UnderstandingDefinition: Understanding allows students to construct meaning from a variety of information sources such as newspaper, internet, multimodal texts, emails, text messages, images, illustrations, comicsand Web 2.0 tools.

Verbs to describe Understanding:Interpreting, summarising, inferring, paraphrasing, classifying, comparing, explaining, exemplifying (Anderson and Krathwohl)
Technology verbs:Blogging, twittering, advance searching, tagging, commenting, annotating, subscribing.
These tools could be also relevant to other parts of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. The activity you assign with these Web 2.0 tools has a huge impact on what verb the Web 2.0 tool comes under.

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Web 2.0 Name
Web 2.0 tool
Type of tool
Description
In the Classroom
Cost
Example
Podcasting
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Voice recording
and sharing
(interpreting)
Podcasting is a great way to allow students to show
their understanding, opinion or interpretationof a book,
character and so forth. Students record their thoughts
and this can be placed on a blog or wiki.

Free

Movie Maker

iMovie
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Movie Maker
Software
(interpreting)
Movie maker and iMovie is great software that
allows students to create a short movie with ease.
Students/teachers can upload this to blogs and
wikis.

Movie maker
Free (on PC
only)

iMovie
$10.99 (on
macs only)

Spring note
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Online word
processor
(summarising)
Spring none allows students to create pages
and work on them collaboratively. It is an
easy way for students to summarise
information together.

Free

Awesome
highlighter
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Highlighting
Webpages
(summarising)
Awesome highlighter allows students to
import a webpage and summarise
through highlighting important information
on the computer. Students can then export
this information and email it to other
students in their group.

Free

Lino It
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Online
post-it-notes
(summarising)
Students can post information and upload
files, photos and videos. Great way to
collaborate.

Free

Google
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(Researching)
Using google advanced research is a great
way for students to develop a greater
understanding of a topic. Students should
utilise Boolean searching. Google has a wide
variety of tools. Students can look at online books,
maps, create online documents, translation, google
earth.

Free

Bubbl.US
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Mind map

(classifying)
Online mind mapping tool.

Free

Prezi
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Flowchart movie
(classifying and
summarising)
Prezi is an online flowchart that is interactive.
Students can upload images, videos, music
and voice recording.

Free or
subscription

Bee-bots
http://learn-c4e.
wikispaces.
com/Bee-Bots
Robotics
(comparing)
Bee-bots are robots that have many
different functions. Students are able to
create games, and play a wide variety of educational
games.

Free

Gliffy
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Flow charts
construction
(comparing)
A website that allows students to develop
a variety of flowcharts

Free
or $4.95
user/month

Primary Pad
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Collaborative
word Processor
(explaining)
This is a tool that allows students to work
within a collaborative environment while
working online.There is a chat section for
students to talk to each other while they
are constructing a deeperunderstanding
of the subject at hand.

Free

Tagul and
Wordsmyth

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Word Cloud
(Understanding)
A great word cloud website. After signing up
you can create word clouds you can edit at
any time. You can link words to a website.
This is a great tool to use as a interactive word
wall. In my classroom I have used this dictionary
site and linked each word to a definition from
this online dictionary: http://www.wordsmyth.net/

Free

WatchKnow
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Online
educational
videos
(explaining)
A wide variety of short videos aimed at
students in K-12.

Free

Wikispaces
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Blog
(All verbs from
Understanding)
Wikispaces is a collaborative environment allowing
for students to share their understanding in a safe,
online environment. Students are provided with
individual passwords. The administrator (teacher) can
invite new students and can also stop students
accessing the wiki. In my classroom I use this in
conjunction with bloged.

Free

blogED
Accessed through
DEC Portal
Blog
(All verbs from
Understanding)
BlogEd is a place for students to have online
collaboration. Students can express their opinions,
understanding and interpretation of particular subjects,
books and so forth. This is password protected and
comments can be moderated by the teacher. I use
this in conjunction with Wikispaces. Bloged has
been created by the DEC.

Free

Edmodo
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Blog
(All verbs from
Understanding)
This is a great resource that allows you and your students to create discussion online. It is password protected. Its a great place for collaboration, sharing opinions and developing authenic discussions.

Free