With the start of the new school year, many teachers and students are seeking new products and technologies to help them through their upcoming academics. With the increase of teachers using blogs and wikis, and students networking and utilizing online tools, the demand for easier and more efficient ways of learning is on the rise. To me, the growing interest for web-based learning is amazing, which brought me to thinking; what if I were to consolodate some of the helpful online products and services that can help students, teachers and administrators alike? Well, I convinced myself. The following is a compilation of Web 2.0 products that I’ve personally researched and tested. These services are grouped into two main categories: “Tools”; and “Office Applications”. Some more specific services include: organizers, gradebooks, research tools, document managers, diagrams, and more.

There are going to be three parts to the “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0″ series: part one covering tools; part two covering office applications; and in part three, real cases of Web 2.0 used in classrooms around the world. I hope that this series becomes a valuable resource for students, teachers, and school administrators alike. On a last note, part two is almost complete and I expect to publish it within a day or two followed by part three shortly after.

Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 2
Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 3

Red Arrows indicate personal favorites with education in mind.
Products may appear more than once if related to multiple categories.

Part 1: Tools

Organizers

  • Stu.dicio.us: Student organizer and social notetaking tool where students can create a schedule, track their grades, manage a to do list, store files for classes, and write public notes in an outline-like format. Stu.dicio.us also allows students to connect with friends and soon will include Facebook integration. More on Stu.dicio.us.
  • Gradefix: Best described by Gradefix, “Gradefix intelligently organizes and prioritizes all of your homework so you are always on top of it.” Students that use Gradefix create a study schedule used to best spreadout and prioritize homework throughout the week in hopes to decrease stress and improve grades.
  • Chalksite (Teachers): Chalksite is a system built for teachers, students, and parents providing teachers with an easy to use central point where they can communicate with students and parents, post assignments and grades, send messages, and manage a website for their courses. More on Chalksite.
  • Engrade (Teachers): Similar to Chalksite, Engrade allows teachers to create an account and have direct communication with students and their parents. Teachers can manage student grades, track attendance, schedule upcoming homework, and provide students and parents progress reports.
  • mynoteIT: (New release came out the other day) An online note taking tool for students including a WYSIWYG note editor, assignment reminders, grade management, to do lists, and more. Students can also share notes with friends and receive feedback through commenting on notes.
  • Haiku LMS (Teachers): Haiku has yet to launch, but its feature set sounds promising making it worth mentioning. Haiku provides a system for teachers where they can create a public website for their classes, manage content, list assignments and announcements, track grades, and more. Sounds like a similar application to Chalksite.
  • CollegeRuled: Academic organizer, class scheduler, and message board area for students. Students can either create a schedule or connect to their Facebook schedule with CollegeRuled and take notes and manage a to do list for each class. Note: I have not been able to test CollegeRuled as it requires an .edu email address.
  • Backpack: Backpack is an all around great organizer including note taking, file storage, to do lists, a calendar, and more. An example use could be that students can create pages in their organizer for each class and manage notes on class discussions as well as upload related files and class documents.
  • PocketMod: This isn’t really a “Web 2.0″ product, but I felt it’s worth mentioning. Pocketmod is a small tool for creating disposable paper organizers using print out templates covering just about anything from note paper to reference sheets. It’s perfect for students that prefer keeping organized on paper. Also, it’s just helpful to carry around with you for whenever you may need to jot some things down.
  • JotSpot: JotSpot is a free wiki allowing users to create and share documents, spreadsheets, calendars, and more. It is my top pick for a wiki and provides a great set of features. Users can even install other applications from an application gallery to extend their wiki with project managers, to do lists, photo galleries, and other applications. It may be a little on the advanced side for students and teachers, but if your tech savvy, have at it.

Gradebooks

  • Teacher! (Teachers): Teacher, formerly known as Teacherly, is an online grading tool for teachers where they can create classes, add students, and track grades for all assignments and test scores. I would imagine it would work out fine for students as well wanting to track their own grades in classes. Unfortunately, Teacher is not accepting new users at this time but you can signup to be notified when they do and check out a demo in the meantime.
  • Stu.dicio.us: Built into the Stu.dicio.us organizer comes a very simple grade manager allowing students to assign grade categories (homework, quiz, tests, etc.) and grades to each of their classes.
  • mynoteIT: Students with an mynoteIT account can login and access their classes where they can add grade sections and grades. What’s nice too is that unlike Stu.dicio.us, mynoteIT gives the student a clear look with letter grades rather then just percentages and averages.
  • Chalksite (Teachers): Designed for teacher, student, and parent communication, Chalksite provides teachers with online gradebooks where they select their class and simply fill in grades for each assignment that they have sent to their students. Students and parents can then login to their account to view their grades.
  • Engrade (Teachers): The Engrade online gradebook is built to be flexible to a teachers needs where they can add assignments, create weighted grading categories, customize grading scales (A, B, C, Pass, Fail, etc.), and more. Students and parents can also login and view their grade report.

For Teachers, Clubs, and Management

  • Groupvine: A service designed to help bring group members together to keep track of events, tasks, and news. Great for students in clubs, professors teaching specific topics, and campus management. For a screencast, view Screeniac.
  • Nuvvo: Teachers wanting to teach online can use Nuvvo providing them with their own online learning portal. Teachers can can add courses that anyone can find and enroll in as well as charge for the online courses. They can manage students, class curriculum, quizzes, and more importantly, learn pages (allowing for headings, text, files, images, and video) that their students will be reading throughout the course.
  • Schoopy: Built to strengthen community communication, Schoopy provides a system in which teachers can manage participating teachers, students, and parents and send messages, ask questions, keep up with assignments and even take quizes. Communities/Schools also can create a public website making it easy for students and parents to keep up with recent updates.
  • Tuggle: Tuggle, launching Fall 2006, is a web-based organization tool for student leaders to manage groups, online payments, bulk email and texting, and more.
  • Chalksite: A web package developed for teachers to help create a class website and a central point of communication with students and parents. Manage class assignments, student grades, and even a public blog.
  • Engrade: “Engrade is a free online gradebook that allows teachers to manage their classes online as well as post grades, assignments, attendance, and upcoming homework online for students and parents to see.”
  • Haiku LMS: Haiku has yet to launch, but its feature set sounds promising making it worth mentioning. Haiku provides a system for teachers where they can create a public website for their classes, manage content, list assignments and announcements, track grades, and more. Sounds like a similar application to Chalksite.
  • Zoho Challenge: Online test tool where you can easily create tests, send tests to candidates (students, in this case), and view results with visual reports and straight forward grading (pass or fail).

Mathematics

  • Calcoolate: Calcoolate provides users with a simple calculator with advanced expression support, mathematic functions, and history for viewing past calculations.
  • Calcr: Similar to Calcoolate, Calcr is a web-based calculator with mathematic expression and function support as well as history logging in a very minimalist design.
  • Create a Graph: Create a Graph is a free tool by Students’ Classroom that aims to make it easy for students to create bar graphs, line graphs, area graphs, pie charts, and point graphs. Navigate through its easy to understand visual interface to add data and customize graphs.
  • e-Tutor Graphing Calculator: Advanced web-based graphing calculator allowing students to enter one or more equations and view them with position/intersection indicators and zooming functionality.

Resume Building

  • Emurse: Great service built for job hunters that want to create, send, and share a professional resume. Users can view their resume’s statistics, send out their resume via fax and ground mail, and receive a public or private web address. One of my favorite applications of the year. More on Emurse.
  • hResume Creator: Helpful tool for the tech savvy crowd that want to create a Microformat compatible resume for their website. Simply fill out the hResume form covering basic resume information and retrieve an HTML file which you can use to copy-n-paste into your website. You can then style the resume as you wish with basic CSS if your not thrilled with the default appearance.
  • Amiko: Amiko does not appear to work or be officially launched yet, but I have been keeping an eye on it for the last month or so and hope to try it out soon. It appears to be a service that allows users to create and manage an online resume although it’s feature set does not look all that promising compared to Emurse. Note: The signup form doesn’t seem to work for me and I’ve tried reporting it as a bug, but the bug form did not work either. I’ll keep my eye on it.

To Do’s and Note Taking

Note: I did not list all of the note taking solutions I am aware of as I’ve already made a roundup of 50 notetaking tools here at Solution Watch, but I will add a few new student specific ones that I have recently come across.

  • 25 To Do Lists to Stay Productive: Solution Watch roundup of 25 web-based task managers that can be helpful for students wanting to keep track of homework and upcoming quizzes. Be sure to check visitor comments for more.
  • Fifty Ways to Take Notes: Another Solution Watch roundup including over 50 ways to take notes using various web-based tools in seven categories.
  • NoteMesh: Best described by NoteMesh, “There are plenty of notes services out there; NoteMesh is a different way of thinking about your notes. Collaborate with your classmates to create a unified set of notes for your class. It’s like Wikipedia for your notes.” Note: School email address required when registering.
  • Notecentric: Notecentric is a new notetaking site designed to help university students have their notes wherever they are and easily share them with fellow classmates. You can add multiple classes to your account and save notes to them using a WYSIWYG editor. Note: School email address required when registering.
  • NoteTango: Free and collaborative note sharing site, launched just days ago, that allows students to create and share notes online and search notes created by other students.

