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What is Web 2.0? Web 2.0 has been recognized as the second generation of the World Wide Web. One of the most obvious differences in 2.0 and the www is the movement away from static webpages to dynamic and shareable content and social networking. AKA the Read/Write Web
  • Animoto - Create your own music video, simply by uploading your own images and selecting music. Students LOVE seeing themselves on the video. Limit of 30 seconds - so just short & sweet!
  • BibMe - Online collaborative citation creator - great for use with a group of students working on one project. For other online citation creators, plagiarism resources, and information literacy go to
  • Big Huge Labs- Make motivational posters, movie posters, jigsaw puzzles, magazine covers, and lots more.
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  • Blogs - A weblog, daily journal, travel highlights, daily reflections. eSchool Blogs (through ePals on Kan-ed) is safe for students.
  • Digital Vaults - Browse through the hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips and discover connections. Records are cross-linked by media type, time and theme. You can get lost here for hours — dusty, old documents have never looked so good. Eisenhower.png
  • - Use to privately share your files and collaborate in real time by web, email, phone, mobile, and more. Create each drop in two clicks and share what you want, how you want, with whom you want.
  • Evernote - This cutting-edge tool helps you keep track of your complicated life—not just with words, but with images, sound, and video. Even turns handwritten notes into text.
  • Flickr - Photo Storage Site, share your photos with your family, your students, friends, or the whole wide world. As a member (free), you’ll be able to download others’ photos too. These are great to use in Google Earth or in presentations!
  • Glogster - Make posters or collages with links to really spiffy up your wikis or webpages.
  • Imagination Cubed - Want to draw with a friend? This site allows you and a buddy in another location to share drawing space.
  • Lulu - lets you publish and sell print-on-demand books and e-books, online music and images, custom calendars and books. Free self-publishing.
  • Mindmeister- online mind mapping tool where students can all collaborate on one mind map. For many choice of graphic organizers (online and printable), check out
  • Picnik- Photo editing, make a collage. For a list of avatar sites and photo editing sites choose the Avatar category on
  • Poll Everywhere - Ask your students a question and they can text the answer or tweet it (through twitter). The answers show up through your power point or in your web browser.
  • Portaportals - Social Bookmarking but in a very organized form and not blocked. Ex.
    Other social bookmarking: diigo,, furl
  • Read Write Think - NCTE and IRA are working together to provide educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, Internet-based content.
  • Simply Box- Visual bookmarking! Set up a box with sites you want your students to visit, add your comments or instructions. Students can also comment back. Great for research - save the info from the web, rewrite it, link it to the site - virtual notecards!
  • Spell with Flickr

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  • StumbleUpon - StumbleUpon discovers web sites based on your interests, learns what you like and brings you more. Instead of searching for sites, the sites will come to YOU!
  • Tux Paint - Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children. Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative.
  • Twitter & Plurk - Microblogging! You’re limited to 140 characters so you answer the question, “What you are doing?” very precisely. Educators constantly share websites, tips and tricks, advice, and ask questions.
  • Visual Ranking - Students identify and refine criteria as they assign order or ranking to a list. They must explain their reasoning and can compare their work with each other in a visual diagram. This tool supports activities where students need to organize ideas, debate differences, and reach consensus.
  • VisuWords - Online graphical dictionary. Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.
  • Vocaroo - A simpler than simple online voice recording! Record yourself then send it to someone in an email! How about a short message of encouragement to someone? A song. A poem. Instructions. These can also be posted to the web!
  • Voki- Create a representation of yourself (avatar). Choose hair color, eyes, clothes etc. Then you can add your own voice to your avatar and embed it on your blog, wiki, or webpage.
  • Wikis - Collaborative web pages with discussion forums.These are perfect for collaborative teams to keep track of notes, lesson plans, ideas, activities, video clips, etc. (wikispaces, pbwiki, etc.)
  • Wordle - Generates “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.
    Fun for kids: Guess the Wordle
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  • YouTube - Create your own videos then upload them to YouTube to share with others. Search YouTube for many curriculum connections and tutorials.
    Also check out SchoolTube and TeacherTube.
  • Zamzar - Convert video files without downloading anything. Just upload the video, select the format you want to convert to, then wait for it to finish.