Web 2.0 and Social Technology

Integrating the Best of Web 2.0 in our School Library Media Program!

Everyone's talking about the dynamic technology, tools, resources, and learning spaces available to teachers and students through Web 2.0. The possibilities and potential for using technologies are always evolving.  Prior to using social media sites we strongly encourage you to THINK!


Learning Platforms 
Google Classroom is a free web-based platform that integrates your Google Apps for Education account with all your Google Apps services, including: Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar.

Social Networks
Social networking can be enjoyable and fun, allowing you to remain in touch with all your pals, however be very carefully about the information you are releasing online and never post anything that could be used to cause you harm. NEVER share private or personal information such as your complete name and address, date of birth, phone number or details about your family. You should also take some time to share with your parents and/or other family members security and privacy features on the social website you are using. Let them help you set security levels everyone feels comfy with.

Strict guidelines for use in terms of personal information is needed. Adult permissions may be required. Some have age requirements.


  • Kik Messenger is an app that lets users text for free. 
  • Instagram lets users snap, edit, and share photos and 15-second videos
  • Tumblr is like a cross between a blog and Twitter: It's a streaming scrapbook of text, photos, and/or videos and audio clips. 
  • Twitter is a microblogging tool that allows users to post brief, 140-character messages -- called "tweets"
  • Musical.ly is a performance and video sharing social network .
  • Snapchat is a messaging app that lets users put a time limit on the pictures and videos they send before they disappear.
  •  ClubPenguin.com: Hugely popular Disney-owned website
  •  Whyville.com Free, designed for kids 8-15. 

Social Technology

Video Apps, Video Sharing and Vodcasts

Collaborative Technology

Interactive Technology

Writing Technology Tools

Other Resources for Web 2.0

Web 2.0 References and Resources


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