Learning and Research

  • EasyBib: An “automatic bibliography composer” that lets users enter sources and fill out a simple forms to be given MLA style bibliographies. I’ve used this multiple times in the past for research papers.
  • Ottobib: Similar to EasyBib, Ottobib is a simple bibliography tool that allows users to enter multiple ISBN numbers for books at a time and retrieve the bibliographies in MLA, APA, AMA, or Chicago/Turabian format.
  • Nuvvo: Nuvvo offers a service where students can search for courses to enroll in online on any just about any topic. It’s a fun and easy way for students to learn and they can select from free or paid courses.
  • Diigo: Social annotation and bookmarking service where users can bookmark sites and add highlights and notes to them. Great for research. In fact, I used Diigo to help organize bookmarks and notes for this post.
  • Wizlite: “Wizlite allows you to highlight text (like on real paper) on any page on the Internet and share it with everybody (or just your friends).”
  • Mindpicnic: Similar to Nuvvo, Mindpicnic offers a service where users can create courses and find and study interesting courses full of media, links, flash cards, and more.
  • Answers.com: Excellent site for researching anything at all. Make a search and receive results from dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other information sources.
  • Wikipedia: Wikipedia is a collaborative encyclopedia under a Wiki platform that is written and maintained by volunteers. It has possibly grown to be todays largest reference site and encyclopedia on the Internet.
  • Del.icio.us: Social bookmarking site where users can save bookmarks and organize them with tags. Users can also take advantage of their del.icio.us network allowing them to add friends to their account and keep track of bookmarks left by each friend.
  • Zotero: Next-generation research tool for Firefox that is currently in private beta. With Zotero, users can capture citation information, store media and websites, take notes, and more all within their browser. Note: Zotero is in private beta and I have not had the chance to try it out and will keep my eye on it.
  • Newsvine: I could have picked any ol’ news site for this post, but Newsvine is, in my opinion, the best news source for students. It’s a clean and friendly social news site containing articles from the Associated Press, ESPN, and New Scientist as well as user contributions. Students can browse the site comfortably, rate news articles, participate in article discussion, and even start their own news column where they can write and publish articles. More on Newsvine.

Media Sharing

  • Youtube: YouTube has quickly grown to be one of the most popular websites on the Internet. I personally use it for entertainment, although you can find a great deal of educational videos as well as create an account to upload your own videos for free. Students can research the site (may come across inappropriate content here and there) and even create projects with video and share them on the web.
  • Google Video: Similar to YouTube, Google Video allows users to search, upload, and share videos online for free. I’m a fan of YouTube, but Google comes on top when it comes to quality educational videos. Google Video even has an educational category providing hour long videos and caption/subtitled videos (new).
  • Flickr: Explore, upload, and share photos online. Includes commenting and neat note functionality where users can add blocks of notes on the photos themselves for others to see.
  • Eyespot: Neat site where users can actually create video mixes online and share them with others. You can add up to 100 clips or photos to a movie as well as add transition effects and video effects. Reminds me of videos I had to create back in High School for Graphic Communications class. More on Eyespot.

That about does it for part one of the series. If there are any services that you feel should be on this list, please comment and let us know about them! If you are interested in more services in any of the above categories, feel free to contact me as I have only mentioned ones that I personally felt were best for educational use. Also, I just want to make a last note that red arrows throughout the article indicate personal favorites of mine but do not mean they are the best options for you. I recommend looking at a category that you need improvement on and find what product will best fit your needs, then go from there. Hang tight for part two of the series and enjoy!


263 Comments on “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1”

  1. Jane Ricard says:

    Brian,

    Thanks so much for this awesome list. I can’t wait to explore it. I am an assistive technology specialist, and I know I will find some great resources here for my teachers & students.

    Jane Ricard

  2. Alberto says:

    This is fantastic!

    A very good space/set of tools for students and teachers: http://www.tiged.org

  3. dave says:

    For media sharing, you are missing online gaming.

    Try http://www.gamegum.com/

  4. Kurt Nelson says:

  5. Jason says:

    Carbonmade may be a good fit in the Media Sharing category.

  6. Michael says:

    Just out of curiousity… why don’t any of the music download sites make it to web 2.0 lists… A couple of them, like last.fm, fit the criteria. Or is there something that they are missing that doesn’t classify them as 2.0?

    ~mt

  7. Alex Rudloff says:

    Thank you for the kind words and continued support! :)

    Best,

    Alex Rudloff
    Emurse.com

  8. Mr K says:

    You forgot one for school interactivity and websites the kids can build http://www.site-creata.co.nz

  9. Paolo Gagliardi says:

    This is a brilliant work! Very well done!

  10. Brendan says:

    For “free” books you may be able to find ideas and used textbooks on http://www.whatsonmybookshelf.com It is a social book trading site and worth a look.

  11. Will Pate says:

    I’ve heard from and read of quite a few social media educators and students that were big fans of Flock. Having it all wrapped in the web browser seems to make the social web easier to teach and students really like the web snippets bar when they are researching.

    Cheers,

    Will Pate
    Community Ambassador, Flock

  12. Nathan Dintenfass says:

    This is a bit of a shameless plug, but I’d be remiss to not point out Nicenet (http://www.nicenet.org), a non-profit organization that provides free web-based classroom tools to teachers. It’s not “Web 2.0″ (started in 1996), but it is used by a fair number of teachers around the world.

  13. Brian Benzinger says:

    Thanks everyone for all the comments and suggestions. I’ll probably add a couple of them to the list when I get some free time.

    Will Pate – Right you are, and in fact, I will be discussing that in Part 3 of this series. During research, I found many teachers that have students blog recommend them to use Flock so they can easily bookmark links, store photos, and post without leaving the browser. Definitely cool and surely simplifies things. Keep checking back for part 3 where I’ll discuss this further.

  14. Brian Benzinger says:

    #6 Michael – To answer your comment, “Just out of curiousity… why don’t any of the music download sites make it to web 2.0 lists… A couple of them, like last.fm, fit the criteria. Or is there something that they are missing that doesn’t classify them as 2.0?” I’m not sure why other lists don’t mention them, but I did not mention it simply because I don’t see as Last.fm being a tool that’s beneficial to education like the others. I do absolutely love Last.fm though.

    #12 Nathan – Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll have to check it out.

    #7 Alex – No prob for the mention. As I said in the comment, love the service. Keep it up!

    #4 Kurt – Thanks for pointing me to Digication.com. The service looks excellent. I’ll be testing it tonight.

  15. dave says:

    dude your list kicks ASS – would you PLEASE do something like this for just this market (education and related): http://itredux.com/office-20/database/ (they are using dabbledb for an office related dbase)

  16. Hogg says:

    Very nice list. I will be sure to start using some of these in my classroom.

  17. David Brannan says:

    For creating online quizzes, tests, exams, drill and practice try http://www.examprofessor.com

  18. Paul Stamatiou says:

    Great post Brian, as usual.

  19. Sridhar Vembu says:

    In addition to Zoho Challenge, we at Zoho are finding a lot of interest from students and educators for Zoho Writer http://www.zohowriter.com online word processor, as well as Zoho Creator http://zohocreator.com for creating quick online database/web applications. The entire suite can be found at http://zoho.com

    Thanks,
    Sridhar

  20. Jim Cutrell says:

    You should check out Famundo, http://www.famundo.com. They have a version of their product for schools and other groups for free.

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  22. Jon Bischke says:

    Shameless plug of my own for LearnOutLoud. Largest directory (AFAIK) of free educational audio and video content can be found here:

    http://www.learnoutloud.com/Free-Audio-Video

  23. k says:

    I still miss an app like Genius for Mac! It is being developed too slowly and still does not support multimedia. Sharing would also be a welcome feature …

    http://web.mac.com/jrc/Genius/

    Still the concept is GREAT (and quite unique as far as I know):

    “Genius helps you memorize things. Genius organizes your information and carefully chooses questions using an intelligent “spaced repetition” method that’s based on your past performance. It performs fuzzy answer checking and even highlights errors visually.

    Use Genius to study foreign language phrases, vocabulary words, historical events, legal definitions, formal speeches, marketing points, religious texts—anything you need to memorize!”

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  28. Chris says:

    Wow! There are a lot of different tools out there. Great list!

  29. Ryan says:

    Great list… I’m really getting into eLearning and what the web 2.0 era can do for it. I had no idea there were this many tools for learning!

  30. Horan Show says:

    http://www.metaglossary.com is pretty slick for looking up unfamiliar terms.

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  32. EngProf says:

    I’ve found that EasyBib is too simplistic to use with my high school students, who are citing a wide variety of sources. Another company named NoodleTools has an MLA and APA bibliography composer called NoodleBib that I highly recommend:

    http://www.noodletools.com/

    And by the way, they now have a note-taking feature built right in to NoodleBib, so it fits into that category in your list too.

  33. Edutech Watch says:

    Leo Laporte just posted an awesome podcast interview on digication: http://www.twit.tv/itn35

  34. vickeybird says:

    Very good and comprehensive list.

  35. Rudy says:

    Great list, nice work involved. BTW, another good site for free intro college material is http://www.college-cram.com

  36. G. R. Lucas says:

    Thank you for this excellent resource. An an educator, I’m glad to see that developers are beginning to use Web 2.0 apps for my field, especially in book keeping and student organization.

  37. Danny says:

    Very useful post. Thank you. I cant wait for parts 2, 3, and 4.

