Web 2.0 Tools For Classroom Use


Twitter is one of the best Web 2.0 tools available right now in regards for students increasing their knowledge in particular fields. Twitter can be found here. Twitter allows people of all backgrounds, worldviews, and langages to connect in a way that is easy and very practical. It is available for use both on computers, and on practically all mobile devices. There is also no age limit to sign up for Twitter, but in regards to internet safety, the teachers disgression in regards to using this Web 2.0 tool should be used. 


Animoto is a web 2.0 tool that allows students to create videos. Through these videos, students are able to use text, puctures, and music to emphaise their projects. Animoto is avaible on virtually all web browsers, and on many mobile devices. 

It helps to eliminate barriers for learning for many students that need an extra medium to be able to communicate, since text is not needed. Thus it can be helpful in english classes where many students, especially those with english as a second language, can find their voice. 

The age limit for animoto is 13 plus.There are provisions granted for schools to generate accounts for users under the age of 13 provided that they comply with the terms of the agreement and that no personally identifiable information is collected. ("Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom." Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom. N/a, n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.)


Wordpress is a fascinating tool that can be used for educational purposes. Wordpress is a website that creates easy to format blogs. This site could be extremely benefical to students, especially as log to keep their progress throughout the year, and as a way to effectively managing past projects and studying. Wordpress can remove barriers for learning by providing either a public or private platform for students to have a personal space that keeps track of their school work. The feedback that can be left on Wordpress is also important, as students can give each other feedback on work and assignments.