Web 2.0 can be crazy making because there are so, so many tools to choose from. So on this page, I have provided the short list of my favorite tools in the table with the purple heading, my Symbaloo, and a list of links to websites that give you a million tools to choose from!
|You want to…||Then try using…||Works in Canvas?|
|Capture your screen while annotating and embedding video of your talking head.||
|Finished videos can be uploaded to YouTube|
|Create a tutorial for students much like Khan Academy videos.||Explain Everything (an iPad app)||Finished videos can be uploaded.|
|Create flashcards that read aloud and use images.||Quizlet||Can be embedded.|
|“Quiz” kids on ANY topic in a gaming format that can be done whole class (if you’re 1:1) or in small groups, and that collects data for you automatically.||Kahoot!, Socrative||No (and you probably wouldn’t want it in Canvas)|
|Allow online synchronous and asynchronous collaboration.
|Google Draw, Google Docs, Google Story Builder, Mindmeister (mind maps), Twiddla||Yes! (Embed or provide link)|
|Have kids create electronic portfolios of their work or explain their work. Making student thinking visible.||Explain Everything (an iPad app), Educreations, Book Creator, Recap, SeeSaw||Be creative!|
|Hook 5-6 headphones to one mp3 or CD player.||Belkin Mixit Rockstar Cable||No – it’s a device.|
|Have progress monitoring done for you.||Literably||Nope|
|Go 1:1 inexpensively (use Donors Choose)||Amazon Fire Tablets||Tool|