Web 2.0 Tools

We love Web 2.0 tools!  There are so many great tools out there we wanted to compile a list of some of our favorites complete with how-to guides to share with you!  We hope these tools along with the simple tutorials will help you transport your classroom into the 21st century!  Check out our top 20 tools with tips on how to use these tools and lesson ideas by clicking here.

Edmodo is a free, private microblogging platform for educators.  Check out more about Edmodo here!

Vocaroo is a great tool for online podcasting.  Great for struggling writers! Learn more about vocaroo here.

A creative way to present information...unlike any slideshow you've ever seen! View more on Prezi here.

Wikispaces is a free tool for educators to create websites for students to publish and collaborate.  Check out more on Wikispaces here.

Wordpress is a wonderful, free blogging tool.  Learn more on Wordpress by clicking here

Zooburst is a simple, digital storytelling tool.  Learn more by clicking here.

Students can make a video in three short, east steps. This is a great tool for sharing music and images, but limits your writing to only 30 characters per line.  Check out more about how to use Animoto by clicking here.

This is a great mind-mapping tool to help students organize their thoughts and brainstorms about any topic.
 Check out more about this awesome tool here.

Upload a digital photo and record your voice. The mouth on the photo will move to the voice. Learn more about Blabberize here.

Design a poster with pictures, videos, and links to important research. Learn more about Glogster.edu here.

A great resource to upload photos and video and edit online. Learn more about Jaycut here.

Use this tool to get directions from your current location to any other place. It's also a great tool to share local maps with students to work on directions.  Check out more here.

Create beautiful brochures online that you can print from your desktop.  Learn some great tips for this tool here.

A web 2.0 tool that allows you to describe a topic by displaying text, images, audio, video, and more in a virtual box. Check out a great tutorial on this tool by clicking here.

Students can create a book by adding language, photos, and captions. This is easily shared through embedding into any webpage and can be ordered for a hard copy version.  Learn more about how to use Mixbook here.

Using a cell phone, get instant feedback from your students using this simple, free tool.  Read a tutorial about using this tool here.

Skype for educators allows you to video chat with people across the world for free. This is a great way to connect with students around the word. Learn more here.

A method to share information ot stories by recording your own voice attached to an image. Viewers can comment on the presentation creating a "thread" of feedback. Learn more about using Voicethread here.

A beautiful way to display language into a word cloud where the words most often mentioned appear larger and more prominent and the words barely mentioned appear smaller. View a tutorial on Tagxedo here.

A place to create on-line post-it notes where students can share their reflections and read others. Watch a video tutorial on Wallwisher here.

A slideshow tool that includes images, text, audio, and even links. Learn more about this amazing tool here.

Another way to display language into a word cloud where the themes mentioned the most come to the forefront by appearing larger.  Check out this quick tutorial on Wordle here.

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  1. This is a great resource! Thanks for posting.

  2. This is a great list of apps that I will have to look into for my future classroom. I was just wondering if you had any particular apps that you find to be very effective for your classroom? Also do you know of any apps that are particularly effective for students with special needs?