Social Networking and Web 2.0

Some Things I've Learned in Class this Semester!

What is Web 2.0??

When I first started this course I had no idea what web 2.0 meant. I figured it would be a course that taught us how to use Facebook and maybe a few other sites. Now that I have a better understanding of what social networking and web 2.0 really is I wanted to create a SMORE that put all the things together I think I'll use in the future! SMORE is a neat website that is like an online bulletin board. It works well for personal thoughts, presentations and events!

Technology's Important Role for Teachers and Students

How can we use technology tools for the future generation?

Throughout this course we have learned so many ways technology affects our daily lives and how often students and teachers both are using technology to better ourselves for the future. I thought I was up to speed on the skills I had with computers but once I took this course I realized I am nowhere near where I could be.
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Web 2.0 For The Classroom

Top Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom

List Made at Tagxedo - (it's in this list!)

  • Glogster
    Great way to share posters and images you’ve made with friends

  • Edmodo
    Social learning environment and one of the best ways to teach with tech

    Free application to brainstorm online

  • Twitter
    The micro blogging service that many love or hate.

  • WordPress
    Content publishing system. It’s gone way beyond just blogging.

  • Prezi
    Innovative way to share presentations without PowerPoint

  • Wallwisher
    An online notice board maker (or bulletin board if you choose)

  • Animoto
    Make beautiful videos from images in a snap

  • Blabberize
    Make your images talk…that’s right.

  • Weebly
    Create your own website or blog, very easy to use

  • Flickr
    Popular photo-sharing site now lets you print

  • Slideshare
    Don’t waste your presentation after it’s over, share it with millions!

  • GoogleDocs
    The top real-time document creating and editing cloud-based system

  • GoogleSites
    Make your own website while knowing nothing about websites!

  • Diigo
    Popular social bookmarking site

  • Wordle
    Create a beautiful aggregation of any amount of text

  • Wikis
    Crowdsourcing at its finest. Like Wikipedia, Wikispaces is very helpful

  • Wix
    Easily make your own flash-based website

  • Ning
    Despite a new cost-based membership program, Ning allows you to have your own social network

  • Primarypad
    Web-based word processor
  • Padlet
    Web-based blank wall, great for presentations and group projects!

  • Delicious
    One of the top social bookmarking sites on the web

  • Myebook
    Virtually publish your book and sell it

  • Voki
    Get your own avatar and even have it talk with your voice

  • DoInk
    Create animations using this simple website

  • Scratch
    Create and share stories, games, art, etc.

  • Kerpoof
    Cool way to make a movie, card, picture, and share it all

  • Tagxedo
    Like Wordle but a step farther as text can be used to build bigger images

  • SmartKiddies
    Creative math and other educational problems to help everyone learn

  • Bitstrips
    Make and share your own comic strips with thousands of others
  • Popplet
    An easy way to share visual ideas

  • Storyjumper
    Easy way to create your own stories for kids and bring them to life

  • Aviary Myna
    Make your own music or remix just about anything else

  • TimeToast
    Fantastic timeline visualization tool to understand history

  • PBWorks
    Thousands of educational wikis and workspaces (build your own!)

  • Schoology
    Learning management, online education tools, and much more

  • Online-Convert
    Convert anything to anything (audio, video, text, etc.)

  • Storybird
    Build your own stories (with images) and share them with others

  • Word Magnets
    Phonics reinforcement and sentence building exercise

  • Zoho
    A great alternative to Google Apps

  • EasyBib
    The free automatic bibliography and citation maker

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