Great Web 2.0 Software

Some of these web 2.0 resources have excellent 2 sided starter sheets hereL

 Online Software  
 What does it do?
 Links for more info

Allows you to search the internet ... everyone knows that ... but Google are constantly innovating with some excellent 'twists' on the traditional search that are well worth exploring - see links to the right

Plus, for further google promotion ... 100 Ways Google Can Make You a Better Educator



Allows you to create dynamic, non-linear presentations that look great

Thoughts on using Prezi as a teaching tool

Geography Example - Ocean Currents
Prezi in the Classroom
"Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others."
 "A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too".
Use Voicethread in the Classroom

Wall wisher is a free, online notice board maker.  It’s ideal for making announcements, posting notes and responding to questions. Wall wisher is an online bulletin board that can be collaborative and interactive.


Wordle is a toy for generating “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.

Use Wordle in the Classroom

Online poster designer - posters can contain rich, dynamic content such as sudio, youtubeclips, scrollable text. Note that teachers should sign up for edu accounts.
Example - What Is Geography

Can be used to create a rich multimedia timeline (or other sequential narrative, such as a storyboard)

The fastest way to create stylish real-time experiences for events using mobile devices.
Poll Everywhere replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. It's the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, tv, print — anywhere

A wiki is a website that allows the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages ... Wikis are typically powered by wiki software and are often used to create collaborative wiki websites, to power community websites, for personal note taking, in corporate intranets, and in knowledge management systems. [source: wikipedia]
Use a Wiki in the Classroom
Micro-Blogging in 140 characters or less ...
Twitter is a real-time information network powered by people all around the world that lets you share and discover what’s happening now. Whether it’s breaking news, a local traffic jam, a deal at your favorite shop or a funny pick-me-up from a friend, Twitter keeps you informed with what matters most to you today and helps you discover what might matter to you most tomorrow.
Use Twitter in the Classroom
Make and share comic strips for free a ... click-n-drag comic creator
Tap Into The World Of Comics
Free, online podcasting (record audio that can be imported into a podcast feed as on itunes for example
Use Audio in Your Classroom
Record your activity on screen together with audio (using a mike) to create simple instructional videos. Great for students to explain aspects of their learning. Designed for twitter, but you can use ity in its own right without  twitter. Thanks Matt.