Today’s Web 2.0 tool is Sqworl. This site makes it extremely easy to build a graphical list of links that shows a thumbnail of each page. Check out the Teaching Blog Sqworl for a great example. In the classroom, you could create a Sqworl with links for students to use at home, including favorite games and videos from class. Make a Sqworl that includes all of the sites students should visit for a research project. Have a different list for each subject area or class that you teach, and link them to your class web page. Sqworl is ideal for PK-1 and special needs students who are non-readers because of the thumbnail image that shows the page with the link. Sqworl is free to use, though there is a premium option that removes ads from your lists and allows you to make a list private. That costs $3.99 per month (kind of a lot, in my opinion).
There are so many ways to use this tool. Add your ideas in the comments section!