  38. Bob says:

    Nice list – but you really missed the boat by not selecting NoodleBib Express as a favorite. It’s the only one of the free citation creators that is accurate – in this case you get more than you pay for!

  39. Maria says:

    Just notice the last comment – that’s the one my kids use for Science Fair Project citations — I send them to the answers when they have questions http://www.noodletools.com/kb/

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  41. andres says:

    For research papers there is nothing like CiteULike at http://www.citeulike.org

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  47. Dave says:

    If I only had some of these apps in college – it might have been a lot easier to pass. Do they have cram4exam2.0 yet?

  48. maestroalberto » Ritorno a scuola con le applicazioni del Web 2.0 says:

    [...] Solution Watch propone un’ottima lista molto variegata di applicazioni web 2.0 per insegnanti e studenti che cercano prodotti e tecnologie da utilizzare nell’anno scolastico appena iniziato. [...]

  49. Taylor says:

    Thanks for the amazing compilation of tools (I’ve discovered a few goodies new to me), and thanks for the nice writeup.

  50. Scott Hurff says:

    Thanks Brian! I’m grateful for the coverage and the endorsement.

    For anyone that has tried or is trying Groupvine, I’m always open to feedback and recommendations on what you’d like to see in the next version.

    This is also a fantastic list of resources — you really did your homework on this one (pun intended). Yes, that was lame.

  51. The Third Bit » Blog Archive » Web 2.0 Tools for School says:

    [...] Via SolutionWatch, a list of Web 2.0 tools for students and teachers.  This is the first in a three-part series; lots of good ideas here. [...]

  52. Fred says:

    Brian, this post rocked. Came back to it today after bookmarking and really enjoyed it. Keep up the great work as always.

  53. Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 « Apex Consulting says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 Posted by apexconsulting Filed in Uncategorized [...]

  54. Academic Web 2.0 Applications « Life as I Know It says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1- by SolutionWatch [...]

  55. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers and Students: A Compilation :: Learning Online Quick Links says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1. ‘With the start of the new school year, many teachers and students are seeking new products and technologies to help them through their upcoming academics. With the increase of teachers using blogs and wikis, and students networking and utilizing online tools, the demand for easier and more efficient ways of learning is on the rise. To me, the growing interest for web-based learning is amazing, which brought me to thinking; what if I were to consolodate some of the helpful online products and services that can help students, teachers and administrators alike? Well, I convinced myself. The following is a compilation of Web 2.0 products that I’ve personally researched and tested. These services are grouped into two main categories: “Tools”; and “Office Applications”. Some more specific services include: organizers, gradebooks, research tools, document managers, diagrams, and more.’ [...]

  56. Need some help « Murphy’s Monkies says:

    [...] There’s so much to do, so much to see, so much to read, and then there’s the fact that you can accomplish just about anything using the internet. These days, there are even web-based programs available to help you take notes (or keep appointments, or even keep on top of your homework) for school. You’ll find a bunch of those programs here. [...]

  57. EveryDigg » Blog Archive » Compilation of Web 2.0 Tools for School says:

    [...] With the start of the new school year, many teachers and students are seeking new products and technologies to help them through their upcoming academics. With the increase of teachers using blogs and wikis, and students networking and utilizing online tools, the demand for easier and more efficient ways of learning is on the rise.read more | digg story [...]

  58. Drainedge Link Tank » Today’s Links says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 – SolutionWatch [...]

  59. Basement Tapes » Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 [...]

  60. I ? the internet « the reflective teacher says:

    [...] 10.4.06 Posted by Nobodyknows in Teaching, links, Reflection, free stuff, Fun Stuff (yay!). trackback I’ll start by reminding you about classroom 2.0 and Brian Benzinger’s list ofweb-based applications for both students and teachers. [...]

  61. What I Learned Today… » Blog Archive » Back to School w/ the Class of Web 2.0 says:

    [...] Neat title – not mine Solution Watch has a great thread titled Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0. With the increase of teachers using blogs and wikis, and students networking and utilizing online tools, the demand for easier and more efficient ways of learning is on the rise. To me, the growing interest for web-based learning is amazing, which brought me to thinking; what if I were to consolodate some of the helpful online products and services that can help students, teachers and administrators alike? Well, I convinced myself. The following is a compilation of Web 2.0 products that I’ve personally researched and tested. [...]

  62. Tools for School « Think Big - Library 9.95 says:

    [...] Brian Benzinger at Solution Watch posted a terrific list of Web 2.0-related tools for students and educators.  The posting, entitled “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1,” covers nearly 50 tools in these categories: Organizers; Gradebooks; For Teachers, Clubs, and Management; Mathematics; Resume Building; To Do’s and Note Taking; Learning and Research; and Media Sharing.   Make sure you check out the comments too, as there are a number of additional tools listed there.  In Brian’s list, I saw a number of my own personal favorites, as well as some I’ve been meaning to explore further.  I will return to this list again, and break it down for you, 9.95 style. [...]

  63. Moving at the Speed of Creativity » Blog Archive » Educational web 2.0 tools says:

    [...] Solution Watch’s post “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0″ has a very comprehensive list of read/write web tools of interest to educators and students. There are quite a few here I had not heard of before, some of the more interesting are: [...]

  64. Life, it is a Travesty… » links for 2006-09-30 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 Educational Web 2.0 sites for teachers and students (tags: calendar free howto list school social software web2.0 web toread tools education) [...]

  65. [i:rrhoblog] » links for 2006-10-06 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 Web 2.0 fürs Studium und Lernen (tags: web2 wissenschaft tools elearning) [...]

  66. Atom Probe says:

    Zotero is now in public beta.

    I’ve been using it since the private beta. The ability to import embedded metadata is a killer feature.

    I’ve been using this with the web-based refbase.

  67. blogdriverswaltz.com » Blog Archive » links for 2006-10-06 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 Teachers: this is well worth following. (Part 1 f 3) (tags: web2.0 education tools elearning) [...]

  68. Ms. C » Back to School with Web 2.0 says:

    [...] Check out this great article on Web 2.0 sites from Solution Watch.  Some are for older students, but there’s a bunch listed that teachers might like too!! [...]

  69. phaedrus » Blog Archive » Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 says:

    [...] Tools, Redux! Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 Well, I convinced myself. The following is a compilation of Web 2.0 products that I’ve personally researched and tested. These services are grouped into two main categories: “Tools”; and “Office Applications”. Some more specific services include: organizers, gradebooks, research tools, document managers, diagrams, and more. [...]

  70. EdBloggerNews says:

    Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1…

    Wes Fryer tipped us off (Wiki Blog or Moodle [http://techlearning.com/blog/]) to an incredibly rich listing of education-related Web 2.0 tools, compiled by a 19 year old web designer and programmer….

  71. nimsey says:

    I use quia.com to make quizzes and gaggle.net for student email, messageboards, and blogs

  72. huffenglish.com » del.icio.us says:

    [...] My first link is something you may have seen if you regularly read The Reflective Teacher.  A few days ago, he posted a link to Brian Benzinger’s post “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1” at Solution Watch.  I don’t constantly bug my colleagues with links, but I thought this one was so valuable, I not only sent it to the entire faculty at my school, but also shared some of it with my students.  One of my students told me he has already tried the application Gradefix and loves it. Brian now has Part 2 up, so check it out, too. [...]

  73. Web 2.0 für Lehrer und Studenten » ar.kadi.us says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 [...]

  74. Sharon Peters says:

    Wow! An impressive array of 2.0 tools! Two initiatives you should know about:

    Upcoming conference = K12 Online Conference – http://k12onlineconference.org/

    Women of Web 2.0
    http://www.womenofweb2.com/

    We just started the latter earlier this week – hopefully it will be an ongoing endeavor. I will be certain to link this blog article to the site.

    Thanks!

  75. Using Wiki in Education » Blog Archive » Links: Duke University Wiki, Writely gets positive review from AP writer, review of Web2.0 tools for students says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 – Brian Benzinger, a fellow 9rules member, is writing a 3 part series on Web 2.0 tools  that students might find useful. He covers a wide range of tools, including, organization, presentation, collaboration, to do list, gradebook, and resume writing to name just a few. Wiki tools like JotSpot and Writely (I consider Writely a very wiki-like tool although it’s officially a web word processor) are included in his reviews. Overall, this is a very useful guide to what’s available. [...]

  76. Peter Giger says:

    Great post, but as someone said, where is the second best web 2.0-service (next to Flickr of course) Last.fm?

  77. Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 at Bibliotek 2.0 says:

    [...] Brian Benzinger from Solution Watch har skrivit en tvådelad artikel med tips om Web 2.0-tjänster som passar studenter. There are going to be three parts to the “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0? series: part one covering tools; part two covering office applications; and in part three, real cases of Web 2.0 used in classrooms around the world. I hope that this series becomes a valuable resource for students, teachers, and school administrators alike. Tags: student, web 2.0 [...]

  78. links for 2006-10-08 § No Categories says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 With the increase of teachers using blogs and wikis, and students networking and utilizing online tools, the demand for easier and more efficient ways of learning is on the rise. (tags: web2.0 tools) [...]

  79. Jake says:

    I got another for you list.

    http://www.educationsearch.net

    An education search tool which enables you to search by: Location, Career, Industry/Salary and provides personalized searches to save for future reference. Utilizes Flickr, Google Maps and YouTube.

