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Tutorials & Links to WEB 2.0 tools for learning. (Click on the link)

Web 2.0 Links

Insta Grok: A search engine for teachers and learners.It is more than just a list of websites.

This is the link: InstaGrok.

Pinterest: It is a pinboard-style social photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies and more. Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, 're-pin' images to their own collections and or 'like' photos. Pinterest's mission is to “connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting" via a global platform of inspiration and idea sharing. Pinterest allows its users to share 'pins' on both Twitter and Facebook, which allows users to share and interact with a broad community. 

This is the link: Pinterest


Prezi: Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool for exploring and sharing ideas on a virtual canvas.

This is the link: Prezi

Evernote: Capture, create, communicate, & accumulate. Available on iOS and Android as well.

This is the link: Evernote.

EasyBib: The free Bibliography and citation Maker. Create a works cited instantly in MLA, APA, or Chicago! Also available on Android and iOS.


This is the link: EasyBib

SmartBrief: Education blog posts delivered to your email in digest form and fully expandable. There are 13 different education Smartbriefs. Guy Kawasaki on SmartBrief Video Interview

This is the link: SmartBrief.

Dropbox: A place to store files for easy access later by you or others with permissions. there is a free version and larger memory capacities at a cost. Here is the Video Tutorial.

This is the link: Dropbox. 

Poll Everywhere: A free website can create a poll/quiz that does not require clickers, but uses cellphone texting to take the poll.Video Tutorial

This is the link: Poll Everywhere

Socrative: A free site to a student response system to create pols and quizzes using any devices. Video Tutorial

This is the link: Socrative

YouTube for School: YouTube for Schools brings the power of video to your classrooms for free. Access thousands of free high quality educational videos on YouTube in a controlled environment. Video Tutorial

This is the link: YouTube


How to Upload a File to Google Docs: You Tube explanation Video Tutorial


iPad Apps

ZITE: A personalized magazine using Blog Posts and articles. Video Tutorial. Available on Android as well.

This is the link: ZITE 

Flipboard: Free app that creates a magazine based on your interests and your feeds.

 Video Overview

This is the link: Flipboard

SimpleMind Touch: It is a Mind Mapping tool that turns your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device.Video Tutorial

This is the link: SimpleMind Touch

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