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                                         Collection of cool links of
teaching and learning resources and many more stuff !

*Table of Contents*

Top 20 Web 2.0 Must Haves for Every 21st Century Classroom


Assessment and Evaluation

Augmented Reality


Charts and Spreadsheets



Conversion Tools

Convert Word to PDF and Vise Versa

Celebration of Success - Award and Certificate Makers

Desktop Publishing


Digital Storytelling

Disposable Email Accounts - Use for New App Site Registrations

Ebooks or Audio Books

Games for Education

Virtual Type Games in Education

Create Your Own Games From Scratch

Games with Purpose - Purposeful Gaming

Global Connections in the Classroom


Mobile Tools for Learning


Networking and Online Learning Communities

Note Taking, Graphic Organizers, Concept Mapping and Flow Chart Tools

Online Interactive Classroom Environments

Personalized Web Browser Pages



Portfolios - Digital/Online

Presentation Tools

Professional Learning Networks

QR Codes Generators and More


RSS Aggregators

Search Engines

Social Bookmarking

Social Platforms in Education

Storage - online storage and for files

Studying and Help

Text <>Speech

Texting Tools for Social Learning

The "Tubes"

Tutorials for Everything

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Worlds in Education

Vodcasting - Video Broadcasting

Web Design




Word Processing

Other Collections of Free Open Source Software

  1. *Class Blogs* - Wordpress or Blogger
  2. *Class Wiki or Website* - Wikispaces, Wetpaint, Webnode, Wix, Glogster
  WikiMatrix - compare and contrast
  3. *Virtual or a Cloud Office - Docs*, Google Docs, Office Live ,
Zoho, Thinkfree
  4. *Online Classroom Environments/Networks/Forums* - Wikispaces, Collaborize
  Classroom, Edmodo,
  5. *Backchannels* - tinychat, backnoise, coveritlive todaysmeet
  6. *Audio Channel* - *Podcasts or recordings* - evoca,podbean, gcast, odeo

  7. *The Tubes - Youtube EDU, Teacher Tube* Kidstube - create a free
  account for uploading demonstrations
  8. *Private Videocast or TV Channel* - Ustream livestre., Youcastr
  9. *Online Assessment tools* - Thatquiz. , *Rubrics*- Tech4Learning
  10. *Online Grade book* -Engrade
  11. *Online storage* - file storage - Dropbox, Google, Office Live, Adrive , 4shared, Flickr Google Docs - for docs, pics and more
  12. *Social Learning* - Facebook, Twitter, Youtube P2PU
  13. *Open Learning* - Khan Academy Watch Know Learn
  14. *Global Learning Experiences* - ePals Classroom 2.0
  15. *QR Codes for Learning* - Cool QRs for class - QRstuff Creators -
  Kaywa zxing Readers - Percent Mobile
  16. *Got an App for Dat?* - Appolicious, Google App Inventor
  17. *Get Published!* - Mixbook, Lulu, Epubbud
  18. *RSS in Education* - keep up with the latest news Google Reader,
  Google Alerts, Netflakes, Facebook, Twitter
  19. *Bookmarking* for Bibs and More - Diigo, Bibme, Easybib, Purdue Owl
  20. *Annotation* for All Resources - Diigo, Zotero, Yolink



Create some fun activities to review and create projects for specific
concepts and content. Use these sites to engage your students for creating
fun and engaging animations.

  - Doink - create fun animations with this incredible free animation /
  drawing tool
  - Pencil Animation - -Download Only
  - Blender - create amazing 3D renderings and gaming platforms as well
  - Dfilm - easily create fun films
  - Fluxtime -more animation fun
  - Goanimate -animate easily Domo - more from Goanimate - easy to create
  original animations
  - Flipbook -create fun flipbooks with this tools
  - Xtranormal -create movies with real characters
  - Canvastic - create simple animations on this free canvas
  - Zimmer Twins - creating animations for elementary kids
  - Anim8tor - create 3D animations while using algebraic and calculus


*Assessment and Evaluation*

Online assessment is optimal for a more paperless classroom environment.
Students enjoy the chance for interactive online assessments. There are
sites that allow you to make review flashcards and asses student learning.
Sites where you can make and download rubrics are also available. These can
then be linked or embedded.

  - Myt4L- Rubric Maker
  - Mystudio - create interactive online assessments and analyze the data
  - Teach-nology- For rubrics, but you can create a ton of resources here.
  - ThatQuiz - online classroom and quiz generator
  - Jeopardylabs - create fun online interactive Jeopardy games for free
  - Quizinator - create free quizzes, study sheets and worksheets
  - Fifty Sneakers - a great free site for creating online tests. All
  types of questions!! A++
  - ProProfs - create and share online exams and flash cards, provides
  instant feedback
  - Hot Potatoes – can be uploaded to Moodle
  - QuizEgg - create free online quizzes
  - Quiz Maker - create quizzes in a flash
  - Clarkson's Museum Box - Digital ePortfolios - create an interactive
  eportfolio with this tool!!
  - Qedoc- download and install interactive quiz player game and quiz
  maker software
  - Discovery - Teacher Tools
  - 4Teachers - free 60 day trial
  - Flashcardmachine- create interactive note cards for practice and review
  - Flashcards - download, create and study with these online flashcards
  - cueFlash- create interactive embeddable flash cards to help you study
  and learn.
  - Quizlet - simple flash cards and quizzes
  - FlashcardDB- create interactive online flash cards in an instant
  - Flashcard Friends - create online flashcards within this community of
  thinkers and learners
  - A.nnotate- publish files and annotate them online, provide feedback to
  your students.
  - Texas Student Assessments- online interactive assessments in reading,
  writing and math
  - Quizlab - online interactive assessments and quizes to test mastery
  - Zoho Challenge - create and conduct online tests
  - Engrade - free online grade book and assignment builder for teachers
  and students
  - *Rubric Generators* - Tech4learning , irubric, Discovery,
  myteachertools, rubrican, rubistar, rubric4teachers
  - BrainPop - learn and assess in a fun interactive environment.
  - Knol - share what you know at Google's Knol site... you are the expert
  - Lecturefox - listen and download some of the best college lectures
  - Kubbu - create free quizzes, crosswords and games
  - Respondus - free assessment software


*Augmented Reality*

*Augmented reality* (AR) is a term for a live direct or an indirect view of
a physical, real-world environment whose elements are *augmented* by
computer-generated sensory input, such as sound or graphics. Creating
something like this with concepts in the classroom would be amazing!!

  - ArtToolkit - Washington Univ. download and develop augmented graphic
  - Magic Online - trade cards and plan online



Some of my favorite tools for blogs in the classroom. Create a classroom
blog so that students can share and discuss topics inside and outside of
class. Believe it or not, kids will actually visit back often to see who is
reading and responding. Reluctant classroom participants usually love this
outlet to share ideas and new concepts. I actually heard one of my teachers
say that her non-writers posted more than anyone on her reading blog.
Sample Blogs - Academic Examples

  - Wordpress- Easy to set up and monitor the comments on your blog. One
  of the best out there.
  - 21Classes - free and education safe
  - CoveritLive- Live Blogging embed in a web page
  - Blogger- Blogger, another easy way to create your classroom blog.
  Allows for moderation as well.
  - ePals- Free school or classroom blogs. A great way to start an entire
  school with blogs that they can monitor in one location.
  - Global Teacher / Student- create a safe blog environment for your
  class and students
  - And if these aren't good enough for you, try this list of 40 Blog
  - Kidblog - create a free and safe school blog with this site.
  - Zooblogs - free online blogging for kids
  - Phlog - create an easy web phone blog
  - Edublogger
  - Class Blogmeister


*Charts and Spreadsheets*

Creating charts in many classes can be a chore and if you don't have Excel
or know how to design a simple chart these tools can help you!
See what you think.

