|The future looks bright, by rogiro|
Spotify: This one's taken the geek world by storm. Search for your fave music. Play your fave music. Share your fave music. Crowd-source playlists and generally have a whole lot of fun. Spotify is only recently in the United States (but Europe loves it!), and at the date of this post, still appears to have a waiting list for invites. Premium features include the ability to listen to your jams offline or send them to your mobile device. The rest is free ... and you know you're ready to try the newest music web 2.0 out there.
Primary Wall: Think sticky notes 2.0 and absolutely the perfect collaborative tool for elementary students. Primary Wall is a space that allows you to create walls and post sticky notes. Make a private wall just for you, a password-protected wall for you and your students, or a public wall for all to comment. While a login is needed to create a wall, absolutely anyone with the link (and a password if necessary) can post on a wall. Primary Wall works in a similar fashion as Wallwisher, another great sticky notes 2.0 worth looking into.
So, what would you use Primary Wall for in your classroom? I'd love to know.
Searchypants: Finally a kid-friendly safe search engine I actually like. Powered by Google and built by the ingenious Primary Technology (yup the incredible company responsible for Primary Wall), Searchypants allows kids to search for websites, images, videos, and games! Large text makes the search bar and links easy for little hands to select and Google's voice search option makes Searchypants accessible to all learners.
here and they get the same great tools, but the work's been done for you.