If you’re not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world. That’s because @chickensaltash posed a simple question to the PLN and there has been a huge swell of support as hundreds of people have jumped in to answer the question about which 5 Web 2.0 tools teachers are using in classrooms.
The Best of the Best
We scoured hundreds of responses and have come up with the following list. The following tools have not been verified and are simply based on the number of times each was mentioned on Twitter during this hashtag discussion.
Great way to share posters and images you’ve made with friends
Social learning environment and one of the best ways to teach with tech
Free application to brainstorm online
The micro blogging service that many love or hate.
Content publishing system. It’s gone way beyond just blogging.
Innovative way to share presentations without PowerPoint
An online notice board maker (or bulletin board if you choose)
Make beautiful videos from images in a snap
Make your images talk…that’s right.
Create your own website or blog, very easy to use
Popular photo-sharing site now lets you print
Don’t waste your presentation after it’s over, share it with millions!
Easily record and share audio
The top real-time document creating and editing cloud-based system
Make your own website while knowing nothing about websites!
Popular social bookmarking site
View anywhere in the world anytime
Create a beautiful aggregation of any amount of text
Crowdsourcing at its finest. Like Wikipedia, Wikispaces is very helpful
Easily make your own flash-based website
Despite a new cost-based membership program, Ning allows you to have your own social network
Web-based word processor
- Spicy Nodes
Innovative way to organize your web visits
One of the top social bookmarking sites on the web
Virtually publish your book and sell it
Get your own avatar and even have it talk with your voice
Create animations using this simple website
- Warning Sign Generator
Make your own caution and warning signs in a flash!
Create and share stories, games, art, etc.
Cool way to make a movie, card, picture, and share it all
Like Wordle but a step farther as text can be used to build bigger images
Creative math and other educational problems to help everyone learn
Make and share your own comic strips with thousands of others
Added in the comments and via Twitter:
An easy way to share visual ideas
Easy way to create your own stories for kids and bring them to life
- Aviary Myna
Make your own music or remix just about anything else
Fantastic timeline visualization tool to understand history
- GoAnimate for schools
State of the art animation tools for schools
Thousands of educational wikis and workspaces (build your own!)
Learning management, online education tools, and much more
- Google Timeline
A unique way to view the news
Convert anything to anything (audio, video, text, etc.)
Tons of classroom resources and PD goodies
Build your own stories (with images) and share them with others
- Word Magnets
Phonics reinforcement and sentence building exercise
- Museum Box
Innovative way to understand history
A build-your-own video game
Rich media presentation tool
A great alternative to Google Apps
The free automatic bibliography and citation maker
Easily publish custom comic strips
Annotate and edit PDFs
Add To This List
Have another recommendation? It’s never too late to get the word out. Just mention #edchat in your tweet or leave a reply on this page. Why not do both?