  - Editgrid - free online spreadsheet creator
  - Google Docs share and collaborate
  - Lucidchart - try this free chart tool an easy way to diagram and map
  - irows - create and upload excel sheets online, share and collaborate
  - Swivel - Data sets, graphs, charts, etc. All can be embedded and
  - Zoho - share and collaborate
  - ChartGizmo- create charts to share and embed on your sites
  - Tableizer- create free html charts or spreadsheets
  - LovelyCharts - great online diagramming
  - Chartle - create interactive charts and tables
  - Many Eyes - upload data sets and create amazing looking data



Collaboration experiences assist with opening up the lines of communication
for students, teachers, parents and communities. Students love to share
with each other and others from outside of the class. They thrive on
sharing their expertise and knowledge to people who are interested. Try
using these tools when students are expected to work in groups and
communicate to complete group projects. They will thank you for the
experience. The great thing is that kids will have the 24/7 access to their
work. They will not need to be sitting at a specific computer or network
since all of these sites offer storage and interactivity.

  - Google Docs share and collaborate
  - Writeboard- create collaborative docs in your browser
  - Zoho share and collaborate
  - Scriblink - create instant collaborative workspace areas save, print
  and more
  - AWW - an instant shared whiteboard that can be saved
  - Dabbleboard - instant collaboration online - create great graphic
  organizers and flow charts
  - Etherpad now also Titanpad - online text editing no registration
  instant collaborative whiteboard
  - Editstorm - brainstorm easily with this real time collaboration tool
  - Showdocument - create a document together, edit, discuss hold a web
  meeting for free
  - - online text editor
  - Skrbl - instant notes and collaboration
  - Doing Text- online collaborative work spaces
  - Crocdoc
  - Nota create interactive note pages that allow you to post docs, video,
  audio, maps and comments. edit together.
  - Notesake take notes together share and collaborate
  - Browzmi - browse the internet together. Great for collaboration and
  research!!! What a great tool!!
  - Weblin - download and install this simple app to create an avatar and
  search the web with others
  - Yoowalk - browse the internet with others, fun and interactive.
  - Kaltura - collaborate with this video tool. Create a video together.
  - A.nnotate- publish files and annotate them online.
  - Lefora- create a public or private discussion forum network
  - Collaborizeclassroom - a great networking resource for teachers to
  create a safe learning env. for kids
  - Twiddla- instant canvas for sharing, creating, chatting and more. Get
  started instantly!
  - Show Document - instantly collaborate on any document. Original doc is
  not altered just annotated.
  - Collanos - keep all of your files in one desktop area
  - Mixedink - create collaborative arguments or with your opinions and
  - flockdraw - draw and create together -invite and share on twitter
  - Thumbscribes - create collaborative poems, haiku, stories songs and
  more with this simple tool
  - Justbeamit - beam anything over the web simple drag and drop.



Allowing students to communicate and or chat during class or outside of
class will open up the lines of communication between you and your
students. Many of these resources allow for monitored chat rooms, quick
webcam communications, and more. The nice thing is that you can create and
open a room during class and then close it outside of class if you are
worried about posts outside of class.

  - Skype in Education - download and install for quick video conf.
  purchase a webcam for about $35. Kids love showing off when doing reports,
  labs plays, demonstrations.
  - Wetoku - create online interviews with people from anywhere in the
  world, share and publish
  - Anymeeting - create free online meetings or webinars for up to 200
  participants. They say it's always free.
  - dimdim - online synchronized meetings
  - Anymeeting - create free online meetings or webinars for up to 200
  participants. They say it's always free.
  - Palbe embeddable virtual conf. room free 3 people
  - Presentonlinenow - a free webinar based room for anything
  - Geesee - embeddable chat gadget
  - Yaplet embeddable chat gadget
  - ooVoo - download and video chat with anyone around the world.
  - MeBeam- instant chat rooms
  - Meeboo- create free chat rooms
  - VoxOx - free download for all of you online collaborations and
  - ChatMaker - Free instant Chat rooms
  - Backnoise - back channel chats that you can embed
  - Tinychat - create a free room, embed into a website, save chats
  - Babelwithme - create collaborative chats that translate while you type
  - Talki - Embeddable forums for any site
  - Nurph - Chat anywhere on any website using your twitter account
  - Voxopop - discuss topics with your real voice... create discussion


*Conversion Tools*

*Convert Text to Audio*

  - iSpeech - convert your blog, docs, rtf, rss and more to audio. Sound
  quality is pretty good.
  - Online Conversion - convert anything
  - Koyote - freeware for converting audio files and more

*Convert Video and Audio Files*

  - ZamZar - convert it all here!
  - Farkie - download and convert Youtube vids
  - Media Converter
  - AVS Video Converter
  - Movavi - Convert Videos to any format
  - Kick Youtube - download any youtube video with this site - change www
  to kick in the url


*Convert Word to PDF and Vise Versa*

  - Convert PDF to Word
  - DocRaptor - Convert to PDF

simple online free converter

  - PDF Forge - create pdf files with this free download
  - PDF to Excel
  - Cometdocs - Convert files to pdf
  - PDFMeNot- PDF to Flash - create an online interactive embedable pdf
  - HTML to PDF- absolutely amazing registration create a pdf of a
  webpage with active links
  - PDF Hammer- not really a converter but an online PDF editor
  - Free PDF convert - convert any doc to pdf
  - Various Converters
  - Scribd iPaper- view any document online with Scribd's iPaper
  - PrimoOnline - convert any file to pdf for free
  - Embeditin - embed anything to your website!!


*Celebration of Success - Award and Certificate Makers*

  - My Award Maker - create great templates for student awards
  - DLTK's Growing Together - create awards, cards and more
  - Official Seal Maker- create cool looking seals for kids and classrooms


*Desktop Publishing*

  - Open Office - alternative to Microsoft
  - Thinkfree - Office bundle
  - Windows Live Skydrive - Microsoft Office live or virtual office apps
  - Letterpop- create free incredible looking newsletters here!
  - Simplebooklet - create a free online book with text, images, audio,
  video and more! A+++
  - TweenTribune - teens and tweens writing the news and current events!
  - Story Jumper - create free online childrens' books then print them out
  - Zooburst - create 3D digital ebooks - pop up books and ecards can be
  created. Fun for all ages
  - Story Maker - from Carnegie, create fun story books
  - Zinepal - create great looking magazines or newsletters with web site
  links or rss feeds. A great way to read what you want!
  - Kerpoof - create pictures, stories, and movies here. Fun and
  - Toondoo - create great looking comics here. Even use your own photo.
  - Pikikids - create fun looking comics with this site for kids
  - Bitstrips - create fun comic strips for writing
  - Make Beliefs Comix- great comic tool for kids to write graphic novels
  or stories
  - Mutapic- design artwork in a free online graphics generator. Great for
  Art students or designing logos.
  - *Ebooks* - create great looking ebooks with mixbook ,myebook ,
  storyjumper, tikatok. Book Builder - Read Write Web Flipbook Create Free
  eBooks - anyone can write and publish for free!!
  - Flipsnack - create ebooks from your pdf files. simple, free and easy
  - Read Write Think interactive tools for writing
  - Suessville Storybook creator, fun and easy
  - CK-12 Textbooks - create your very own textbook!!
  - Lulu - publish and sell your writings
  - Book Builder - Create Free eBooks - anyone can write and publish for
  - Project Poster *-* kids can create simple web sites in a snap. Great
  for quick and easy projects.
  - Scribbls- Draw and collaborate
  - Postalz - create engaging digital postcards
  - Issuu- create your own online magazine issue.
  - It's Our Tree - create a free online family tree.
  - Scribus- create great looking desktop documents for free!! Download
  and install for free.
  - Openzine - create online collaborative interactive magazines
  - Awesome Clipart for Educators free clipart resources
  - Museum Box - Create a 3D interactive learning cube or collection of
  video, audio, images, text and links AWESOME!
  - PocketMod - Create a free fold-able with so many options. Create note
  cards and reminders.... Excellent tool!!
  - Kids on the Net -creative writing and interactive activities
  - Calameo- create, publish and share your work
  - Atlantis Word Processor - free word processor download... great
  - Ajax13 - create docs and flow charts instantly in the browser based
  ajax app
  - Plasq aps - download and create fun comics
  - Wordle , Tagul TagCrowd- Create cool looking word and tag clouds -
  tagul offers hyperlinks to words in cloud.
  - Word it Out - just like wordle almost seems like too close to wordle
  - Tagxedo - turns words, speeches, documents into stunning word clouds
  save the cloud as an image
  - Magnoto - very similar to Glogster create fun looking interactive pages
  - Pekay- an application for the little ones who want to write - even
  play it on Facebook!!
  - Thesis Builder - Tom March's online thesis builder for kids
  - Twisty Noodle - find coloring pages and handwriting pages to print and
  use with your students
  - - a very simple page creator, no sign in required bare bones



