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If you’re not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world. That’s because @chickensaltash posed a simple question to the PLN and there has been a huge swell of support as hundreds of people have jumped in to answer the question about which 5 Web 2.0 tools teachers are using in classrooms.

The Best of the Best
You can view the live stream of #edchat here and see what people are saying at the hashtag #chickenweb2tools here.
We scoured hundreds of responses and have come up with the following list. The following tools have not been verified and are simply based on the number of times each was mentioned on Twitter during this hashtag discussion.

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The List

Glogster
Great way to share posters and images you’ve made with friends
Edmodo
Social learning environment and one of the best ways to teach with tech
Bubbl.us
Free application to brainstorm online
Twitter
The micro blogging service that many love or hate.
WordPress
Content publishing system. It’s gone way beyond just blogging.
Prezi
Innovative way to share presentations without PowerPoint
Wallwisher
An online notice board maker (or bulletin board if you choose)
Animoto
Make beautiful videos from images in a snap
Blabberize
Make your images talk…that’s right.
Weebly
Create your own website or blog, very easy to use
Flickr
Popular photo-sharing site now lets you print
Slideshare
Don’t waste your presentation after it’s over, share it with millions!
Audioboo
Easily record and share audio
VoiceThread
GoogleDocs
The top real-time document creating and editing cloud-based system
GoogleSites
Make your own website while knowing nothing about websites!
Diigo
Popular social bookmarking site
GoogleEarth
View anywhere in the world anytime
Wordle
Create a beautiful aggregation of any amount of text
Wikis
Crowdsourcing at its finest. Like Wikipedia, Wikispaces is very helpful
Wix
Easily make your own flash-based website
Ning
Despite a new cost-based membership program, Ning allows you to have your own social network
Primarypad
Web-based word processor
Spicy Nodes
Innovative way to organize your web visits
Delicious
One of the top social bookmarking sites on the web
Myebook
Virtually publish your book and sell it
Voki
Get your own avatar and even have it talk with your voice
DoInk
Create animations using this simple website
Warning Sign Generator
Make your own caution and warning signs in a flash!
Scratch
Create and share stories, games, art, etc.
Kerpoof
Cool way to make a movie, card, picture, and share it all
Tagxedo
Like Wordle but a step farther as text can be used to build bigger images
SmartKiddies
Creative math and other educational problems to help everyone learn
Bitstrips
Make and share your own comic strips with thousands of others

Added in the comments and via Twitter:

Popplet
An easy way to share visual ideas
Storyjumper
Easy way to create your own stories for kids and bring them to life
Aviary Myna
Make your own music or remix just about anything else
TimeToast
Fantastic timeline visualization tool to understand history
GoAnimate for schools
State of the art animation tools for schools
PBWorks
Thousands of educational wikis and workspaces (build your own!)
Schoology
Learning management, online education tools, and much more
Google Timeline
A unique way to view the news
Online-Convert
Convert anything to anything (audio, video, text, etc.)
ReadWriteThink
Tons of classroom resources and PD goodies
Storybird
Build your own stories (with images) and share them with others
Word Magnets
Phonics reinforcement and sentence building exercise
Museum Box
Innovative way to understand history
Atmosphir
A build-your-own video game
Empressr
Rich media presentation tool
Zoho
A great alternative to Google Apps
EasyBib
The free automatic bibliography and citation maker
ToonDooSpaces
Easily publish custom comic strips
Crocodoc
Annotate and edit PDFs

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Have another recommendation? It’s never too late to get the word out. Just mention #edchat in your tweet or leave a reply on this page. Why not do both?

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Danny Maas · 53 weeks ago[/i]



I would add Popplet, Storyjumper, Aviary Myna, TimeToast, and GoAnimate EDU to this list. Great tools!



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Crystal · 53 weeks ago[/i]



I'd recommend Schoology, Google Timeline, Online-ConVert.com, and ReadWriteThink



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Carla Arena · 53 weeks ago[/i]



Pbworks is certainly high on my list.



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Heather · 53 weeks ago[/i]



I think Storybird has great potential. I also love word magnets and museum box.



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PJ_Vermont · 53 weeks ago[/i]



These are wonderful tools. I'd add Empressr (Slideshows-capability to use images/video/audio), Zoho (Office Suite), EasyBib (Cite all media quickly and easily) & ToonDooSpaces (sharp looking, appropriate, private comics), Crocodoc (annotate websites)



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Sophia · 53 weeks ago[/i]



Wonderful tools! I was searching for something similar. BTW, you may like to add squidoo to the list.



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Doe · 53 weeks ago[/i]



What a great page! Thanks so much, I'm always looking for new tools. I can't wait to dive into some of these sites!



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John McLear · 52 weeks ago[/i]



Great page :) There is a searchable database of great web2 apps for teachers here: http://primaryschoolict.com/web2.php



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John Rutherford · 52 weeks ago[/i]



www.what2learn.com - thousands of ready made interactive learning games, quickly create your own learning games, teachers can track student progress in the activities, in-built rewards to keep students engaged including a great new Farmville-style element.



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Marisa Pavan · 51 weeks ago[/i]



Thanks for this valuable list!
I use pbworks (www.pbworks.com) to store and share material.
Marisa (@Mtranslator)



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Chandra Manning · 50 weeks ago[/i]



Penzu.com: for online journal writing. Love it!



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Steve Bau · 50 weeks ago[/i]



Wow, lots of things I've never seen before, great list. The first tool I ran across while searching for free teaching and learning platforms was Moodle (http://moodle.org/). They release regular updates and have an active community.



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Carolrb · 33 weeks ago[/i]



One of my current fcourites is Fotobabble - teachers sign up and use with pupils. Theyupload a photo and add a recording to the picture www.fotobabble.com



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Michael Sweeney · 32 weeks ago[/i]



i would add Kerpoof



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Chan · 30 weeks ago[/i]



fleshlight is the best thing since sliced bread



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Compact Fluorescent Bulb · 23 weeks ago[/i]



*:" that seems to be a great topic, i really love it '"-



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Maureen · 21 weeks ago[/i]



It's an oldie but goodie and not particularly exciting, just practical. My students use EasyBib all the time. It's a bibliography generator.



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David · 20 weeks ago[/i]



Worth mentioning Alphastudy htttp://www.alphastudy.com giving uses the ability to create online learning and knowledge portals, free account available.



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darren · 19 weeks ago[/i]



My students like using http://www.bubbabrain.com



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Melissa · 17 weeks ago[/i]



You may want to try Stixy at http://www.stixy.com/ . It's similar to Wallwisher but allows you insert and upload various things. Plus, it doesn't crash as often as Wallwisher.



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Karen · 17 weeks ago[/i]



Interesting, no publisher-provided technologies on this list...



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Pjotr · 17 weeks ago[/i]



Very nice collection! Thankyou.



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Pjotr · 17 weeks ago[/i]



Very nice collection! Thankyou.



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