Web 2.0 Tools

A few tools to consider in adding functionality to, or replacing an LMS:
- iMovie
- Blogs (Blogger, WordPress)
- Wikis (WikiSpaces, PBWorks, GoogleSites)
- RSS Reader (Google Reader, NetVibes)
- Online Productivity Tools (GoogleDocs)
- Skype or other voice over IP tools
- Second Life or virtual world interactions
- Voicethread – multiple perspective dialogue centered on an artifact
- Integrated suites or classrooms (Elluminate)
- Discussion forums: within an LMS or an external application
- Text chat: IM, IRC, chat rooms
- Micro-blogging (Twitter, Edmodo)
- Image-based discussions (Flickr, Picasa)
- Informal: Google Groups, mailing list software
- Social networking tools: Facebook, Ning
- Social bookmarking: del.icio.us, Diigo
- Video sharing tools: YouTube, TeacherTube, SchoolTube, Blip, Motionbox
- Webquest tool: Zunal.com
- Advice on using tools: incomeptech.com

Blogs, Wikis, Docs: Which is right for your lesson? A Comparison Table

Some tools in the instructors learning tookit include:
• Lecture
• Course readings
• Web quests
• Group exploration
• Group presentations to the larger class
• Podcasts or video files available online
• Learner membership in online communities in a particular subject matter
• Learners contacting experts in the field via email or interview (Skype, for example)
• Collaborative wikis with other educators
• Blogs as reflective journals
• Contribution to Wikipedia to ensure accuracy
• Use of social book marking to connect with other disciplines and related concepts (the creation of a personal learning network or web)