Easy Web Toolsfor Educators
Presented by ShariNelson
and Kari Fransen
March 12, 2012
Web 2.0 Facts
• Did You Know???
• The web is changing so fast, the information
you are learning today, may already be
Common Terms for Web 2.0
• LiveCasting- Video and
• Crowdsourced Content
• Blog Platforms
• Blog Communities
• Blog Conversations
• Vocab Specific to Twitter
• Video Aggregation
• Social Networks
Good Sites and videos
More Presentation Sites
• Empress Me!
• As we all are familiar with Powerpoint, but
maybe would like to make a more permanent
presentation, this website will convert your PP
to a web-ready flash video!
• Cartoon Makers
– And toondoo.com
Creating your Own Classroom Space
• Wikispaces.com and pbworks.com:
– (music website here)
Other Teaching Tools
• Need a Timer?
• Live Binders
• Using a YouTube video, but don’t want any of
the extras? Use Safe Share to remove
offensive material and crop the video screen!
• Just About Any Topic…about.com
• Need something new? Teach vocab
• Word Clouds: make interesting word shapes
with student writing, poetry and more!
– Tagul: Teacher
• Teaching Historically?
– Death in Rome
– Create a Museum box
• Online Typing:
– Full Screen with darkcopy.com
– Private Journaling Site
• Plagiarism? Track it online!
• Writing a Graphic Novel in class use Comic
Science and Math Websites
– Draw Function Graphs
• Astronomy Charts
– Starry Night Sky Charts
• Biology and Anatomy
– Teaching Tools
Art and Media Websites
• Photo Editing Tools:
– www.befunky.com Johnnie
• Collaboration Site for drawing
• If you have a smart board, there are so many
things you can do on this website. You will be
able to sign up and download all kinds of pre-
made smart board activities, or make some of
your own. This also allows you to work with
smart notebook when you are at home.
• Awesome activity makers! (previously seen on
the prezi.com site)
• As we have already mentioned, a large venue
for collaboration on a website would be
wikispaces.com or pbworks.com.
• Something that I have found which I think
would work great for “meeting” when you
can’t really meet, is creating a private
• Board room wall sharing ideas and working