Monday, March 2, 2009

Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Young Learners - T.H.E. Journal

T.H.E. Journal carried an article on the "Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Young Learners" in its February 2009 online issue. Author Chris Riedel's article covered an interview with educational technology consultant Gail Lovely, who presented her Top 10 Tools list at the FETC 2009 Conference in Orlando, FL. Gail's list of young learner tools included:
  1. WIKIS (3 examples): wetpaint, pbwiki, wikispaces
  2. Blogs (4 examples): Blogger, Class Blogmeister, 21 Classes, Gaggle
  3. VoiceThread - voice and image.
  4. Glogster - interactive posters.
  5. Skype - communication. video window.
  6. Animoto (education version) - mini music videos for kids.
  7. YackPack - Yackety-yack! Voice-driven communication.
  8. Create a Graph - easy visualizations of data.
  9. Voki - design fun avatars.
  10. Kerpoof - create movies, scenes.
In her presentation, Gail pointed out that the list is not as important as what teachers will do with the tools. She showed how teachers were using these with their students. Check it out!

CITATION: Chris Riedel, "Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Young Learners," T.H.E. Journal, 2/2/2009,

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