Top 10 Web2.0 Tools

The oz- teachers mailing list has a current discussion thread on the top ICT tools used in education. First, as I am a great fan of eLearning here is a list of my current top 10 web 2.0 tools. Please note that they are not in any particular ranking order.

  1. Wordle - word cloud creator used for effective images, summaries, introductions to key concepts, reflections etc.
  2. Blogs - teacher blog, class blog, student blogs
  3. Skype – videoconferencing, teaching virtual students using video, chat, screen sharing, sending files etc
  4. Wikis – I like wikispaces Senior students develop their digital portfolios on a wiki, used for global projects etc
  5. wallwisher – sticky notes on a wall, collaborative, user friendly, students do not require a logon, just the link Used for brainstorming, reflections, collaboration,  introductions etc
  6. Voicethread - online podcasting, collaborative, userfriendly, enables images, editing at any time etc
  7. Google applications – document, sheet, sites, maps etc
  8. Bubbl.us – simplistic mind mapping, collaborative, user friendly
  9. Dropbox –  storage in the clouds, easy sharing
  10. Elluminate – web conferencing Powerful tool for Professional Development and Classroom use with students

What are your favourite online tools? What would you change or what would you add?

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3 responses to “Top 10 Web2.0 Tools

  1. Wordle is nice, but Tagxedo is much better for a variety of reasons.
    I would say corkboard.me is like Wallwisher, but perhaps better.

  2. It is hard to imagine going back to a world without these isn’t it?

  3. Can anyone tell me how to build application using web2.0?what are the prerequisit?

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