101 Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers That You Should Know About Erik Schreefel www.GoEdOnline.com
1. Poll EverywhereAn inexpensive and quick alternative for clickerresponse systems. Create your first poll in 30seconds without having to sign up.
2. AnimotoUse Animoto to easily create presentations andvideos with your own images and music, orchoose from a library of stock files.
3. EdmodoEdmodo is a social network that you set up foryour class. It looks like, feels like and smells likeFacebook; however, it employs many safetyprecautions that keep students on task.
4. EdublogsCreate and manage your own teacher blog as wellas student blogs. You can customize designs andinclude videos, images and podcasts. Best ofall, it’s safe and secure.
5. WikispacesWith a free option for K-12 teachers, Wikispacesis a great tool for making custom webpages thatyour students can edit together.
6. PhotobucketStore and share your images and videos for free.It’s a handy tool for transferring files betweenyour home and class computer.
7. GizmozAnimate a picture of yourself with Gizmoz’s avatarcreation studio. Your students will get a kick outof it!
8. ScreencastScreencast is another media storage website.With a free account, you get 2GB of storage and2GB of bandwidth a month.
9. CellyCelly is a free group text messaging program forschools with no user limit. It’s easy to start agroup chat and create a class poll using textmessages.
10. VoiceThreadVoiceThread’s group conversations are stored andshared in one place, from anywhere in the world.It allows you to create multimedia slideshowswith images, videos and documents.
11. TwitterMany teachers create a class Twitter account anduse it as a way for students to contact them withquestions about homework, due dates, and exams.
12. DropboxDropbox isn’t specific to teachers, but it’s a veryhandy tool. I’ve spoken with many teachers whouse it with their students to sharedocuments, turn in homework, etc.
13. FlickrLike Photobucket, Flickr is another free imagehosting service that allows you to access your filesfrom any computer with an internet connection.
14. WordPressCreate a class blog where you post links to helpfulreadings and give updates on assignments. It’sfree to sign up and start a blog.
15. PreziPrezi is a really neat cloud-based presentationprogram that allows you to zoom in and out.
16. Google DocsCreate, share and collaboratively edit documentsusing a Google account. Google Docs is especiallyuseful for group projects where students areworking together on an assignment.
17. Google EarthGoogle Earth puts the planet’s geographicinformation at your fingertips and can be utilizedin a variety of educational activities.
18. YouTubeRecently, YouTube launched an education-specificversion of the website called YouTube forTeachers.
19. Google CalendarGoogle Calendar is great for planning lessons,exams and keeping track of assignment duedates.
20. EvernoteEvernote allows you to take notes that areaccessible from any of the computers, phones ortablets that you use.
21. VimeoVimeo is kind of like YouTube in that it is a placefor you to easily upload any kind of video youcreate—even high definition.
22. IMDbUse IMDb, the internet movie database, to see ifthere are any movies that are relevant to thetopic you’re teaching.
23. Teaching ChannelThis website is a little bit like YouTube becauseyou can watch streaming videos. However, it’svery different because each video shares teachingideas and methods that can be implemented in aclassroom.
24. TestmozAutomatically generate free online tests usingfour different question types. You and yourstudents don’t need to register, and you can builda fully functional test in about a minute.
25. Screencast-O-MaticScreencast-O-Matic is an online screen recorderwith a one-click recording feature. You can use itfrom your browser on either a Windows or Maccomputer.
26. WeVideoWeVideo is an online video editing program thatyou can use collaboratively with others. It is easyto add effects, music and narration to a personalor group project.
27. QuizletAs one of the largest and most popular flashcardcreation websites around, Quizlet allows studentsand teachers to customize their own “sets” offlashcards.
28. DipityWith Dipity, you can find, create and embedinteractive timelines. The best part is that you canadd photos to customize the look of eachtimeline.
29. YugmaYugma instantly shares your desktop with a singlestudent for free. Use it for providing extraafterschool help to struggling students.
30. Fold3This website is an online collection of historicalmilitary records. There are millions of images anddocuments that can be searched and annotatedwith additional information.
31. GliffyCreate attractive and professional graphicorganizers like Venn diagrams and flow charts.
32. IconfinderFor the tech-savvy teachers out there, Iconfinderis a cool place to download free icons for yourcustomized website or blog.
33. SlideShareSlideShare is one of the most popular ways toupload and share PowerPoint presentations andother documents.
34. QuoraQuora is basically a wealth of the world’sinformation. The gist of it is that if you have aquestion, say about a topic in yourhomework, you log in and post it. There, peoplewho follow that topic will answer.
35. PenzuPenzu is home to what is probably the mostrealistic imitation of lined paper on the internet.This nifty online journal is accessible from anycomputer with the internet, so it’s great forwriting prompts and class notes.