  - Visuwords - a visual for new vocabulary connections
  - Instagrok - an amazing site to collect vocab details, text, images,
  video and more MetaGlossary- get real meanings, links and more for vocab
  - Refdesk Directory - an amazing resource for all types for education
  - Visuwords- visual mapping for vocabulary, expands and builds meaning
  and relationships
  - Wordnik - find and create new vocabulary meanings and pronunciations
  great dictionary alternative
  - The Photographic Dictionary
  - Google Dictionary - great and easy!
  - Visual Dictionary - Merriam Webster
  - Visual Thesaurus - Thinkmap's visual thesaurus and concept make builder
  - Visual Dictionary - real photos for any word
  - Sign Language Dictionary - learn how to sign and communicate with the
  deaf with this great dictionary
  - 3D Dictionary - get a 3D representation of many words
  - InfoVisual Dictionary
  - Wordia - create and watch video definitions for new vocabulary
  - WordlyWise 3000 - learn with this new dictionary type ap comes with
  - eyePlorer - a visual vocabulary building tool... create vocabulary
  - Data.Gov - a complete database search for any data set possible....
  well just about
  - Linguee - an online translation search engine/dictionary
  - Lingoes - download software to define and translate A+++


*Digital Storytelling*

  - Animoto - create free 30 second videos with your photos tell a story
  with pictures text and audio
  - Notawow talk about an AWESOME Educational tool, you have to see this
  site, create a web page by adding just about anything!! Embeddable
  - Ourstory - a time line based photo story option .
  - OneTrueMedia and Tel.A.Vision - create great looking videos with this
  simple online tool, A+++++ Add images, video, audio and more
  - PhotoPeach - easy photo sharing and captions. Allow for comments, keep
  private or public. Embeddable
  - Photoshow - simple easy to add photos, captions and templates
  - Slide - create fun and embeddable stories with this fun free tool
  - Voicethread - upload images and presentations to share and get
  feedback in the form of test or audio
  - Vuvox - great for creating eye catching photo stories
  - Fotobabble - upload images and record your voice to tell simple
  digital stories
  - Digistory - resources and examples of digital story telling in edu.


*Disposable Email Accounts - Use for New App Site Registrations*

Create an account for these tools. No email... No problem. Use disposable
email accounts to create your accounts.

  - - incoming mail is only stored for a
  few hours
  - - alias accounts
  - 10 Minute Mail- 10 minute storage and use
  - -receive only
  - - receive only create a temporary inbox
  - - creates a random
  email accounts
  - Otherinbox - beat spam create alias accounts


*Ebooks or Audio Books*

Great resources for listening to royalty free and public domain
publications. Excellent resources!

  - Epub Books for Book Glutton
  - Project Gutenberg - 100,000 downloadable books
  - Golden Classics Kiddie Records - an amazing collection of musical
  classics for public domain books.
  - Google Books - need some books check out some of the best complete and
  previews a Google, create a library
  - Feedbooks - also contains tons of public domain books
  - Open Library - over 100,000 free downloadable books
  - LibriVox - audio books online, listen and record your own.
  - LearnOutLoud- everything is audio or video format. Too many
  collections to mention here. A must see!
  - Lit2Go- Florida State Univ. online audio book repository
  - Ebook-X- free ebook downloads... AWESOME
  - CodexCloud - search for public domain books and read them on any
  - Flipsnack - create free online flipbooks with any pdf or file that you
  - Big Universe- a huge collection of online books
  - Spokenword - a full collection of podcasts
  - Bookboon - a collection of textbooks for free download
  - Flat World Knowledge - a completely free resource for ebooks
  - WikiBooks - free online books for download
  - Google Scholar - info written by scholars
  - The Online Books Page - tons of free ebooks
  - *Ebooks* - mixbook ,myebook , tikatok. Book Builder - Read Write Web
  Flipbook Flipbook - Create Free eBooks - anyone can write and publish
  for free!!
  - Livebinders - create a live binder of collected websites and
  documents. Create a working online binder!
  - Bookrix - create online ebooks for free easy to publish.
  - Little Bird Tales - create children's books with original artwork and
  their voices!
  - MeeGenius - learn to read while listening to some children's literature
  - Kindle Resources Blog - everything you ever needed for your Kindle,
  Use Calibre to convert epubs and ebooks to files that Kindle can read
  - ebookbrowse - create a free account to upload, download and share
  books, pdfs, docs, ppts and more
  - Digital Directors Guild - resources for creating video and digital
  stories about various topics
  - National Geographic Music - a free database of music from all over the


