This page is created to share free interactive learning resources from the web. These Web 2.0 tools are engaging and collaborative.
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Follow my changing collection of online information about Web 2.0. tools from ScoopIt!

Web 2.0 is the Future of Learning A blog post by Steve Hargadon discusses trends brought about by web 2.0

A-Z Internet Resources for Teachers An annotated list of free Internet tools for instruction.
MindMap of Web 2.0 applications by category, such as blogging tools, art tools, etc.
Motivate and Engage Students with Web 2.0 Tools An article defining web 2.0 tools and discussing educational pedagogy and the tools.
Diigo List from Instructional Technology Guru, Kathy Schrock. List includes 100 good Web 2.0 tools for educational uses and a description of each.

Perk Up Your Projects with Web 2.0 A collection of resources with directions and examples.

Speed Geeking Lessons about Web 2.0 toolsfor the classroom and the Read/Write web. Teachers can view video clips at stations about web 2.0 tools for organizing and research, presentation tools and more.

Web 2.0 for the Classroom TeacherA list of great online tools and interactive resources

100 Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration Tools for online writing, sharing group work, communication such as whiteboards, chat, video meetings.

Edutecher Another great list of web-based resource grouped by subject-area and submitted by teachers.

Rubrics A collection of rubrics for every type of learning activity including multimedia presentations and web 2.0 tools, plus online rubric makers.

Kidblogs Designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide safe and simple blogs for each of their students.

5 Tools for Brainstorming- Includes collaborative tools and ability to upload images to mindmaps.

10 Sites for Creating Timelines Comparision of timeline tools.

Wordle This java aplication creates word clouds. View the To Create and Save a Wordle Word Cloud.doc for integration ideas and directions.

  • Why Wordle? Article from Technology and Learning with ideas for integrating Wordle with classroom instruction

  • Great ideas: Slide Show below: Forty-Five Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom

Glogster "Poster Yourself". Create wonderful collage-like e-posters of any curricular content including multimedia. Create your own educational accounts with up to 200 student accounts, or use the generic Magellan accounts (see Mrs. Munoz).

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A Glog of Web 2.0 Tools

Animoto create "slick" and "quick" multimedia movies. Includes a library of Creative Commons music and clip art. Upload your own copyright-free pictures. Professional quality tranisitions and animations are applied when rendered. Save movie, embed in your blog or wiki, or place as a hyperlink. Sign up for a free 30 day unlimited account which is renewable. Create accounts for students using Google mail student accounts for educators. See Mrs. Munoz for Magellan student accounts.

SumoPaint Create designs, fractals, and art using this online web application. Watch the video tour to learn about it.

ArtpadPaint, frame, print and share artwork

Comics and Cartoons

Tap Into the World of Comics-SlideShare presentation about various comic apps and 26 ways to use comics in the classroom.

Pixton for Schools Comic Creator Create comics for your students to edit, or make student-created comics. Animation feature available soon.

Comic CreatorMake simple comics with backgrounds, characters, balloons, and props. Print and color.

Toondoo Online comic creator
ToonDoo Tutorial explains how to create a comic
Examples of algebra, history, and science comics made in ToonDoo.

All about Online Cartoon and Comic Generators

Dumpr Creative photo site. Students can modify uploaded pictures to add effects and make Rubik's cubes, jigsaw puzzles and many other creative version. Pictures can be saved, printed or added to a wiki or blog.

FotoFlexer Free online photo editor. Upload a picture and edit red-eye or crop. Decorate pictures with fonts or stickers, add and create then save or print.

Kizoa Create photo slide shows, edit pictures and share by embedding on website. Add sprecial effects. Free.

Penzu Free online journal application. Write, save, print, share, add pictures. Encourage student writing.

Webspiration It's a free version of Inspiration without the graphics. Create visual content maps and diagrams or outlines. Collaborate with many users sharing the document or use a chat feature while creating it together. Print the document or embed it on a web page, wiki, or blog. Easy visual mapping tool
Using Bubbl.ustutorial

Slide Share Upload and share PowerPoint presentations and other documents publicly or privately. Embed them into your website, wiki, or blog.

Etherpad Online collaborative writing tool. Multiple simultaneous edits.

Spelling CityCreate lists and practice activities are generated. Great way to practice spelling.
Using Spelling CityTutorial

Word MagnetsEnter sentences and the software creates scrambled word magnets to be reordered corectly into sentences.
Word Magnetstutorial

Photopeach Upload photos and create online slideshows. Embed them in your wiki, blog, or website or view them online at Photopeach.

Adobe Photoshop ExpressOnline photo editing and sharing site.

