Tool 5- Web 2.0
Wordle: I really like this image generator. I created a wordle below. I like how the wordle highlights the words or phrases used most often. I would like to see a wordle accompany the research paper that the 8th graders complete. I think it would make the writing experience more meaningful as students can see the important pieces of their work.
Glogster: I like Glogster since it allows the students to integrate various web 2.0 tools into one project.
Here is a link to a Glogster project that I have used with my students in the past. It uses Big Huge Labs, Wordle, Bookr, SlideRoll, YouTube, Animoto, and various web 2.0 tools.