  80. redleo - educational solutions » Blog Archive » back to school with web 2.0 says:

    [...] brian benzinger, solutionwatch, tried personally and put together list of classroom tools, also web 2.0 based ones (part 1), and classroom tools, also web 2.0 based ones (part 2). [...]

  81. Amy VanDonsel .com » Tools for Students, Teachers and… ? says:

    [...] Solution Watch is doing a very comprehensive series for students and teachers “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0.” Here is part 1 and part 2. A third is evidently coming soon, focused on case studies. Although the series is geared toward educational applications, the resources here go beyond that, in my humble opinion. There’s a lot here that I will, would, or have had occassion in the past to use in a professional setting as well. [...]

  82. Tony van der Kuyl says:

    Dear Brian,
    you are to be congratulated fine piece of much needed development, how can we sustain this ?
    your aye
    tony v

  83. chen bo says:

    Wonderful. thank you very much!
    waiting for the coming of part 3.

  84. Even More Classroom 2.0 « the reflective teacher says:

    [...] If you enjoyed Brian Benzinger’s intitial post, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0, at his website Solution Watch, you’ll definitely enjoy the seoncd installment. [...]

  85. john herman’s blog · Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 says:

    [...] Solution Watch has posted a great collection of web based tools and office applications for students, teachers and administrators. It is part of a three part series called Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0. I have been using some of these applications during my development meetings for Boston Neutrino. These are great tools that enable me to have productive meetings with the director and technical director without leaving my apartment. As web based applications continue to develop, I believe it will significantly change the way we work. Soon I will be integrating these tools and office applications in the classroom. According to their site, Solution Watch surveys the new generation of the web, reviewing and providing in-depth walkthroughs of today’s best products and services. It is owned and maintained by Brian Benzinger. [...]

  86. links for 2006-10-06 // daily contributions says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 A quite complete list of web 2.0 app for school and organization (tags: web2.0 education tools school web list useful) [...]

  87. maestroalberto » Ritorno a scuola con le applicazioni del Web 2.0 (parte seconda) says:

    [...] Links diretti: lista 1 e lista 2 [...]

  88. School 2 Tools Too « My Other Blog says:

    [...] For a well  focussed discussion on the use of Web 2.0 education have a look at the list compiled by Brian Benzinger at Solution Watch in his 3 articles beginning with Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0. I can’t wait to check out all of the ones I haven’t yet tried. [...]

  89. studiomaqs » Reading: October 06 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 - Links [...]

  90. School 2.0 at Sparkplug 9 >> bizhack says:

    [...] Back to School – part one Back to School – part two [...]

  91. EduPodcast » Blog Archive » Web Docet 6. Ritorno alla scuola del futuro. says:

    [...] Ritorno al futuro: la scuola 2.0 [”Back to school with the class of web 2.0 - part 1” e “Back to school with the class of web 2.0 - part 2“, Solution Watch, 29 settembre e 6 ottobre 2006; Alberto Piccini,”Ritorno a scuola con le applicazioni del web 2.0 - prima parte” e “Ritorno a scuola con le applicazioni del web 2.0 - parte seconda“, 1 ottobre e 8 ottobre 2006] [...]

  92. Maestro Alberto » Sesta puntata di Web Docet: “Ritorno alla scuola del futuro” (c’è anche Maestro Alberto) says:

    [...] Ritorno al futuro: la scuola 2.0 [”Back to school with the class of web 2.0 - part 1” e “Back to school with the class of web 2.0 - part 2“, Solution Watch, 29 settembre e 6 ottobre 2006; Alberto Piccini,”Ritorno a scuola con le applicazioni del web 2.0 - prima parte” e “Ritorno a scuola con le applicazioni del web 2.0 - parte seconda“, 1 ottobre e 8 ottobre 2006] [...]

  93. maestroalberto » Sesta puntata di Web Docet: “Ritorno alla scuola del futuro” (c’è anche Maestro Alberto) says:

    [...] Ritorno al futuro: la scuola 2.0 [”Back to school with the class of web 2.0 - part 1” e “Back to school with the class of web 2.0 - part 2“, Solution Watch, 29 settembre e 6 ottobre 2006; Alberto Piccini,”Ritorno a scuola con le applicazioni del web 2.0 - prima parte” e “Ritorno a scuola con le applicazioni del web 2.0 - parte seconda“, 1 ottobre e 8 ottobre 2006] [...]

  94. The Stingy Scholar » Blog Archive » The Class of Web 2.0 says:

    [...] Solution Watch created a list of the many web apps valuable for students going back to school. Many familiar names but also some good new sites to visit – such as Gradefix for organizing assignments or the College Ruled organizer/social-network. Not on the list is Notecentric, another new web-based notetaking site with a very pleasant interface. Thanks to Jon for the link. [...]

  95. links for 2006-10-15 « Textual Relations says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 (tags: web2.0 education tools school useful software freeware productivity internet lifehacks online web writing study reference) [...]

  96. Technikwürze - Design & Webstandards Podcast » Blog Archiv » Technikwürze 42 - Wie sozial ist das Netz wirklich? says:

    [...] Eine Liste nützlicher Webtools für Schule oder Studium, die aber auch Lehrern und Administratoren in ihrer Arbeit unterstützen hat Brian Benzinger auf solutionwatch.com erstellt. In den beiden bisher veröffentlichten Artikeln Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 und Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 2 nennt er zum einen Tools, die ein Studium oder die tägliche Arbeit erleichtern können, und befasst sich zweitens mit webbasierten Anwendungen, die Desktop-Programme ergänzen oder ersetzen können. In einem dritten Teil will er sich mit realen Beispielen für die Verwendung von Web2.0 im Unterricht beschäftigen. [...]

  97. pedersondesigns » Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1: With the start of the new school year, many teachers and students are seeking new products and technologies to help them through their upcoming academics. With the increase of teachers using blogs and wikis, and students networking and utilizing online tools, the demand for easier and more efficient ways of learning is on the rise. To me, the growing interest for web-based learning is amazing, which brought me to thinking; what if I were to consolodate some of the helpful online products and services that can help students, teachers and administrators alike? Well, I convinced myself. The following is a compilation of Web 2.0 products that I’ve personally researched and tested. These services are grouped into two main categories: “Tools”; and “Office Applications”. Some more specific services include: organizers, gradebooks, research tools, document managers, diagrams, and more. There are going to be three parts to the “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0″ series: part one covering tools; part two covering office applications; and in part three, real cases of Web 2.0 used in classrooms around the world. I hope that this series becomes a valuable resource for students, teachers, and school administrators alike. On a last note, part two is almost complete and I expect to publish it within a day or two followed by part three shortly after. [...]

  98. fonolog.com » Blog Archiv » links for 2006-10-16 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 (tags: ajax web2.0 webapp tools) [...]

  99. Lucid Points » Blog Archive » Web 2.0 for Students says:

    [...] Brian Benzinger at Solution Watch has a great 3 part (part 1 & part 2) Web 2.0 post for students.  All students, instructors, and other academics should read these articles and visit the sites. Posted by tomkirkham Filed in Web 2.0 [...]

  100. jack lynch says:

    There’s a new GTD based web tool for organizing: Neptune.

  101. Le Blogueur » Des outils web 2.0 pour l’enseignement… says:

    [...] (A noter sur le même thème ces articles, part1 et part2, du blog de SolutionWatch) [...]

  102. Neal says:

    There is a question and answer site launched for students to share their advice, opinions and knowledge with other students. it is called http://answeru.com.

    Currently, its launched at MIT. Might not be useful for other people.

  103. Helen says:

    Regarding the Web 2.0 Apps for communities, do you know of any that are free/or very cheap and can be used to co-ordinate communications on a Village Community website.

    We have about 4ooo people living in our mountain community and we as the local web developers, want to establish a living communication hub/potal website that has an interface open to the public and a member login section that runs using web 2.0 apps.
    We’d like it to be dynamic using web 2.0 applications to make it interesting and simple to run.

    Have you any suggestions?

    I look forward to your response.

    Cheers!

    helen

  104. Jack says:

    Great list!

  105. Leanna says:

    Thank you very much for this extensive list of resources. As a new teacher, I found engrade.com very useful and easy to use

  106. Derek says:

    YackPack is another very cool web 2.0 tool. It allows you to have audio based groups. Perfect for teacher-student, student-student, parent-teacher interaction. Also a great tool for online learning.

    http://yackpack.com/education.html

  107. mulTIERmedia - Blog » Papier 2.0 says:

    [...] Solution Watch stellen in ihrem Blog sinnvolle web2.0-Applikationen für Lehrende und Lernende vor. [...]

  108. Bryan Menell says:

    Shamless plug for NanoLearning where we’re trying to get past the class/teacher/student paradigm and making Learning 2.0 more of a social experience. Launched at DEMOfall ’06. Cheers!

  109. Charlotte, Daniel & Vidar » Blog Archive » links for 2006-10-25 says:

    [...] Web 2.0 prylar för lärandemiljöer Del 1 av 3 i en genomgång av intressanta web2.0 applikationer för skolor. (tags: web2.0) [...]

