Web 2.0 in Education

Great tools are always popping up, it’s hard to keep track of them all.  Having many tools under one roof is great for the busy teacher.  Web 2.0 in Education, a  UK created wiki has everything any ICT teacher would ever need. It has over 295 tools with a review and screenshot or example of the tool as well as suggestions on how they might be used. Definitely worth a visit.

Please share it with others and send a note of thanks to its creator.

Here is a list of its contents:

  • mindmapping tools
  • website builders
  • timeline makers
  • comics and cartoons
  • drawing tools
  • photofun
  • mapping tools
  • presentations/slideshows
  • scrapbooks
  • multimedia
  • electronic books/writing
  • quizzes and games
  • video and screencasting tools
  • graphs/charts/databases
  • music tools
  • discussion/debate tools
  • surveys/polls
  • Read/Write/Think tools

Online assessment tools

Not so long ago I wrote a post about Quia an online assessment tool. I was hoping to come across one that offered all Quia’s features, but that was free. Well here it is!  Yaca Paca is a free online assessment tool by Chalkface, powered by Paperless School.  It has thousands of assessment tests, quizzes and courses and a huge range of subjects and different levels.  Besides using the quizzes already prepared, With Yaca Paca you can create your own tests, surveys, quizzes, and website.   Teachers can author their own work, edit and assign e-portfolios.  Students can create fully personalised e-portfolios.  Definitely the best I have seen in online assessment tools.  The direct link to the video will not imbed, so please view it at Yaca Paca.