Fave Web 2.0 Tools





Popplet is a wonderful mind mapping site that can be used for so much more, like reports, how-to examples, and math problem solving.


QR Code Generator- Want to make your own QR codes for Text, URLs, Phone #s, and Contacts? QR Code Generator is a great site for that. Or go to this site and follow the directions to add a QR Code Bookmarklet to your browser. To make an attractive QR Code try Visualead.

Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your webpage, blog, profile, and in email messages. (4th Grade Student Example using Robust Vocabulary)

sliderocket - Create wonderful presentations with sliderocket. The final product seems more like a multi-media experience than other presentation tools I have used. The presentation can be embedded on a blog, wiki, or website. (A little inspiration!)

Thinglink - Students and teachers can create interactive photographs. Just create an account, upload a photo to the site once logged in, then tag your photos with voice messages, descriptions, videos, and links. When a person is looking at the photo created, there will be little dots to hover over and then whatever information the user added will pop up on the photo. The completed photos can be shared using a link to the photo or the photos can be embedded onto a website, blog, or wiki. (Example)

Glogster is a free tool that allows you to create virtual posters. The poster can include not only photos and words, but also videos, links, and sound files. This tool also has an embed code to post your virtual poster on your webpage, blog, or wiki. (Glogster Poster on How to Use Glogster) (5th Grade Student Example)

ToonDoo is a fabulous, fun, and easy comic creating site. An educator can create an account that can be used by the students simultaneously. The comics can be embedded on a blog, webpage, or wiki. (Tutorials)  (2nd Grade Student Example)

Prezi - a great tool for creating an awesome presentation that captures its audience a little more than a powerpoint or keynote. This tool is free and the presentation can be embedded onto a website, blog, or wiki. (5th Grade Student Examples)


VoiceThread is a free tool that allows users to create commentary to go along with photographs. Anybody can leave a text, voice, or video comment. This tool also has an embed code to post your creation on your blog, webpage, or wiki. (2nd Grade Class Vocabulary Example)

Tar Heel Reader  A free tool for creating simple books. A login is required. (Example)  (How to Post Directly on Blog)

bubbl.us - Create mind map brainstorming bubbles/webs for free. The creations can be embedded on a blog, wiki, or website,

Xtranormal is an extremely fun, easy, and free way to create an animated movie. Teachers can create movies to share information or students can create movies to demonstrate what they have learned. The movies can be embedded on your webpage, blog, or wiki. (Class Created Example)

BrainPopJr is a wonderful site full of useful short videos for all subjects. Students can take a quiz after watching the video. There are also on-line activities and printables. Our district has a subscription to this site. If you need the user name and password, you can email me. Grades 4 and up use BrainPop.

Screencast-O-Matic is a free web tool that allows you to create a video capturing your voice and everything on your computer screen. This tool is helpful in making tutorials to help others learn how to use the computer or videos showcasing work you have done on the computer. (Student Created Example)

Animoto is a free web tool that allows you to create 30 second photo slideshows accompanied by music. You can request a free teacher account and have access to more features and longer slideshows. Slideshows have an embed code so you can post your creation on your webpage, blog, or wiki. (Teacher Created Example) (Class Created Example)

Survey Monkey is a free web survey or quiz creating tool. The user can host a direct link to the survey on your blog, webpage, or wiki.

Smilebox is a free album creator that needs to be downloaded onto your computer. You can customize each virtual album by adding photos, and videos. Smilebox albums can be embedded onto your website, blog, or wiki.