*Games for Education*

Try some of these sites for reinforcing the specific skills and content. MORE

  - Purpose Games - create and play games for topics that you study and
  - Immune Attack an amazing reality tour and game into the human body.
  Kids will never want to stop playing and learning!
  - Games4Change or G4C - a great network of experts and professionals
  passionate about learning through purposeful games. Join and learn about
  some amazing game platforms.
  - Deal or No Deal - play online Deal or No Deal games for reviewing fun
  - Kodu - create and play your own virtual games with this Microsoft open
  source software
  - ClassTools - Create interactive flash games for class review.
  - Bunge Labs - Research based Brain Games
  - Karooba - play and create tons of educational games fun, free and easy
  - Game-O-Matic - create fun review games for new concepts
  - What2Learn - join and play or create some fun games! Games in
  Education work with kids!
  - Whizkids Games - kids can play online games for learning
  - Gameclassroom- great games for all levels of kids K-6
  - NeoK-12 - games and interactives for all subjects
  - I Know That- wow a great site for games, but you then get a printout
  of the assessment of the concepts played
  - ELearning- games for the younger students
  - Gameclassroom - K-6 games for learning in all subjects
  - Smarty Card - a great fun way to learn and earn real rewards. Join for
  free parents and kids
  - Kidyos - a safe website for young kids, play games, watch videos and
  - The Last Brain Game- Great brain games in single or multiplayer game
  studios. FUN!!
  - IMMEX create a free online science environment with interactive
  scientific experiments and problem solving modules
  - Math Playground fun interactive games
  - Hot Math fun interactive games
  - Club Penguin and Webkinz - introduce your students to virtual worlds
  with these kid friendly environments. Allows for digital skill literacy and
  students can beging managing $, time, and pet responsibility. Writing
  prompts can be used with these worlds.
  - Java Math- interactive java base math simulations and examples
  - Tutpup- play simple math and spelling games for reinforcement,
  challenge other global players and beat the clock
  - Games That Change the World - online games that help the world!
  - Simulations for Learning - a great list of online simulations for
  student learning.
  - Bitesize Games by BBC - Interactive learning and fun Science, Math Etc.
  - Power Point Game Templates- an incredible site for playing interactive
  PPT Games
  - Mr Nussbaums -Games for Math, Language Arts, Spelling, Science and more
  - Chiltopia- online learning games for young kids.
  - Secret Builders - awesome virtual game for learning and building!!
  - PlayCrafter - create your own games
  - Stop Watch - time yourself
  - Sploder - create and your own virtual games for others to play
  - Roblox - create your very own virtual world great designing for kids
  - Tweegee is a virtual world that mixes e-mail, personal organization,
  and Flash gaming. It centers on an anime-like avatar that users build part
  by part. kids can use similar building tools to make their own hosted site
  that comes ready-made with templates based on what the kids are interested.
  - Wumpa's World - a fun site for young students to learn about the arctic
  - Fusion Fall - Cartoon Network a virtual game where kids can be avatars
  and play in virtual environments - PG13
  - Free Realms - a virtual game where kids can play games, buy pets and
  more A++ Problem Solving
  - Game Classroom - free fun games for K-6 students, review math,
  spelling, grammar and more!
  - Chess for Kids - kids can play chess online for free
  - CLEAR - a series of games and apps for teachers and students to create
  fun quizzes and more
  - Vanished - another MIT creation! get kids into science, problem
  solving and critical thinking
  - InterroBang - Microsoft's best gaming offer ever. Create a free
  classroom account and get your students completing fun real world missions
  and deeds.

*Virtual Type Games in Education*

  - Nobel Prize Games A++++
  - MiniMonos - play a green game that helps kids learn about the
  - Edheads
  - free kids games for learning
  - Vocab Games fun and simple
  - Americas Army - virtual Army experiences
  - Virtual Surgery a great way to expose kids to medicine and bio
  - NASA Virtal Labs and More - Virtual Microscope NASA 3D resources
  - Anagramarama find as many words as possible in the time available. Get
  the longest word and you'll advance to the next level.
  - Ayiti - Unicef, voices of youth explore, learn the cost of life
  - Binary Game - play a Cisco binary game
  - ChemCollective
  - Climate Challenge
  - Conflict Map
  - Ekoloko- an environmental virtual world for kids
  - FreeCiv - create a virtual civilization
  - I Know That
  - Power Up The Game
  - River City
  - Virtual U - designed to foster better understanding of management
  practices in American colleges and universities.
  - Discover Babylon - educational video game that features Mesopotamia’s
  diverse contributions in writing, mathematics, literature, and law.
  - Energyville a game based on different energies and how to sustain them
  - Electrocity - create and manage your own virtual city
  - Fat World - fit or fat you decide
  - Food Force - created in conjunction with Free Rice this game teaches
  about hunger
  - Food Detectives - learn about food bacterias and how to be safe while
  handling foods
  - FreeCol - create a virtual colony with others
  - Future Park - plan a future park where kids make the choices for their
  - Global Warming Interactive - a game of statistics and measures, real
  world applications
  - Immune System Defender - learn how to defeat bacterial infections with
  this fun game
  - Peace Doves - create peace before a nuclear fall out.
  - Pod Game - a real life threat and the player must remain calm to
  overcome it
  - Quest Atlantis an amazing multiuser game that is designed to enhance
  the lives of children while helping them grow into knowledgeable,
  responsible, and empathetic adults.
  - Re-Mission - play this fun game while destroying malignant cancer
  - Road to Revolution - test your Revolutionary skills
  - Stop Disasters - stop disasters from occurring real world application
  - Third World Farmer - create a farm and watch it grow or not...critical
  decisions and higher order thinking required
  - Wasteland Adventure - global warming, the ecosystem has been
  destroyed, can anyone fix it?
  - World Without Oil - experience a world without oil, what crisis would
  we experience lessons for teachers

*Create Your Own Games From Scratch*

  - Python - a free download for programing and creating your own games.
  - MyGamebuiilder - an amazing free online game generator. A+++ kids will
  love it.
  - Scirra/Construct - free download for enhanced game design
  - Kodu - one of my favorites - kids can download and begin creating a 3D
  world and program all objects and more a great way to teacher programing
  - Alice - from Carnegie Mellon - create a story, interactive games and
  more with this fun application, kids will love it
  - Scratch - an MIT basic programing site for learning the basics fun and
  - Sploder - create fun online games with this gaming site
  - Playcrafter - create more fun games with this tool, high levels of
  thinking involved
  - Fyrebug - simple and fun, choose a type of game, choose or upload the
  objects and have fun
  - Greenfoot - a programing ap from Kent Univ. create, play and share
  download and join the forum
  - Blender - create and build with this amazing rendering tool
  - GameMaker from Sonic - free download
  - Adventure Maker - create games for windows of PSP
  - Engine001 Create games for free, fun and no coding
  - Cylog - download free games for complex thinking
  - Play My Code - amazing fun with html5, create, share, play Studio

*Games with Purpose - Purposeful Gaming*

  - Natron Baxter - Nathan Verrill an avid games with purpose developer
  shares his latest work in gaming! A+++
  - SIMCEO- kids create a company
  - Danger Zone - students find a solution to a serious global issue
  - GWAP - games with a Purpose - amazing fun and purposeful
  - EVOKE is a ten-week crash course in changing the world.


*Global Connections in the Classroom*

Create connections with other classrooms from around the world. By joining
these networks, you can search for global partners to connect and share
lessons and experiences with. Create valuable international learning
experiences for your students.

  - ePals create international connections through safe email and
  classroom project connections!
  - Taking It Global create global learning ops for teens
  - Collaborize Classroom - another excellent platform for creating safe
  classroom environments!
  - PBS Teachersa great place to start connecting and collaborating on
  class projects
  - Flat Classroom Project - Viki Davis and other teachers from around the
  - Global Ed. Collaborative - Global PLC
  - Classroom 2.0 Library 2.0
  - IECC- Intercultural email
  - Global School Net
  - iEARN - global learning network
  - K12 Online Conference Network
  - More Sites Here
  - ThinkQuest- create and work on projects with others from all over the
  - Rockourworld - create free global connections for classroom connected
  - My Wonderful World - create global campaings
  - Global TeachNet
  - Global COIN - Global COIN allows international connections via the
  World Wide Web for researching and collaborating with different cultures
  and their societies.
  - United Nations Cyberschoolbus



Learn how to type online with these free online interactives.

  - Keybr - free online typing
  - Learn2Type- free online test and practice
  - Typing Pal Online
  - Typeonline
  - Dance Mat Typing - fun for younger children
  - Free Typing Game- games for typing
  - Type Faster Typing Tutor - free download
  - Keyboard Playground- Tons of free games
  - TypingWeb - free online typing courses


*Mobile Tools for Learning*

  - Dial2do- create a free account and post directly to your blog and
  twitter right from your cell phone.
  - Abbyme- create a free account and send voice messages to phone #'s and
  groups of people.
  - Sendible- send text messages from the internet to cell phones
  - Cellphedia- an online encyclopedia that's created by cell phone uses
  - Moblr and Qik- stream live media from your cell phone to the internet
  - Poll Everywhere - vote on issues and take polls with cell phones as
  well as Polldaddy and MobcastGabcast
  - GcastGabcast - call and record audio for podcasts
  - Quipit- take a snapshot of your notes and create a pdf to print out.
  - Pollanywhere- create polls for kids to vote via cell phone.