  110. Piclab 2 : ????? ????? : Web2.0 ? ??????????? says:

    [...] Web2.0 ? ??????????? Posted ??????? 27, 2006 ????????? ???? “?????????? ???????? – ??????????” ????????? ??? ???? ?? ???????????? ???????????? PicLab Group, ????????? ???? ???????????? ??? ? ???? ??????? ?? ?????????? ?????. ????? ??????????? ?? ?????????? ???????? ?????  ? ????????? ???? ??? ?????? ?????????? ???????????? ???????. ???????? ???? ????????????? ????! ????:   [...]

  111. PJ Kix > Hi-tek / Lo-life » Blog Archive » Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 [...]

  112. Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 at petergiger.com says:

    [...] Brian Benzinger from Solution Watch har skrivit en tvådelad artikel med tips om Web 2.0-tjänster som passar studenter. There are going to be three parts to the “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0? series: part one covering tools; part two covering office applications; and in part three, real cases of Web 2.0 used in classrooms around the world. I hope that this series becomes a valuable resource for students, teachers, and school administrators alike. Feed for this Entry Trackback Address [...]

  113. maestroalberto » Ritorno a scuola con le applicazioni del Web 2.0 (terza parte) says:

    [...] Links diretti: Parte 1, Parte 2 e Parte 3. [...]

  114. Couros Blog » Blog Archive » Back To School With Web 2.0 says:

    [...] Here’s a three part series covering Web 2.0 for the classroom. [...]

  115. Austoon Daily » Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 [...]

  116. sonitus.org » Blog Archive » Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 says:

    [...] Solution Watch [...]

  117. Did you Know? » Blog Archive » Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 3 says:

    [...] Finally, Part 3 of the “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0” series is here. During the last few weeks I have researched possible scenarios and real case studies of Web 2.0 in education in hopes to show others where we are with today’s education and where it could be. The article covers: educational blogging, photo sharing, educational podcasting, wikis, video sharing, Web 2.0 courses, School 2.0, and more. Also, if you are new to the series, don’t forget about Part 1 and Part 2! [...]

  118. The mother of all introductions to Web 2.0 at Jonesieblog says:

    [...] If you’ve been wondering what tools are available on-line for educators, look no further than this amazing post from Brian Benzinger.  I’ve only read part one of 4 so far.  Looking forward to seeing what comes next [...]

  119. Back to School with the Class of Web2.0 3 « Izzy In Color says:

    [...] Saturday October 28th 2006, 12:24 am Finally, Part 3 of the “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0” series is here. During the last few weeks I have researched possible scenarios and real case studies of Web 2.0 in education in hopes to show others where we are with today’s education and where it could be. The article covers: educational blogging, photo sharing, educational podcasting, wikis, video sharing, Web 2.0 courses, School 2.0, and more. Also, if you are new to the series, don’t forget about Part 1 and Part 2! [...]

  120. Solution Watch Back to School Series « Education Tech says:

    [...] Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 [...]

  121. Acorn Creative says:

    [...] “Web 2.0″ certainly doesn’t work in that whole fake alliteration lingo from the early 1900’s, but that’s OK.  It fits GREAT with the new direction that education will most certainly take in your schools soon — if not already.  Take a peek at what’s in store for your kids.  Read this comprehensive (long and three part) article  from Solution Watch.  It covers the gamut … everything from “applications” to “wikis” … and covers all the right technologies and how these new tools will impact the learning process. [...]

  122. Playing with Technology : Blog Archive : A great series of articles on Web 2.0 in the classroom says:

    [...] I’d never heard of Solution Watch until it came up on digg today. There is a series of three articles looking at Web 2.0 in the classroom and covering things like Blogging, Flickr, Podcasting, etc. It has a nice list of software that I really need to look at and see what might be applicable for us. [...]

  123. ???? » Web 2.0 ????? says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 [Part 1][Part 2][Part 3] [...]

  124. ????????? » Web 2.0 ????? says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 [Part 1][Part 2][Part 3] [...]

  125. What I Learned Today… » Blog Archive » Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 - Complete List says:

    [...] Part 1 [...]

  126. Benefit from Web 2.0 services in School at Not So Relevant says:

    [...] Brian Benzinger of Solution Watch has written three excellent articles on how Web 2.0 services can be utilised by teachers, students and school administrators alike. The series of articles is called Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0. [...]

  127. soulsoup » » 3rd installment : Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 e-learning blog, elearning blog, knowledge management, e-learning strategy, learning experience design, usability says:

    [...] 3rd post on Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 by Brian series covering educational blogging, photo sharing, educational podcasting, wikis, video sharing, Web 2.0 courses, School 2.0, and more. Previously: Part 1 and Part 2! [...]

  128. Ivana Lages says:

    I am astonished! I still have to visit and search it all before leaving a real commet. But now I feel like the future of Education is just starting.
    Great.

  129. le semeur» Blog Archive » links for 2006-10-30 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 (tags: web2.0) [...]

  130. ANDREAS’ BLOG OF JUST EVERYTHING » Blog Archive » Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 2 says:

    [...] This is part two of the “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0″ series. In this article, I will cover web-based alternatives to desktop office applications including: word processing, presentations, diagrams, spreadsheets, and more. If you are new to the series and want to learn more about educations tools, I recommend reading Part 1 of the series. If you enjoy Part 1 and Part 2, I hope you will stick around for Part 3 where I will cover real cases of Web 2.0 used in classrooms around the world. [...]

  131. ANDREAS’ BLOG OF JUST EVERYTHING » Blog Archive » Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 3 (reblogged) says:

    [...] Finally, Part 3 of the “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0” series is here. During the last few weeks I have researched possible scenarios and real case studies of Web 2.0 in education in hopes to show others where we are with today’s education and where it could be. The article covers: educational blogging, photo sharing, educational podcasting, wikis, video sharing, Web 2.0 courses, School 2.0, and more. Also, if you are new to the series, don’t forget about Part 1 and Part 2! [...]

  132. Lakempers Website says:

    Web 2.0 Anwendungen, die sich für Schule und Ausbildung eignen…

    Brian Benzinger hat den ersten Teil einer (von ihm getesteten und bewerteten) Sammlung von Web 2.0 Anwendungen, die sich für Schule und Ausbildung eignen, publiziert. Hier finden sich u.a. Werkzeuge, die kooperatives Arbeiten im Netz ermöglichen (Lea…

  133. content to be different » Blog Archive » It’s our Web says:

    [...] Cool Cat points to a 19 year-old’s take on Web 2.0 in the classroom. Join the conversation:These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. [...]

  134. EDITing in the Dark » School is just stu-delcio-us says:

    [...] Michael over at Choice Learning sent this down the pipe, a collection of web2.0 solutions for student/class management.  My personal favorite right now is looking to be stu.dicio.us, with HaikuLMS looking very good as well (though it’s not online).  With all the patent insanity with BlackBoard, I wonder what they are going to do about it. Do the Social Bookmark thing:Social bookmark links [...]

  135. Idearios.com.br » links for 2006-11-01 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 Dicas de sites com serviços web 2.0 voltados para sala de aula (tags: web 2.0 educacao professores ferramentas) [...]

  136. Techy-Feely » links for 2006-11-02 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 Three part series..all linked from this page (tags: web2.0 education online reference useful inservice) [...]

  137. A Garcia says:

    Excellent compilation here. Thanks. As an educator and technology enthusiast, I have a keen interest in WEB2.0 implications/applications..especially possibilities for Education. Your blog has been bookmarked as you have provided so many resources in this three part series.
    Thanks….I’m happy to put some of these sites to the test with classes/students. Let me know if I can offer assistance in any way (ie..feedback..what works..)

  138. going native « zerotwohero says:

    [...] We’re living through the most exciting Internet boom since, well, the bubble, and I haven’t heard the term Web 2.0 in class once. I don’t care if its a cliché, it should have been addressed at the very least. What else is blogging, Myspace, wikis, Friendster, IM-ing but Web 2.0? Why aren’t we using the surfeit of web-based, socially-networked apps – which our students already use – to teach them? Why not folksonomies like del.icio.us, flickr and RSS, off-the-shelf tools our students can continue to use outside of school? [...]

  139. edublogging « Someday I Will Treat You Good says:

    [...] Part 1 – Tools that might be useful to teachers and pupils [...]

  140. Oko-Jumu » Web 2.0 for edu says:

    [...] Also, I found this at article at solution watch. Lots of things for today’s student, educator, and fun loving people all around, who want to be more productive. Learn more, do more, play more. [...]

  141. Brandt Schneider says:

    I’ve been adding a lot of these tools to my web design class but I’m hitting a wall. My Blogjust added the translator tool and the audio broadcasts. Both are blocked for students. Tech people say translators are the way around the filter (you could download porn in Polish for example) so they block them all. And the block audio for a similar reason.

    Any ideas on how to solve this? Its killing me not to be able to launch podcasts or other cool things.

  142. Vanessa says:

    i love it

  143. Morgan says:

    Very entertaining issue. I haven’t heard of this one. It will be necessary to visit you on a thicket!

  144. IMYM Tutorials : Back to School With Web 2.0 - Part 3 says:

    [...] Back to School with Web 2.0 – Part 3 was posted recently. This is a great series written by Brian Benzinger at the Solution Watch blog.  In my humble opinion, it is a must read for any teacher working with technology in their classrooms.  I was really astonished when I clicked on the About but on the blog to discover Brian is only 19 years old.  Terrific work! Click on the links to read Part 1 and Part 2. Wednesday, November 08, 2006 4:53 AM joevans Filed under: Instructional Discussion Topics, Technology in the Classroom, Thought Provoking, Pedagogically Speaking [...]

