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Web 2_0 Tools

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What is Web 2.0


From Wikipedia...(an infamous example of a Web 2.0 tool)

Web 2.0 describes the changing trends in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aim to enhance creativity, secure information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the web. Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites, video sharing sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies. The term became notable after the first O'Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference in 2004.[1][2] Although the term suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer to an update to any technical specifications, but rather to changes in the ways software developers and end-users utilize the Web.


Examples of Web 2.0 tools

RSS aggregators--Google Reader, Bloglines




Website Creation

Task/Project Management

Concept Mapping

Social Bookmarking

Audio Editing & Sharing (Podcasts)

Video Editing & Sharing

Photo Editing and Sharing

Chat Tools

Screen Recorders

Charts & Graphs

File Storage and Sharing

Survey & Polling Tools

Notebook & Annotation Tools

Online Whiteboards

Online Presentations

Personal Web Portals



TEACH WEB 2.0 is maintained by a group of curious teachers who explore and brainstorm ways to integrate Web 2.0 technologies into their teaching. They provide resources and SWOT analyses of a plethora of Web 2.0 tools. A great resource!


Be sure to check out Brian Bensinger's: Back to School with the Class Web 2.0 (a 3 part series) for additional examples and a discussion on how to use these tools in the classroom and at home. Part one covers Web 2.0 tools; part two covers web-based office applications; and part three includes case studies of Web 2.0 used in classrooms around the world.


The Classroom 2.0 wiki is devoted to building resources for the classroom and professional development use of Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies. Be sure to check out their free Classroom 2.0 Live Shows and Webinars. You can also join the Classroom 2.0 social network.


Web 2.0: Imagine the Possibilities (2006). Imagine how you could use Web 2.0 tools in your classroom. This PowerPoint presentation contains hyperlinks and suggested uses.  A revised version (2009) of this PowerPoint includes Google videos and more of an overview format--Imagine.Overview.


Links to Resources on Using Web 2.0 tools in the classroom 

Web 2.0 for the Classroom Teacher: An Internet Hotlist on Web 2.0 created by Sue Summerford (2008)

Opening Thinking Wiki contains a plethora of resources related to teaching and learning with technology

Purdue University: Web 2.0 Tools - New Possibilities for Teaching and Learning

Commoncraft presents a fun and informative series on Web 2.0 technologies in plain English. They create a new video about once a month. Below is a short list of what's available.

  • Wikis in Plain English -
  • Blogs in Plain English
  • Social Networks in Plain English
  • Social Media in Plain English
  • RSS in Plain English
  • Google Reader in Plain English
  • Twitter in Plain English
  • Podcasting in Plain English
  • Google Docs in Plain English
  • Social Bookmarking in Plain English
  • Web Search Strategies in Plain English
  • Online Photo Sharing in Plain English
  • Wetpaint Wikis in Plain English
  • Tagging in Plain English

Web 2.0 Tutorials 


Click on any of the badges below to be taken to a brief tutorial on that Web 2.0 tool.




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