Video, Audio, and Image editing at your fingertips.
*Audio Production and Editing*

*Downloadable Video/Audio Resources*

  - Discovery Education
  - Merlot Multimedia resources an amazing resource for tons of ed.
  - Golden Classics Kiddie Records - an amazing collection of musical
  classics for public domain books.
  - PBS Videos
  - NeoK12 - a wealth of k-12 online educational videos
  - Audacity - download and install a free audio mixing tool
  - Animoto - create photo stories with audio
  - Evoca- a free audio podcast channel
  - Ujam - create your own free music in the cloud
  - Vocaroo- record audio for free and send as email or embed on the net
  - Vuvox- create an online audio channel
  - Jaycut - create videos easily with your photos and video
  - Jamstudio- create your own music and download it.
  - Pinnacleshare- upload, edit and share your video
  - Open Cast - a open soure free college lecture capture tool A++
  - Snag Films - documentaries and a full collection of incredible life
  - Splicd - snag and download only sections of youtube videos
  - Keepvid - download the youtube vids for local playing
  - Snagit - snag vids by techsmith

*Free Audio Resources and Clips*

  - Free Audio Clips- free clips to download
  - Freeplay Music for presentations
  - Soundsnap - free sounds to download and share
  - Brainy Betty - Free Clips
  - More Free Sound Effects
  - 55 Great Websites for free Audio Clips
  - Justhearit - Search for any song
  - SpokenWord - Podcast Resources - listen and learn to some of the best
  podcasts on the net
  - Spreaker - create a free online radio station and podcasts
  - MP3 Cut - quick and easy mp2 editing tool
  - Audiotool - create audio tracks right in your browser an extensive
  tool for great tracks
  - Soundation - easily create and save free audio tracks online
  - Creaza - wow what a cool site, create audio files, cartoons, movies
  and more. A++

*Video Production and Editing* */ Screen Recorders*

  - Jing - create video training as you record your desktop!
  - VidiNotes - create notes for your video files
  - Screen Toaster - instant screen recording tool
  - Wetoku - meet, record, interview from anywhere share on twitter
  - Capzles - wow a great tool for creating amazing multimedia timelines
  - GoView - excellent and easy ap for screen recorders
  - Eyespot / Jumpcut / Cuts - Online video editors
  - Video Toolbox - edit your video collections for free
  - Pixorial - create and share your videos socially
  - Flixtime - create video with photos, it's so easy!
  - Viddler- upload, edit and share your videos.
  - Climgenerator - create fun movie clips with your photos
  - Jumpcut - create your own videos
  - Kaltura - create and collaborate on your videos
  - One True Media - share your photos in a video montage
  - Masher - an easy way to mash it all, audio, video, photos and then
  - Voicethread - upload ppt. images and video and respond with comments
  - - broadcast live and record to your own free online channel
  - Fliggo - create your own video site
  - Seesmic - create online videos and share
  - Mogulus - create a free online video channel and share
  - Youcastr - create a free online sports channel - great for kids to
  write and share about their favorite sports!!
  - My Studio - Free educational videos for download or streaming
  - 5minutes - create a 5 minute demo or instruction
  - VistaZoo- create free virtual tours on your own map portal!
  - Screencast-O-Matic - record your desktop screen to create a
  - Freescreencast- capture your desktop and share online
  - Qik- video streaming from your cell phone
  - Molv- video streaming from your cell phone
  - Nimbb - create 30 second videos with your webcam download and embed
  - WingClips- movie clips and trailers for inspiration and discussions
  - Animation Resources for creating movies and more!
  - Video Search Resources
  - DoInk create free fun animations
  - Xtranormal - create animated movies with this fun tool.
  - Superflix Studio - add pictures and make movies easily with this tool
  - Smilebox - create movies, photo stories and more with your pictures
  and video

*Image Editors*

  - Blender- free open source 3D content creation suite.
  - Drawto - create a share quick drawings.
  - Cloud Canvas - instant image editor and creator in the web cloud
  - Aviary - online image and vector graphics editing suite A+++ *Now
  Audio is included.*
  - Picjuice- easily edit images
  - Pixer - quickly fix and enhance images online
  - Sumopaint- easily edit and create original images no installation or
  - Splashup - edit your photos, create new images - just like adobe
  - Picnik - edit your photos
  - Offtype - create online hand drawn pictures, save and share. Embed the
  widget to use on your site.
  - Pixn8- online photo editor
  - Flashpaint - instant drawing board... great for creating and
  - Pixlr- edit pictures easily
  - - a freeware app that works on Windows a great alternative
  - Flash Face - create sketch like images with this java based site
  - PiZap free no registration - upload and create new images with call
  outs, graphics, text and more really fun!!
  - Vector Magic - Convert Bitmap images to Vector Graphics
  - Imaginationcubed - create drawings with friends, share and replay for
  instant playback
  - Lightbox Image Editor- free download for great image editing
  - Tag Galaxy - millions of photos categorized by tag, an interactive 3D
  world of photos.
  - Spell With Flickr - spell words to flickr images
  - Odosketch - create fun looking sketches and share them
  - Tuxpi - Cool image effects
  - Kidopo - create and draw with kids a coloring application for coloring
  pages, which simulates a real coloring experience
  - CB Model Pro - download for free and create 3D Models with an advanced


*Networking and Online Learning Communities*

I will put some sites here that may overlap into other areas, but for the
most part they are networking sites. Students can use these to communicate
and network with peers and their teachers. Even professionals from around
the world.

  - Collaborize Classroom - create a free safe online classroom in
  seconds, is free and will always be free!
  - Grouply - a better free alternative to social learning networks
  - Bloust - an exciting new networking tool for teaches who want an
  online classroom environment
  - Edmodo - create class microblogging networks for your students.
  - Everloop - create a free and very safe social network for kids!
  - Schoology - a great alternative to social networking with your
  students. Free and easy to set up.
  - MybigCampus - free site for learning and more! Check it out!
  - RCampus - an online learning management system for teachers and
  - Dweeber - totally cool site for students to join to connect, learn and
  become gurus A++++
  - Twitter (use Tweet Cube to upload files to twitter)
  - Neeetz - another social network that allows so much more!
  - Twitter for Librarians - great ideas for librarians who are interested
  in networking, collaborating and sharing.
  - Imbee- free social network for kids
  - Koinup - network with others and upload your work. allow others to
  - Mixxt- create a private classroom network. Great for online classroom
  - Grou.PS - create free private social learning networks now migrate
  your NING to
  - iCue - NBC's online networking site where kids can learn, share, watch
  videos and collaborate and discuss content and topics
  - PBS Teachers - a great opportunity to connect with educators from all
  over the world
  - Twibes - join or create your own twitter twibes or groups. Follow
  everyone who joins.
  - Togetherville - online social networks for kids!
  - Muchenough - create free online learning platforms with a webcam and a
  shared writeboard


*Note Taking, Graphic Organizers, Concept Mapping and Flow Chart Tools*

Have your students take notes, create concept maps, and time lines online.
Simple tools to use with computers in the room. A great way to engage your
learners and share the information together.

