In this time of tight budgets, wouldn't it be great to have some "free" tools to add to your teaching toolkit. Exciting ways to engage your students? Fortunately, such things do exist. Try out these Web 2.0 tools. Your students will enjoy them and you will, too.

Have a favorite Web 2.0 tool you would like to share?

Email: cheryltownsley@hebisd.edu  Thank you.  :D




Animoto
Create a video in minutes. Students will need their own email to sign up. Free version allows you to make a 30 second video.
Blabberize
Have a picture? Here you can make it talk. Free until June 2012.
Glogster
Make your own interactive poster.
Museum Box
Museum Box:add images, text, sounds, videos, files, links. You can even change the color and size of your box!
Prezi
Create, show and share "game-changing presentations online."
Quizlet
"Quizlet is the largest flash cards and study games website with over 7 million free sets of flashcards covering every possible subject. It's the best place to play educational games, memorize vocabulary and study online." New "Speller Mode" uses audio to have you type what you hear.
Tiki-Toki Timeline
Create your own web-based timeline.
Type With Me

For online group collaboration on a document. Invite others to join. Each author comes up as a different color, so you can see who is editing what. Import/export the document. Save your document along the way, and view various revisions. Share your document when you're finished. Recommended by SimpleK12 Team.

ViewPure
Love Youtube? Dislike all the advertisements and comments? You will want to check out this site!!! It removes all of that; simply amazing.
Zamzar
Have you ever wanted to convert files without the need to download software?