Web 2.0 Tool "Reviews" - from Fall 2008 Participants
Add your ideas for using the Web 2.0 tool you explored to support classroom learning (or other professional or personal learning) and/or productivity.

30boxes

http://30boxes.com

  • Shared calendar showing due dates for assignments, tests, project planning, etc...
  • Great for keeping teachers and others lives in control. Plan appointments, projects etc.
  • Great for keeping my husband knowledgeable of events


Gliffy

http://www.gliffy.com

  • Life cycle diagrams (butterfly, frog, etc)
  • Great site for "Thinking Maps"


JigZone http://www.jigzone.com/

  • "Mystery Reader" photo puzzles

LetterPop

http://letterpop.com/

  • Use in place of weekly newsletter to parents. Send via email.
  • If students are absent and need to catch up on lecture, update a class newsletter that sums up all topics discussed within a six weeks.


MixBook

http://www.mixbook.com

  • Create a field trip scrapbook.
  • Create a book of important activities throughout the school year.

Mnemograph

http://mnemograph.com

  • Use in history class or current events class for creating time lines of important events
  • Use in Language Arts to show time line of a story or novel
  • Use to create a timeline for your own life (the child's own life).



Picnik

http://www.picnik.com

  • Change the color settings in a photo to represent the four seasons.


PollDaddy

http://polldaddy.com/

  • Ask students to vote on topics of interest
  • Use surveys and polls for feedback
  • Gathering opinions of colleagues
  • Good for quick reading quizzes
  • Use for the election


Quizlet

http://quizlet.com

  • Create reviews for vocabulary terms in any subject.
  • use to create vocabulary flashcards for content area classes for quick review.
  • students can also play games online with the vocabulary list. example
  • math facts at your fingertips

SketchCast

http://sketchcast.com

  • Draw and narrate simple math "word problems," e.g. "There were five cookies. I ate two..."

Ta-da List

http://www.tadalist.com

  • Create shared task lists for group or class projects.
  • Create task list for classroom chores and upkeep.
  • Step-by-step list for big project, breaking it down into increments, with due dates for each section.
  • The ultimate "Honey-Do" list


ToonDoo

http://www.toondoo.com

  • Cartoons as option for projects
  • Political Cartoons


Weebly

http://weebly.com

  • Classroom website

Writeboard

http://www.writeboard.com

  • Peer editing----
  • announcements

Wordle

http://www.wordle.net


  • Play with words, vocabulary words, homographs, synonyms, verbs, nouns...
  • Fun creative way to share knowledge and learning through the use of words.
  • Add to class projects that center around chunks of text
  • Character Analysis
  • Geography terms to describe a country
  • Get to know you activity as an acrostic