50 Web 2.0 Tools Your Students Wish You Would Use

My final project with my 8th grade students was to get them to think of what school would look like if:

1. They were in charge of all of their learning (going with the assumption that there was material they had to master)

2. They were no longer bound by the clock, calendar, age restrictions or walls.

The task was then to compile a directory of all of the tools they’d like to be able to use. I sent them to Go2web20.net for some ideas. (If you haven’t been to that site, buckle your seatbelt!)

Thumbnail of Web20 siteThey chose a tool and created a profile for it. There are some duplicates but they indicate interest level so I left them in. It’s a dynamic document, so there will be some spelling mistakes as kids add then revise. We hope you enjoy- you can find the directory at:

50 Web 2.0 Tools Your Students Want You To Use


6 responses to “50 Web 2.0 Tools Your Students Wish You Would Use

  1. That’s a great project! Way to inspire those kids to explore the world around them and learn.

  2. Very neat! I am doing a “dream school” project with my 4th and 5th grade students. They have blogged their ideas, created brochures for their dream school, and now are working to create a video for their school and toward the end of the year a website. It has been a fun journey to find out what students value and wish their education could look like.

  3. What a fantastic project; these kids are fortunate to be so Web 2.0 savvy in 8th grade. A warning about Topsite as a search tool, though; it sounds great in concept – it purports to provide the best sites about a subject, but doesn’t explain how it chooses those sites and provides no information whatsoever about who is behind the company. I strongly suspect many of the supposed “top sites” are paid links. In any case, it returns no results for many academic queries, and the results for many others are weak. I’d suggest you consider SweetSearch, which only searches 35,000 Web sites its staff has evaluated and approved, and is much more transparent about the process and who is behind the company.

  4. This is such fun and practical project! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  5. Wonderful project. Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

  6. This is first time that I am hearing something interesting like this….great

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