Web 2.0 Tools in the Waltham Public Schools

This wiki has been created to help teachers incorporate web 2.0 tools into teaching and learning. Please add to this to build a better resource for all!

MindMiester "Best Online Collaboration Tools" - a collaborative mapping
See also: cooltoolsforschools

Animoto- produce videos from still images and video clips ...and there is an app (iPad and Google Play)
Audicity and Lame - for audio recording
Blogs - for sharing ideas, usually maintained by one person KidBlogs - for elementary and middle schools students EduBlogs Edublogs.org is a site specifically for teachers, students, librarians, etc.
Canvas - a learning management system (LMS) ...and there is an app
Chatzy - private chat room, use for homework support
Coursera - world's best courses, online, for free
Creative Commons - use to find pictures and videos from authors who give people the right to share, use, and even build upon their work that they have created.
DigitalStoryTelling ...and there is an app
Diigo - highlight and share the web
Edmodo- classroom social network platform ...and there is an app
Educreations- create video lessons with your iPad ...and there is an app
ePals - a global community of connected classrooms
Evernote - take notes, sync files ...and there is an app (iPad and Google Play)
exploreatree - free online library of thinking guides
Feedly - organize, share and read content ...feed into a magazine format ...and there is an app (iPad and Google Play)
Figment - Discussion groups, contests, news about recently published novels
Flip and video uploading (e.g. School Tube - similar to You Tube, but moderated)
Gimp - free image manipulation software
Glogster - online posters - Waltham Public Schools' subscription
Google Apps for Education - Waltham Public Schools is a Google Apps for education school
Google Forms (in Google Apps) - survey tool
Google Docs (in Google Apps) - docs, spreadsheets and slides
Google Earth
Google Sites (in Google Apps) - make a website
GPS - global positioning devices
Jing - capture and record screen images (must download and install free software) See also ScreenToaster (no download)
KidBlogs- an easy to use blog designed for elementary and middle school students
Movie Maker (Microsoft) - Tips and Reminders
NaNoWriMo - students compete with others writing a novel (secondary)
NoodleTools - organizing research and citing sources - Waltham Public Schools' subscription
Oovoo - multiple video conference calling
OER Commons - Open Educational Resources ...and there is an app
Photo Sharing - e.g. Flickr
Photo Story - free Microsoft download
Pics4Learning - a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students
Pinterest - "collect an organize things you love" Pinterest for Educators
Pixton - online comic creation
Podcast- for sharing ideas
Popplets - a place for your ideas
Prezi - online presentation tool
Schooltube - a moderated place to upload videos
Screenr - web based screen recorder for anything on your computer
Show Me create tutorials ...and there is an app
Skype - conference calling
Slide Share
SnagIT - screen capture software from Techsmith - see also Jing
StarLOGO - modeling and simulation software
Storybird- make, read, and share visual stories
Subtext - Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts ...an app
SurveyMonkey - survey tool Waltham Public Schools' subscription
Show Me ...and there is a whiteboard app for the iPad
Tagxedo - word cloud with styles
Timetoast - timeline maker
TinyGrab - screencast for Windows
Thinkquest - An annual international website competition for students 9-19 years old.
Twitter - "To twitter is to talk in a chattering fashion"
Twiducate - Twitter for education
Vidque - video bookmarking
Vimeo -sharing videos
Voicethread - visuals with audio and text commenting - Waltham Public Schools' subscription
Wall Wisher
Wiki - for collaboration
Wordle - word cloud maker
xtranormal - turns your words into a 3D animated movie

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