Learning in the 21st Century

Teaching in the 21st Century

Learning 2.0 - Harnessing the Learning Potential of Web 2.0

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Web 2.0 Applications

What is Web 2.0?

Social Bookmarking

Click here to access my Web 2.0 in Education workshop page

Social Networking / Affinity Networking

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Click here to access my Wikis in Education workshop page


Click here to access my Blogging in Education workshop page


Click here to access my Podcasting in Education workshop page

Synchronous Editing Applications

Click here to visit my Google Tools for the Classroom workshop page

Concept Mapping

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Syndication Feed Aggregators

Click here to access my RSS in Education workshop page

Video Editing and Sharing

Click here to access my Digital Storytelling and Video Editing Workshop page

Image Editing and Sharing

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Misc. Learning Tools

Digital Storytelling with Web 2.0

Click here to access my digital storytelling workshop page

Slideshow / Presentation Tools

Timeline Tools

Mapping Tools

Comic Tools

Media Tools

Scrapbook Tools

Mixer Tools

For my inspiration and even more digital storytelling tools, check out Alan Levin's CogDogRoo 50 Tools wiki page.

Looking for More Web 2.0 Tools?

Visit the Web 2.0 Tools page for dozens of educational applications



Note: The following videos are embedded from YouTube. If you cannot access YouTube from school, consider downloading the videos with Zamzar so that they will play directly from your computer.
  1. Copy and paste the URL of the YouTube video you want to convert
  2. Click "Add URL"
  3. Select the video format you want to convert the YouTube Flash video (.flv) into - I suggest .mpg or .wmv for Windows users and .mov for Apple users.
  4. Input your e-mail address
  5. Click "Convert"
  6. Zamzar will send you an e-mail alerting you when your file has been converted. Follow the directions contained in the e-mail to download your converted video file to your computer. Zamzar will store your converted file for 24 hours.
  7. Want to learn how to embed video files into PowerPoint presentations? Follow the directions in the document below.

Here is a custom YouTube Player that contains all the videos I used in this workshop.

Here are those same videos hosted on TeacherTube

Did You Know / Shift Happens (Version 2.0 - June 2007)

The Common Craft Show

Google Docs in Plain English

Social Bookmarking in Plain English

Social Networking in Plain English

Wikis in Plain English

RSS in Plain English

Blogs in Plain English

Online Photo Sharing in Plain English

Twitter in Plain English


  • A Whole New Mind Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future - Daniel Pink
  • Educating the Net Generation - Diana G. Oblinger and James. L Oblinger, Editors
  • Growing Up Digital The Rise of the New Generation - Don Tapscott
  • Wikinomics How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything - Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams
  • Raw Materials for the Mind A Teacher's Guide to Digital Literacy - David F. Warlick
  • Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms - Will Richardson
  • The New Basics Education and the Future of Work in the Telematic - David Thornburg


Articles and White Papers

Additional References (from the PowerPoint presentation at the top of this page)
  • De Corte, E (1990). Towards powerful learning environments for the acquisition of problem solving skills. European Journal of Psychology of Education
  • Bloomer, M (1997). Curriculum Making in Post-16 Education: The Social Conditions of Studentship. London: Routledge
  • De Corte, E (1994). Towards the integration of computers in powerful learning environments, in: S Vosnaidou, E De Corte & H Mandl (eds), Technology-Based Learning Environments: Psychological and Educational Foundations (pp9-25). Berlin: Springer-Verlag
  • Bereiter, C and Scardamalia, M (2003). Learning to work creatively with knowledge, in: E De Corte, L Verschaffel, N Entwistle and J van MerriĆ«nboer (eds) Powerful Learning Environments: Unravelling Basic Components and Dimensions (pp55-68). Pergamon: Oxford
  • Kremer, H-H (2004). New technologies and complex teaching-learning arrangements, in: RH Mulder and PFE Sloane (eds) New Approaches to Vocational Education in Europe: the Construction of Complex Learning-Teaching Arrangements. Didcot: Symposium Books