Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching

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This page contains a number of useful links to the Web 2.0 tools and social media tools that can be ‎used in teaching, presentations, collaboration and communication activities.‎

Links to tools

1.Common Craft

Common Craft is a small company building a library of ‎educational videos that can be licensed for use in classrooms, on Learning Management Systems, ‎Intranets and on websites. The Common Craft website contains short and simple ‎‎videos in plain English that explain social media and web 2.0 tools ‎in an interesting way.‎


OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite ‎for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in ‎many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all the data in an international open ‎standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It ‎can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose. This is an interesting tool ‎for a wide variety of usage in education.‎

3.Kathy Schrock guide page

The Kathy Schrock guide page ‎contains an extensive list of Web 2.0 tools with brief descriptions of use. Her Diigo list of Web 2.0 ‎tools is also very useful to know and ‎understand hundreds of free and easy to use tools.‎

4.Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT)

C4LPT is one of the most visited learning sites on social ‎media and technology. It contains a number of free resources on social media tools for ‎working and learning. The Directory Of Learning Tools has over 2,000 Tools For Learning - for schools, ‎colleges, universities and the workplace. The Top 100 tools for learning provides descriptions of the ‎tools and ranks them based on voting by professionals.

Case studies/ Articles/ Books

In this section you can find links to articles, publications and books related to social media tools and ‎their various applications ‎

1.Blogs in teaching – Monash University

Monash University page on blogs tells everything about ‎using blogs in teaching. This is an excellent page with links to popular blogging services, educational ‎blogs and case studies on the use of blogs in teaching different subjects.‎

Links to online interest groups on Web 2.0 and Social Media tools

1. Social Media group in Cloudworks

This cloudworks link connects to exemplary groups collaborating to learn and share ideas and ‎experiences in using the Web2.0 tools, social media tools and e-learning technologies. A must see ‎site for educators interested in Web 2.0 tools for ‎teaching.

‎2. Educator 2.0‎

Educator 2.0 is a free social knowledge network for ‎everyone who uses the web to educate people. In this group innovative educators share their ‎knowledge with one another. Classes are held in live online classrooms and can be created by ‎everyone in the community. This is an excellent group to teach and study about the newest ‎technologies and techniques in online education.‎

Case examples for using Social Media/Web 2.0 tools for teaching Innovation & Entrepreneurship

1. Second Life to teach Entrepreneurship

An interesting article on using Second Life to teach entrepreneurship can ‎be found in this link . The article is by Howard Van ‎Auken, Iowa State University .‎

Create case examples

Please create case examples in this section to show the application of Web 2.0 tools and Social Media tools in teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Feel free to share your creative ways of using the web tools for the benefit of educators around the globe