Best Web 2.0 Tools for Educators Best Web 2.0 Tools for Educators Wilkes University – Internet Literacy Cathy W. Dowd Spring 2009 – Session 8.
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Best Web 2.0 Tools for Educators Best Web 2.0 Tools for Educators Wilkes University – Internet Literacy Cathy W. Dowd Spring 2009 – Session 8
What is a Web 2.0 Tool? The term "Web 2.0" refers to a perceived second generation of web development and design Aims to facilitate communication, secure information sharing, and collaboration on the World Wide Web Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities, hosted services, and applications; such as social- networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis & blogswikisblogs Definition adapted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
Easily create a collage of all your photos by pasting the URL into the box and watch Collagr work its magic
Create posters and blogging all in one. This is a top Web 2.0 tool because of tweenies http://www.glogster.com/edu
Meebo is a new communications and media company that's re- writing the way people have conversations and communicate on the Web. They provide instant messaging and group chat to over 40 million people at meebo.com and via partner sites across the Web.
Online service where users can create, customize, and share your own social network for free in seconds. Blocked.
Google Docs – Google Reader – Google Calendar docs.google.com/ www.google.com/reader www.google.com/calendar Free web-based word processor and spreadsheet, which allow you share and collaborate online Organize your schedule and share events with friends With Google Reader, keeping up with your favorite websites is as easy as checking your email.
IWantSandy I Want Sandy is an automated e-mail assistant You simply add "her" as an e-mail contact Add a small message System scans what you wrote and converts it into an e-mail reminder or calendar appointment that will be sent back to you at whatever time you note. It also has been designed to work with the popular microblogging service Twitter, letting users remotely set reminders while away from their regular e-mail. Productivity tool
YouTube and TeacherTube Download and upload videos. TeacherTube has restrictions that YouTube does not. YouTube is rated R by this district.
Wiki A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable users who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language.
Blocked. Wetpaint lets you build a rich, online community around the whatever-it-is that you’re really into. Utilizing the best features of wikis, blogs, forums and social networks, Wetpaint mixes everything you need so you can create, collect, and organize content on your own social website.
Free – requires a download http://audacity.sourceforge.net/