2.0 Tools for Teachers and Students

Teachers, challenge yourselves to learn 23 new 2.0 skills this year!  Enter the Taft 23 Things Challenge!


Here are some sites I hope you find useful!

 SFiles  - video guide to using SFiles

more SFiles  - another training video using the H Drive and S Drive

Blooming20  - Northside techie Dana Bickley's wiki

Top 20 Websites no teacher should start the school year without !     

Khan Academy  - thousands of math lessons taught in an easy-to-understand way

Citeulike -a free service for managing and finding scholarly resources.

Storybird  - create a fun, collaborative story with art

Flipsnack - make beautiful online flipping books

Voicethread  - watch this intro video to be knocked out by this powerful tool!

Animoto  - easy-to-create videos

OneTrueMedia  - another simple site for creating dynamic videos

PhotoPeach  - simple slideshow creator

PictureTrail  - slideshow creator and photo sharing site

ImageChef  - all-in-one photo editing and slide show creation 

FotoFlexer  - fun, easy photo editing

BeFunky  - the very coolest, funkiest photo editor

Photoshop.com - photo storage, sharing, and editing

Flickr - more photo storage, sharing, and editing

BigHugeLabs - turn your photos into puzzles, motivational posters, magazine covers, etc.

Toondoo  - cartoon maker

GoAnimate  - another cartoon maker

Xtranormal  - create your own animated movie 

Wordle  - generate cool-looking word clouds

Soundzabound  - free sound clips to use in presentations.  See librarian for password

LibriVox  - free audio books

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators (a little bit of everything)

Meet Me at the Corner   - virtual field trips

Web English Teacher  - English fun

SpellingCity - vocabulary and spelling games

Teachers First - Lesson plans and online resources by grade level.

Teachertube - YouTube for TEACHERS!

Schooltube  - YouTube for the classroom!

'Net Know-How - lessons on Web 2.0, search and research, plagiarism, copyright, and cyberbullying

What's Next - find the order of books in a series

Copyright-friendly image and sound sources