  145. ::lumos:: » links for 2006-11-08 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 [...]

  146. Teacher’s Writes » Calendars and More says:

    [...] Well, thanks to Cool Cat Teacher, who alterted me to Brian Benzinger’s work compiling lists (see 1 and 2) and analysis of the great tools of Web 2.0. I went looking for a calendar, mostly to keep myself on track with vocabulary units that I accidentally put off too often, and before I knew it, I had embeded the calendar into my static web site (oh, no – can I talk about that on Web 2.o?) and am looking forward to seeing if students come to create their own calendars using Spongecell. It’s great stuff, and I’m thrilled to be tapped into conversations that make finding these tools so easy. The comment I hear the most when I bust out another technical tool or funny bit is, “where did you find this stuff?” I listen to the right conversations. [...]

  147. The Clicker Chronicles » Blog Archive » What is Web 2.0? says:

    [...] I had the opportunity last week to attend the TechForum in Seattle. We had a great partner manning the eInstruction booth and so what a wonderful opportunity for me to go as a learner instead of as a vendor! I was able to attend sessions on some very interesting developments in educational technology. I attended a primer on Web 2.0 by David Warlick who was also the keynote speaker. In a nutshell, Web 2.0 is the tools that allow you to train the internet’s vast information to come to you. It provides a pretty robust environment for creating learning communities. One school of note using Web 2.0 tools is Lewis Elementary in Oregon. Principal Tim Lauer discussed his use of Web 2.0 tools and the importance of his blog. (Wonder what education might look like with a full implementation of Web 2.0? Check out SolutionWatch’s Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0.) [...]

  148. Jon Bourne says:

    It would sure be nice if the Art Institute Online read through this post. Their classroom interface could definitely use some improvement.

  149. Apex Consulting Blog » Blog Archive » Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 [...]

  150. Welcome to Blogville » Blog Archive » Web 2.0 Classroom Review says:

    [...] Want more contagious hyperbole in the classroom?  Check out this list of Web 2.0 tools you may wish to use in your school.  There are a couple of neat in-development type services on the list, actually – one to watch. [...]

  151. Managing Your Money With Web 2.0 – Part 2 - Profy.Com says:

    [...] Start with a good education – college can make a significant difference to what and how you earn. And remember, billionaires like Bill Gates, Michael Dell or Mark Zuckerberg went to college, too (even if some of them did drop out). Check out the College Search, where you can browse details of over 1,500 colleges – and find others who’re going there, too. SolutionWatch has a list of useful Web 2.0 sites that help make college easier – track your homework, take notes, find useful courses and do your research. [...]

  152. ?????? » ?????web2.0???????? says:

    [...] ?????Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1?????Brian Benzinger???Dannie, Danny Yu???Danny Yu [...]

  153. Oliver says:

    up the ally of this article

  154. Oliver says:

    i meant to post the link http://www.hoovle.com for your consideration :)

  155. What I Learned Today… » Blog Archive » More Student Resources says:

    [...] I mentioned the 3 part Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 series from Solution Watch a while back (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), well now there are a few more tools you can add to that list. At Wanderings of a Librarian there is a list of a few more handy tools. I had been planning to give a workshop to students early in the spring semester about free, web-based tools for organizing research notes, citations, and links–all those things one accumulates when working on an academic paper or project. [...]

  156. Brainplugg says:

    E-learning is a growing business and brainplugg is showing us literally, with online video.
    Brainplugg is the online video sharing community dedicated to learning. Imaging being able to view streaming media from thousands of different educational categories anytime, anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. Now students, teachers, employers, and many more professionals, have a place to collaborate and view educational media. The possibilities are endless when thousands of minds from around the world upload and contribute to Brainplugg.

    Beta testing is scheduled to start the first week of February. Sign up now @ http://www.brainplugg.com

  157. Academic Success presentation - Links and Resources | deiteria says:

    [...] In particular, check out this post, Back to school with the class of web 2.0 [...]

  158. Words of “e” » w.e.b. applications means more fun (maybe) says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 Part 1 Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 Part 2 — [...]

  159. ? » e-learning2.0 says:

    [...] Infinite Thinking Machine: Best of 2006: The Read/Write Web in Education ReadWriteThink SolutionWatch: Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 [...]

  160. bonita006 says:

    this is very helpful, I hope I will get to use it to help my studies in Mulitmedia.

  161. Eyalithe says:

    Woah, this place is sooo cool!

  162. settouramane says:

    need the e – learning pacakages for 10th students

  163. EduPodcast » Blog Archive » Cosa può fare la scuola con il web 2.0? mille cose più Twitter says:

    [...] Solution Watch ha pubblicato due puntate dedicate proprio alle possibili o potenziali applicazioni didattiche del Web 2.0: Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 e Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 2: tante risorse da esplorare. [...]

  164. Andrew says:

    I would also reccomend calc5.com online symbolic calculator. It could do some advanced staff like differentiation and 3 graph plotting.

  165. Web 2.0 in de klas at Moqub’s bibliotheek van dingen says:

    [...] Meer info: Solution Watch – Deel 1, Deel 2, Deel 3. [...]

  166. Tengo un tic » Blog Archive » Revisor (y otros enlaces) says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0. Magn?fica recopilaci?n en tres entregas (partes 1, 2 y 3) de sitios web 2.0 ?tiles para el trabajo en el aula. La primera parte recopila herramientas online, la segunda aplicaciones ofim?ticas y la tercera casos reales de Web 2.0 usados en el aula. Eso s?, todo en ingl?s… [...]

  167. Wyoming says:

    Just dropping in to let you know you have an interesting site. I hope you’ll continue to work on it. Wishing you all the best.

  168. TechNotes - Organizers - mynoteIT | Crossroads of Learning Journal says:

  169. TechNotes - Organizers - Stu.dicio.us | Crossroads of Learning Journal says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ [...]

  170. TechNotes - Organizers - Gradefix | Crossroads of Learning Journal says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ [...]

  171. TechNotes - Organizers - Engrade | Crossroads of Learning Journal says:

  172. TechNotes- Organizers - Chalksite | Crossroads of Learning Journal says:

  173. Learning 2.0 : Off the Shelf says:

    [...]  The article Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 (written by Brian Benzinger)  offers a huge list of Web 2.0 tools geared towards teachers and students, organizing them into categories: organizers, gradebooks, management, mathematics, resume building, to do’s and notetaking, learning and research, and media sharing.  [...]

  174. Web 2.0 Tools & You : Off the Shelf says:

    [...] The article Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 (written by Brian Benzinger)  offers a huge list of Web 2.0 tools geared towards teachers and students, organizing them into categories: organizers, gradebooks, management, mathematics, resume building, to do’s and notetaking, learning and research, and media sharing.  [...]

  175. Technotes - Gradebooks - Teacher | Crossroads of Learning Journal says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ Filed under Assessment, TechNotes, Small Private Practices, Admin./Managers, Teachers by Bob [...]

  176. Technotes - Organizers - Backpack | Crossroads of Learning Journal says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ Filed under Admin/Management, Coaching, Home Schooling, Learning Centers, K-8, High School, College, Community, Peer-Tutoring, Productivity, Technology, TechNotes, Tutoring Practices, Small Private Practices, Admin./Managers, Coaches/Mentors, Learners, Corporate Trainers, Tutors, Teachers by Bob [...]

  177. Technotes - Teachers, Clubs, Management - Groupvine | Crossroads of Learning Journal says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ Filed under Admin/Management, Coaching, Leadership, Learning Centers, K-8, High School, College, Community, Technology, TechNotes, Training/Education, Tutoring Practices, Small Private Practices, Admin./Managers, Coaches/Mentors, Learners, Corporate Trainers, Tutors, Teachers by Bob [...]

  178. Technotes - Nuvvo - LMS | Crossroads of Learning Journal says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ Filed under Coaching, Home Schooling, Learning Centers, K-8, High School, College, Community, Technology, TechNotes, Training/Education, Small Private Practices, Admin./Managers, Coaches/Mentors, Corporate Trainers, Teachers by Bob [...]

  179. Web Strategy by Jeremiah » The Education System gets serious about Social Media. Community Managers extend past Corporate says:

    [...] While community is nothing new in the collegiate experience, for a the formal web organization of an educational group to start thinking about these tools for education is fantastic. Setting up tools so that students can learn from each other, share information, interact, argue and connect. Since this is the way we’re expected to perform in the future workplace, why should we limit it only there? I’ve seen some tools that Mark will be sure to look at in the Web 2.0 arena focused on Education. [...]

  180. MUST READ: Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 - Part 1 « jobboardgawker says:

    [...] 179 Comments [...]

