All Blog Posts Tagged '2.0' (40)

Add a little humor to your class website with a Voki

Use Voki to create an Avatar for you or your class and embed the Voki into your website or blog.

Added by BRIAN WEIR on December 26, 2013 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Create video and audio PowerPoint Presentations for your students with Knovio

Knovio allows teachers and business leaders toadd video and voice to common PowerPoint presentations and then be shared through email, your blog and website through embedding the presentation.

Added by BRIAN WEIR on December 26, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Create geographical and statistical maps using TargetMap.

For educators who teach statistics or anything that deals with geography check out TargetMaps. This is a great web 2.0 tool that will allow you and your students to create visually appealing presentations about data that they have researched.

Added by Brian Weir on June 26, 2013 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Create dynamic flow/organization charts with Popplet.

Popplet is a unique method of creatingdynamic concept maps/organization charts as a classroom tool to discuss ideas. Very easy to use. You can add images, video, and share your finished product on your blog or website by embedding the code.

Added by BRIAN WEIR on June 25, 2013 at 7:03am — No Comments

Create graphs for your math class with this excellent web 2.0 graphing calculator tool

Desmos is a web 2.0 graphing calculator that allows easy demonstrations for students in math classrooms on how to graph mathematical formulas. Extremely easy to use. Print, save, or share your graph in multiple formats.

Added by BRIAN WEIR on June 22, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments

Practice writing in the classroom with Carnigie's MyStory Maker

My Carnigie's story makeris an excellent tool that can be used for teaching creative writing to your students. With this tool, students will be able to create a story in minutes, with animation if desired, and then share their story with somebody else or even create a print out.…


Added by BRIAN WEIR on June 21, 2013 at 7:36am — No Comments

Disable/Turn off Smart Ink for the Smartboard Notebook software.

Demonstrates how to disable the pesky Smart Ink toolbarso that it doesn't show up on your Windows.

Added by BRIAN WEIR on May 27, 2013 at 12:27pm — No Comments

URL Shorteners: opens multiple tabs. is a great place/idea for educators who are struggling with students finding the right websites or who are having their students copy long URLs off of the board.  This tool will let you have one URL that will open multiple websites at one time.

Added by Brian Weir on November 19, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Create a virtual corkboard/presentation using Spaaze

Spaaze is a website that allows for the simple creation of a virtual cork board.  It is extremely dynamic and easy to use.  You can add video, images, files, titles, and notes all in one spot so your students can have easy access to unit material.  The canvass size of Spaaze is huge so you can add quite a few units to one canvass.  

Added by BRIAN WEIR on July 8, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

Create simple data charts using ChartTool

This educational web 2.0 tutorial demonstrates a great online method of taking collected data with your classroom and inputing the information into a chart in just a couple of easy steps.  Create cutomized data charts simply.

Added by BRIAN WEIR on July 4, 2012 at 8:46am — No Comments

Google Calendar: Create a calendar for your class

This is a great idea for those who are trying to incorporate Google Apps into their curriculum.  This tutorial demonstrates how teachers can create embedable Google Calendars into their classrooms so that students have ideas as to what and when an assignment is due.

Added by BRIAN WEIR on June 16, 2012 at 9:10am — No Comments

Convert document, sound, video, images and other file types with Zamzar

Zamzar is an awesome tool for educators who are going the extra mile trying to use technology in the classroom. Too many times educators receive files from other schools or colleagues that just don't work on their computer because of different operating systems and software platforms. With Zamzar you can take files of many different file types and have them be converted to another file type. There isn't any software that needs to be downloaded; just internet access. Click here the link to…


Added by Brian Weir on April 14, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments

Smartboard: Tips and tricks of the Magic Pen

Smartboard:  Tips and tricks using the Magic Pen tool.  You might not know, but the Notebook's magic pen tool does three awesome things that can enhance any lesson using the Smartboard.

Added by Brian Weir on March 28, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Create dynamic data charts using Hohli Charts

Hohli charts is a simple method of creating dynamic data sets that then display as charts and graphs.  This web 2.0 tool would be great and simple for students to use in a k-12 educational setting.

Added by Brian Weir on March 27, 2012 at 7:53am — No Comments

Create Educational Interactive Timelines with TimeRime

Create interactive and informative educational timelinesin an extremely easy manner.  Students will love being given the option of creating a timeline.  Use Timerime for history, art, science, social studies or just about any subject in which they are required to understand the time frame at which events occurred.

Added by Brian Weir on February 27, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Using Socrative to help students practice writing.

Socrative is an awesome tool used in Education to gain a better understanding of what our students have learned or are learning during a lesson by getting.  In this post about socrative we see how it can be used assess writingin the classroom.

Added by Brian Weir on February 27, 2012 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

Make typing in links easier for students using URL shorteners

My favorite URL shorteners.  These are used to take those long annoying URLs and shrink them down to a managable size.  This tutorial will demonstrate the difference between Google URL shortener, CiteBite, and TinyURl.  These all have their unique uses for the educator.  Click the link to learn more.

Added by Brian Weir on February 7, 2012 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Educational Videos for Free as well as other Visuals for Education

PBS Learning Resources is an excellent site for teachers and students to find educational films as well as other media types such as sound, images, and lesson plans.  This site has a couple thousand videos for you to see.  These videos are all free.  Click the link to learn more.

Added by Brian Weir on February 6, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Create dynamic charts with Chartle

Chartle is an awesome site that allows students and teachers the ability to create dynamic and graphic charts based upon data collected in the classroom.  This site is extremely easy to use and can be easily used across most grade levels.  Click the link to view a short tutorial and example of what Chartle is.

Added by Brian Weir on February 4, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments

Create study guides using Brainflip Flash Cards

Brainflips is an excellent place to create multimedia flashcards that your students can use while studying your vocabulary words.  Click the link to see how it is used.

Added by Brian Weir on January 30, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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