Web 2.0 Sites

Web 2.0 sites allow students to create and collaborate in an online environment. Enjoy the list below as you seek to construct even more engaging and relevant learning activities for your students. Send me an email if you have a good Web 2.0 tool for teachers and/or students.

Animoto (for Educators)
Educators can apply for a free Animoto Plus account for use in the classroom. Its powerful features can be used to create stunning presentations incorporating images, video clips, music and text. Unlimited full-length videos, 600+ music tracks, and can download to computer.

Aviary (for Educators)
Free for teachers to sign up and create accounts for your students. They can then use all the Aviary tools in a safe environment.

Beecli (for Educators)
Free and creative ways for you and your students to create scrapbooks that can be printed and downloaded when done.

A talking picture is so much more fun that just hearing the audio or listening to someone talk. Blabberize your photo and it will talk like a puppet. Super fun and easy.

Diigo (for Educators)
Diigo is a super tool that allows you to highlight and annotate websites. Great for students and teachers to use to support deeper learning and critical thinking.

Students can create a mock Facebook page for a particular person or event that they are studying.

Great newspaper clipping generator - just enter the name of your newspaper, date, headline, and story. Your folded newspaper will be generated and ready for you to download.

Glogster (for Educators)
Create online posters that have text, audio, video, photos, and graphics.

Image Chart Editor
Easily create charts using this Google tool.

Free online tool that is great for taking screencasts up to 5 minutes long.

Jog the Web
JOG THE WEB is a web-based tool that allows anyone to create a synchronous guide to a series of web sites. Its step by step approach of taking viewers through web sites allowing the author to annotate and ask guiding questions for each page is unique. Give it a try and start creating your own Jogs.

Lino is a free sticky & canvas service that requires nothing but a web browser. Use on your PC or download the app for iPhone/iPad or Android.

Little Bird Tales
Create a free teacher account and then set up your classes. They create online stories using audio, online drawing, and uploading pictures.

Museum Box
Create a museum box for a person or event. Then, add items (graphics, audio, movies, etc.) to communicate your message about that person or event.

The free account of this wiki site will give you up to 100 users and 2GB of space but it is limited to 1 workspace.

Poll Everywhere
The fastest way to create stylish real-time experiences for events using mobile devices. Poll Everywhere replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. It's the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, tv, print — anywhere. And because it works internationally with texting, web, or Twitter, its simplicity and flexibility are earning rave reviews. Free version allows polls with up to 40 folks responding. You can also integrate it into PowerPoint and Prezi!

PowToon is the brand new Do-It-Yourself animated presentation tool that supercharges your presentations and videos! Save massive amounts of time and money by creating Presentoons that bring the WOW!-factor to product demos, business presentations, social media clips, and much more. User-friendly, Intuitive interface. Countless style, image, and effect combos. Professional results, powerful responses.

Make your presentations zoom. Prezi allows you to create online presentations that can zoom and spin as well as include audio, video and Flash files.

Great interactive online whiteboard that also allows live audio, text chat, and upload/download images.

Create 'vibes' that float in front of websites you specify. Your vibes lead students in learning as well as allow them to have a discussion while on the page. Interesting.

Easily create beautfiul looking flyers.

Write stories online while using preloaded artwork.

Easy digital story telling. Tell your story in 7 easy steps.

TodaysMeet helps you connect with the room in realtime. Encourage the room to use the live stream to make comments, ask questions, and use that feedback to tailor your presentation, sharpen your points, and address audience needs.

Vocabulary Spelling City
Learn and practice vocabulary in a variety of ways with this site.

Create a voicethread to enage your students and have them share what they've learned. Great tool that allows students to share in a variety of ways.

Create speaking avatars and use them as an effective learning tool for free!

Create (or use already created) online quizzes for your students.