  181. science and health » Blog Archive » One stop blog for Web 2.0 Education tools says:

  182.   My Top "Back To School" Web Apps — Hari Skwatir says:

    [...] Anyway, here’s my “special” post to “cash-in” with the season. I’ve listed some sites(aside from Mr. Wiki and friends) and web-based applications to hopefully “aid” you in “getting back” to school(or so I thought). Most of the links that I will be giving to you are inspired taken from Solutions Watch’s Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 series. Since their post is kind of outdated(tons of dead links) and some does not really apply to us noypis, I decided to compile my own(with bonus commentaries and subtitles…hehe). I’m not a student, nor a teacher or anything so I don’t know if you’ll find them useful or useless. But it’s better than nothing, really. ScanR – is an interesting software which allows you to scan, copy and fax whiteboard notes/docs with just a cam or even through a camera phone. Neat aye? Max Limpag, a Sunstar Editor/Writer, gives you first-hand tips on how to do this through your mobile phone. AjaxWrite – is a web-based word processor and allows you to edit Microsoft Documents through your browser. You can also create new documents and save them afterwards on your hard drive. How is this useful, you ask? For example, you stumbled into a internet cafe that has shitty or broken MS applications, or worst MS applications are not installed. Well, atleast now you know what to do. Similar apps: ThinkFree, Writely, WriteBoard [...]

  183. Technotes - Learning and Research - EasyBib | Crossroads of Learning Journal says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ Filed under Productivity, Research, TechNotes, Tutors, Teachers by Bob O’Haver [...]

  184. Technotes - Learning and Research - Ottobib | Crossroads of Learning Journal says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ Filed under Productivity, Research, TechNotes, Teachers by Bob O’Haver [...]

  185. Technotes - Learning and Research - Mindpicnic | Crossroads of Learning Journal says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ Filed under Articles By Topic by Bob O’Haver [...]

  186. Technotes - Learning and Research - Zotero | Crossroads of Learning Journal says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ Filed under Home Schooling, Productivity, Research, TechNotes by Bob O’Haver [...]

  187. Technotes - Learning and Research - Newsvine | Crossroads of Learning Journal says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ Filed under Home Schooling, Research, TechNotes, Learners by Bob O’Haver [...]

  188. Mark says:

    This is a good place to find few more…. http://www.emilychang.com/go/ehub

  189. Education. Technology. » Back to School With the Class of Web 2.0 says:

    [...] Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  [...]

  190. Kimmie says:

    Another tool for student-run organizations is CollegeMailer. It is used at NYU Stern and is helpful for a club officer in managing membership, sending targeted emails, creating web pages, creating events with RSVPs, collecting membership or event fees, and more.

  191. baird says:

    don’t forget http://www.teachertube.com
    baird

  192. Integrating Technology says:

    [...] I ran across this article at a blog called Solution Watch. Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Parts 1, 2, 3 It is a 3-parter and too long for me to require it as reading for the course. I will review some of the contents on Tuesday and leave it here as a resource becasue it points to many additional resources that you may find helpful with technology integration. No Comments so far Leave a comment Line and paragraph breaks automatic, e-mail address never displayed, HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong> [...]

  193. Technotes - Resume Building says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ [...]

  194. geography blogging alltheway » Blog Archiv » links for 2007-07-22 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 (tags: web2 to_sort) [...]

  195. Scriptyx.com » Blog Archive » Back to School with Web 2.0 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 [...]

  196. » Communities of Practice Glyn Barritt says:

    [...] Solution Watch [...]

  197. Technotes - Mathematics tools for School says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ Filed under Small Private Practices, TechNotes, Technology, Home Schooling by Journal Editor Permalink • Print • Email this to a Friend • Comment [...]

  198. zymee.com says:

    Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1…

    With the start of the new school year, many teachers and students are seeking new products and technologies to help them through their upcoming academics. With the increase of teachers using blogs and wikis, and students networking and utilizing online…

  199. HackCollege » College ‘07 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 (Part 1) [...]

  200. Back to School: Writing Skills Every Student Needs > thepinkc says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 – from Solution Watch; pay special attention to the section on “Learning and Research” [...]

  201. MagnoliaSouth says:

    How about an update for the new school year? Schools in Mobile, AL and Atlanta, GA are already in session. Thanks for this article. It’s very handy.

  202. davidfutch.com » PocketMod says:

    [...] I found this site (The PocketMod)while reading about Web 2.0 tools at Solution Watch. While it is not a true Web 2.0 tool I’m always looking for something to keep me a little more organized. I have a Palm and use it quite often but sometimes I feel like I need a piece of paper to jot a note down. It is nothing more than a piece of paper with a clever fold that will fit in your pocket. You can customize it in many ways and off you go. No special application because it all runs in Flash.  Check it out! Listen to this podcast [...]

  203. Web2.0 Tools « Education Info Weblog says:

    [...] Web2.0 Tools Back to school with Web 2.0 [...]

  204. Jess says:

    this list is a great place to start, as a student teacher starting out in the wide world of web 2.0 in the classroom. so thankyou

  205. Web 2.0 in the classroom « Kristyb’s Weblog says:

  206. GREAT SITES!! « Lisa’s Weblog says:

    [...] GREAT SITES!! I found this awesome site http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/  [...]

  207. Good site « Janey88’s Weblog says:

    [...] August 23rd, 2007 at 2:37 am (Uncategorized) Here is a great website for people wanting to find out ways to incorporate web 2.0 into the classroom: http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ [...]

  208. Useful Web 2.0 Aritcle « Tvk06’s Weblog says:

  209. Ezra Katz says:

    LectureShare.com may be a useful tool for teachers. It is a free course management system that allows teachers to post text, audio, video or document announcements. You can take a look at a sample course site that was created through LectureShare, http://www.lectureshare.com/main.php?course=51 . If you are interested check it out, it has some cool features for students and teachers.

  210. Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 « Soymocha’s World says:

  211. iLibrarian » Back2School Tools: A List of Lists says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 – a stellar series from Solution Watch, posted last year. [...]

  212. Technotes - Educational Podcasting says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 3.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-3/ Filed under TechNotes, Community, High School by Journal Editor Permalink • Print • Email this to a Friend • Comment [...]

  213. Technotes - Photo Sharing with Flickr says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 3.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-3/ Filed under Research, TechNotes, Productivity, Community, College, High School by Journal Editor Permalink • Print • Email this to a Friend • Comment [...]

  214. Exploring Web 2.0 « Project-Based Learning in LSSH says:

    [...] After visiting Copacetic, Solutionwatch and Paul Graham’s blog, Jocelyn regards Web 2.0 as “websites or web services that are community based.” She also perceives that “Web 2.0 is the web as a platform. It’s user friendly and you can get response and add opinions, basically, it’s about interaction with other users. Web 2.0 is also known as read/write web.” [...]

  215. Jeanette says:

    the gradebook will be useful for all teachers and collegeruled good thing for students

  216. Michael says:

    How about http://www.only2clicks.com simple visual bookmarking tool

  217. Design of Knowledge » Blog Archive » How Do I Get Started in ELearning without . . . says:

    [...] 2) Web 2.0 Teacher Tools  [...]

  218. From Wiki - back to school with the Class of Web 2.0 « Ehiggs’ blog says:

    [...] Part one [...]

  219. ActionsFLE » Blog Archive » La classe web2.0 says:

    [...] Brian Benzinger a publié un article en 3 parties dans le magazine Solution Watch sur la classe à la mode Web 2.0 [...]

  220. Articles on web 2.0 « Nathannd’s Weblog says:

  221. Outil web 2.0 pour l’ecudaction (super articles) « COACH IT // Combattre l’E-lletrisme … says:

    [...] Outil web 2.0 pour l’ecudaction (super articles) Enregistré dans : Uncategorized — by Arnaud Velten @ 2:11 Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1via actionsfle [...]

  222. virtually manage your students at pete’s BULLetin says:

    [...] this link takes you to the site lynchy sent me to, give it a try… http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-par t-1/  [...]

  223. Olivier says:

    Check out http://www.erudix.com

    It is a collaborative website for students and professors where they can share their work with an easy-to-use and powerful wiki.

  224. Ceci est un test » Blog Archive » De 2.0 à 1100. says:

    [...] en trois billets, Brian Benzinger nous propose un remarquable tour d’horizon des outils du web 2.0 à destination des étudiants et des enseignants. Le premier billet est (entre autres) consacré aux outils d’organisation, le second passe en revue les outils bureautiques, le troisième est bourré d’exemples, de scénarios d’usages, de témoignages et de réflexions. On y trouve également cette intéressante carte de l’université 2.0 (.pdf, attention, 3.5 MB) : [...]

  225. le blog de davidtouvet.com » links for 2007-11-07 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 There are going to be three parts to the “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0? series: part one covering tools; part two covering office applications; and in part three, real cases of Web 2.0 used in classrooms around the world. (tags: web2 elearning etudiant enseignant) [...]

  226. Question 2 (b) « Kristyb’s Weblog says:

    [...] A useful blog which has been created to discuss the impact of Web 2.0 in the classroom can be accessed here – http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1. [...]

  227. Examination Answers: Question 2: « Amy Maddisons Weblog says:

    [...] (Click here for a fantastic example of new technology within an old school system) [...]

  228. Technotes - Educational Podcasting says:

    [...] Journal Reference: Brian Benzinger, Solution Watch, Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 3.  Retrieved on 3/30/07 http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-3/ Filed under TechNotes, Community, High School by Journal Editor Permalink • Print • Email this to a freind • Comment [...]

  229. TechNotes- Organizers - Chalksite says:

  230. itlc - information, tools, learning learning, and cultural expression » Web 2.0 - Why and How? says:

    [...] Brian Benzinger in his blog entry Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1, gives us an entry with tools for both teachers and students. There is some overlap between the three, but that’s really inconsequential. It is important to compile and use the various free gifts and Website and sift them out. ISTE is good at doing that for us. I have several books that do that for k-12 teachers with various foci and emphases. [...]

