Web 2.0 Tools

There is absolutely no way you can use every tool all the time. What is essential is that you choose one or two that you want to use and introduce them at a pace the students can cope with.

Essential questions

  • What does this tool do?
  • How am I going to introduce it?
  • Why do I want to use it?
    This is an important question to ask yourself. Anything you do - whether digital or otherwise MUST relate back to your students learning.


This list is NOT exhaustive - I will add to it as more come to mind!

Student Picks

I asked my students which apps they thought were important for teachers to introduce into the classroom. Here's their list:

  • Google Apps
  • Comic Life
  • Kidblog
  • Wikispaces
  • Some kind of word processing software (we use Google Docs)
  • Some kind of painting program
  • iMovie/iPhoto - they prefer the mac apps but photo editing and movie making software is a must
  • Excel
  • Skype