Web 2.0: Cool Tools for Schools
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Bryan Philip Pertacorta (Online Teacher/Tutor)
Kathy-ann Daniel-Gittens (Faculty)
This is an excellent site bookmarking web tools for teaching. I particularly like the taxonomy used to organize the tools. They assist teachers by identifying how the tools can be used instructionally, for example, tools could be used for presentation or collaboration. I also like the short description that accompanies each tool.
My concerns are that the taxonomy was not fully implemented for all the web tools. Later groupings organized tools by function rather than instructional use e.g. they were organized according to video or audio. This doesn't really help teachers with identifying how the tools could be used instructionally. My second concern is whether there may be accessibility issues with the colors selected for the site.
Kimberly Rodriguez (Student)
I realize that there is a great deal of information on this wiki but I think the layout is functional and easy to navigate. Always having that sidebar menu in constant view, no matter how populated it is, creates a holistic perspective to allow you to view and jump around without navigating backwards.
The descriptions could use some updating. Many of the tools listed have more exciting functionality than what is listed but at least there is at least a one line descriptor for even those apps.
Overall, a great resource for teachers to dive into and explore over a few weekends, as I will be doing over winter break.
Another plus: the teacher updates the tools and asks for feedback from viewers about what they are using. Feedback and collaboration are necessary for Web-based apps which are dynamic by nature.
Stephanie Maher Palenque (Faculty)
Gennette Clacken (Administrator)
Russ Bennett (Student)
Shannon Fulp (Teacher (K-12))
Great website, full of information!
Linda Kennemore (Student)
Wonderful collection of information about Web 2.0 links. Most every place I clicked on worked. However the need for updating would be endelss.
Most links worked but some are outdated and should be removed. If the site were updated or monitored on a monthly basis, it would be accurate.
Angela Gunder (Faculty)
This site serves as a rich repository of materials spanning multiple functions, disciplines and outputs. Additionally, it is a browser's delight with multiple offerings for anyone looking for a spark of creativity. The potential for classroom use is high in that the majority of the resources are free, meaning students can take advantage of the technology well as instructors.
norbert boruett (Health Care Professional)