Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What Exactly is Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 sites are mostly free internet tools that allow your students to create projects, collaborate, research, present, organize and more. Many can be setup and monitored by the teacher for classroom use.

Check out
http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/ to see over 500 tools you can start using now.  Tools are organized by category in the left-hand menu.

Tip of the Week: Send a webpage by email
Internet Explorer Users: Send a friend the web page you are viewing by clicking File, Send, and "Page by E-mail".
Firefox Users: Right-click on the page you wish to send to your friend and in the menu, click Send Link.

Web Resource: Storybird
Use Storybird to create digital stories online. Students can collaborate and teachers can set up class accounts.  Explain a math equation. Discuss symbolism in a novel. Recreate the story of the Alamo. Possibilities are endless.  Share via the web or print.  

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