Well everyone, here is my first Web 2.0 tool that I would like to share with you. I apologize that I have taken so long to post!
I came across https://bubbl.us/ through a general web search on Web 2.0 tools. This tool is used for brainstorming your thoughts in a web format. You start with a topic and branch off from there to lay out and organize your thoughts. You are able to move each individual bubble to where you want it or move the entire web. You can make the web look anyway that you want, but I did find it frustrating at times when I went to move a bubble and it moved itself where I didn't want it. Overall, though, I found this site to be very easy to work with and user friendly. You can brainstorm ideas without an account, but you need to be logged in to save your work. It's free to sign up!
My class just finished reading stories about the rainforest. We worked on visualizing during reading. Students used their five senses to create a mental image. Here is an example of my brainstorming web about the rainforest.