  - Writeboard *-* create a board to write and collaborate. So simple and
  no strings. Check with RSS feeds.
  - Webnote - create an instant web page for class notes. An RSS feed is
  provided for keeping track of updates. Share the url to allow others to add
  information and notes.
  - Dabbleboard - instant collaboration in real time!! No registration
  required, simply share the link.
  - Scriblink– an instant interactive whiteboard, invite and use.
  - Evernote - download the apps for any platform and use it
  - Popplet - create interactive concept maps for brainstorming
  - Slatebox - create a collaborative concept map and notes during your
  - Wallwisher- drop post-its on the page to discuss and share
  - Postica - create post-it notes and share easliy... twitter
  - Stickr - create post-its in your browser, annotate the web and share
  Stixy - create sticky notes in a collaborative way
  - Print What You Like - print only the information that you want on any
  website use the bookmarklet
  - Writtn - an instant note taking site that can be shared
  - Linoit - create stickies and share them.
  - Thoughtboxes - a fun way to create stickies and notes collaboratively
  - The Awesome Highlighter - highlight and share any website. Save
  - Skrbl_- a web whiteboard instant collaboration
  - Notesake_– create individual and group notes to share, revise
  independently of your own notes.
  - Study Blue - create flash cards with images, text and audio.
  - Notecentric - take notes for any class
  - Notemesh - create group class notes
  - Notepub take notes and publish easily
  - Nota - create notebooks that allow comments as stickies
  - Penzu - free instant note taking resource.
  - Zoho Notebook - great for creating notes and embedding video and audio
  - Helipad_– share notes with a url link access from phone and even your
  - MindMeister / Gliffy Drawanywhere, Mind42 , Exploretree- Thinkature
  Mindomo Creately Create and collaborate in real time or asynchronously
  on mind maps and graphic organizers.
  - VUE - Visual Understanding Environment from Tufts - one of the best
  free downloadable apps that allows you to create interactive concept maps.
  - Graphsy - create animated graphs and concept maps
  - DropMind - great mind mapping tool with sharing and chatting
  - The Brain - download and create mind maps
  - Scriblink - wow, collaborate and share, work with anyone, anytime for
  - *Time Line Generators* - MIT Timeliner , xtimeline , dipity timetoast
  Timeglider whenitime - create free online *timelines*
  - A.nnotate- publish files and annotate them online.
  - Wizlite - annotate the web together, highlight and share
  - Jotcloud- take notes on sticky online notes
  - Yourdraft- create an instant document without any account registration.
  - ShortText- instant notes and url for notes
  - Dia Gnome - create diagrams just like Visio
  - ArgoUML- create great looking flow charts with the this stable Java
  - Open Office Draw - create great looking diagrams and flow charts
  - Websketch - instant web sketch pad. draw, save and print drawings.
  - - great tools for collaborative flow charts and concept maps
  - Dia - just like Visio, complete diagrams for projects
  - MyWebspiration - beta online version of inspiration
  - Wisdomap - simple mind mapping tool
  - Visual Thesaurus - build visual thesaurus for vocabulary
  - WebNotes- annotate any website and share it via email or links
  - Awesome Highlighter - highlight and take notes on any site
  - JHotDraw7 - Create an instant concept map
  - UberNote - create online notes and share them
  - aMap - argue your point - create an online argument...take a stand and
  get the juices and replies flowing
  - Shutterborg - create instant documents no sign up at all
  - Xmind - create and collaborate on projects and concept maps
  - VUE - Visual Understanding Environment - created by Tufts Univ. open
  - Sketch Swap - create online notes or drawings in an instant
  - Primarypad a great site for kids who are brainstorming together
  - Crocdoc - upload files, edit, collaborate and discuss
  - Edistorm - a free online mapping or brainstorming tool for learning
  - Thinkfold - an online collaborative environment for thinking with
  - Edhelper - printables for great graphic organizers
  - Simple Diagrams - a simple app for download, create diagrams easily
  with this tool
  - Yolink - plug in for your browser, collect and create citations for
  your online resources
  - - a great way to take notes and minutes for classes and


*Online Interactive Classroom Environments*

Online classroom environments allow you to extend your classes beyond its
walls. These environments are free, interactive and available for free.
They provide extended content, communications and collaboration
opportunities for teachers and students. See if you can use any of these.

  - Moodle free classroom authoring tool. Global Classroom - free Moodle
  course 2 Minute Tutorials
  - Coursesites - wow a free and very simple yet powerful LMS
  - Bloust - an exciting new networking tool for teaches who want an
  online classroom environment
  - NineHub - FREE Moodle Hosting
  - CAROLINE - free open source LMS
  - Nicenet - create online interactive classroom environments for free!
  - Curriki - free learning management system
  - Edmodo - streamline version of a Moodle type LMS
  - Yacapaca >
  - 15 Desks - create a free classroom or school environment to share with
  students and parents
  - Visionlearning*-* create an online classroom environment with modules
  and interactive classroom resources.
  - Udutu - online course authoring tool Excellent!!
  - eLearningCommunity
  - Elgg- download and install the free open source classroom management
  - Studeous- free online classroom management system
  - edu 2.0 free online CMS
  - Udemy - create a free online course
  - ECTO
  - Learnhub - create an online virtual classroom and community groups.
  - Wordcircle
  - Tutorom
  - Imbee - free social network just for kids
  - LectureShare
  - KEEP Toolkit
  - Group Table - a simple way to create classes, groups and working
  environments for learning
  - Schoology - a free online classroom management system
  - Twiducate - an online twitter for the classroom
  - Talkbean - create a classroom webinar based lesson for free.
  - Haikulearning - a free LMS for classrooms


*Personalized Web Browser Pages*

Make your home page for your browser look and do what you want it to do.
Customize your home page!! Put the content that you want at your soon as you open your browser!!

  - iGoogle
  - Pageflakes
  - Netvibes
  - Protopage
  - Mygetgo



Podcasting can really assist students with more audio and verbal outlets
for learning. Students can record learned content to a podcast site or
store readings of text passages for a later time. Oral reports can also be
recorded, stored and shared at later times outside of the class. Students
who are often reluctant to participate in front of peers will create
podcasts and audio recordings more readily than participating live in class
discussions. Give these sites a try and see who participates. Allow
students to share by writing or verbally relaying specific answers or
reactions. They will really enjoy the experience.

  - Evoca- create a classroom channel and record or upload media files.
  Embed into sites or play directly from the channel.
  - MyPodcast - create a free online podcast channel.
  - Podbean- create a free podcast channel
  - Odeo - create free online podcasts
  - Talkshoe - create a live podcast channel for free call in from a phone
  or use a mic on your computer
  - Clickcaster - create free blog like podcast channels
  - SpokenWord - Podcast Resources - listen and learn to some of the best
  podcasts on the net
  - Talkr - listen to any blog - creates audio podcasts for blogs
  - Audiotool - create audio files right in your browser



Create classroom polls and surveys for students to respond. Assess student
learning and concept attainment.

  - SurveyMonkey - create online forms, surveys, assessments, free up to
  10 surveys and 100 respondents
  - Zoomerang - create online forms, surveys for students
  - Google Sheets/Forms - create forms and build a spreadsheet database.
  - PollDaddy - free online polls for your class
  - Polleverywhere - create simple fast and free polls
  - Free Website Polls - create free polls for your website or blog
  - 99Polls - free online embeddable polls
  - Wufoo - create free surveys and forms
  - Questionform - create free online forms
  - SMSPolls - engage your audience with text polls
  - Pollcode - free and easy polls


*Portfolios - Digital/Online*

  - Vfolio - create free online e portfolios for professional use
  - Wix - a website tool that allows for amazing digital portfolios
  - Backpack - create a free online class and get your students their own


*Presentation Tools*

When creating presentations it is not necessary to purchase Microsoft Power
Point. Create great looking presentations and gain 24/7 access to edit and
share them. No need to use a thumb drive to bring your presentation to and
from school. Give these sites a try. These are great tools for creating,
sharing and collaborating on presentations.

