Definition (from stiltsonstudios.net)
Web 2.0 is a trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to facilitate creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users. These concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies (the practice of catgorising content through tags). Although the term suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer to an update to any technical specifications, but to changes in the ways software developers and end-users use the internet.
WEB 2.0 TOOLS:
This is a free and easy web site development tool, like google sites, to help you quickly and easily create a web site for your classroom or personal purposes.
Skype is a free way to communicate via text chat, voice and video, with anyone else in the world who has an internet connection. You can also call regular phones for a small fee.
Create your own blog, or online journal, for documenting a family vacation, a trip abroad, or any other purpose for sharing your thoughts to others in your community (classroom, family, etc.)
Remember the Milk: http://www.rememberthemilk.com/
Need a reminder but don't know the best place to put it? Use Remember the Milk to help you organize your tasks.
Sort of like Remember the Milk, but with other options. You can call Jott on your phone to send a reminder via email/text, create a list of To Dos, and more.
Poll Everywhere: http://www.polleverywhere.com/
Want to create a small survey for your students, this is the place to do it. Create your own surveys and collect the data.
OTHER TOOLS FOR TEACHERS:
Animoto for Education: http://education.animoto.com/
A cool tool to create a video montage using your own photos and music. The education version allows you to make longer videos.
Teacher Tube: http://www.teachertube.com/
So you've heard of youtube, what about a video resource site just for teachers?
Need a presentation for class, but don't have the time to create from scratch? Download one that someone else made and make changes relevant for you and your students.
Want to keep that youtube video on your computer so that you don't have to have internet access to view it? Want to capture the video just in case it's gone later when you want to review it? Use this online/offline tool to capture videos to your hard drive.
OKAY, JUST FOR FUN:
This is an online radio station with a twist. The site allows you to create your own "stations" based on a song or artist that you like. You pick the song or artist, and Pandora will stream songs of similar style to you. You can build as many "stations" as you like.