Visit "These are a few of my favourite tools" blog for some suggestions.   

"There are many opportunities for teachers to use Web 2.0 technologies to amplify and extend student experiences. Many young people are already using these technologies at home for socialisation and learning, so they can bring sophisticated skills into the formal learning environment. Our challenge is to create relevant and meaningful learning activities which provide both learning outcomes and satisfying student experiences."

from: Generation Web 2.0 

On her blog: “Transforming LearningJudy explains that “the Internet was once mostly about surfing from one static Web site to another while collecting or viewing data along the way. But now users share information, collaborate on content, and converse worldwide via social-software tools.

The A-Z of technology 

Web 2.0 Cool Tools For Schools 

Mind map   Click on any of the terms to learn more about it.

PODCASTS

Upload and share your PowerPoint, Keynote and OpenOffice presentations.

Add multimedia to your presentations

Record audio and video narration and attach external videos without leaving our site.

    SlideSix         

VoiceThread    Use this site for collaborative storytelling or document annotation.

What is Twitter? TeacherTube

wikis page.

 Check out WORDLE

Such tools leverage the Web into a learning environment as well as an information source. 

  1. Animoto
  2. Activexpressions/Activotes
  3. Bitstrips 
  4. Chartle 
  5. Community Walk
  6. Create a Graph 
  7. DabbleBoard 
  8. Destiny Library Manager
  9. Digital Content, Databases, ebooks and more
  10. GapMinder  
  11. Gliffy 
  12. Glogster 
  13. Historic Tale Construction Kit
  14. Information Literacy Process Model 

    K-5  or  6-12

  15. LEGO City Comic Builder 
  16. MakeBeliefsComix
  17. Mobile Apps for Education (Mobile) 
  18. Microsoft Reader 
  19. Microsoft Word
  20. MindMeister 
  21. MyFakeWall
  22. One True Media
  23. PBWorks - wiki
  24. Podcasting
  25. Poplet - WallWisher meets Mind Meister 
  26. Prezi (direct link to tutorials) 
  27. Quizlet (See FAQ, also.) 
  28. Scribblemaps
  29. 60 Second Recap 
  30. ShowBeyond
  31. SlideRocket  (direct link to tool)
  32. SurveyMonkey
  33. Tagxedo 
  34. VoiceThread
  35. Voki
  36. Vuvox
  37. Wall Wisher  | Examples
  38. Wordia 
  39. Wordle
  40. Wordsift
  41. Still more Web 2.0 tools (Bibliography of tools, not yet included above)
  42. Differentiating by Learning Styles and Preferences
  43. Digital Bloom's Taxonomy  

 from http://bcpslibraryinformationservices.pbworks.com/w/page/12773114/FrontPage  to be reviewed and adapted


PUBLISHING WEBTOOLS 

  • Yudu: Lets you upload all sorts of content including Word documents and PDFs. It will quickly convert the documents into an impressive virtual magazine with flipping pages. Account creation is optional but an email address is required. You can also set privacy settings to public or private.
  • Flipsnack: Very similar to Yudu and is extremely easy to use. The only caveat is the document you upload must be in PDF format. If you have a copy machine at school that scans into PDF, load it with student work, create a PDF and convert it into a virtual book.
  • Issuu: Pronounced "issue", is another option to upload almost any document format and transform it into a virtual flipping book. Of course, you can share and or embed the resulting creation. For example, you can embed the book on your classroom homepage or wiki.
  • Tikatok: Aimed at younger students and is a wonderful tool for story creation. Students begin with story starters or a completely blank book. Text, images and imagination are added and an amazing digital book is created. The final product can be viewed online and a print copy can be ordered.
  • Mixbook: Very similar to Tikatok but features some sophisticated editing tools perfect for middle or high school students. The site includes numerous templates and images to ensure a professional-looking book. Mixbook also offers accounts designed for teachers.
  • Epubbud: Allows you to convert and existing document into an e-book or create the book on the site itself. The difference is that it converts the book to the epub format, which is compatible with numerous readers and tablets. The user interface is not as elegant as some of the other website choices but is an efficient way to generate an epub format book.
  • Lulu: Like a combination of Epubbud and Mixbook. You have the ability to upload a document and convert to epub format. In addition, the site contains photo book tools very similar to Mixbook. Add images and text to tell a story. Tools are also available for creating poetry books and digital portfolios.
  • Scribd: Arguably the best known online publishing site. Upload any file or even import from Google Docs. One drawback for the school setting is the number of advertisements.
  • YouPublish: YouPublish is similar to Scribd. Upload virtually any type of file, including video, and it will be viewable and shareable. It's very easy to upload content and this site works well for older students.  http://h30411.www3.hp.com/posts/1303438-9_web_2_0_sites_to_publish_student_work

                                         Check out these videos about WEB 2.0

Web 2.0 video  Here comes another bubble

Ken Robinson  Are schools killing off creativity?           

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