About this Site
After a workshop with Chris Toy in August of 2009 at SFU Surrey, I began to think of implementing more Web 2.0 tools in my Infotech 10 class and others. There are a number of tools out there, some of them used in the business world today, and others that are just plain fun and a different means of presenting what you have learnt in school. But although there are a number of web sites with explanations of what the Web 2.0 tool does, and it's link, there are not many that mention the pitfalls, or the failing of the tool. A number of tools work better on Internet Exlorer then Safari. Some were made for Firefox only. Others have a feature of loading up pictures for the tool, but some sites load quicker then other Web 2.0 tool sites. It is important for teacher to not only know what the tool does, but what to watch out for before they actually begin with the tool themselves and with their students.
I have used the tools mentioned on this site. I have included in some examples of what I or my students have made. I have included any problems that I have run into as well as some things you need to prep for before you start with the tool. The negative and positive of each web tool has been outlined. Some of the summaries of the tools also have lesson plans included. This web site was created to help you the teacher choose quickly what tools you may want to try and what to watch out for. Good luck developing your skills in the area of Web 2.0 tools ;)
I hope this site helps you to explore the world outside your classroom, and to try new things for you and your students. Good luck