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Cool Tools for Students

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2008 2007
1. Blogs using wordpress and globalteacher/student 1. Delicious social bookmarking
2. Skype for videoconferencing/chat 2. Bubblus a mind mapping tool
3. twitter - to extend my personal learning network 3. blogs using wordpress  
4, Voicethread - fantastic educational potential 4. Wikis using wikispaces
5. slideshare - uploading ppt presentations 5. Google docs  sheet, word
6. Igoogle (customizable homepage with google reader, calendar, notes, todo, gchat (, gmail) 6. Skype videoconferencing
7. Google docs (sheet, word, form etc) 7. Voki  talking avatars
8. Delicious (social bookmarking) 8. Podomatic  online storage for podcasts
9. Gchat (google chat, now with video) 9. Teachertube
10. flickr (online photo storage) 10.Surveymonkey for online surveys
12, wikis  
14. Elluminate live - online meeting room/virtual classroom  
15. wordle - word clouds  
16. nings - social networking  
17. Coveritlive for live blogging  
18. Audacity for podcasting  
19. Toondo - cartoon making  
20.DiscoverE – virtual classroom software  

It can be noted that:-

  1. I have double the number of favourite web.20 tools 12 months later
  2. Twitter is now on my list and has been such a valuable tool for PLNs
  3. Although I still use bubblus, vokis and podomatic they are not used as frequently. Survey monkey has been largely replaced by google forms
  4. Voicethread, slideshare and wordle are increasingly being used.
  5. My students have used the vast majority of these tools as well.

What were your favourite web2.0 tools and how have they changed over the year?

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