There are thousands upon thousands of tools available for educators, these are a few of my favorites. I have personally used many of them with students and I know that they work! The tools below are listed in no particular order, other than this is how I often use the tools in presentations :) If you have a favorite tool that is not listed here, please send me a link and let me know how you and your students are learning with Web 2.0.
Today's Meet - Create a private backchannel and connect with your audience in realtime.
Twitter - "Easy, free, and instant updates. Get access to the information that interests you most."
50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom
Blogger (Mr. C's Class Blog)
Kidblogs.org - safe K-12 blogging for students, monitored by the teacher
Weebly - create a website, blog, e-portfolio
Bookmarks & Notes
Save all your favorite bookmarks and access them from anywhere. Join groups and share classroom resources.
Remember everything with notes, pictures, web clips, audio notes and more. Access your notes anywhere.
Google's office suite. Share and collaborate.
"Mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas."
Let's Try It! http://www.twiddla.com/496379
"Document text is synchronized as you type, so that everyone viewing this page sees the same text. This allows you to collaborate seamlessly on documents in your Web browser."
Let's Try It! http://www.typewith.me/gXJr0BpDHb
"A collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments using voice, text, audio file, or video."
Classroom example: Romare Bearden
Voicethread as an assessment tool
"Fly to any place around the world. See 3D buildings, imagery, and terrain. Find cities, places, and local businesses."
Classroom example: Memphis
Build and share virtual tours.
Classroom example: Coral Reefs
Integrate technology in Physical Education!
ArtEd2.0 - "A global community of art educators exploring uses of new technology."
ArtSnacks - A positive learning community for K-12 artists.
Classroom2.0 - "The social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and Social Media in education."
ISTE SigAdmin - "A venue for principals and other educational leaders to explore factors that influence a positive return on technology investment, and to share best practices for planning, managing, and assessing related educational resources."
Create your own flashcards. Explore available flashcard sets.
Create beautiful word clouds.
What is Web 2.0?
•User generated content
•Supports collective knowledge
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
_Secure learning network for educators and their students. Create your own virtual classroom.