The following list of selection criteria was taken from the "WebTools4u2use" website.
Criteria 1: Task
What is it that you want your class to do?
* analyze texts
* author an interactive work
* conduct research and collect data
* create media texts
* take notes/annotate resources
For suggestions on selecting Web 2.0 tools by task visit the "What do you want to do" section of the Digital Research Tools (DiRT) wiki
Criteria 2: Cognitive Level
What level of cognition do you want to address (i.e. "Bloom's Revised Taxonomy")?
For suggestions on selecting Web 2.0 tools by Bloom's Revised Taxonomy visit the Visual Blooms wiki. Kathy Schrock has also applied Bloom's taxonomy to the Google tools and applications. Click here for the document.
Criteria 3: Learning Preference
Is there a particular learning style that you would like to address?
For suggestions of selecting Web 2.0 tools by learning preference visit the 100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Kind of Learner site.
Criteria 4: Instructional Strategy
What instructional strategy would you like to use for this web 2.0 exercise? Consider the highly effective instructional strategies identified by Robert Marzano:
* Identifying similarities and differences
* Summarizing and note taking
* Reinforcing effort and providing recognition
* Homework and practice
* Nonlinguistic representations
* Cooperative learning
* Setting objectives and providing feedback
* Generating and testing hypotheses
* Cues, questions, and advance organizers
For suggestions of selecting Web 2.0 by instructional strategy visit the (Web 2.0) & Marzano's (CITW) website.
Criteria 5: Curriculum Standards
What area of the curriculum would you like to address?
* Curriculum standards
* Grade level
* Overall and specific expectations