Miss Mahoney

Using Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom

With the Internet it is possible to make teaching, learning and application of knowledge fun and engaging. All while teaching students 21st Century Skills.  Here is a collection of my favorite Web 2.0 Tools that can be used by teachers & students.

~I use IkeepBookmarks to organize pretty much all of the websites that I find useful and think may be of help to others. It is also a great site to list sites/links for your students to minimize the time they spend typing in URLs. You can check out my Tools for Teachers page to see how the site can be customized and used, as well as surf around for some neat teacher resources.

~Cool Tools for Schools is organized well and very easy to use. Find resources to supplement any area of your curriculum! A great use of a Wiki.

~Web 2.0 in Education is a truly amazing site. You could spend hours checking out all of the resources listed here. Go to the site pages box on the left side of the page to look for tools for specific projects and uses. Another thing that makes this site so great is that the author has annotated each of the tools that are suggested with the postives and negatives of each and even provides suggestions on how they can be used with students!! Give it a look and get inspired.

~eduTecher is "the complete educational technology reference and resource for educators and their students." It has awesome resources with annotations explaining them to make finding something to suit your needs quick and easy.

~Bill and Susan at Internet4Classrooms search the Internet looking for high-quality, free resources which can be used in classroom instruction. You'll find teacher training modules for all types of technology tools, games for students organized by grade level and skill and much much more.

~ReadWriteThink is a great site with interactive tools for students and corresponding lessons for teachers. You can use the tools to supplement your own lessons, or use the lessons provided. A great site.

~Tech4Teachers is dedicated to teachers around the world who are looking for free resources on the internet that will help enhance their teaching.  New sites are added weekly, so check back often! 

~Expand your curriculum with 4Teachers timesaving educational resources that use technology to improve instruction across all content areas and grade levels.

~iLearn is an edublog all about incorporating technology into the classroom.
~Box of Tricks is a site by British teacher that has great resources and documents his use of them in the classroom. Comments from other teachers mae this site a great place to get ideas for incorporating Web 2.0 Tools in any classroom. Click on Resources for the down and dirty list.

~The 2008 Web 2.0 Awards can be found here. Organized by function/purpose.

~This blog from the California School Library Association lays out 23 things that you can do, in your own time, to learn some basic web 2.0 tools and how they can be used in the classroom. It's like a crash course in web 2.0 tools.

~Free Technology For Teachers offers a review of free technology resources and how teachers can use them. Ideas for technology integration in education.

~Classroom 2.0 is a social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education. The hope of this site is "that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive community and a comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog."

~EdTech Talk is a "collaborative open webcasting community."

Cool New Sites You HAVE to See!!

Domo Animate - Your students will love telling stories with this tool!
With Comix strips, students can learn to create emotion, dialogue and story lines by making their own comic strips, box by box.