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web 2.0

The second generation of internet-based services is referred to as Web 2.0. These resources are fantastic for education and will take your learners on a new learning journey.

An exciting array of software applications that encourage collaboration, anytime-anywhere sharing and social tools are listed below. Please email Globo if you want to add to this list - with 'Web 2.0' in the subject line.

Harnessing Collective Intelligence -

What is RSS? -


Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.


Collaborative Online Mind Mapping
Get creating and sharing mind maps. Proven to foster creativity and innovation in the classroom.


With Exploratree, teachers and learners can:
Choose from the library of ready-made thinking guides
Set class projects using the thinking guides
Build up a personal portfolio of useful thinking guides
Change and customise thinking guides, using text, shapes,
and images
Fill in and complete projects on the Exploratree website
Present projects using a thinking guide
Make new thinking guides from scratch
Work collaboratively in groups on the same thinking guide
Send thinking guides to friends or students
Submit thinking guide projects for review and assessment
Use sequences to reveal stages of a thinking guide one by
one, in order to guide students through an activity


VoiceThread in the Classroom A VoiceThread allows every class to record audio commentary about the ideas and experiences that are important to them. Whether an event, a project, or a milestone, students can tell their story in their own voice, and then share it with the world.


Poster yourself to share or embed on a blog or wiki.


The WikiEducator is an evolving community intended for the collaborative: - planning of education projects linked with the development of free content; - development of free content on Wikieducator for e-learning; - work on building open education resources (OERs) on how to create OERs. - networking on funding proposals developed as free content.


Blogging for teachers and students made easy!


Online slide sharing

A place to share & discover presentations & slideshows. Upload your slide decks! Share with a link tag, comment or embed in a blog. Find cool presentations on just about anything.


Directory of Web 2.0 Sites

A directory of web 2.0 applications and services Born around mid 2006 As a visitor, you are probably active in the web 2.0 community and you are one of those labeled ad 'early adapters'. Are you?

Skrbl the web whiteboard

skrbl is a web whiteboard. Just start skrbl, give your skrbl URL to your friends, and instantly start sharing online. Write notes, see & edit each others notes...Everyone sees the same screen, everybody stays on the same page.


Netvibes is a great personal space where you can store almost anything as well as having your own feeds, photos, blogs, you can also search the Internet within the space and a whole lot more!


Shelfari, enables our users to become part of a global community of book lovers and empowers them to share their taste in books with their peers. Shelfari enables people passionate about books to: - Build virtual bookshelves to express themselves to their friends and to the world - Discover books that are popular in their trusted circles of friends - Influence peers by rating & discussing books online - Discover and learn from other people with similar reading tastes - Participate in online book groups to further explore literature - Interact with and learn from authors

Brainstorm and organize ideas in a way that makes sense to you in an online environment.

Web Browser

Flock is an amazing web browser built on fast and secure Mozilla technologies. View and share photos with an innovative new photo bar in the browser. Subscribe to your favorite websites to get the freshest content automatically, in summaries that are easy to save and blog. Search more quickly, more effectively, and more richly with the innovative Flock Search Toolbar.

Peer Production News

Digg is a user driven social content website. Everything on digg is submitted by the digg user community. After you submit content, other digg users read your submission and digg what they like best. If your story rocks and receives enough diggs, it is promoted to the front page for the millions of digg visitors to see. Digg is all about user powered content.


Social bookmarking. Keeping your bookmarks on a website allows you to access your favorite websites from anywhere. Your bookmarks are available and always backed up no matter which computer you use.

Access Bookmarks Anywhere

If you want access to your bookmarks anywhere you go, this is your first stop. remains the best, largest, fastest, and most elegant social bookmarking service on the Web.


Create your own wiki... Create simple web pages that groups, classrooms, school clusters, friends, & families can edit together.


Gliffy is easy, free, and fun! - Diagramming in your web browser without downloading additional software - Desktop application feel in a web-based diagramming solution - Add collaborators to your work and watch it grow - Link to published Gliffy drawings from your blog or wiki - Create many types of diagrams such as Flowcharts, UI wireframes, Floor plans, Network diagrams, UML diagrams, or any other simple drawing or diagram

Image Storage and Sharing

The best way to store, search and sort your photos online.

Online To Do Lists

A great to do list manager, Voo2doo allows you to take your to do list anywhere and to manage multiple to do lists.

21st Century Architects

Campbell Live - video

Kiwi architects building NZ online Since Google Earth was launched two years ago it has been used in news stories to locate events, by real estate agents to sell homes, by restaurants to advertise pizza and now by countries for tourism. Natasha Utting meets the Kiwi architects who are building the world - and putting themselves and us on the map. Take a look at the video by clicking on the link below.


Wikibooks is a Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit.

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