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Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers

Web Tools for Classroom Integration

There are many many tools available to teachers today, to integrate technology into a lesson. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to keep up with the ever-growing list.  
 The following are suggested web tools (a.k.a. 21st Century tools or Web 2.0 tools) that have been used successfully by Fair Lawn teachers.  This is NOT a complete list of all tools, but rather a list of what others near you have used with success.  If you have a web tool which you'd like to share, please forward the information to Kathy Sobeck (ksobeck@fairlawnschools.org).
 Presentation Tools:

A cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas
 Padlet (formerly Wall Wisher)
We give you a blank wall.  You put anything you want on it, anywhere.  Simple, yet powerful.
 Glogster Online multimedia posters with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, drawings, data attachments and more
 Word Cloud Generators:
Generates “word clouds” from text that you provide
Turns words into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text; can constrain word cloud to specific or customized shapes
Creates word clouds like Wordle does, but allows total freedom to tune almost every relevant aspect of the desired word cloud. The application is capable of making word clouds, but adds a very strong new features: masks to make your own word cloud shape. The shape of the mask becomes the blueprint of the shape of your word cloud.
 ABCYA - Word Clouds
 ABCya.com word clouds for kids! A word cloud is a graphical representation of word frequency.
 Other Tools:  

Today's Meet

Helps you connect with your audience in realtime.  Encourage the room to use the live stream to make comments, ask questions, and use that feedback to tailor your presentation, sharpen your points, and address audience needs.
Poll Everywhere
Poll Everywhere lets you engage your audience or class anywhere in real time. Poll Everywhere replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. And because it works instantly at incredibly affordable rates, you can let your creativity run wild.
Voice Thread
With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected from anywhere in the world at any time and shared in one place, all with no software to install. A VoiceThread is a collaborative, interactive, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos
Audacity® is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.
Symbaloo  Organize and share the best of the web.  Graphical interface to save website favorites; can share with students colleagues.  Great way to access your web tools wherever you go.

Kerpoof is owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company. Kerpoof is all about having fun, discovering things, and being creative. You can make artwork (even if you aren't good at drawing!), make an animated movie (really! it's easy!), tell a story and much more

Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets
 Zamzar   (pdf converter)
Free online file converter - converts audio, video, ebook, images and more.  A good .pdf converter tool
Quizlet is a free website providing learning tools for students, including flashcards, study and game modes.  You start by <a "="" href="http://quizlet.com/help/how-do-i-make-flash-cards" target="_blank">creating your own study sets with terms and definitions, then add images and text, or use Quizlet's built-in auto-define feature to speed up the creating process
Create and share amazing lessons on your ipad or browser
Web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create a share your screencasts
One-click screen capture recording on Windows or Mac computers with no install for FREE!

Google Apps   


Free web-based email, calendar & documents for collaborative study anytime, anywhere. 



Remind 101
A safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. Free.