Web 2.0 Tools

According to Shambles, the term "Web 2.0" (pronounced "web two point Oh") was conceived in 2005 to describe a new breed of websites that use newer web authoring tools, are low learning curves (for the user) and support a collaborative environment ... usually free and usually just all done in a web browser. There are many Web 2.0 widgets available. We have tried to put a few useful ones on this page. Others can be found on the Widgetbox website.

NEW, NEW, NEW! Dropbox is a great way to store your files in the cloud. Easy to use, works on Mac and Windows. Easy to collaborate. 2GB initial with more available. FREE!

Web 2.0's Top 1,000 List! Someone has been busy, this list is HUGE! Enjoy.
Just in Time Training To You (JiT2U) : Web 2.0 Tools. This mobile module is meant to gently introduce the concepts and potentials of Web 2.0 tools for educators and learners.

Free "Cloud" Applications!
Check out the Top 25 Web 2.0 tools in Education.
Web 2.0 Tools, not just educational can be found at the Web 2.0 Logo Site.
Educational Web 2.0 tools classified and categorized!
The 50 Tools Wiki has links to tools that were used to tell a story fifty different ways!
You can also check out this helpful web site: Web Apps for Students.
99 Resources for Web 2.0 Design also has some excellent sites.
Webtools4u2use is helpful.
Yourminis widgets is another good source.

Widely used programs gathered into a Voice Thread. Check it out!

Aminus Photblogs

Aminus3 is a photoblog community that welcomes anyone with a passion for photography. They offer a high-quality, photoblog hosting service for thousands of photographers around the world.



Animoto calls itself the end of slide shows. While it will not replace Power Point or Keynote anytime soon, it is a cool way to put pictures together with music.
Here is a link to an Animoto that I played with: Animoto



Apture provides the first rich communication platform allowing publishers and bloggers to easily turn flat pages of text into multimedia experiences.

Awesome Highlighter


Have you ever received a link from a friend, but weren't sure why? The Awesome Highlighter allows you to highlight text in a webpage so that when you send a link you can be certain the recipient will know why.


Box.net is an online storage and sharing service that gives you access to your files from anywhere. With Box, you can access important documents from your desktop computer, laptop, or even mobile phone. Once you've uploaded your files to your online storage on Box, you can also share them with anyone, anytime — Box makes online web file sharing simple.

Class Marker


ClassMarker is a free, easy to use, online quiz maker that marks your tests and quizzes for you. You simply create your quizzes and your learners or business clients take them online.

Cluster Maps


See at a glance where your site's visitors are located: instantaneously, even when the numbers are enormous! Visitors don't need to click on anything: just viewing your page is sufficient. See the cluster map at the bottom of the home page!



Dumpr is where you create marvelous photos to share with your friends. Make a rubik's cube, or a pencil drawing out of your photo. No sign up required.rubik.jpg

Edublogs TV


Educational videos you can use in your classroom! Allows you to snag youtube videos and they host an imprint of them on their site



It's more than just a calendar! Famundo is changing the way families connect to the community around them.


FeedBurner is the leading provider of media distribution and audience engagement services for blogs and RSS feeds. Their Web-based tools help bloggers, podcasters and commercial publishers promote, deliver and profit from their content on the Web.



You can make your own Flipbook, with Video, Music, Text, Drawings and pictures. Put in a cool transition!

Form Logix


FormLogix is an online form builder tool for creating web databases and web forms. See our Guest Book page to see it in action.

Hit Counter


An easy, free html hit counter for your site. See the one on the navigation side bar.

Internet Frog Speed Test


Check out the speed of your internet connection from this web page. Tells you both upload and download speeds.



The concept of Jing is the always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere.

Jot Form


JotForm is a completely web based form builder. It is developed for webmasters with minumum design experience. JotForm has an intiutive drag&drop and instant edit form editor. You can create web forms, collect submissions and payments from your web site visitors. Free for up to 100 forms submitted per month.

Results can be sent to your email, sent to a web page, or downloaded to an excel file.



Use LetterPop to create eye-popping newsletters, actionable presentations, irresistible invitations, beautiful product features, sizzling event summaries, informative club updates, lovely picture collages, and a whole lot more.

Live Traffic Feeds

See where your feeds are coming from. Check out the Live Traffic Feed on the left side of this Wiki.



Free, do it yourself Quiz templates.



Odiogo mobilizes your media, transforming textual content into audio formats downloadable directly to the PC, iPods/MP3 players and mobile phones! Turn readers into listeners, and transform your blog into a high quality broadcast.

Photoshop Express


Can't afford Photoshop. Adobe has a free version on the web. Crop, rotate and tweak your photos online.


PhotoShow is a great web 2.0 tool that allows you to create a slide show using your own photos, and post it to your site. You can create transitions, add captions, edit the photo, and add special effects.



Picnik makes your photos fabulous with easy to use yet powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames. It's fast, easy, and fun. Free, no registration!



A powerful, flexible, customizable toolkit to enable users to edit their photos online.


Just maybe, the COOLEST tool on the list. Powerpoint on steroids. This one is worth checking out!



A free tool for learning vocabulary



Screencast-O-Matic is the free and easy way to create a video recording of your screen (aka screencast) and upload it for free hosting all from your browser with no install!

Simply Box


A free service to Capture, Share, and Organize ANYTHING you find on the web.



Share your PowerPoint presentations, or make your own presentations.


Looking for another option to the Google Calendar? Check out Spongecell! Here you can do all your scheduling by the
hour, set up a class list of calendar events, post to your own site, and much more.



Like YouTube, except this is for education.



Create a free poll for your web page or blog. Add images and fully customize the look. It takes only seconds.

Wayback Machine


Not really a Web 2.0 tool, but a neat way to see what a web site looked like in a past life.



Weblist is a new way to gather and organize content on the web. Create your list of URLs centered on a specific theme and we will combine it to one easy to navigate URL. Once you have created your list you can save it as a smart bookmark or as a customizable home page, share it with friends via email or through the top social media networks, and post it on your blog.



Convert YouTube or TeacherTube files so you can bring them to school and use them for education!


http://zapr.com/index.aspx (windows download only, not a true web 2.0 program)

Zapr lets you create URL links to any files or folders on your PC. You can then send these links to others (via email or IM or YOURNAME.zapr.com) and they can get the files or see the folders directly from your PC via any browser. They do not need to register or install software.