Top 25 Web 2.0 Sites for Education
  1. Google/Gaggle - Google Apps are some of the most popular services for document creation and collaboration. Gaggle (for a small fee) filters Google Apps (Zoho as well) to make it an ideal choice for education. Also, Gaggle allows for filtered blogging, chatting, messaging boards, and filtered videos in You Tube, etc.
  2. Edmodo - A wonderful free site that creates an educational environment for students that focuses on skills such as blogging and collaboration.
  3. Glogster - A great multi-media site for creating interactive posters that can be viewed online. Plus, student accounts can be created by an educator without the need of a student email.
  4. Voice Thread - One of the most popular web 2.0 sites around. An ideal site for creating interactive presentations/slide shows.
  5. Myths & Legends - A free site that is wonderful for digital storytelling. All a teacher has to do is get approval from a school administrator to sign a school up for this great service.
  6. Animoto - Create dynamic slide shows with one of the most popular slide show creators on the web.
  7. Mixbook - A great way to create a safe and secure environment for students to create online or real books (for order).
  8. Prezi - The evolution of presentations has arrived with this zoomable presentation creator. Also, there is an educational portal in the works.
  9. Aviary Education - A safe, secure way that offers many services for students, such as photo editor, audio editor, and movie creator.
  10. Diigo - An ideal site for social bookmarking that allows teachers to create student account for sharing and annotating links.
  11. Weebly - A fantastic site for creating a student or teacher websites with the ability to blog.
  12. ToonDoo Spaces - One of the best online comic creators that allows for student accounts.
  13. Kidblog - One of the top ways for students to create blogs in a safe environment.
  14. Primary Access - A nice site for digital story telling that allows students to use a variety of different resources such as video, audio, photos, etc.
  15. Zoho Wiki - Similar to Google Apps, this online suite offers a secure way for students to create docs and share.
  16. Kerpoof - A multi-media site for creating stories, games, lessons, etc.
  17. Zimmertwins - A fun site for digital storytelling that is done by creating one student account for a class.
  18. SymbalooEdu - A great visual way for teachers to share sites and resources with students.
  19. Pixton - An excellent way to create online digital comics that is moderated by a teacher.
  20. Zunal - A fantastic webquest creator for teachers.
  21. Alice Storytelling - One of the best ways to learn about the basics of programming as well as digital storytelling (a free pc download).
  22. Story Jumper - A great way for students to create real or online stories and then have the ability to order a book.
  23. Storybird - A fun site for collaborative and digital storytelling.
  24. Magic Studio - A wonderful site for teachers to share multimedia resources with students.
  25. Museum Box - A great historical site for teachers and students to create multimedia projects.


Web 2.0 project foGrade 5 students
Web 2.0 Tools

What are Web 2.0 Tools?

  • The term Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate participation, information sharing, and collaboration. This contrasts to websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them.

This trimester, students will work in groups of three, learn a Web 2.0 tool from the list below and teach it to classmates. One student will present while the other 2 walk around the classroom and help students to accomplish the directions. Presentations will take up to 30 minutes.

This is a student-taught presentation unit. Be sure you are prepared!

Pick the one that is most suited to your learning style, that you feel will allow you to share your knowledge in a way you can’t when using paper and pencil, plays, or MS Office software. Your topic is the upcoming Exhibition.

Prior to your presentation:
  • embed an example of your project into the wiki page linked to your topic.
  • let classmates know if you require anything of them
    • sign up
    • select pictures to use

During your presentation:

  1. Tell students how the selected Web 2.0 tool communicates ideas
  2. Demonstrate how to use the program
  3. Guide students in creating their own project (or playing the game)
  4. Provide trouble shooting and problem-solving tips that you discovered as you learned to use it. Handouts are good.
  5. Help students to embed their projects into the wiki page provided (if there's time)
  6. Review what students should learn from this tool
  7. Remind students how they might use it in their Exhibition


Here are your choices. Click the link. It takes you to the wiki page for that tool. On the page, there's a link to the website and a video telling you about the tool and briefly how to use it. This is just to get you started--not intended as a replacement for you learning the tool.







ClassTools
Glogster
QR Codes
Widget Creator
Animoto
Crossword Puzzle Creator
Museum Box
Shelfari
**Zimmer Twins**
Big Huge Labs

Electrocity

Poll Daddy
Timelines

Bubbl.us

GIF Creator

Puzzle Maker
Vokis