  231. Mrs. King’s Class says:

    [...] http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/2007/02/27/more-on-school-20/ In order to assist with teachers becoming more familiar with web 2.0, I would suggest reading Brian Benzinger’s columns.  In Part 1 he gives a detailed list of tools for teacher to use.  In Part 2 he describes alternates for basic word processing and different presentations.  Part 3 foucses on giving examples of how schools have incorporated some of these web 2.0 options.   It would seem like a good place to start.   http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ [...]

  232. » The Class Rooms Future is Web 2.0 FixIt says:

    [...] One of the links Sue provided is called, “Back to school with the class of Web 2.0”. The author, Brian Benzinger” gives many links to helpful tools that can be used in the classroom.  The URL is http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/. Just a few of the many helpful sites Brian offers are classroom related to make life in the classroom more enjoyable. One site called gradefix will help students organize their homework to fit with there busy schedule. http://www.gradefix.com/. Another program is called Chalksite, a system built for teachers, students, and parents providing teachers with an easy to use central point where they can communicate with students and parents, post assignments and grades, send messages, and manage a website for their courses. http://www.chalksite.com/. [...]

  233. The OPLIN 4cast » Blog Archive » OPLIN 4cast #28 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 (Tools) [...]

  234. Propiedad Privada » Blog Archive » De link varia says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0 partes Uno, Dos y Tres es una cuidada recopilación de SolutionWatch de recursos útiles en Internet para e-Learning. [...]

  235. » Education Tools - 2007 Edition The Village Green says:

    [...] Solution Watch ”Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0″ [...]

  236. GN says:

    Thank you for your hard work. I really value this information and all the additions from the contributors. I hope to use some of the tools in my institution.

  237. Check out this fantastic “Web 2.0″ resource at Forshaw Blog says:

    [...] I recently stumbled across this AMAZING resource for educators, parents or any one else interested in so-called “Web 2.0″ applications in schools. I could attempt to summarize some of the major points made in this article, but I would be at best redundant, and at worst annoying. If you have a chance to read just one article about technology and education this weekend, this should be it! (There are three parts to it, so enjoy!) http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ [...]

  238. links for 2008-01-24 « William’s Web Log says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 (tags: education tools elearning list web Web2.0 webdesign writing application article blogging computer blog cool design interesting howto Firefox online paper productivity reference review school social software tech technology tips useful tutorial) [...]

  239. Teacher’s Productivity Hampered by technology. No love. | delicous says:

    [...] Updated 01/28/08, 05:45: I don’t know if I am allowed to do this. Sorry Merlin! But I was browsing through del.ico.us and found people who have linked this article and have linked other useful articles, such as this: Back-to-School with Web 2.0 It’s almost two years old. I would not have found it! [...]

  240. Julie B says:

    My girlfriend purchased a backpack for her son which seems to be very cool and innovative – and comfort oriented. It’s called Ivar Pack (www.ivarpack.com), and it has a shelf design inside of it. It basically creates great comfort and weight distribution of her son’s stuff! Anyway, here’s the info:

    Ivar Pack
    http://www.ivarpack.com

  241. Jane says:

    i’ve heard of the Ivar Pack, or Ivar Backpack. They’re very new and are based out of the San Francisco Bay Area by a very young entrepreneur -Ian Ivarson. You can buy them on eBags.com if interested, in addition to some retailers and catalogs. Ivar Pack is great for organization and comfort (as all your stuff doesn’t sit on the bottom of the pack as in a typical backpack). The “Ivar System” shelf design creates great weight distribution of your stuff.

    http://www.ivarpack.com

  242. Web 2.0 sites for schools « Great Ideas in Teaching says:

  243. Web2.0 i klasserommet « Arne Krokan says:

    [...] Web2.0 i klasserommet Posted februar 11, 2008 På  Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 får du en utmerket oversikt over ulike web2.0 verktøy som kan brukes i undervisningssammenheng. Her er nesten mer enn vi kan greie å sette oss inn i, så det er bare å begynne i den ene enden …. [...]

  244. Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 » Révolution Web 2.0 en Live ! says:

    [...] Source :http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/Tags :@-Learning [...]

  245. Blog para la formación didáctico-matemática de estudiantes para maestro » Blog Archive » Herramientas web para matemáticas says:

    [...] Parte 1: Herramientas [...]

  246. What does Web 2.0 Really Mean? « Instructional Technology says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class Web 2.0 [...]

  247. Samir Koosah says:

    I recently have been presented to an interesting new concept (at least for me). I am testing their services and possibilities in the last few days and they have overpassed my expectations. I encourage you to test it too and pass the word ahead, so we can help anyone who might need this kind of tecnology.
    I could talk a lot about it, but none can say it better than themselves:

    ReadTheWords.com began as a simple concept in January 2008: To assist students with learning disabilities with their studies, by means of auditory learning and auditory processing.
    To that end we seeked out programers, technologies, and research departments from around the world and came up with a very basic platform, far less sophisticated than what you currently see on our website. Although we had originally intended this site to be used for auditory learning, through our researching efforts we found that the demand for this technology reaches far beyond our originally intended audience. Many other students, young professionals, actors and actresses, research departments, bloggers, ecommerce sites, and others, expressed how this technology could help them with their daily lives, and their businesses.
    For this reason, we went back to the drawing board and added more features to meet more users’ needs. ReadTheWords created multiple input methods for users to create readings. We also greatly expanded our efforts to allow users take full advantage of the created readings as mp3’s. In particular, we found that Bloggers are constantly looking for ways to reach a larger audience and we, in turn, have found a way to meet this need by enabling them to create podcasts and share them with their readers. We also created a platform for bloggers and website operators to paste an audio toolbar in their website or blog, making it possible for any reader to become a listener. The feedback has been overwhelming and we continue to add new features and users to our site each day.
    So, all this may lead you to wonder about the full extent of the possibilities that this technology presents. The answer is truly limitless. We encourage you to try our free service and let us know how you’ve been able to use it to your meet your own needs.

    I invite you all to test it for yourself, just register at http://www.readthewords.com/default.aspx and tell us what you think about it.
    Have fun!!!!

  248. Brian Berzigner’s blog series on Web 2.0 beign used in class « It is Time to Tweak eLearning says:

    [...] March 18, 2008 Brian’s list of great Web 2.0 resources and excellent examples of how they can can add a flavor and simplicity to learning experiences is a must read. [...]

  249. Joel says:

    Coming to this post a little late, but I just wanted to add our website to the list:

    http://www.awesomehighlighter.com

    It lets you highlight text on any web page. We’ve gotten a good response from educators and I wanted to mention our product and welcome feedback or suggestions from any educators that might read this. You can see it in action on Larry Ferlazzo’s blog:

    http://awurl.com/vagbhz2753

  250. JET says:

    I’ve been experimenting with various task & project management tools and have discovered an excellent site. It is a very user friendly, web-based application that is well worth taking the time to explore. Take a few minutes and look at Projjex.com. The tutorials are excellent & you don’t need to be a Rocket Scientist to figure out how to use it. It even offers a free version so you can try it on for size.

  251. Barry says:

    Hi all,
    a usefull website for Students, teachers and the inquizitive. Get all your questions and answers here. There is a cool widget you can get for your site of blog. check us out at http://www.brainbashing.com

  252. izolasyon says:

    hank you for your hard work. I really value this information and all the additions from the contributors. I hope to use some of the tools in my institution.

  253. Diane Santurri says:

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing of information. This is one of the magical things about web 2.0.. Sharing and expressing oneself is the best and most unique of this type of internet experiences.

  254. James says:

    all really good overall, not too sure about some though.

  255. James says:

    Really good info here, been coming back for the list!!

  256. Kazelxtv says:

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  257. Kazelycn says:

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  259. kBlog :: Remember the Milk says:

    [...] As discussed by Brian Benzinger in Solution Watch, some specific services for educators include: organizers, gradebooks, research tools, document managers, diagrams, and more.  Certain Wiki and blog products are finding a home in schools, organizers, and grade programs as well.  One of my favorites that was shared with me lately by my daugher is “Remember the Milk” aka RTM.   It’s a simple reminder tool (in beta), but very slick.  Users can easily have their memory jolted by typing in a tag and being reminded certain details for a specific topic, meeting or person.  The program carries the “to do” list up a level.   It interacts with online calendars and  added a task list to my gmail window (Firefox only). [...]

  260. Medianeurone’s » Blog Archive » links for 2008-06-04 says:

    [...] Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 (tags: mba-article mba education elearning tools) [...]

  261. Internet Website Design says:

    My wife is a 11th grade Science teacher and she loved stu.dicio.us but the site is shut down now – I hope this is a temporary situation.

  262. Elearning,Scholarship,Education,Ebook,Journal » 100 Elearning articles says:

    [...] 54. Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 [...]

  263. A great series of articles on Web 2.0 in the classroom | Playing with Technology says:

    [...] A great series of articles on Web 2.0 in the classroom I’d never heard of Solution Watch until it came up on digg today. There is a series of three articles looking at Web 2.0 in the classroom and covering things like Blogging, Flickr, Podcasting, etc. It has a nice list of software that I really need to look at and see what might be applicable for us. [...]