Today’s 2.0 websites are designed for users who will create, modify, and share content in real time. These websites and the tools that they provide offer enhanced functionality, creativity, and interactivity. Web 2.0 tools are moving today’s teachers from reliance on computers and software to dependence on the web and web 2.0 sites.
There are thousands of free web 2.0 tools to aid in social bookmarking, photo and video editing and sharing, blogging, podcasting, content management, video conferencing, and social networking to name a few. The list goes on, and it quickly becomes apparent why web 2.0 is driving technology use in today’s classroom. This book highlights twenty web 2.0 categories and eighty time-tested tools that have many educational uses for teachers and teacher trainers of all levels. Keep an open mind, stretch yourself, and you will gain a better understanding about where technology is, where it is headed, and what tools you will need to go along for the ride.