  - Google Docs Upload or create and share new presentations
  - Zoho Show Upload, create, save share pres.
  - 280Slides- a really cool presentation tool, publish directly to
  slideshare .
  - Prezentit - simple pres. tool
  - Spresent a great tool for online presentations
  - Prezi - create movable presentations that are fun to use
  - Empressor simple pres. tool
  - Sliderocket- create great looking presentations
  - Slidesharemylick-Authorstream- upload store and share and embed your
  - Presentation Templates - Brainy Betty ,Presentation Helper, Indezine
  - My Plicks - upload and create animated presentations with audio
  - Shwup - create photo and movie videos for great looking presentations


*Professional Learning Networks*

These networks are ones worth joining to learn, share and build collegial
relationships. Connect your classrooms and students for global connections
and real world learning.

  - Classroom 2.0
  - ePals
  - Taking It Global
  - Global Teacher
  - NCTE
  - ISTE Community
  - PBS Teachers Connect
  - FlatClassroom Project
  - The Global Collaborative


*QR Codes Generators and More*

QR Codes are a fun way to display information and have students use
creative ways to display information. A great way to model responsible
mobile use in the classroom.

  - QR Stuff - the best QR Code generator site, build, share and buy cool
  - Kaywa - create QR codes for just about anything.
  - zxing - free and easy QR code generator for maps and more
  - Tingiz - create a site to connect to products and more



Check some of the online resources to assist with factual information. Also
find out if urban legends are really truth or legend.

  - OED - Open Education Database - the most comprehensive list of online
  research resources
  - Top 10 Online Research ToolsOpen Library
  - Brainify- online web resources for College kids
  - ERIC
  - IPL2 - Drexel Univ. in conjunction with Florida St. Univ. provides a
  valuable online research resource
  - Twidox - online quality documents for free
  - NetTrekkr - find only educational resources for research $$$
  - Merck Manual of Medicine- online medical reference
  - Library of Congress
  - Awesome Library - tons of online research tools for all
  - Hakia - online reliable search results librarian recommended
  - Snopes - check out urban legends
  - Selfmade Scholar - Lists of free online resources for learning
  - NoodleTools - MLA and APA tools Research Ethically- no more cut and
  - NoteStar- online research tool
  - Zotero- download a Firefox plugin for collecting your research tools
  - Civil War Research Resources
  - Bartleby- Great books online
  - Public Knowledge Project
  - Redorbit - science resrouces and news
  - vLex-worldwide law documents from around the world
  - Virsona- create a real live persona, teach it with research and build
  a personality online
  - Ottobib- generate online bibliographies
  - World Digital Library - books, maps, motion pictures, journals
  manuscripts, recordings and more
  - Factbook - collect and create a map with all of the facts
  - Footnote - an unbelievable site for original historical documents and
  resources A+++
  - Fact Monster tons of online resources


*RSS Aggregators*

Collect your favorite Headline RSS feeds and store and share them online.

  - Google Reader - RSS News Feed Reader
  - Bloglines
  - FeedDemon - RSS News Feed Reader
  - NewzCrawler - RSS News Feed Reader
  - Netvibes


*Search Engines*

  - *Google*- Serious searching with new Google search options.
     - Google Scholar, search only scholarly data
     - Google Squared,search results in a table
     - Google Swirl, amazing image searching
     - Goofram - a cross between Google and Wolfram
     - PanoGoogle - search panoramic pictures with this tool
     - Google Labs - get the latest from Google! Great new additions.
  - WolframAlpha - a computational information engine
  - iPL2 - a safe resource for kids looking for important information
  - Ujiko - an organizational visual search engine
  - Kigose- educational search engine, build citations as your search
  - KidZui - turns Firefox into fun, kid-safe browser with over a million
  kids games, YouTube videos, and websites.A++++
  - Quintura and Quintura for Kids a visual web search engine
  - Kidrocket- download a kid safe browser for all children
  - KartOO - a more visual search engine
  - KidsClick- a librarians web search for kids
  - netTrekker- educational search engine
  - Pixolu - search for images with ease
  - iseek- safe surfing for kids
  - Browsmi- surf the net together
  - Kido'z - a free kidsafe browser!!
  - Twoogle - search it all here... twitter, google, wolfram, flickr
  - Weblin - create an avatar and walk and talk the internet together. For
  the older kids download
  - Webkruz - search the web and get thumbnail and multimedia results
  - SweetSearch - a student search engine


*Social Bookmarking*

Save and share your favorite web sites.

  - Diigo my personal favorite!
  - Edutagger - for K-12
  - Stumblupon
  - Backflip
  - Blinklist


*Social Platforms in Education*

  - Facebook - create private groups and pages to share and post
  responsible and useful school information.
  - Google Groups - create free open or private groups to share, produce,
  discuss and more
  - - meet and build together online, simple free and fun.
  - Wordpress - download and install on a server to get started with a
  fully customizable social platform


*Storage - online storage and for files*

  - Dropbox - search no more with this amazing resource, store, share
  where ever!
  - adrive- 50 gigs free
  - flickr- store and share photos
  - ScanR - take photos of white boards and more and send them to your
  - - gig of online storage
  - Hordit - add and share files... find similar files
  - Mozy: Up to 2GB free storage. Requires a free download of the Mozy
  software; this helps you figure out which files to back up.
  - Omemo: Still in beta at the time of this writing. Works as a peer to
  peer network to create an immense virtual hard drive.
  - Box: Up to 1 GB free storage; pricing plans available.
  - DropBoks: Incredibly easy and simple to use - can upload up to 1 GB of
  your files here.
  - MediaFire: Probably one of the best free online storage sites out
  there. Not only can you upload files here, but they give you lots of extra
  options (MySpace help, folders, galleries, etc.).
  - Requires free registration; lots of online storage plus
  neat features such as public file sharing.
  - divShare: Upload all kinds of files here, including multimedia.
  Includes integration with Facebook and WordPress.
  - Omnidrive: Up to 1 GB free online storage; integrates with Zoho and
  - Yuntaa: Free up to 1 GB; also offers blogging.
  - YouSendIt: Need to send a really big file? Use YouSendIt to send files
  up to 2 GB.
  - MediaMax: Up to 25 GBs completely free; this includes video hosting as
  - Senduit: Need to share a large file with someone? Try Senduit - just
  upload your file, share a secure URL, and you're all set.
  - FileHo: Upload, host, and share files for free - with unlimited
  storage available.
  - Megashares: Up to 10GB available for upload storage; you get a URL
  where your files can either be privately or publicly accessed.
  - Badongo: Free file hosting that allows you unlimited files, photos,
  etc. to share.
  - Up-File: Unlimited file size; you can upload pretty much anything here
  to share with others.
  - - drop and share any file privately online
  - File Shaker - 10 gigs of free file storage


*Studying and Help*

  - Study Beat - get help with just about any topic under the sun... video
  tutorials for any topic


*Text <>Speech*

  - TTS Dialog Wizard - Text to speech dialogue wizard, create dialogues
  with more than one speaker with this fun tool
  - Natural Reader - T2S freeware!!
  - Subply - create captions for online videos


*Texting Tools for Social Learning*

  - Heywire -Texting from anywhere


*The "Tubes"*

I call them the Tubes, you know "YOU" and "TEACHER". They are the rage in
society and schools so why not utilize them for learning? Truetube is
something a little different. A site where people share contriversial news
events and where older students can discuss the nature of the video. Great
for debates in class.

