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SCCPSS > Divisions > Data & Accountability > Instructional Technology > Web Resources

 Useful Web 2.0 Tools

The term Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies.

 

Web 2.0 Tools

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 Researching/Notetaking

 

Diigo - a social bookmarking website.   

Zoho Notebook - an online portfolio.

Live Binder - students keep their research in a tabbed online binder. 

Tizmos - a personalized homepage that allows you to see thumbnails of your favorite sites.

Evernote is a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving. 

Google Bookmarks-you can save shortcuts to your favorite webpages and navigate to them in seconds.

Google Custom Search - allows you to create a search for your child based upon only sites that you approve.  

Google Drive-  users can create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.

 Mindmapping/Timelines

 

Mindomo is an online mind map Software where users can create, view and share mind maps in their browser.


 

Bubbl.us - concept-mapping web 2.0 application, similar to Inspiration, which allows the user to make graphical representations of ideas.

Grapholite - a web-based tool that makes creating graphs, charts and diagrams an absolute cinch. the same degree.

TimeToast - allows people to easily create interactive, online timelines.

 

Blogging/Wikis/Story Telling/writing & Social Networking

PB Works - Online team collaboration to get work done.


Storybird - a service that uses collaborative storytelling to connect kids and families. Two (or more) people create a Storybird in a round robin fashion by writing their own text and inserting pictures.


Wordle - is a toy for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide.

Tagzedo - Turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

Photography/Virtual Tours/Creating Maps

Picnik - is a onestop photo editing site.  
 
Mapwing - Have you ever wanted to create a virtual tour a place you have visted? Now you can with Mapwing.

Google Maps - a Google service offering powerful, user-friendly mapping technology and local business information.

Google Earth - is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program

CommunityWalk - a website that is dedicated to providing a powerful yet simple and easy to use interface for creating informational, interacive, and engaging maps.

Photosynth -  Capture your world in 3D!

Video

TeacherTube - a site much like YouTube, but targeted towards teachers. It is a safe site to find instructional videos for your child.


One True Media - A video making tool for quick and easy video creation.


Animoto - is a web application that produces videos from photos, video clips and music.

Go Animate - an animation creation tool. Imagine the great animations your child can create based upon his/her interests.


Xtranormal - an animation creation site much like Go Animate

 Creativity

Google Sites - a structured wiki- and web page-creation tool


Protopage - read your own selection of news and blogs, keep bookmarks, to-do lists, sticky notes, and much more.

Wix - a free Flash-based website creation tool.

Glogster - create GLOGS - online multimedia posterswith text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds,drawings, data attachments and more.  


 

Pixton - the #1 do-

it-yourself comic

website! .

ToonDoo -  a fast and easy way to make comic strips, comic books and a lot more.

Museum Box - provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in avirtual box.