Twitter POll Results: What Web 2.0 tools are teachers using NOW?

It was so incredible to see the answers to the first twitterpoll about the locations of educators, I was anxious to ask this question:

“What is your favorite Web 2.0 tool that you are using in class right now. Share your grade level and location.”

The overwhelming winners: voicethread, wikispaces, and Google Docs. although there are some others like Skype and Moodle. Several new ones need a look including two cell phone information services textmark and Gabcast. (My answers would be wikispaces and Ning both of which offer advertising free services to educators.)

What is impressive to me is to see what educators are doing and to hear it from them. This will be my answer to those who go to conferences and say that “it is just the presenters talking about it, people aren't really using these tools.” Twitter lets the teachers speak out. Real teachers all over the world are using Web 2.0 tools in their classroom. Will your students be able to compete or understand their students when they sit beside them in college?

TwitterPoll Results

*The Twitterpoll results were so enormous that I “knocked own” my Feedburner Feed Size Requirements. I have moved all of the twitterpoll results to a Google page at

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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kolson29 January 20, 2008 - 8:13 pm

What an amazing response! I actually took the opportunity (besides finding new cool tools that people are using) to find new edtech people to follow from this post. You have an amazing network to draw from!


Mr. Carls January 20, 2008 - 9:43 pm

Very nice job organizing this. I can’t believe how much I’ve used Twitter to enhance my own learning and this has helped me build more of a network, plus given me a way to find out about sites like: Gabcast (gotta go check it out). I would also lean towards a few Google Tools (Docs is a big one) and also Ning- I think that could be great for a class to build and store/share info.

Liz Kolb January 21, 2008 - 5:37 am

What a great list! Can I second the
site. I love Reactee which is part of the site options. Such a fun way to learn!

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