  - Youtube- upload and share videos made for class. Youtube Editor - edit
  and splice youtube vids
  - Teachertube- upload, share and watch education based videos only.
  Students could build demonstrations and more.
  - Truetube- watch and discuss real world contriversial news. Discuss and
  share thoughts!! Teen content not suitable for young ones.
  - Schooltube- upload and watch school related video and tutorials.
  - Studio 4 Learning - Learn and share about almost anything Amazing
  - Grab-Tube - grab any youtube video and convert it.
  - Open Video Project - a shared video project, free and easy to use
  - Tubechop - cut only portions of videos that you want to share


*Tutorials for Everything*

  - Woopid - videos for just about any technology
  - Tutorialized - tutorials for just about any application


*Virtual Field Trips*

  - Google Earth - allow students to explore the world and create
  interactive GE field trips and vacations. This is one of the best
  strategies and works well. I personally used this in the classroom and
  students didn't want to miss class.
  - Gigapan - create or explore panorama images from around the world.
  Similar to a virtual field trip.
  - Virtual Field Trips - View and create virtual field trips
  - NPS - National Park Service virtual tours
  - Opentopia- live webcams from all over the world
  - Wrapr- create and visit some amazing places, virtually!! Use your
  flickr photos to create your own virtual tours.
  - Mapwing-r create and share your own virtual tours
  - CommunityWalk - create maps, save and share specific locations A+++


*Virtual Worlds in Education*

I do not always reccommend the use of virtual worlds with students under
18. There are many of these sites that are not safe for kids. Just be
careful introducing these to young students.

  - Second Life Adult Content
  - Whyville - create safe educational virtual worlds SAFE
  - Roblox- Kid safe build and play
  - Club Penguin - Kid Friendly
  - Webkinz - Kid Friendly
  - Active Worlds - Kid friendly
  - WeeWorld- kid friendly
  - Smallworlds - kid friendly


*Vodcasting - Video Broadcasting*

Also a nifty name for video podcasting. A great way to get students to
share and present live. Create private classroom channels where students
can broadcast content via a webcam and mic. Only share it with people you
want. A great way to motivate kids to write, collaborate and communicate

  - SplashCast - Create your own media channels and shows by incorporating
  video,images, podcasts, blogs, and other web resources.
  - create a live public or private video broadcast channel.
  They can be recorded, embedded, for later viewing.
  - Mogulus- very similar to ustream ... create a free online video
  channel protect it with a password
  - Youcastr- create a live sports channel. Allow you students to cover,
  write about and broadcast their favorite sports online.
  - WizIQ- train and share in an open envrionment.
  - Bubbleguru- add a video bubble to your website to let viewers know
  about changes.
  - Thinkature- free online interactive workspaces for teaching and sharing
  - MindBites- create online training tutorials and make a profit. Share
  and earn.
  - qik- online live streaming with mapping
  - Wetoku - interviews in video format, share easily


*Web Design*

So you want students to create a website and you don't have Dreamweaver,
Front Page or iWeb. No worries. These tools are so simple to use and easy
for students to understand. They can build excellent looking web sites
without knowing a thing about stand alone applications and code. A great
way to start them on a web presence.

  - Google Sites- Easy and great for site collaboration and building.
  - Webnode- great design, easy to use and deveolop nice looking web sites.
  - Nota- free website builder, only a single page
  - Dotemplate - create and save CSS templates for any website
  - Easysite- free and easy website creator
  - Edicy- fun and free website builder
  - Comfypage- free easy and great looking websites
  - Weebly- very easy, nice templates and format.
  - Freewebs- totally free, simple to use.
  - Glogster - very nice for a graffiti looking page.
  - Doodlekit- one of the easiest to use.
  - Roxer- simple tool for nice looking web sites.
  - Bravenet- very nice free tool, can add game widgets for fun.
  - Wix- drag and drop great simple tool for interactive free sites.
  - Project Poster *-* kids can create simple web sites in a snap. Great
  for quick and easy projects.
  - Gogofrog- 3D website creation tool. Very interactive
  - TweeGee Zone - free online resources for web page develpment and more
  - Jimdo- create free online websites no cost!
  - Synthasite- create a free great looking website in seconds
  - Wirenode- Build a mobile website in 5 minutes
  - Bloust - create a free online teacher web site
  - Stripemedia - create free online backgrounds with stripes for any media
  - CodingBat - learn how to code Java for free



Create online virtual classrooms for before, during and after classroom
hours. Kids will love this opportunity for the time!

  - Vyew- use for online webinar share files and your desktop.
  - WizIQ - live meeting, schedule dates and times, can only share files
  no desktop sharing included.
  - Zoho Meeting - create live online learning environments
  - Liveperson - online training
  - DimDim - online video conf. and communication
  - Yugma - free video conferencing
  - Thinkature- free online interactive workspaces for teaching and sharing
  - Scribblar - instant free online webinar tools
  - Yuuguu- online meetings and collaboration



Create engaging project or inquiry based activities with webquests.
Constructivism in practice!

  - WebQuests- the biggest collection of webquests on the internet Search
  - Best WebQuests - a collection of great webquests
  - TechTrekers- a collection of webquests
  - Daftdoggy - visit the sites you need, record them and save



Build and collaborate with these wiki tools. Allow students to create and
share content. A great resource for building online information together.
Create it together!

  - Wikispaces - the best wiki tools aound!!
  - Wetpaint- free wiki tool great for educators provieds the navigtion
  and page set up.
  - Pbwiki- free wiki for anyone
  - Bluwiki- another great wiki resource
  - Wikimatrix - compare all the wikis

*How to use wikis...*

  - Getting Started with Wikispaces
  - How To Create a Wiki Using PBWiki A slideshow that will walk you
  through the steps.
  - How to Make a Wiki A wiki with downloadable Powerpoint presentations
  - 25 Tools: PBWiki Activities designed to acqaint you with Peanutbutter
  Wiki (PBWiki)
  - PBWiki Helping Educators A video about wikis, PBWiki and how it can be
  used in education. Wiki Walk-Through A step-by-step guide to wikis for


*Word Processing*

Create share and collaborate at these sites. Build documents on the go.
24/7 access.

  - Google Docs share and collaborate
  - Zoho share and collaborate
  - Writewith
  - Adobe Buzzword
  - ThinkFree
  - Open Office
  - Writeboard


*Other Collections of Free Open Source Software*

  - Thinkfinity - online resources from k-12 all content areas A+++
  - Curriculumbits - cool interactives for all subject areas
  - Education Oasis - Resources by subject or content
  - Tons of Online Tutorials
  - Teacher Network
  - Tiny Rock- resources for busy teachers
  - Librarian Chick a ton of Web 2.0 resources
  - Web 2.0 Directory My personal favorite
  - Open Office- completely free download of an open source office
  - Open CourseWare - online free open source courses and content
  - Professional Development for Teachers - MIT Open Courseware
  - Career For Learning Performance Technology
  - BigHuge Labs
  - OER - Open Educational Resources this site offers new ways to engage
  with free-to-use learning content.
  - MyT4L *-* Create educational resources in a snap. Rubrics, Graphic
  Organizers and more.
  - PC World Freebies
  - File Hippo *-* Download some great open source software.
  - *-* some of the simplest and best tools.
  - Center For Learning and Performing
  - College 2.0- college courses at home
  - Alison - free online learning resource for people interested in
  learning computer skills. Learn and get a certificate of completion
  - Whois find out who makes the sites you visit.




Dr. Sunil Sagar
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