36. Make Beliefs ComixCreate your own comic strip for free. You canwrite in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian,Portuguese and Latin.
37. ForvoForvo is the world’s largest pronunciationdictionary. It’s very valuable for foreign languageteachers.
38. Dictionary.comUse Dictionary.com as a quick reference for wordsthat your students don’t know.
39. WallwisherWallwisher is basically an online message boardwhere you post “Sticky Notes.” You can make onefor yourself to help you remember importantevents and dates, or create one for your class.
40. Google TalkAn instant messaging program that only requiresa Google account.
41. Google SitesGoogle Sites is a free and easy way to create andshare webpages and wikis.
42. GmailGmail is one of the most versatile free emailprograms out there. It’s really easy to use and youcan access it from any computer with an internetconnection.
43. TeacherTubeTeacherTube is exactly what it sounds like—YouTube for teachers.
44. DabbleboardDabbleboard is an online whiteboard drawinginterface that allows you to collaborate and shareyour work with an unlimited number of users.
45. PodomaticCreate and upload your own podcast or find avariety of free podcasts on Podomatic.
46. DiigoUse Diigo to highlight text and images onwebpages that you’ve found and then accessthem at a later date from your Diigo account.
47. ZamzarZamzar is a free online file conversion service. It’ssuper easy to use and all you have to do is uploadyour file and enter in an email for the convertedfile to be sent to.
48. ScribdScribd is a web 2.0 document sharing site whereyou can upload, store and embed various types offiles.
49. BibMeBibMe might be the easiest way to create a workscited page. You can search for a book, article,website or film and it automatically generates theinformation for you.
50. MediaFireMediaFire is a free file and image hosting website.It is nice because you can upload and downloadyour documents from any computer with aninternet connection.
51. Google BookmarksKeep track of websites that you’ve visited and addsearchable notes to them.
52. Create-a-GraphUse Create-a-Graph to make attractive graphs forfree. Choose from bar, line, area, pie and simpleXY coordinate graphs.
53. Remember the MilkRemember the Milk is a free online to-do list andtask manager. It’s cool because you can use itfrom a number of different platforms includingGmail, Twitter, iPad, iPhone, Android, and more.
54. ClassMarkerClassMarker is an online quiz and test creationwebsite. As an educator, you get 100 free teststaken (and graded!) per month.
55. Bubbl.usUse Bubbl.us to create colorful online mind maps.It’s great for class discussions and brainstormingsessions.
56. Meebo MessengerWith Meebo, you can chat with students ondifferent instant messaging platforms withouthaving to download or use that specific platformyourself.
57. BlabberizeBlabberize is a fun web 2.0 tool that allows you toupload a picture (of a person or animal), select itsmouth, and make it talk by adding an audio file.
58. Primary PadPrimaryPad is an online word processor thatallows students and teachers to work together inreal-time.
59. EasyBibUse EasyBib to automatically generate works citedand bibliography information for academic papersusing MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citationstyles.
60. CrocodocUpload and display documents in your browserwithout Flash or any plugins and then use theCrocodoc tools to write comments, edit andhighlight.
61. SharendipityCustomize, create and share your owneducational games with Sharendipity. You don’tneed any programming skills to get started. Justchoose one of several game templates or startfrom scratch.
62. TypeItTypeIt is handy for foreign language teachers andstudents. Use it to easily type accents anddiacritics online without a language-specifickeyboard.
63. TubeChopIf you want to show a YouTube video in class thatisn’t entirely appropriate or relevant, useTubechop to cut out all of the excess and onlykeep what you want to show.
64. MindomoMindomo is another online mind mapping tool.It’s neat because you can collaborate in real-timewith others and share/embed what you’vecreated.
65. 4sharedEnjoy 10GB of free file storage at 4shared. Sinceeverything is stored in the cloud, you can access itfrom any computer with an internet connection.
66. bitlyIf you tend to provide your students with a lot oflinks to online readings, activities, etc., you shouldlook into using bitly’s link shortening service.
67. Creative Commons SearchEasily find images and files that can be freely usedfor worksheets, presentations and more with theCreative Commons Search.
68. Certificate StreetSelect the award template you want from the listof categories. Then download it, fill it out andprint! Premium templates without a watermarkare available for a small fee.
69. youconvertityouconvertit is a good online conversion websitethat allows you to convert and send files up to100MB. You also enjoy 200MB of free storage.
70. Block PostersUpload a large image to Block Posters and createany size wall poster you want for free!
71. AuthorSTREAMAuthorSTREAM is another one of many websitesthat allow you to upload a PowerPointpresentation and access it from any computerwith an internet connection.
72. ScreenrScreenr is one of the best instant screencast toolsavailable. It’s free and you can record on your PCor Mac, play it anywhere—even on your iPhone.
