2.0 Megasites

Go to Web 2.0
This web applications index is absolutely amazing and frequently updated!

Consumers to Producers
Excellent information on students as 21st Century learners and ideas on incorporating those ideas into the classroom.

Nebraska Learns 2.0

One Tool at a Time

2.0 Multimedia

Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips and music. Fast, free and shockingly easy.
Book Trailer - Like Water for Chocolate
Book Trailer - Ranger's Apprentice
Book Talk - This teacher-created book talk highlights new/interesting books in the library

In 30 seconds you can add sound to a static picture. Lots of fun.
Combines text, images, music and video into an interactive poster. Note: Be certain to use the educational Glogster Site. Though you will have more choices with ‘regular’ Glogster, it is unfiltered and may contain inappropriate material.
Here’s a Example!
And Another!
Instructions for Setting Up your class in Glogster EDU

Voice Thread
Tool for having conversations around media – including pictures, video, documents and presentations. Captures and holds group discussions on one simple page.
Here’s a quick excerpt from I book I enjoyed!

2.0 Classroom Networking
PBS Review of this Classroom Tool
Video Podcasting In the Classroom
What will we be doing this year?

A sample introduction of what student can expect in a teacher’s class for the school year

Grammar Girls
Professional, Interesting, Fun

Teachers Deliver Content Collaboratively
How two teachers in Colorado changed the way they present information to their Chemistry students

i-Tunes University
More GREAT, reliable information that can be imagined for free

Visual Multiple Literacies

Tuxpi Picture Editor
39 Photo Effects and Tools – Easy to Use!

Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.

Word It Out
Turn text into word clouds! Pretty amusing to press the random settings button...

Generates “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

Second Life

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Presentation Tools


Audio/Sound Resources

Sound Bible
Looking for copyright free sounds/sound effects? This is a great place to begin your search!

Audio Book Resources

Free Classic Audio Books: - many classic stories here (Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, etc.).

Librivox - a great place to find books. Looking for something for your I pod?

Podiobooks - offer complete books in episodic form so users can get just a chapter at a time via RSS or by iTunes. Stories can also be enjoyed on-line as well.

OpenCulture Free Audio books - a long list of really good free audio books here; supplemented by poetry and podcasts.

ThoughtAudio - has a good selection of classic audio books available for free download.

Learn Out Loud - is a gigantic collection of free audio books, lectures, and educational podcasts. One of the best resources for free audio books.

Lit2Go - from the Florida Educational Technology Clearinghouse, a collection of stories and poems in audio book format.

BooksShouldBeFree provides a dozen plus categories to choose free audio books from, anything from Anthropology to War.

Project Gutenberg has a huge selection of human-read audio books available. Searchable by language, title, author and more.