Many of you have probably heard about these great new free books and downloaded them already, but I needed to get around to posting about them anyway. I’ve added them both to The Best Places To Learn Web 2.0 Basics.

The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book

“The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book,” edited by Terry Freedman, is a must-read for anybody who wants to use Web 2.0 applications with their students.

Here is how Terry describes the free book:

# 87 projects.
# 10 further resources.
# 52 applications.
# 94 contributors.
# The benefits of using Web 2.0 applications.
# The challenges of using Web 2.0 applications.
# How the folk who ran these projects handled the issues…
# … And what they recommend you do if you run them.
# What were the learning outcomes?

Google For Teachers

Richard Byrne has written a free 33 page book titled Google For Teachers.

Here is how he describes it:

This guide avoids some of the obvious things, like using Google Docs for collaborative writing, and instead focuses on some of the lesser-used Google tools options like publishing an online quiz using Google Docs. In all there are 33 pages containing 21 ideas and how to instructions for creating Google Maps placemarks, directions creating and publishing a quiz with Google Docs forms, directions for embedding books into your blog, and visual aids for accessing other Google tools.

You can’t miss downloading these two great resources!