Web 2.0 Tools for Educators Wordles: Animoto: Google Docs/Cloud Computing:

Web 2.0 Tools for Educators
Wordles: A great way to display text, and show the POWER that words
contain. Also, another site that was inspired by Wordle, Tagxedo.
Animoto: Online video builders, free for educators!
Google Docs/Cloud Computing: One of the many benefits of having a
Google account, all of the other services they provide.
Glogster: A FREE resource for educators to use. Make interactive, animated
posters, on their site. Great culminating activity!
Wikis: Online collaborative tool for website building and information
storage. Build one for free here:
Weebly.com - A free online website builder for educators that would allow a
person to build their own page, or a class page as well.
Xtranormal.com - A great FREE website that allows you to create custom
animated movies where you type the text and the pre-built characters read
and act away!
Podcasts: Podcasts came about roughly 6 years ago with the advent of the
portable digital media player. Podcasts refer to segmented audio or video
that can be downloaded or streamed. Popular with radio stations, and other
forms of media, they took off as the percentage of people that carry portable
media devices grew exponentially. For a brief history, read the article linked
Flip Cameras: New video technology that's come about in the last few
years. An entirely self-contained video camera that records everything to an
internal flash memory, and directly connects to a user's computer. Website
has sound, adjust speakers accordingly!
Compiled by Lucas Loughmiller, Library Technology Facilitator, Library Media Center, Austin
Independent School District, 2010