Today’s students are very different and require new tools for learning. They are growing up with new and emerging technology and the various interactive applications on the Internet. In addition, the Internet, available information as well as online applications, has evolved dramatically over the last few years. Innovative developers created many new ways to view, collect and manipulate information. Other facets of the ever changing Internet feature multi-user communication and independence for sharing information among groups of people. This wiki is the beginning of a valuable resource for teachers to share their reflections and knowledge about web based tools for professional development and education. Technology topics include discussions and lessons on blogging, wikis, social bookmarking, podcasting, digital imagery, video streaming, RSS feeds, and safety. Today’s teachers can significantly influence the way students learn by incorporating these tools into their instructional methods. The qualified teacher of today's students will determine which tools fit appropriately into their classroom learning environments. They will discuss how to integrate the tools into the student learning process. They will discuss the ways students can use Web 2.0 tools safely. They will construct projects that may be used in their classroom and published here on the Internet as a model for other teachers to adapt to their classrooms.

Below are listed suggestions for and success stories of web 2.0 tools that may be integrated into your curriculum. The list is a result of the generosity of teachers to share their lessons and best practices for other teachers. You may add other topic ideas to match your special idea or list your suggestion below the topic that best fits your lesson.
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English/ Language Arts/ Reading


Teacher created wiki for students of mathematics Contributed by Pat R... Great wiki for math teachers and students math site for kids and teachers - Joyce S.

Here's a great geology wiki from the Allan Centre. The Geology Files have some really cool experiments to help demonstrate what minerals are and aren't! ~Niki Shanks

Social Studies/ Geography/ History

Foreign/ World Languages

Buzzword is an online word processing program which allows file sharing and storage. You can set the program in different languages, including Chinese.

vocaroo is a website students can record their voice and easily send the recording to teachers by email
( added by CYeh)
Great site to learn or teach a language.
Great tool to practice writing for non-Roman languages.
In this site you find many Web 2,0 tools to promote language learning.

Lingt is free, designed specifically to satisfy the Languages Teacher’s on-going need to gather spoken samples. It allows you to set spoken assignments, evaluate them, give feedback with no download, no student subscriptions. Students can easily follow the instructions set up by teachers. It is one sure way to collate spoken evidence for portfolios.
( added by CYeh) allows you to create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! offers teachers FREE access to thousands of teacher resources, lesson plans, and rubrics. In my department, we have used this site for generating FL bingo cards and word searches.
Quizlet allows anyone to create a unique set of flashcards to review anything. Once created, there are review, practice, test and play activities. I think they also just added the ability to add photos to the flashcards. (added by HLeger)

Special Education
News-2-you is a daily current events "newspaper" online that provides news that in universally designed. Current events are delivered in four different reading levels, 2 communication boards, speaking versions and Spanish translation.

Diigo is a web 2.0 tool that allows professionals to share information with each other. Teachers are able to find research articles that help support the needs of their students and share them with each other. Within the articles, diigo also allows you to highlight specific information so that the main points can be shared without having to read the entire article. Great resource when you need to support teaching methodologies that are research-based (Bridget).




Physical Education/ Health