Education 2.0

Web 2.0 Teaching Tools

This is a list of websites and tools that I have reviewed at my Web 2.0 Teaching Tools blog. Things are a bit disorganized on that site, so this list complements it well. These websites are either completely free or have a free version that can be used with small groups of students. -- Alan

VIRTUAL OFFICES - online editing and sharing of text files, spreadsheets, chats and emails, calendars, etc.

  1. 37Signals.com's Basecamp - http://37signals.com/
  2. activeCollab - http://www.teamworklive.com/TeamWork.htm
  3. TeamworkLive - http://www.teamworklive.com/TeamWork.htm
  4. Zoho Vitural Office - http://zoho.com/
  5. SPresent - online flash presentations - http://www.spresent.com/v2/


WORD PROCESSING / TEXT / WIKIS

  1. Jotspot - http://www.jot.com/
  2. Schtuff - http://www.schtuff.com/
  3. Web Collaborator - http://webcollaborator.com/
  4. Writeboard - http://writeboard.com/
  5. Writely - http://writely.com
  6. Designing Learning Spaces - Example of a Class using an Open Wiki

SPREADSHEETS only

  1. EditGrid - http://www.editgrid.com/home
  2. iRows - http://irows.com
  3. Tracker (Jotspot) - http://tracker.jot.com/
  4. wikiCalc - http://www.softwaregarden.com/wkcalpha/

DATABASES only - those I don't think any of the Virtual Office have this feature

  1. My Own DB - http://www.myowndb.com/

MAPPING

  1. Map Hacks.net - http://www.gisuser.com/maphacks/ - for GIS users
  2. Quickmaps - http://quikmaps.com/

PICTURE TOOLS

  1. Flickr Magazine Cover tool - http://flagrantdisregard.com/flickr/magazine.php
  2. Other Great Flickr-based tools
  3. Scanr - http://www.scanr.com/ - scan and send from a photo phone
  4. Stickam - http://www.stickam.com/ - upload photos, videos & audio to post on blog pages

BLOGS

  1. Learning Blogs - http://learnerblogs.org/ - for K-12 students
  2. Uni Blogs - http://uniblogs.org/ - for University students
  3. Edu Blogs - http://edublogs.org/ - for Education professionals (teachers, etc.)
  4. ESL Blogs - http://eslblogs.org/ - for ESL & EFL educators

VOICE / AUDIO / PODCASTING

  1. Yack Pack - http://www.yackpack.com/
  2. Utterli - http://www.utterli.com
  3. Posterous - http://posterous.com/

ONLINE MEETINGS

  1. Vyew - http://vyew.com/

ACADEMIC SEARCH

  1. Google Scholar - http://scholar.google.com/
  2. Post Genomic - http://www.postgenomic.com/

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT - classroom tools that span the needs of Students, Parents, Teachers and School Administrators

  1. My Note It - http://www.mynoteit.com/
  2. Schoopy - http://www.schoopy.com/
  3. School Tool - http://www.schooltool.org/
  4. Engrade - http://www.engrade.com/ - online grading tool
  5. Moodle* - http://moodle.org - open source course management system (CMS)


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15 comments

Sasha 9 years ago

Here is another tool you may consider: www.spresent.com

And here is a great example:Education 2.0 - Students Create Content.More: http://www.spresent.com/blog/


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alew 9 years ago Author

Thanks. This interesting (http://www.spresent.com/v2/). I will add it to the list, and will mention it on my blog (http://Web20Teach.com). -- Cheers, Alan


devon 9 years ago

Here is another one, http://www.welang.com, teachers can design language course use a wiki system.


VinceSamios 8 years ago from Australia

Very interesting concept - It could be cool to get students to use web2.0 mind mapping for project planning http://www.mindnode.com/


cms8000 8 years ago

Great write-up. Another awesome tool to add: PicLens by Cooliris (http://www.cooliris.com) for viewing photos and videos in a web 2.0 3D wall. Students can research images on Google Images and much more. My kids love it!


tkofol 8 years ago

For those interested in Test Prep you may consider http://prephub.com

The site is a community based around user contributed test prep questions. Hope you find it useful.


vipulgupta 7 years ago

Try http://www.tutorvista.com they provide online tutoring in all subject. They have their own whiteboard and VOIP system. They have best math tutor http://www.tutorvista.com/content/mathcontent.php and they dont charge much. I even end up getting a free tutoring session :-)



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kishosingh 7 years ago from India

It is the great collection of web 2.0 education. I 1st time knew about education 2.0 however, I was familier with web 2.0.

http://hubpages.com/business/Course-Guide-of-SMU-f...


RussianStudent 7 years ago

Check out Prime Language Services: http://www.PrimeLanguageServices.com They provide online tutoring in Russian Language via Virtual Classroom: VOIP, whiteboard, etc.


eduhb 7 years ago

Check out the new social network site for Higher Education:

http://www.HigherEdSpace.com

It has higher education related news, events, colleges, graduate schools, scholarships, courses, blogs, wiki, forums, etc...


jbgillet 7 years ago

Check out Tutrme - http://tutrme.com

Find a tutor, for anything, anywhere!

Tutrme.com is a free global tutor database helping connect local tutors with students. The graphical map-based directory interface ensures that students never have to hunt through loads of useless information in their search for a local, qualified tutor. http://tutrme.com


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tonyhubb 6 years ago

Thanks for links!


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Joel McDonald 6 years ago from Denver, Colorado

Thanks for sharing! There's nothing like "free" even if you're considering the paid version of something, it's always good to try out a few of the free versions to make sure that's actually what you need before shelling out money for something that doesn't work as well as you thought.

Great hub!


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jon ellis 6 years ago from Bristol, UK

An interesting list. I would recommend a couple of other web 2.0 education websites:

- Beanbag Learning, a place where independent tutors can list their services and share learning resources http://beanbaglearning.com/

- TutorHub, an independent tutor Q&A collaboration website http://tutorhub.org

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