10 Web 2.0 Tools that We KNOW Work

Voicethread -

  • Step by Step Directions for Using VoiceThread
    • VoiceThread allows all students to make observations, comments, or narration about a photograph, graphic, video clip, text document, spreadsheet, or presentation. To get started you will need to go to the website for VoiceThread. From the website you can view demonstrations, actual classroom examples, and detailed instructions for how to create one of your own.

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  • How to Use Kerpoof and Kerpoof Educator Account Information
    • Kerpoof is an interactive, creative website that allows students to create original drawings, cards, stories, cartoons, and animated videos! The site is FREE but does have paid memberships (starting at $4.95 a month) that provide additional services.
    • Students can use Kerpoof without having an account. The account is only necessary when creating more involved projects such as a Kerpoof Movie or Kerpoof Story. Students using Kerpoof can create and print products in a short class/center time using the "Make a Picture", "Make a Card", "Make a Drawing", or "Drawing" tools.

Kerpoof is very secure. Students can show their work or keep it private. The examples below were captured using Jing to make them simpler to find for this presentation.

4th Grade Kerpoof Movie as a Culminating Activity
Kindergarten/1st Grade - Kerpoof Story as a Science Journal.


  • Step by Step Directions for Using Shutterfly
    • This is a web service that allows for sharing uploaded photos and the creation of a FREE "shared classroom space" or webpage. Click on this link to go to the page with examples, then scroll down to the Classroom Example to see the possibilites.
      • Customize with elegant templates, designs and layouts
      • Share and Collaborate in one place with photos, videos, blogs, calendars, polls, team rosters, forums and more
      • Invite friends and family and control the privacy and security of your sites
      • Post your photo on your sites for others to see
    • High School Art Class - Displays photos of student art along with the students themselves creating the art. Each photo has a separate comments section for visitors to critique and comment on the work giving feedback to the student artists.
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Google Apps

Google has created a host of applications that play in web browsers to expand the uses and capabilities to become more.

  • Google Docs - http://docs.google.com - Collaborative Text Documents, Presentations, and Spreadsheets
    • Teacher Example - Presentation created online by 3 different teachers at the same time.GoogleDocs-Student.jpg
    • Student Example - Students created stories then shared and peer edited them from anywhere that had a computer. They started in school, chose to work during recess, and completed at home.GoogleDocs-Student2.jpg
  • Google Reader - http://www.google.com/reader - Bring the news updates from your favorite websites to you by creating a FREE subscription to them with Google Reader. Subscribe to websites, blogs, wikis, Delicious accounts, Shutterfly websites, VoiceThreads, TeacherTube videos, web searches, news searches, blog searches, and anything with an RSS badge RSSBadge.png. The Google Reader becomes your own digital newspaper that self-updates and contains what is important to you.GoogleReader.jpg
  • Gmail - http://mail.google.com - Web-based email that integrates all of the other Google Apps seamlessly
  • Student Example, Annotated Bibliography
  • Teacher Google Site http://sites.google.com/site/khssingingknights/


  • Step by Step Directions for Using Glogster
    • An "interactive poster" is ineffect a personal Web page complete with embedded media, links, sound, and video capabilities. Students can work with Glogster individually or as a group to create presentations, share information, and interact with their peers. Important: Sign up for the "EDU" version preventing others from viewing class specific Glogs!
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Wikispaces - www.wikispaces.com

  • Wikis, like the ones created at Wikispaces, are websites that are easily created and saturated with multimedia. The best part is that they are collaborative in nature. A team of people can work to create and post information. Your wiki can be wide open to allow any visitor to access and edit the content, or limited to only invited members.


  • Delicious is a website and service that allows your bookmarks to live in more than just one computer and browser. They are kept online so you have access to your favorite sites no matter where you are. In addition, your bookmarks are visible to anyone else. Sharing and seeing others' shared bookmarks is incredibly easy. It also makes searching much smarter. Instead of searching the whole web, you can simply search the websites that other delicious users have marked as their favorites.
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    • Each tag becomes a folder/webpage. Bookmarks that share a tag appear on the same page. Make one of your tagged pages your student computer's homepage and anytime you add a bookmark with that tag, it shows on their homepage.Delicious-TaggedBookmarks.jpg


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Wrap-Up (Putting the Pieces Together)

Digital Turducken


PhotoStory3 - TeacherTube - Wiki

Other Web 2.0 Tools That We Love

  • Vocaroo - http://www.vocaroo.com - Record your voice on the web. Store it. Download it. Email it. Embed it. Simply click "Record", allow it to use your microphone, talk, and save
  • Poll Everywhere - http://www.polleverywhere.com - Post a poll question. Students can select their answer choice by computer or by texting it. A graph is built that automatically adjusts as more answer the question.
  • Ask 500 People
  • Big Huge Labs
  • Animoto
  • Wordle
  • Diigo
  • Quizlet
  • Survey Monkey
  • Book Glutton
  • Drop.i.o
  • Storybird
  • SchoolTube
  • WolframAlpha
  • Jing