Use Web 2.0 Tools to Make Learning Fun!

Animoto  Turn pictures and music into slide shows

Blabberize A website that allows you to make still pictures "talk".

Digital Vault (National Archives) The National Archives has put together an amazing site where students can create digital content with primary resources.  Students can search photographs, documents, and other records and collect them.  Students can use collected items to create their own digital poster or to make a movie.  Students can also create a Pathway Challenge.  In a challenge, students create a series of clues that show relationships between photographs, documents and other records.

Edmodo Edmodo provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications.

Fakebook Fakebook allows teachers and students to create imaginary profile pages for classroom purposes.

Fodey Students can create newspaper clipping surrounding an educational topic

Glogster Publish and present using an online virtual poster maker. To access Glogster EDU, see Ms. Gramatges in the media center for logins and passwords.

GoogleDocs Students can save work across the web, collaborate with classmates and even share their work with their teacher. Students will need a Google email account to access. This would eliminate the need for flash drives.

KerPoof Make a storybook or movie with provided characters and sets

Kids' Zone: Create a Graph Create a graph with this tool

Make Beliefs Comix An educational comic strip creator (contains a teacher and special needs resource page for educators)

Meograph Meograph helps easily create, watch, and share interactive stories. You can combines maps, timeline, links, and multimedia to tell stories in context of where and when. **Note: Need to have Google Chrome to create your own interactive stories.**

Museum Box This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. The project was inspired by the anti-slavery campaigner - Thomas Clarkson, who did exactly as described above. See Ms. Gramatges in the media center for class log in information.

Playlist Make a musical playlist to support a concept or tell a story

Present Me A web service that lets you create effective presentations through your PowerPoint files.  What makes this site unique, is it lets you add a narrative to the presentation. Once you upload your PowerPoint, you can record a narrative through your webcam and microphone as if you were presenting the slideshow. The final presentation then appears with your webcam recording on the right and slides on the left. 

Prezi Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery.

VoiceThread Conversations in the cloud. Allows students to comment on teacher led conversations and questions using various methods (typing, video, phone-in, audio dialogue)

Voki Students and teachers can customize a speaking character to communicate to others (it's an avatar with your voice). Can speak for up to 60 seconds. See Ms. G. in the library for more information.

Weebly An online website builder

Wix An online flash based website builder

 Wordle Wordle generates “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.  

Zimmer Twins-An online movie maker using animated characters