Web 2.0 Tools
What are they?
Web 2.0 tools are Internet resources that have been created based on the idea that many people are now constantly using and accessing media on a daily basis for publishing, creating, and collaborating. Many of our students have become accustomed to using technology regularly in some form or another. As teachers, it is our opportunity to educate students about some of these technological tools and allow them to share their ideas and thoughts in ways that promote student choice and expression! Remember that a key to effective differentiation is providing a variety of strategies to allow students to learn via their own path.
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Tech Tools Challenge!
Web 2.0 Tools to Explore!
Animoto is a site that allows students to create virtual slideshows using pictures, text, music, and video clips!
Blabberize is a tool used to create a talking picture. You can choose the still photo and adjust the mouth! Next, record the audio to go along with it.
Glogster is a site that lets you create multimedia posters to use in the classroom as teacher or student presentation tools!
Click here for an example of a Glogster.
Storybird is a web tool that provides students with colorful artwork that can be used to create their own stories. This is an excellent resource for creative writing.
Click here for an example of a Storybird.
Voki is a site that allows you or your students to create avatars that speak. It is a great way to introduce new lessons to your students or let your students share what they have learned!
Click here for an example of a Voki.
Wordle is a tool for generating word clouds from text that you provide. The more a word appears in the text, the larger it appears in the Wordle. You can change the layout, font, or coloring on your Wordle. This is a great tool for writing.
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Check out some more cool ways to incorporate technology in your classroom here!
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My Simple Show-- Make free videos to show your students or have students create videos to explain a concept they have learned!
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