73. SurveyMonkeyCreate and publish your own online survey or quizin minutes. You can make 10-question surveyswith 100 respondents for free.
74. TriciderTricider is great for online brainstorming andvoting and can be used to gather feedback fromyour students on class projects and awards.
75. TagxedoTagxedo is an awesome word cloud creation tool.You can turn customized text, websites, blogs,twitter accounts and more into stunning designsbased on the frequency of words found in themedium.
76. dotSUBdotSUB is especially useful for foreign languageteachers. Use it to watch videos with subtitles inthe target language, or upload your own videoand create your own subtitles.
77. Khan AcademyWith over 2,600 videos ranging from arithmetic tohistory, Khan Academy is a great tool forreviewing a subject that you’ve already taught.
78. SchoolTubeSchoolTube is a moderated video sharing websitefor K-12 students and teachers. Find videos oneverything from anime to zoology.
79. WikipediaWhile some argue that Wikipedia isn’t the mostacademic place to go for information, it’s afantastic reference for quick facts and getting onthe right track.
80. AppoliciousIf you have a BYOD (bring your own device) policyat your school, you can use Appolicious to find amobile app that fits your lesson plans.
81. EngradeEngrade has thousands of members who utilizeits free grade book, messaging, homeworkcalendar, quizzes, attendance tracker and more.It’s one of my favorite web 2.0 tools.
82. CramberryUse Cramberry to create, study and share yourflashcards online. You can download theCramberry app on your iPhone, iPod Touch oriPad to access your flashcards on-the-go.
83. WriteboardWriteboard allows you to create sharable, web-based text documents that let you save and viewevery version of your content. It can be used asan individual or collaboratively which makes itperfect for group assignments.
84. Teacher PlanetTeacher Planet has hundreds of downloadabletemplates for lesson plans, rubrics and more.
85. Convert pdf to wordThis nifty website allows you to turn static PDFpages into editable Microsoft Word documents.
86. Online StopwatchOnline Stopwatch is a web-based stopwatch thatis easy to display on an interactive whiteboardand can count up or down. Use it for timedexams, essays, and standardized tests.
87. HootsuiteIf you use social media to communicate with yourstudents about homework assignment due dates,projects, etc., then you should give Hootsuite atry. Use it to schedule message reminders aheadof time so that you don’t risk forgetting, too.
88. Microsoft WorldwideTelescopeMicrosoft Worldwide Telescope allows yourcomputer to act as a virtual telescope by bringingtogether images from the most advancedtelescopes around the world.
89. Poll DaddyWith a free account, you can create onlinesurveys and quizzes with up to 10 questions.
90. ZoomerangUse Zoomerang to create an unlimited number ofonline surveys and polls that can be answered viaemail, Facebook, Twitter or your website. Quizzeswith up to 10 questions and 100 responses arefree.
91. DisapaintedAnimate basic web-based paint drawings withDisapainted. It’s a cool way to give life to a simpleconcept and, since it’s online, it’s even easier toproject onto your interactive whiteboard.
92. GrammarlyShare Grammarly with your students because it’sa user friendly way to improve a paper. Simplycopy and paste text into the box and click “checktext.”
93. Live BindersLive Binders is a cool online storage andorganization tool. You can use it to create tabs foryour important documents.
94. CueprompterCopy and paste your script into the box and itdisplays just like a real teleprompter. Plus, it’s freeto use.
95. TwiddlaTwiddla is a web-conferencing service that isgreat for helping students out after school. Youcan mark up graphics and websites, use it tobrainstorm and more. It even has a few othernifty features that are free, including voice chat.
96. YouSendItYouSendIt is an online service that allows you toupload and send large files via email. Use it tosend documents to colleagues.
97. SocrativeThis web 2.0 tool uses cell phones and/or laptopsto gather feedback from students. You can post asmany questions as you’d like, which is nice if youhave several classes.
98. MemplaiCreate videos in collaboration with your socialnetwork. The online video editing tools are usefulif you don’t already have video editing softwareon your computer.
99. WordleCreate beautiful word clouds from text that youprovide. Like Tagxedo, it gives prominence towords that appear most frequently. You cansave, print and share your creation.
100. ZoteroZotero is a neat tool that helps you collect,organize, cite and share research that you havedone. You can add PDFs, images, audio and videofiles, snapshots of web pages and more. It indexesthe full-text content of your library, allowing youto quickly find what you’re looking for.
101. GoEd OnlineThere’s no other website in the world whereteachers can rent streaming educational videos ordownload eBooks, PowerPoint presentations andinteractive games all in one place.Do me a favor and check it out.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!You made it to the end of 101 Web 2.0 Tools forTeachers You Should Know About.Thanks for taking an hour to read it! I hope youdiscovered some useful websites that you didn’talready know about.Sincerely,Erik Schreefelwww.GoEdOnline.com