfollows and get direct message or email if someone stopped following you

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