Web 2.0 Education

By Taylor Doucette

  • Geogebra

  • Hot Potatoes

  • Dropbox




Purpose of the tool: Geogrebra is a mult-platform software that helps students experience math in a new way by combining geometry and algebra. 

How it can be used in education: Geogebra has many useful functions in the classroom. It can be beneficial for all ages, from teaching students the basics of geometry to allowing older students to explore algebra and calculus, encouraging them to make their own discoveries. 

Geogebra offers additional help to students by showing them a different method to explore the concepts of geometry and algebra. If students are more kinestetic learners, this might be a better way for them to learn about mathematics rather than hearing the teachers talk about examples. 

According to the website terms of service, there is no age restriction on Geogebra

Hot Potatoes


Purpose: Hot Potatoes is a downloadable software that allows a student or teacher to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises.

Use for Education: Both students and teachers can use this software to create different activities. Teachers can use Hot Potatoes to create assignments for their students and children can use it to create practice assignments in preparation for studying for tests. 

Hot Potatoes can help make studying fun for students who aren't as motivated to learn or study. This software turns learning concepts into an exciting activitiy! For example, students can create their own crosswords to test their ability to memorize definitions. 

There is no required age of users. 



Purpose: Dropbox allows its users to share files between devices, including laptops, phones, tablets, and users. 

Use in Education: This website and downloadable software is great at allowing students to collaborate at home. If students need to finish working on an assigment later on, they can easily share the file from their dropbox at school to their dropbox on their home personal computer. Teachers can also share lesson plans from their computer at home to their computer at school. 

Dropbox can remove barriers for learners that may be strugglling in class by allowing them the opportunity for more time to work on assighments at home. Teachers can also share additional homework problems and tutorials by forwarding them to the student through their Dropbox. 

Dropbox states that their "services are not intended for and may not be used by people under the age of 13. By using their Services, you are representing to them that you're over 13."