Timeglider Online timeline maker. Free version allows images and links to be inserted.

Time Toast Online timeline maker. Students need an email address to create a free account.
Video tutorial:

Our Story Timeline creator Upload pictures and video clips, add dates and annotations.

Create a Graph Online application to create various graphs.

Flickr Great photosharing site. Watch for inappropriate searches.

Using Flickr in the Classroom A list of ideas from Google

Scrapblog Create online multimedia scrapbooks

JingRecord snapshots of your screen and audio to create video clips.
Using Jingtutorial

Web ResizerCrop and resize your photos quickly online

Zamzar Online file conversion tool

Easybib Free online bibliography maker

Flashcard ExchangeMake your own flashcards or browse the library to see the others that have been made

GliffyUse Gliffy to create diagrams, flow charts, or floor plans

AudacityFree audio software for recording and editing. Also download Lame 3 to manage MP3 files.
Using Audacitytutorial

Directions for basic Audacity use
Great ideas for using Audacity in the classroom

xTimeline An easy-to-use Web-based timeline creator that allows the user to include images and video
Tutorial for xTimeline

Capzles Interactive Timeline Maker Read this blog review and watch the tutorial. So many ways to use this with your students.

Kerpoof Studio Students can use Kerpoof to create original artwork, stories, animated movies, and much more. Students can easily and safely share their creations with their classes under their teachers’ direction. Kerpoof can be used to facilitate lessons in any subject, from art to zoology; and from creative writing to introductory computer programming. The Kerpoof Web site also has readyto- use lesson plans to help educators get started.

Go Animate! Create a cartoon-like animated story with voice and sound. Screened for inappropriate content but needs supervision. For less features but more appropriate content use Domo GoAnimate.

Aviary Create on the fly! Tools for image editing, creation and screen capture. New audio capture and editing tool.

ZuiTube Collection of videos for kids screened for appropriate content. YouTube videos play without ads.

Museum Box A multimedia collection of artifacts displayed in a box. Consider character boxes from stories, biography boxes, online culture boxes from various countries, rock collections, historical facts about an event, animal facts, etc.
More information about Museum box from Teachweb2 wiki

How to use Museum Box from Slide Share

Top Ten Sites for Using Mind Maps A collection of free web 2..0 sites for brainstorming and creating Mind Maps.

Using QR Codes in Teaching A good glog explaining the hows and whys.

Scribble Maps- use this application to write on and create maps that can be saved as jpegs. No login needed.

Collaboration Tools

Twiddla Web-based meeting ground to share documents and white board with another student or another class.Meeting room is by invitation and can be password protected.

IDroo A collaborative whiteboard tool. Up to ten users at a time. Great math tools. download. Can be used with Skype.
Review of IDroo Directions for Getting Started

ChatMaker Free Set up a passwrod protected private chat room. Hold a book discussion, solve math problems together, discuss results of experiments, debate...

WiziQ Create an online classroom with files, discussion, shared PowerPoints presentations, even online tests. Free. Think about sharing with another class in NC, the US, or another country.

Edmodo Create a private, shared online class site to post files, assignments, and notes. Includes ability to send alerts, events, and assignments to students. Great way to set up a collaborative site for projects between classes.
Edmodo wiki with tips, tricks, and How tos...
Ten Reasons to Love Edmoto

Skype- Voice over IP Internet phone and conferencing tool

Diigo Education Share bookmarks with your class. Students can also use Diigo tools for online reading like adding sticky notes to a website for notetaking as they read online, or highlighting text. Annotate, Archive, and Organize your research. Collaborate in class groups.
Article about Diigo Education
Video How to Use Diigo from YouTube
Diigo for Students

DeliciousSocial bookmarking tool. Share your websites with others online.
Using Delicioustutorial

Survey MonkeyCreate free ten item surveys
Using Survey Monkey tutorial

Wiggio is a completely free online toolkit that makes it easy to work and coordinate with groups. Wiggio is SO very simple to use and has a very straight forward interface that makes it easy for even those who are low-tech. Wiggio lets you share and manage files, manage a group calendar, poll your group, post links, set up conference calls (including voice, webcam, shared whiteboard space, and screen sharing), chat online, send out mass text messages, and send voice or email messages to the entire group.
Great Wiggio tutorial here.
Play with the Wiggio features on the demo page.

Enter the Group is a great collaborative space for classrooms including file sharing, chat, file attachments, etc. Read the review. Or read their guide for creating online classrooms.

Cacoo Free Tool for creating diagrams and charts collaboratively.

StoryJumper A creative writing tool to create online storybooks. Books can be shared or a printed copy can be ordered (published). Great for class anthologies.